Comparison - Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum 2021 - vs - Audi RS Q8 TFSI 2022

General

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2021 Cadillac Escalade Sport Platinum
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Average Price: 
$
102,995
Updated: 
05 Feb 2020
$
119,900
Updated: 
20 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2022
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
24.00gals
22.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark moon metallic
#11345E
Infrared Tintcoat
#971C1E
Sandstone metallic
#CBC5BE
Shadow metallic
#616C76
Satin Steel metallic
#B2BBC1
DARK MOCHA METALLIC
#878278
Black Raven
#000000
Color: 
Floret silver, metallic
#AFB3B6
Dragon orange, metallic
#D06B05
Galaxy blue, metallic
#2A525E
Glacier white, metallic
#C7D0CD
Matador red, metallic
#5B0311
Navarra blue, metallic
#2F395C
Mythos black, metallic
#000000
Nardo Gray
#8A8F96
Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
#546465

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Escalade has undergone a thorough redesign, complete with a new independent rear suspension, savvier interior technology, prettier styling, and a new optional diesel-powered engine.To truly deck out the Escalade in its best features, go for the Platinum trim. It adds semi-aniline leather, 16-way power-adjustable front seats with massage, soft-close doors, and an AKG audio system with 36 speakers. The Platinum version also comes standard with a self-parking feature, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control. We'll know more about pricing and optional features closer to the 2021 Escalade's on-sale date, which is expected to be this summer.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is much more than a Chevrolet Tahoe in a tuxedo.

Pros
Gorgeous interior
Super Cruise
Independent suspension
Lots of torque regardless of engine
An adult-sized third row

Cons
Gets expensive
It’s massive
The rear end barely changed
Where’s the hybrid?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fully redesigned for 2021.More interior space, especially for rear passengers.The latest driver aids, including Cadillac's Super Cruise.Part of the fifth Escalade generation introduced for 2021.

Pros
An extensive suite of standard and optional driver aids
Optional diesel engine a class-exclusive
Significantly more interior space than outgoing model
New interior design one of the best in the class

Cons
Lacks off-road prowess of some rivals
Large footprint makes it difficult to park

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Handles very well for its size
Impressively comfortable too
Loads of infotainment tech

Cons
Muted engine sounds
Auto gearbox isn't the best
Lots of expensive optional extras

By: 
carwow.co.uk

Audi has made no changes to the RS Q8 for 2021.

Pros
Mega-powerful V-8 engine,
nimble chassis,
styling is more restrained than the mechanically similar Lambo Urus.

Cons
Slower and more expensive than the RS6 Avant,
brake feel isn't particularly confidence inspiring,
not quite as poised as a Porsche.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The RS Q8 is unchanged for 2021.

Pros
Turbo V8 delivers devastating straight-line performance
Nimble, lively handling puts most sports cars to shame
Comfortable, well-trimmed interior

Cons
Infotainment system can be distracting to use
Limited interior storage
Less practical than the related Q7

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Consumption (low)/ (high)/(combined)UK - 11.9 mpg//25.0 mpg/20.5 mpg
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
13.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
32
Cylinders: 
8
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
4.00L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
590ft-lbs
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
591hp
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.70Feet
43.60Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission Controls And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Electrically adjustable steering column
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Flat-bottomed 3-spoke leather multi-function sport steering wheel with shift paddles
Cruise control with coast, resume and accelerator features
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
211.90in
197.30in
Width: 
81.10in
78.70in
Height: 
76.70in
66.70in
Front Track: 
66.60in
Rear Track: 
66.70in
Wheel Base: 
120.90in
117.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.30
37.10
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
44.50in
41.60in
Rear leg room: 
41.70in
40.20in
Front Hip Room: 
61.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
65.50in
59.50in
Rear Hip Room: 
61.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.60in
58.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
121.00cu.ft
60.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7800lbs
7700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
25.50cu.ft
30.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
5823.00lbs
5490.00lbs

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Power-operated tailgate
Advanced Key
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
14 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
14 -Way Power Driver Seat
Massaging
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Front seats, electrically adjustable with memory functions
Heated front seats
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8-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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding 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: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
RS-specific adaptive air suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Double Sun Visor with illuminated vanity mirror
Exterior mirrors with memory feature, auto-dimming, power-folding/adjustable/heated
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
4 - zone deluxe automatic climate control
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
36 Total Speakers
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
AKG Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
MMI radio plus
6-channel amplifier
730 Watts Stereo Output
17 Total Speakers
Audi Connect (36-month subscription)
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Headlight washer system
Aluminum door mirror housing
Privacy glass
Door sill trims with aluminium inlays, front and rear, illuminated, with RS logo at front
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
22 In.
22 in
Wheels more: 
Painted/Polished Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Fullsize Non-Matching Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Performance Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R22
Width: 
295.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
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
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Audi pre-sense Front
Acoustic and visual parking sensor system for the front and rear
Pre-Sense Basic
Hold Assist
Reversing camera
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Onyx Package
Red RS Design Package
Executive Package
Luxury Package
Carbon Optic Package
Black Optic Package
Towing Package
Gray RS Design Package
Exterior Options: 
Body-Color Painted Splash Guards
Black Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Locks
22" 12-Spoke Chrome Alloy Wheels
Gloss Black Escalade Nameplate
22" Multi-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels W/Dark Android Gloss Finish
Monochromatic Cadillac Emblem
22" 12-Spoke Gloss Black Alloy Wheels
Power-Retractable Assist Steps W/Perimeter Lighting
23" Audi Sport 5-Y-Spoke Rotor Design Cast Aluminum, Matt Titanium Wheels
Paint Protection
Red Steel Brake Calipers
Interior Options: 
Reflective Front Window Shade
Cooled Console With Covered Storage
Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Bench Seats W/Power Release
Super Cruise
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
All-Weather Floor Mats
Interior Protection Package
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Bluetooth Headphones By AKG
All-Weather Integrated Cargo Liner
Vertical Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Liner
Rear Cargo Shade
Audi Cargo Box
USB Cables
Audi Guard Protection Kit
Bang & Olufsen 3D Advanced Sound System
Audi First Aid Kit
Interior Protection Package
Audi Guard Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black, Premium leather
#000000
Whisper Beige w/Gideon accents, Premium leather
#B5A58D
Dark Auburn w/Jet Black Accents, Premium leather
#503F3F
Color: 
Black Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Black/Gray Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E
Cognac Valcona, leather
#77553F
Black/Red Valcona, leather
#1E1E1E