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2021 Audi e-tron vs. 2021 Cadillac Escalade Review

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2021 Audi
e-tron

MSRP*: $65,900 to $69,100
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2021 Cadillac
Escalade

MSRP*: $76,195 to $103,595
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Invoice* $61,948 to $64,956 $72,766 to $98,933
MPG - City 76 - 78 MPG 14 - 15 MPG
MPG - Hwy 77 - 78 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 54.5 - 57.0 ft3 109.1 ft3
Engine 355-hp, (electric) V-8
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 355 hp 420 hp
Towing Capacity 4,000 lbs 7,500 - 8,200 lbs
Exterior Length 193.0 in 211.9 in
Exterior Width 76.2 in 81.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 38.1 in
Rear 37.9 - 39.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac Escalade than in the Audi e-tron, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi e-tron.

Convenience
With the Cadillac Escalade, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi e-tron, 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). Clearly, the Audi e-tron is a better financial choice over the Cadillac Escalade, when considering 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 Audi e-tron carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Cadillac Escalade.

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

Handling
The Audi e-tron has the same turning radius as the Cadillac Escalade, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Cadillac Escalade is clearly the choice over the Audi e-tron for pulling heavy loads. The Audi e-tron has a little less horsepower than the Cadillac Escalade.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi e-tron doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Cadillac Escalade.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi e-tron seats a lot fewer people than the Cadillac Escalade. The Audi e-tron has significantly less cargo capacity than the Cadillac Escalade.

Warranty
The Audi e-tron comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac Escalade.