Comparison - Cadillac Escalade Luxury 2017 - vs - Cadillac XT5 Base 2017

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Model: 
Average Price: 
79,319
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
46,236
Updated: 
29 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Raven
#000000
Bronze Dune Metallic
#B2ABA5
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313D
Dark Granite Metallic
#76777C
Radiant Silver Metallic
#DADEDD
Red Passion Tintcoat
#802F38
Silver Coast Metallic
#B6B3A4
Color: 
Crystal White Tricoat
#EFEFEF
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#3E495D
Dark Granite Metallic
#636365
Radiant Silver Metallic
#A3A7AA
Stellar Black Metallic
#302C2D
Silver Coast Metallic
#B1AAA0
Red Passion Tintcoat
#922028

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing.The Cadillac Escalade is the big hoss of GM's luxury lineup. It's more than just the high-falutin' version of the Suburbans, Tahoes, and Yukons that almost rival it for luxury fittings; it's probably the most recognizable Cadillac on the road today, thanks as much to its beveled edges to its imposing stance.
Available in base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum configurations, the Escalade goes from well to lavishly-equipped with the tick of a few option boxes.

Pros
Imposing style
Impressive technology suite
Strong V-8 engine
Voluminous cargo area

Cons
Still a luxurious Suburban, albeit a much fancier one than before
Awfully expensive, even against its rivals
Is it simply too brash?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade is unique among luxury SUVs for its large size, powerful engine and bold styling, but it comes up a bit short in terms of refinement and convenience.
For 2017, the Cadillac Escalade has made minor changes to the content of its trim levels and also renamed them. New features include a teen-driver monitoring system, a rear passenger reminder (so you don't leave your kids in a hot car), an automated system for parking, and an innovative rearview mirror that incorporates a camera view.

Pros
More than enough power from the standard 6.2-liter V8 engine
Luxurious cabin remains pleasantly quiet in nearly any circumstance
Optional second-row bench increases seating capacity to eight
Impressive towing abilities that most competitors can't match.

Cons
Truck-based chassis translates into a less refined ride quality
High cargo floor makes loading more difficult
Third-row seats are uncomfortable even for children
The infotainment system can sometimes be frustrating.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Cadillac Escalade ranks 4 out of 8 Luxury Large SUVs. In the realm of large luxury SUVs, the 2017 Cadillac Escalade is one of the biggest you can buy, with a robust V8 engine and an upscale, plush cabin. However, refinement you’ll find in the interior doesn't carry over into ride quality.

Pros
Elegant, well-built cabin
Muscular V8 engine
Extended-wheelbase ESV expands third-row and cargo space

Cons
Infotainment system can be slow and confusing
Cramped third-row seat in standard configuration
Ride and handling are less refined than rivals
Limited cargo space behind third row in standard configuration

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 ranks 16 out of 21 Luxury Midsize SUVs. The new-for-2017 Cadillac XT5 has a well-built cabin and spacious rear seats. It also has a long list of features, including several driver assistance options. However, many class rivals have more impressive engines, and the XT5's handling ability draws mixed reviews.

Pros
First-rate cabin materials
Spacious rear seats
Excellent safety ratings

Cons
Uninspiring engine

By: 
usnews.com

The new 2017 Cadillac XT5 combines a large interior with a pleasing ride, plentiful outward visibility and a striking design. If you're shopping in the competitive compact luxury SUV segment, the XT5 is worth a look.

Pros
Pleasing ride and handling
Generous interior space
Excellent forward visibility.

Cons
Only one engine choice
Tech interface can frustrate
All-wheel drive not available in base trim.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is an evolutionary improvement over the SRX in most ways, but it’s part of a larger leap for Cadillac.
The 2017 Cadillac XT5 is the successor to the GM luxury brand's smallest SUV, the SRX. New this model year, it's a design that lays some heavy bets on lighter-weight construction, a library-themed interior, and other upscale cues that Cadillac hopes will lure away buyers from the likes of the Audi Q5 and Benz GLC.

Pros
Fine details everywhere inside
Suite of fuel-efficiency and safety tech
Easy drivability, perky powertrain
Softer, less chiseled look than SRX

Cons
Rear seat still a bit tight across
Lacks the sport-sedan pedigree of some rivals
No hybrid in the lineup
CarPlay outshines Cadillac's own CUE

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
15.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
8
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
3.60L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
270ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
310hp
at 6 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
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*
Roadside Assistance*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Concierge Service*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.90in
189.50in
Width: 
80.50in
75.00in
Height: 
74.40in
66.00in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.80in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in
112.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
38.40
Front Hip Room: 
60.90in
56.00in
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
41.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.90in
58.30in
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
36.00
Rear Hip Room: 
60.20in
54.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
39.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.40in
56.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
94.20cu.ft
63.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity: 
8300lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.20cu.ft
30.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.70degrees
15.80degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.10degrees
23.50degrees
Curb Weight: 
5521.00lbs
3985.00lbs

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: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-free entry
4 one-touch power windows

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
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
Leatherette
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front independent suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
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: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Radio data system
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
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Bose premium brand stero system
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB connection
8 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 9.0
18 x 8.0
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
All season tires
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65

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
Front ventilated 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: 
yes
no
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*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Highway Safety Kit
Rear door child safety locks
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Rear center 3-point belt
First Aid Kit
Emergency Service*

Options

Packages: 
Interior Protection Package
Wheel Locks
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Bracket
Floor Mounted Cargo Net
Pedal Cover Set
Compact Spare Tire
Molded Splash Guards
Exterior Options: 
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
22" 6-Spoke Split Chrome Wheels
Chrome Exhaust Tip
Sunroof Delete
22" Dual 7-Spoke Ultra-Bright Finish Aluminum Wheel
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Front License Plate Bracket
Integrated Black Roof Rack Rails
22" 6-Spoke Split Manoogian Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
Molded Splash Guards
22" 6-Spoke High-Gloss Black Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Wheel Locks
Portable Media Connectivity Package
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Cargo Area Organizer
Interior Options: 
Reflective Front Window Shade
All-Weather Floor Mats
Additional Rear Seat Headphones
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Cargo Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Power Configurable Bench Seats
Engine Block Heater
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#131313
Shale w/Cocoa Accents, leather
#9C958D
Color: 
Sahara Beige w/Jet Black Accents, leatherette
#A2978A