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2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2021 Ford Expedition Review

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2020 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

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2021 Ford

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$78,195 to $98,295
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$49,625 to $77,425
Invoice* $74,285 to $93,380 $47,640 to $74,162
MPG - City 14 17
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 22 - 23
Engine(s) V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 8 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Expedition than in the Cadillac Escalade ESV, due to its greater 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 Ford Expedition.

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 Ford Expedition.

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 Ford Expedition, 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 Cadillac Escalade ESV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Expedition.

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is about the same width as the Ford Expedition. 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 Ford Expedition.

With similar torque, the Cadillac Escalade ESV and the Ford Expedition are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a larger turning radius than the Ford Expedition, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade ESV than that of the Ford Expedition.