In comparing the Cadillac Escalade's and the Chevrolet Suburban's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac Escalade has the advantage in the areas of reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. The Chevrolet Suburban has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac Escalade's and the Chevrolet Suburban's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac Escalade is a better car than the Chevrolet Suburban.
Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Suburban Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Cadillac Escalade loses 50.9 percent of its value and the Chevrolet Suburban loses 45.6 percent of its value. This means the Chevrolet Suburban retains 5.3 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Cadillac Escalade.
Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Suburban Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac Escalade is 8.1 out of 10 while the Chevrolet Suburban's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac Escalade being ranked 7 out of 25 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Chevrolet Suburban being ranked 6 out of 10 Best Large SUVs.
Cadillac Escalade vs. Chevrolet Suburban Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Cadillac Escalade is 8.8 out of 10. For the Chevrolet Suburban the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Cadillac Escalade a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Chevrolet Suburban.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac Escalade’s base engine makes 420 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Suburban base engine makes 355 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Suburban are comparable in regards to front head room, front leg room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Suburban have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.