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2015 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Cadillac Escalade than the GMC Yukon XL 1500. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

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. The Cadillac Escalade carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade is about the same width as the GMC Yukon XL 1500. 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 significantly less cargo capacity than the GMC Yukon XL 1500.

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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2015 Cadillac
Escalade

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MSRP*: $72,970 - $91,875

2015 GMC
Yukon XL 1500

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MSRP*: $49,690 - $69,470
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: -- 15 - 16
Highway MPG: -- 22 - 23
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 8 - 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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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $68,227 - $85,903 $46,212 - $64,607

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