When we compare the Cadillac Escalade ESV's and the GMC Yukon's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac Escalade ESV has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The GMC Yukon has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac Escalade ESV's and the GMC Yukon's specifications and ratings, the GMC Yukon is a better car than the Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. GMC Yukon Pricing
For a new model, the Cadillac Escalade ESV's price is between $86,840 and $128,700, with the GMC Yukon priced between $67,968 and $102,191.
Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. GMC Yukon Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Cadillac Escalade ESV loses 53.8 percent of its value and the GMC Yukon loses 43.6 percent of its value. This means the GMC Yukon retains 10.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. GMC Yukon Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac Escalade ESV is 7.9 out of 10 while the GMC Yukon's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac Escalade ESV being ranked 9 out of 25 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the GMC Yukon being ranked 5 out of 10 Best Large SUVs.
Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. GMC Yukon Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Cadillac Escalade ESV is 8.7 out of 10. For the GMC Yukon the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the GMC Yukon a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Cadillac Escalade ESV.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac Escalade ESV’s base engine makes 420 horsepower, and the GMC Yukon base engine makes 355 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Cadillac Escalade ESV and GMC Yukon 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 ESV and the GMC Yukon have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.