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2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2020 Audi Q8 Review

New 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2020 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

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New 2020 Audi Q8

2020 Audi
Q8

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MSRP*
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$78,195 to $98,295
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$68,200
Invoice* $74,285 to $93,380 $64,108
MPG - City 14 17
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 N/A
Engine(s) V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 8 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Cadillac Escalade ESV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Audi Q8, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade ESV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Audi Q8.

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 ESV will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Audi Q8, 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 ESV is much higher than that for the Audi Q8.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade ESV is much wider than the Audi Q8, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Audi Q8.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade ESV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Audi Q8.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Cadillac Escalade ESV will do just as well as the Audi Q8, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a little more horsepower than the Audi Q8.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Cadillac Escalade ESV more than the Audi Q8, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Audi Q8.

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