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2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid Review

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2021 Cadillac
Escalade

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2021 Volvo
XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$76,195 to $103,595
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$63,450 to $70,250
Invoice* $72,766 to $98,933 $59,643 to $66,035
MPG - City 14 - 15 N/A
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 8 6 - 7
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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac Escalade than in the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid. 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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. The Destination Charge for the Cadillac Escalade is much higher than that for the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade is much wider than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Cadillac Escalade is clearly the choice over the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Cadillac Escalade has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade offers greater seating capacity than the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid, 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 Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.

Warranty
The Cadillac Escalade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volvo XC90 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid.