2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. Its Competition

2021 Cadillac Escalade
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade has both domestic and foreign rivals.

The Lincoln Navigator is its closest competitor.

It has a richly appointed interior but its tech doesn’t wow like Cadillac’s.

While the Infiniti QX80 has been updated it’s still dated both in its interior and fuel economy ratings.

The BMW X7 is big and sporty by comparison, but it doesn’t have a ton of cargo capacity behind its third row.

The GMC Yukon will compete with the Escalade for some buyers, especially those considering a Denali, though the Caddy still offers more technology and amenities.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a smoother competitor thanks to its unibody structure, and the Land Rover Range Rover balances its luxury with off-road prowess.

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2021 BMW X7 goes sinister with Dark Shadow Edition2021 BMW X7
2021 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Westminster Edition2021 Land Rover Range Rover
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2020 GMC Yukon Denali2020 GMC Yukon
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Quick Specs
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury.
The 2021 BMW X7 doesn’t compromise roominess, comfort, performance, or price.
The 2021 Range Rover is a true flagship—not just for its maker, but for SUVs in general.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6.
The 2020 GMC Yukon is a business-casual blue-collar SUV with truck-like capability, but many crossovers do it better, and cheaper.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
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2WD 4-Door LuxuryxDrive40i Sports Activity VehicleSWBStandard 4x22WD 4-Door SLEGLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Sport Utility VehicleSports Activity VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle4MATIC
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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