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2014 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac Escalade than in the Volkswagen Touareg. The Cadillac Escalade offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Touareg, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Touareg, 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 Volkswagen Touareg, 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 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade is much wider than the Volkswagen Touareg, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Touareg.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Touareg, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Cadillac Escalade, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Volkswagen Touareg. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac Escalade greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Touareg.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Cadillac Escalade more than the Volkswagen Touareg, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Cadillac Escalade, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Touareg.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade than that of the Volkswagen Touareg.

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2014 Cadillac
Escalade

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MSRP*: $63,745 - $83,070
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2014 Volkswagen
Touareg

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MSRP*: $44,570 - $61,435
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $1,750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 14 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 18 23 - 29
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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**** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $59,602 - $77,670 $42,386 - $58,424

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