2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2021 INFINITI QX80 | NewCars.com

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2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2021 INFINITI QX80 Review

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2021 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $79,195 to $106,595
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MSRP*: $69,150 to $83,400
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Invoice* $75,631 to $101,798 $65,347 to $78,813
MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 13 - 14 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 126.6 ft3 95.1 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 420 hp 400 hp
Towing Capacity 7,400 - 7,900 lbs 8,500 lbs
Exterior Length 227.0 in 210.2 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 39.6 in
Rear 41.0 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/60,000 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

The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the INFINITI QX80, 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 INFINITI QX80.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac Escalade ESV as you will with the INFINITI QX80, 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). The Cadillac Escalade ESV is somewhat more expensive than the INFINITI QX80. 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 INFINITI QX80.

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a little wider than the INFINITI QX80, 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 ESV, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the INFINITI QX80.

The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a larger turning radius than the INFINITI QX80, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

With the INFINITI QX80, 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 INFINITI QX80.

With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade ESV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the INFINITI QX80.

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac Escalade ESV and the INFINITI QX80. With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the INFINITI QX80.

The INFINITI QX80 offers a little more coverage in its basic warranty than the Cadillac Escalade ESV.