2014 Cadillac Escalade vs. Its Competition

2014 Cadillac Escalade
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

The Lincoln Navigator remains the most direct rival to the Cadillac Escalade.

Like the Escalade it hasn't changed in many years; yet it's always felt far more conservative than the Escalade.

The Cadillac's V-8 completely outclasses and outpowers the 5.4-liter in the Navigator, too.

The Mercedes-Benz GL Class isn't as roomy inside, but its smooth powertrains and excellent cabin appointments make it tempting, even if its interior isn't quite as spacious overall.

Those who want to maximize their luxury image and add off-road flair too should consider the Land Rover Range Rover, which probably has even better street recognition than the Escalade; but its interior also isn't as roomy.

The Lexus LX 570 has some measure of off-road ability, but its on-road handling suffers.

Another alternative is the Infiniti QX80 (formerly the QX56); it's very thirsty, with its big V-8, and it doesn't handle particularly well.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside.
8.2
If you're looking for a luxury SUV with legitimate off-roading potential, vehicles like the QX80 fit your niche interests.
9.2
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover adds long-wheelbase comfort and Autobiography Black style to an already impressive all-purpose vehicle.
7.2
The Lincoln Navigator is behind the times in many ways, but still has that uniquely American feel that comes from sheer size.
8.6
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
MSRP From    
$63,745$62,700$83,300$56,165$63,000
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V8Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class    
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Style Name    
2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*2WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
77577
Passenger Doors    
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Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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