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2014 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Cadillac Escalade offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the GMC Yukon XL 1500, with comparable head- and legroom. The GMC Yukon XL 1500 will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac Escalade.

Convenience
With the GMC Yukon XL 1500, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Cadillac Escalade, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Cadillac Escalade will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon XL 1500 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade is a little narrower than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, allowing you to much more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Cadillac Escalade will do just as well as the GMC Yukon XL 1500, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Cadillac Escalade has a little more horsepower than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon XL 1500. The Cadillac Escalade has less cargo space than the GMC Yukon XL 1500, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade than that of the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

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2014 Cadillac
Escalade

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MSRP*: $63,745 - $83,070
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2015 GMC
Yukon XL 1500

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MSRP*: $49,035 - $68,380
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 3.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 14 14 - 16
Highway MPG: 18 20 - 23
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 8 - 9
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $59,602 - $77,670 $45,603 - $63,593

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