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2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Porsche Cayenne Review

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2021 Cadillac

MSRP*: $76,195 to $103,595
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2021 Porsche

MSRP*: $67,500 to $127,800
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MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 15 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 109.1 ft3 59.3 - 60.3 ft3
Engine V-8 V-6, V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 420 hp 335 - 541 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 8,200 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 211.9 in 193.7 - 194.0 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 78.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
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Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
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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

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac Escalade as you will with the Porsche Cayenne, 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). Clearly, the Cadillac Escalade is a better financial choice over the Porsche Cayenne, 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. In this case, the Cadillac Escalade will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Porsche Cayenne.

Since the Cadillac Escalade is much wider than the Porsche Cayenne, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Porsche Cayenne.

The Cadillac Escalade has the same turning radius as the Porsche Cayenne, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

With similar torque, the Cadillac Escalade and the Porsche Cayenne are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Cadillac Escalade more than the Porsche Cayenne, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Cadillac Escalade, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche Cayenne.

The Cadillac Escalade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Cayenne.