2016 Cadillac Escalade vs. Its Competition

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum

The Escalade has been Cadillac's most successful pitch in the luxury class, which means its rivals have substantial talents.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is smaller than the Escalade, but offers similar capability and capacity.

It also has more athletic AMG and more fuel-efficient diesel options.

The Land Rover Range Rover doesn't have three-row seating, but its off-road capabilities reign supreme in this class.

The Infiniti QX80 (known previously as the QX56) has similar space, power, and towing capacity, but lacks the Escalade's street cred.

The GMC Yukon—particularly in Denali guise—is closely related to the Escalade.

Choosing between them is largely a matter of taste and budget.

Finally, the first Lincoln Navigator inspired the Cadillac Escalade, but retains an old-school design that isn't as advanced.

2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum2016 Cadillac Escalade
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2016 GMC Yukon XL2016 GMC Yukon
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Td62016 Land Rover Range Rover
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2016 Lincoln Navigator2016 Lincoln Navigator
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Quick Specs
8.2
Imagine what a full-size luxury SUV should be and you'll almost certainly picture the 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
7.8
The 2016 GMC Yukon has the power and capability to haul up to nine passengers, their stuff, and the family boat.
9.2
Few vehicles can equal the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's levels of performance and luxury on pavement; even fewer can keep up with it off-road.
7.6
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator counts power and unexpectedly good handling as wins—and a top-notch interior joins the list.
8.6
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class wraps up to seven people in luxury, and offers a pleasant ride with either diesel fuel economy or willing gasoline power.
MSRP From    
$72,970$48,315$84,950$63,195$64,550
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas V8Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door Standard2WD 4-Door SLE4WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Select4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
79577
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2016 GMC Yukon2016 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover2016 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2016 Lincoln Navigator2016 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class