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2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 INFINITI QX80 Review

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2021 Cadillac

MSRP*: $76,195 to $103,595
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MSRP*: $69,150 to $83,400
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Invoice* $72,766 to $98,933 $65,347 to $78,813
MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 13 - 14 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 109.1 ft3 95.1 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 420 hp 400 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 8,200 lbs 8,500 lbs
Exterior Length 211.9 in 210.2 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/60,000 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

The Cadillac Escalade offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the INFINITI QX80, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the INFINITI QX80.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac Escalade as you will with the INFINITI QX80, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 is somewhat more expensive than the INFINITI QX80. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Cadillac Escalade will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the INFINITI QX80.

The Cadillac Escalade is a little wider than the INFINITI QX80, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac Escalade takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the INFINITI QX80.

The Cadillac Escalade has a smaller turning radius than the INFINITI QX80, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

With the INFINITI QX80, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Cadillac Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade has a little more horsepower than the INFINITI QX80.

With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the INFINITI QX80.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac Escalade and the INFINITI QX80. The Cadillac Escalade has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the INFINITI QX80.

The INFINITI QX80 offers a little more coverage in its basic warranty than the Cadillac Escalade.