2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2023 Porsche Cayenne Review

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2023 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $82,295 to $152,195
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2023 Porsche

MSRP*: $72,200 to $188,700
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MPG - City 11 - 14 MPG 14 - 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 16 - 19 MPG 19 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 142.8 ft3 51.7 - 60.3 ft3
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 682-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 434-hp, 2.9-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 453-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 541-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 631-hp, 4.0-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 420 - 682 hp 335 - 631 hp
Towing Capacity 7,000 - 7,500 lbs 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 227.0 in 193.7 - 194.6 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 78.1 - 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
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Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
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*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 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Porsche Cayenne, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac Escalade ESV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Porsche Cayenne.

Since the Cadillac Escalade ESV is much wider than the Porsche Cayenne, 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 Porsche Cayenne.

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

With the Porsche Cayenne, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than with the Cadillac Escalade ESV. The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a little less horsepower than the Porsche Cayenne.

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

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