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Cadillac Escalade vs. GMC Yukon

When comparing the Cadillac Escalade to the GMC Yukon, the Cadillac Escalade has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The GMC Yukon 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. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac Escalade versus the GMC Yukon, the GMC Yukon is a better car than the Cadillac Escalade.

Cadillac Escalade versus GMC Yukon Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Cadillac Escalade ranges from $47,902 to $70,666 while a used GMC Yukon from the same model year range is priced between $39,826 to $63,994. For a new model, the Cadillac Escalade's price is between $86,690 and $120,894, with the GMC Yukon priced between $61,747 and $96,156.

Cadillac Escalade versus GMC Yukon Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac Escalade is 8.3 out of 10 while the GMC Yukon's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac Escalade being ranked 6 out of 18 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the GMC Yukon being ranked 5 out of 12 Best Large SUVs.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Cadillac Escalade’s base engine makes 420 horsepower, and the GMC Yukon base engine makes 355 horsepower. The Escalade is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 456 miles. The Yukon is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 480 miles. The Escalade uses premium unleaded, and the Yukon uses regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon are comparable in regards to front head room, front leg room, rear head room, and trunk space.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Yukon has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and payload capacity than the Cadillac Escalade.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

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2023 Cadillac Escalade

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:

$61,747 - $96,156

Used Asking Price:

$39,826 - $63,994

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

43.6%

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:

8.1 / 10

Reliability:

8.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
6 / 18
9 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 12
4 / 12
5 / 12
5 / 8
6 / 31
6 / 12
11 / 31
11 / 21
12 / 31
20 / 31

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Trim Levels

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

Trim Levels

SLE, SLT, Denali, AT4, Denali Ultimate

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):

4 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:

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

383 foot-lbs @ 4100 rpm

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

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7900 lbs

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:

5.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

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

15 / 20 / 17

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 480 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:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

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:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

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:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

42 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

64.8 inches

Cargo Space:

25.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

122.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

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:

5490 lbs

Width:

81 inches

Height:

76.5 inches

Length:

210 inches

Wheelbase:

120.9 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 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 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

265/65R18