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2020 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

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2020 Cadillac
Escalade

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2021 Land Rover
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MSRP*
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$75,195 to $95,295
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$46,100 to $83,000
Invoice* $71,435 to $90,530 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 14 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 20 - 22
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity 8 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 Cadillac Escalade offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Land Rover Defender, 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 Land Rover Defender.

Convenience
The Cadillac Escalade requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Land Rover Defender, making it more convenient to drive.

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Land Rover Defender, 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. In this case, the Cadillac Escalade will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade is a little wider than the Land Rover Defender, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Land Rover Defender.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade has a larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Cadillac Escalade will do just as well as the Land Rover Defender, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Cadillac Escalade has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Defender, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Cadillac Escalade, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Land Rover Defender.

Warranty
The Cadillac Escalade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.