Comparison - Audi A8 Sport 2019 - vs - Cadillac Escalade Platinum 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
83,800
Updated: 
14 Feb 2019
$
97,295
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
Car Type: 
Car
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
21.70gals
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Monsoon Gray Metallic
#77787c
Moonlight Blue Metallic
#2c3346
Navarra Blue Metallic
#051261
Seville Red Metallic
#581415
Savannah Beige Metallic
#b1aa98
Terra Gray Metallic
#908b87
Mythos Black Metallic
#000000
Glacier White Metallic
#e7e8ea
Florett Silver Metallic
#b2b2b2
Vesuvius Gray Metallic
#5e6367
Color: 
Black Raven
#000000
Bronze Dune Metallic
#B2ABA5
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313D
Manhattan Noir Metallic
#6E6A6B
Radiant Silver Metallic
#DADEDD
Red Passion Tintcoat
#802F38
Silver Coast Metallic
#B6B3A4
Shadow Metallic
#FAFAFA

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 A8 poses a genuine threat to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Cadillac. It is taller, longer, more isolated from the road, yet better controlled than the A8 it replaces. It is a cruise missile for the wealthy; it flattens mountains and straightens freeways with ease. And even absent Traffic Jam Pilot, the official term for the headline self-driving feature, it’s quite likely the most technologically advanced car in the world.

Pros
A big fella who can dance,
superb ride comfort and body control,
anechoic-chamber silent,
subtle for a limo.

Cons
Advanced self-parking features need more work,
sober styling inside and out,
questionably unfinished.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Completely redesigned for 2019.New V6 engine.Executive rear-seat package includes wireless tablet for control.Part of the fourth A8 generation introduced for 2019.

Pros
Impeccably crafted cabin
Impressive interior appointments and technology
Responsive steering and cornering for a big sedan
All-wheel drive is standard

Cons
Relatively small trunk
Infotainment interface can be tough to learn
Some features not available until late 2019

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Audi A8 ranked #1 in Super Luxury Cars. Currently the Audi A8 has a score of 8.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 9 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quiet and serene ride
Elegant interior
High-tech, user-friendly features
Coddling passenger accommodations

Cons
Small trunk for class
Mediocre throttle response

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade ranked #8 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Cadillac Escalade has a score of 7.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Robust, smooth powertrain
ESV model has lots of passenger and cargo space

Cons
Infotainment interface can be sluggish and complicated
Rivals have cushier rides
Confined third-row seat in standard-length model
Small cargo area behind rearmost seats in standard-length model

By: 
usnews.com

Only minor changes for 2019.The 2019 Cadillac Escalade is a full-size luxury SUV that has a lot of capability and creature comforts, along with a few drawbacks. Its pricing is defined by four trim levels, of which any can be paired with four-wheel drive. Most of the available options are offered as stand-alone options rather than being part of packages.

PROS
Strong V8 engine is never at a loss for power
Robust towing capacity
Cabin remains quiet regardless of road conditions

CONS
Less refined ride and seat comfort than other luxury SUVs
Low handling limits and heavy steering
High, uneven cargo floor makes loading objects difficult

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Cadillac Escalade can hold its own against more modern designs in many ways even if it’s definitely showing its age.

Pros
Strong V-8 power
Comfortable seats
Confident towing ability
Good ride quality

Cons
Doesn’t hide its truck roots well
Guzzles premium unleaded
Gauche style not for all
Eye-opening price

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
6.20L
Torque: 
369ft-lbs
at 1 370rpm
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 000rpm
420hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
overhead valves (OHV)
Turning Circle: 
42.20Feet
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
keyless ignition
cooled storage compartment
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
extended cabin heating
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Cooled Storage Compartment
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjustable Pedals
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
208.70in
203.90in
Width: 
80.50in
Height: 
58.50in
74.40in
Ground Clearance: 
4.80in
8.00in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
Wheel Base: 
123.10in
116.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.50
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
45.30in
Rear leg room: 
44.30in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
60.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.10in
64.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.60in
64.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
94.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.50cu.ft
15.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
4751.00lbs
5856.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -way power passenger seat
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
14 -way power driver seat
leather
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating passenger seat
14 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
14 -way power passenger seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Massaging
Premium Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
folding center armrest
rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension
Front And Rear Stabilizer Bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Four Zone Climate Control
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
17 total speakers
Bang & Olufsen premium brand speakers
speed sensitive volume control
730 watts stereo output
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB connection
Blu-Ray/DVD Player
Memory card slot
1 subwoofer(s)
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
16 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
Audio/Video Remote Control Remote Control
Separate Rear Audio
Surround Audio (Discrete)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 in.
22 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
inside mounted spare tire
temporary spare tire
All season tires
alloy wheels
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
cornering lights
Turn signal mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
remote anti-theft alarm system
pre-collision safety system
self-leveling headlights
emergency braking preparation
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
high pressure washers headlamps
LED headlamp
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
2 Front Headrests
2 Rear Headrests
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Driver Assistance Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
First Edition Package
Executive Rear Seat Comfort Package - 4 Passenger
Lighting Package
Full Leather Package
Cold Weather Package
Rear Seat Comfort Package - 5 Passenger
Rear Seat Connectivity Package
Interior Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
20" Summer Tires
DELETE Front License Plate Holder
Audi Guard Wheel Lock Kit
20" Twenty-spoke Structure Style Contrast Gray/Polished Wheels
Paint Protection
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
22" 6-Spoke Split Chrome Wheels
Highway Safety Kit
Sunroof Delete
22" Dual 7-Spoke Ultra-Bright Finish Aluminum Wheel
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Integrated Black Roof Rack Rails
22" 6-Spoke Split Manoogian Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" X 9" 12-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
22" 6-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
Wheel Locks
Black Front License Plate Bracket
Chrome Exhaust Tip
22" 5-Spoke Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels W/High-Gloss Black
22" X 9" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Interior Options: 
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang and Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Black Alcantara Headliner
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Interior Protection Package
Black Cloth Headliner
Reflective Front Window Shade
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Power Configurable Bench Seats
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Digital Headphones W/Cadillac Logo
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Sarder Brown, premium leather
#423e3b
Black, premium leather
#191919
Sarder Brown Valetta, leather
#423e3b
Saiga Beige Valetta, leather
#9d896e
Black Valetta, leather
#191919
Design Selection Sarder Brown Valcona, premium leather
#423e3b
Design Selection Advanced Pearl Beige Valcona, premium leather
#b0aca0
Saiga Beige, premium leather
#9d896e
Nutmeg Brown Valcona, premium leather
#8d694f
Color: 
Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents, premium leather/sueded microfibre
#000000
Maple Sugar w/Jet Black Accents, premium leather
#85776A