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.
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|2016 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2016 GMC YukonBrowse Used Listings||2016 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2016 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6|
|2WD 4-Door Standard||2WD 4-Door SLE||4WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door Select||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MATIC|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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