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2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2022 Land Rover Defender Review

Picture of the 2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2022 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $80,795 to $110,095
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2022 Land Rover
Defender

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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MPG - City 14 MPG 14 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 MPG 19 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 5 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 142.8 ft3 58.3 - 78.8 ft3
Engine
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 296-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 518-hp, 5.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 420 hp 296 - 518 hp
Towing Capacity 7,300 - 7,500 lbs 7,716 - 8,201 lbs
Exterior Length 227.0 in 180.4 - 197.6 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 in

*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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac Escalade ESV as you will with the Land Rover Defender, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade ESV is much wider than the Land Rover Defender, 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 Land Rover Defender.

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

Performance
With the Land Rover Defender, 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 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.