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2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2021 Land Rover Defender Review

Picture of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2020 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $78,195 to $98,295
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2021 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $46,100 to $83,000
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Invoice* $74,285 to $93,380 $43,334 to $78,020
MPG - City 14 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 120.9 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine V-8 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 420 hp 296 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 7,900 - 8,100 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 224.3 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 80.5 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 45.3 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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 ESV than in the Land Rover Defender. 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 Land Rover Defender.

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 Land Rover Defender.

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 Land Rover Defender, 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. In this case, the Cadillac Escalade ESV will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Land Rover Defender.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a little wider than the Land Rover Defender, 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 Land Rover Defender.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a significantly larger turning radius than the Land Rover Defender, making it much more difficult to maneuver 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 Land Rover Defender, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a little more horsepower than the Land Rover Defender.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade ESV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Land Rover Defender.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers greater seating capacity than the Land Rover Defender, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Land Rover Defender.

Warranty
The Cadillac Escalade ESV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Land Rover Defender.