Comparison - Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium Luxury 2018 - vs - Audi SQ5 Prestige Quattro 2018

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Average Price: 
89,995
Updated: 
22 Mar 2018
58,500
Updated: 
02 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Raven
#000000
Bronze Dune Metallic
#B2ABA5
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313D
Silver Coast Metallic
#B6B3A4
Red Passion Tintcoat
#802F38
Radiant Silver Metallic
#DADEDD
Dark Granite Metallic
#76777C
Color: 
Matador red
#861518
Brilliant Black
#020202
Azores Green
#081D14
Florett silver
#717173
Daytona grey
#3E3F41
Moonlight blue
#434B5E
Mythos black
#242424
Navarra blue
#2A376B

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a longer version of the Escalade. The ESV is a large, luxurious SUV that delivers performance and style. Classy and powerful, it looks great for a night on the town or can haul everything needed for a weekend getaway.The ESV features a long wheelbase and an increase in total length, greatly enhancing third-row seat legroom and rear cargo space. Available as a 4x2 or 4x4, all Escalade models are powered by a 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 with direct injection, Active Fuel Management and E85 compatibility, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment includes Magnetic Ride Control, electric power steering, front active aero shutters, power liftgate, LED headlamps, stability control, remote start, HD radio, CUE information and media control system with embedded navigation, passive entry with passive start, a rear-view camera and seven airbags including an inboard driver seat-mounted center airbag.

By: 
autoblog.com

pros
Very capable
Strong engine and quick acceleration
Luxurious interior

Cons
Poor fuel economy
Not a very comfortable ride
Brakes could be stronger

By: 
motortrend.com

The Audi SQ5 is redesigned for 2018. Highlights include a new body structure, updated styling, a more powerful V6 engine, and new tech and driver-assistance features.The 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in either Premium Plus or Prestige trims. This means every SQ5 comes very well-equipped. But there are still plenty of upgrades to be had in terms of luxury, technology and performance.

PROS
All-new chassis should improve ride and handling
Increased torque for even livelier performance
Major upgrades to driving and infotainment technology
Luxurious but restrained interior design

CONS
Reduced cargo space behind rear seats

By: 
edmunds.com

The SQ5 strikes a careful balance between sporty and comfortable, making a strong showing in a tough class.The SQ5 enters a new generation this year, with top-to-bottom changes that include an all-new 354-hp turbocharged V-6 engine in place of last year’s supercharged V-6, an all-new chassis, standard adaptive dampers, and available air springs. Updated interior packaging means there’s a little more space for both passengers and cargo than in previous SQ5s, and exterior design tweaks including a revised front grille and a character line running the length of the car serve as differentiators between new and not-so-new models.

Pros
Comfortable ride,
surprisingly fuel efficient,
abundance of standard interior features.

Cons
Disappointing real-world cargo capacity,
ho-hum exterior design,
top competitors have better dynamics.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Comfortable, adjustable backseat
Visibility
Power liftgate standard
Aggressive engine note
Responsive transmission

Cons
Multimedia functionality
Control ergonomics
Price premium over Q5
Mild styling for a sport model
Requires premium fuel

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
3.00L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
369ft-lbs
at 4 500rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
354hp
at 6 400rpm
Turning Circle: 
43.00Feet
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Sun Sensor
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjustable Pedals
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
224.30in
183.90in
Width: 
80.50in
84.30in
Height: 
74.00in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.20in
Front Track: 
68.70in
63.90in
Rear Track: 
68.60in
63.60in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
111.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
41.70
Front Hip Room: 
60.90in
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
41.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.90in
57.70in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.30
Rear Hip Room: 
60.20in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
37.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.40in
56.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
120.90cu.ft
60.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.30cu.ft
26.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
6088.00lbs
4398.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Driver Cooled Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather/Sueded Microfiber
Rear Seats Features: 
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Folding rear seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front and rear stabilizer bar
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Heated steering wheel
Leather and wood steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Rear Parking Sensors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Cargo Floor Mats

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio
16 total speakers
Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
Bose premium brand speakers
Blu-Ray/DVD Player
Audio/Video Remote Control Remote Control
Separate Rear Audio
19 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
755 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio
Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 9.0
20 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Performance Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Polished Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
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
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Emergency Service*
Post-collision safety system
4-Wheel ABS
Rear height adjustable headrests
2 Front Headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
LED headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
2 Rear Headrests
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Interior Protection Package
Radiant Package
Warm Weather Package
Cold Weather Package
S Sport Package
Prestige
Driver Assistance Package
Winter Wheel And Tire Package
Exterior Options: 
Sunroof Delete
22" Dual 7-Spoke Ultra-Bright Finish Aluminum Wheels W/Premium Paint
22" 5-Spoke Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
22" 6-Spoke Split Manoogian Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
Black Front License Plate Bracket
Integrated Black Roof Rack Rails
Wheel Locks
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Black Molded Splash Guards
Body Color Molded Splash Guards
Polished Exhaust Tip
Galvano Surround Grille W/Silver Painted Mesh
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
22" 6-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels
22" X 9" 12-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
22" X 9" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design Wheels
Audi TravelSpace Base Carrier Bars
21" Audi Sport 5-Double-Spoke V-Design Wheels
Audi Guard Wheel Lock
Delete Front License Plate Holder
Audi Beam- Quattro
Audi Beam- Rings
Interior Options: 
Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Power Configurable Bench Seats
Highway Safety Kit
3rd Row All-Weather Floor Liner
Reflective Front Window Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Liner
Cargo Area Organizer
Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Digital Headphones
Cargo Shade
Audi Guard Cargo Mat
Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
USB Cables
Panoramic Sunroof Delete
Audi First Aid Kit
Audi Cargo Box
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Privacy Trunk Cover - Black
Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
Leather Care Kit
Bang & Olufsen Sound System W/ 3D Sound

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#0B0B0B
Shale w/Cocoa Accents, leather
#AFA8A0
Color: 
Black
#3C3D3E
Gray
#767779