Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 2500 than in the Cadillac Escalade EXT. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Cadillac Escalade EXT and the RAM 2500.
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 RAM 2500, 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 RAM 2500.
The Cadillac Escalade EXT is about the same width as the RAM 2500. 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 RAM 2500.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac Escalade EXT transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the RAM 2500.
The Cadillac Escalade EXT has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 2500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 2500 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 RAM 2500.
The Cadillac Escalade EXT has less seating than the RAM 2500, making the RAM 2500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 2500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Cadillac Escalade EXT.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade EXT over that of the RAM 2500.
Compare the 2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT and the 2014 RAM 2500.
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MSRP*: $63,060 - $69,640
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MSRP*: $29,840 - $53,440
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $3,000||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 2.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 5.95%|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||3 - 6|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$58,961 - $65,113||$27,848 - $49,084|
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