Cadillac Escalade Beats Rivals In Luxury SUV Comparison Test10
The Cadillac Escalade beat some of its key full-size luxury SUV segment competitors in a recent comparison test conducted by Car and Driver.
The publication pitted the Cadillac Escalade up against three of its direct rivals for its recent June 2022 magazine issue, including the Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX600 and Jeep Grand Wagoneer. There’s no point in beating around the bush; the Escalade trounced its rivals in this head-to-head comparison, with Car and Driver editors praising the full-size SUV’s “chassis tuning magic,” that made it feel “1,000 lbs lighter,” than the Navigator and certified it as the best handling vehicle in the group. They also offered praise for the hands-free Super Cruise system, saying it felt years ahead of any other comparable system, and were left impressed by the curved OLED display screen and augmented reality navigation system.
Second in this comparison test was the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which earned some points for its 9,850-pound towing capacity and swathes of passenger and cargo space, but lost out on first due to its poor fuel economy, cheaper interior materials and quirky exterior styling. The Navigator was third, with editors praising its quick acceleration and nicely appointed cabin, but the Lincoln showed room for improvement with regard to ride quality and overall refinement. They also said ActiveGlide, Lincoln’s hands-free driving assistant intended to compete with Super Cruise, felt “half-baked.” The Lexus was last, failing to impress the magazine with its huge body roll, lack of rear passenger space and overall lack of luxury features and amenities.
Car and Driver isn’t alone in being impressed with the Escalade. Strong demand for the full-size SUV in recent months have led some dealers to apply market adjustment fees to certain Escalade models, despite these vehicles already selling for nearly $100,000 on average. GM will introduce an even pricier 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V performance model for the 2023 model year, as well, which will be priced from $149,990 including destination and freight.
Production of the mildly revised 2023 Cadillac Escalade will commence at the GM Arlington plant in Texas on July 18th, 2022.
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I’m not surprised here . It IS ,after all,a CADDY!..
Glad to see Lexus get trounced when put up against the three USA flagships – and without the Consumer Report bias around to slant things in their favor.
you sure you want to stick with that? on most car and driver comparison tests, japanese and korean seem to always be near the top.
I’m not surprised that the American models won out compared to Japanese when tested in the USA. The Japanese target market is more world-wide and the chassis designed to handle rougher roads – not just off-roading but corrugated dirt and gravel roads. I’ve lived in three countries and had vehicles in all three. Love the American vehicles for USA roads but would prefer a Land Cruiser for rougher Australian or Middle East roads. Same can be said for light trucks. They are really built for different conditions and the American vehicles fit the USA roads much better. I really like the Land Cruiser but would always buy an Escalade or Yukon Denali XL first if using in the USA.
Looks like like turdota is going to have to pay off a few more people at C and D.
Nice vehicle for sure,,, if you can get one!!!!
Great job Cadillac. Nice to see Lexus on the bottom.Like the Phoenix arising from the ashes. In Cadillac’s case, rising over the ashes of the crappy cars they built for 30 years. Allante, Cimarron, Seville, Deville. Let’s hope your EVs are industry leaders.
I’m not surprised that the Escalade won which it generally does in most test in first and near the top on every comparison. Pretty interesting that the Grand Wagoneer was one point better in subjective views to get second place over the Navigator. Navigator could do better and there is no hope for the LX600 since it was way at the bottom. The Escalade was seven points better than the Grand Wagoneer which is nothing to scoff at pertaining the Grand Wagoneer and Navigator.