Comparison - Cadillac Escalade Platinum 2018 - vs - GMC Acadia SLE-2 2018

General

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Average Price: 
96,095
Updated: 
23 Mar 2018
37,180
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
6
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
22.00gals
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: 
Crimson Red Tintcoat
#7C2535
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#191919
Iridium Metallic
#433A40
Quicksilver Metallic
#B3B4B8
White Frost Tricoat
#C6C6C4

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Cadillac Escalade ranked #7 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Cadillac Escalade has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
First-rate cabin
Punchy V8 engine
Excellent towing capacity
Long-wheelbase ESV models have spacious third rows and cargo areas

Cons
Finicky infotainment system
Crossovers offer better ride and handling
Cramped third-row and cargo space in standard-wheelbase model

By: 
usnews.com

All versions of the 2018 Cadillac Escalade come with the same powerful V8, sophisticated dampers and unmistakable styling. To get the best interior features, however, we suggest getting the Premium Luxury trim. That gives you some desirable extras from the one-tier-lower Luxury trim (such as blind-spot monitoring and forward collision mitigation) and adds the Premium Luxury's rear entertainment system and adaptive cruise control.

PROS
Strong V8 engine is never at a loss for power
Capable of towing up to 8,300 pounds
Cabin remains quiet regardless of road conditions

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

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 GMC Acadia ranked #15 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the GMC Acadia has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 23 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Smooth ride
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Cramped third row
Less cargo space than some rivals

By: 
usnews.com

A V-6 engine is optional and provides decent hustle, while the standard four-cylinder engine is the choice for buyers mindful of fuel economy.Handsome styling, a well-connected infotainment system, and room for up to seven passengers make the Acadia an easy family favorite.

Pros
Seating for seven,
handsome styling,
a high-tech cabin.

Cons
Uneven interior build quality,
disappointing fuel economy,
a tight third row and cargo hold.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 3.6-liter V6 is now available on SLE-1 AWD models. Last year's All Terrain package deleted the third-row seat, but it can now be ordered with the third row intact.

PROS
Refined ride quality makes it comfortable in any kind of driving situation
Quick acceleration from the optional V6 engine
Simple cabin layout means everything is usable at a glance
Modern onboard technology keeps you connected

CONS
Not many places to store small items
Some rival crossovers have more cargo and third-row space
Cabin isn't particularly luxurious, even in the priciest trim levels

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
2.50L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
188ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
193hp
at 6 300rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
38.70Feet
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
no
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: 
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*
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
Keyless ignition
Hands-Free Calling
Roadside Assistance

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.90in
193.60in
Width: 
80.50in
75.40in
Height: 
74.40in
68.70in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.20in
Front Track: 
68.70in
64.50in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
64.50in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in
112.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
40.30
Front Hip Room: 
60.90in
55.70in
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
41.00in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.90in
59.40in
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
39.60
Rear Hip Room: 
60.20in
53.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
39.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.40in
58.70in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
94.20cu.ft
79.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
4000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.20cu.ft
12.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5856.00lbs
3904.00lbs

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
Heated Mirrors
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
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
Multi-Level Heating
Manual folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts
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
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
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
6 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio
Speed sensitive volume control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

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
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 x 9.0
18 X 7.5-In
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
All-Season Tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
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: 
yes
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*
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
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Airbag Deployment Notification
2 Front Headrests
Rear height adjustable headrests
2 Rear Headrests
Post-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Interior Protection Package
Cargo Package
Protection Package
Exterior Convenience Package
Interior Protection Package
Floor Liner Package
Black Accent Package
Trailering Package
Floor Liner Package W/All Terrain Package
All Terrain Package
Adventure Package
Protection Package W/All Terrain Package
Interior Protection Package W/All Terrain Package
Exterior Options: 
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
Molded Assist Steps
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Midnight Silver Premium Painted Finish Wheels
Wheel Locks
Dual Skyscape Sunroof
Front And Rear Splash Guards
20" Ultra-Bright Machined Faced Wheels W/Satin Graphite Pockets
Interior Options: 
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
7 Passenger Seating
Universal Tablet Holders
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Integrated Cargo Liner
GMC Infotainment System W/8" Diagonal Color Touch Screen
Powered Universal Table Holders
Wireless Charging

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, leather
#131313
Shale w/Cocoa Accents, leather
#9C958D
Color: 
Jet Black, premium cloth
#202020
Cocoa/Shale, leather
#A9A39B