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2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Review

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2021 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $79,195 to $106,595
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2020 Toyota
Land Cruiser

MSRP*: $85,415 to $87,745
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Invoice* $75,631 to $101,798 $76,446 to $78,532
MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 13 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 8 seats 5 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 126.6 ft3 81.7 ft3
Engine V-8 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel
Horsepower 420 hp 381 hp
Towing Capacity 7,400 - 7,900 lbs 8,100 lbs
Exterior Length 227.0 in 194.9 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 78.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 42.9 in
Rear 34.4 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota Land Cruiser. 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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

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 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Land Cruiser. 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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade ESV is much wider than the Toyota Land Cruiser, 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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Land Cruiser, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Toyota Land Cruiser, 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 Toyota Land Cruiser.

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

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac Escalade ESV than that of the Toyota Land Cruiser.