Comparison - Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium Luxury 2019 - vs - Ford Explorer Timberline 2021

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Average Price: 
$
91,195
Updated: 
03 Apr 2019
$
45,765
Updated: 
21 May 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
7
6
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
17.90gals
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: 
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Carbonized Gray Metallic
#4F453E

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

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 ESV comes with four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Strong V8 engine never lacks for power
Cabin remains quiet on any type of road
Seats up to eight passengers
Tows up to 8,100 pounds

Cons
Ride quality is less refined than that of some other luxury SUVs
Sheer size requires careful maneuvering in tight quarters
High cargo floor hinders easy luggage and cargo loading
Infotainment interface isn't always intuitive

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts.Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, Off-road enthusiasts may find the new Timberline trim interesting; it features a lifted suspension, all-terrain tires, and more rugged exterior styling cues.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
2.30L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
310ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
300hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
43.00Feet

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, Cruise 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
Heated Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Rear Parking Sensors
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
224.30in
198.80in
Width: 
80.50in
78.90in
Height: 
74.00in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.60in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
43.00in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
60.90in
59.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.90in
61.80in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.20in
59.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.40in
61.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
120.90cu.ft
87.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7900lbs
5300lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
39.30cu.ft
18.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.90degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.50degrees
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
6088.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

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
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
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 center armrest
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
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
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

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
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control

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 In.
18 In.
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Terrain Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
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: 
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
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Interior Protection Package
Radiant Package
Sport Package
Escalade Noir Package
Equipment Group 800A
Smoker's 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
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Splash Guards
Dual Panel Moonroof
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
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
Single Tablet Holder
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#0B0B0B
Shale w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#B8AFA6
Kona Brown/Jet Black Accents, leather
#A35C32
Color: 
Deep Cypress, leatherette
#556C75