2017 Cadillac Escalade vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Big SUVs have become more than just trucks swathed in leather.

Today, they're flagships on their own, with Mercedes-Benz's GLS-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover offering tremendous refinement and comfort.

The Escalade stacks up better than ever, and it offers more space than those European competitors even though it still comes up a little short in terms of features and luxury.

Other rivals like the Infiniti QX80 and Lincoln Navigator are dated but still offer compelling reasons to cross shop on their own; the QX80 is a remarkably good value, while the Navigator's twin-turbo V-6 engine is a stellar powerplant.

We also encourage you to check out the GMC Yukon—especially in Denali guise—as it offers much of the Escalade's performance and panache at a more palatable price point.

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Quick Specs
A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing.
The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque cloaks its off-road chops in street-smart, urbane style.
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator has exceptional interior room, lots of bling, and unexpectedly good handling.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
The 2016 GMC Yukon has the power and capability to haul up to nine passengers, their stuff, and the family boat.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6Gas V8
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door5 Door SE4x2 SelectGLS 350d 4MATIC SUV2WD 4-Door SLE
Rear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport Utility Vehicle5-DoorSport Utility4MATICSport Utility Vehicle
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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