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2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs. 2014 GMC Sierra 3500HD Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Cadillac Escalade EXT offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the GMC Sierra 3500HD. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Cadillac Escalade EXT and the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

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 EXT will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, 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 EXT carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade EXT is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade EXT, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac Escalade EXT transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade EXT has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 3500HD is clearly the choice over the Cadillac Escalade EXT for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Cadillac Escalade EXT and the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade EXT has less seating than the GMC Sierra 3500HD, making the GMC Sierra 3500HD the better choice if you often have passengers. The GMC Sierra 3500HD has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Cadillac Escalade EXT.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade EXT over that of the GMC Sierra 3500HD.

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2013 Cadillac
Escalade EXT

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MSRP*: $63,060 - $69,640
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2014 GMC
Sierra 3500HD

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MSRP*: $32,805 - $52,500
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 --
Highway MPG: 18 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 3 - 6
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $58,961 - $65,113 $30,837 - $48,825

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