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2021 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV Review

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2021 Audi
Q8

MSRP*: $68,200
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2020 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $78,195 to $98,295
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Invoice* $64,108 $74,285 to $93,380
MPG - City 18 MPG 14 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 21 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 120.9 ft3
Engine V-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 420 hp
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 7,900 - 8,100 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 224.3 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 80.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 45.3 in
Rear 39.7 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The Audi Q8 offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Cadillac Escalade ESV, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade ESV will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8.

Convenience
With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi Q8, 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 Q8 is a better financial choice over the Cadillac Escalade ESV, 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 Q8 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Dimensions
Since the Audi Q8 is much slimmer than the Cadillac Escalade ESV, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q8, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Handling
The Audi Q8 has the same turning radius as the Cadillac Escalade ESV, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Audi Q8. When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q8 has a lot less horsepower than the Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Audi Q8 seats a lot fewer people than the Cadillac Escalade ESV. The Audi Q8 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Cadillac Escalade ESV.

Warranty
The Audi Q8 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac Escalade ESV.