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Cadillac Escalade vs. Buick Enclave

When comparing the Cadillac Escalade to the Buick Enclave, the Cadillac Escalade has the advantage in the areas of interior volume and base engine power. The Buick Enclave has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac Escalade versus the Buick Enclave, the Buick Enclave is a better car than the Cadillac Escalade.

Cadillac Escalade versus Buick Enclave Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Cadillac Escalade ranges from $47,902 to $70,666 while a used Buick Enclave from the same model year range is priced between $27,785 to $42,808. For a new model, the Cadillac Escalade's price is between $86,690 and $120,894, with the Buick Enclave priced between $45,522 and $62,739.

Cadillac Escalade versus Buick Enclave Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac Escalade is 8.3 out of 10 while the Buick Enclave's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac Escalade being ranked 6 out of 18 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Buick Enclave being ranked 4 out of 18. Out of 8 Best Luxury Large SUVs for the Money, the Cadillac Escalade is ranked 8 and the Buick Enclave is ranked 4. The Cadillac Escalade is also ranked 9 out of 25 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows while the Buick Enclave is ranked 6 out of 25.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Cadillac Escalade’s base engine makes 420 horsepower, and the Buick Enclave base engine makes 310 horsepower. The Escalade is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 456 miles. The Enclave is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. The Escalade uses premium unleaded, and the Enclave uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are fullsize SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade has the advantage of offering more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Buick Enclave, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Cadillac Escalade has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity, ground clearance, and payload capacity than the Buick Enclave.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Buick Enclave has higher safety ratings than the Cadillac Escalade, with an average rating of 5 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Cadillac Escalade

2023 Buick Enclave

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$86,690 - $120,894

Used Asking Price:

$47,902 - $70,666

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,522 - $62,739

Used Asking Price:

$27,785 - $42,808

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

56.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.9 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
6 / 18
9 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 67
4 / 67
4 / 18
5 / 18
6 / 25

Summary Review

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Pros and Cons

Not yet available

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Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Luxury, Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport, Sport Platinum

Trim Levels

Essence, Premium, Avenir

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

460 foot-lbs @ 4100 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.075 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7700 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

310 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

266 foot-lbs @ 2800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

6.2 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 19 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

336 / 456 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.6 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

342 / 494 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

65.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

64.6 inches

Cargo Space:

25.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

121 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

193.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

62.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.6 inches

Cargo Space:

23.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

97.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

180.9 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5635 lbs

Width:

81.1 inches

Height:

76.7 inches

Length:

211.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4359 lbs

Width:

89.3 inches

Height:

69.9 inches

Length:

204.7 inches

Wheelbase:

120.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

22.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

chrome alloy

Tire Size:

P275/50R22

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/65R18