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2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs. 2014 Nissan Frontier Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Cadillac Escalade EXT than the Nissan Frontier. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Cadillac Escalade EXT and the Nissan Frontier.

Convenience
With the Cadillac Escalade EXT you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Frontier, due to its larger tank size and better 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 EXT will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Frontier, 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 Destination Charge for the Cadillac Escalade EXT is much higher than that of the Nissan Frontier.

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

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade EXT does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Nissan Frontier.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade EXT has a similar turning radius to the Nissan Frontier, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Cadillac Escalade EXT, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Nissan Frontier, due to its slightly better towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac Escalade EXT greatly outmuscles the Nissan Frontier.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade EXT offers a little more seating capacity than the Nissan Frontier, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the Cadillac Escalade EXT than the Nissan Frontier, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade EXT over that of the Nissan Frontier.

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2013 Cadillac
Escalade EXT

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MSRP*: $63,060 - $69,640
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2014 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*: $17,990 - $34,410
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.30%
City MPG: 13 15 - 19
Highway MPG: 18 21 - 23
Engine(s): V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $58,961 - $65,113 $17,252 - $32,233

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