2015 Cadillac Escalade vs 2014 Range Rover Digital Trends

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Can Cadillac s 2015 Escalade challenge the long-reigning Range

Cadillac Escalade has been the full-size luxury SUV in America for despite being far less or capable than the comparably Range Rover.

The Range wears the greatest automotive known to man with real real leather, and more control knobs than you know what to do with. The on the other hand, had an interior of gray plastic accented more plastic made to like wood.

Underneath, the was much the same. The Range boasts mechanicals and electronics make it one of the most capable of all-time. The Escalade, by comparison, was as off-road capable as a hippo on

On the exterior, the Range Rover self-assured dignity. The Escalade like someone bedazzled a 1970s tuxedo. It seemed and desperate.

That seems to all changed for 2015, as Cadillac has a new Escalade that appears to embody Cadillac’s near-decades-old of fastidious luxury. Does it compete? We decided to put the two cosmically cars side by side for a comparison.

Exterior design

As I before, the third-gen Escalade was a sorry sight. What distinction the first- and second-gen shared from its Chevrolet and GMC was all but nullified.

Not so for 2015.

Now the Escalade has gravitas up the The Cadillac vertical headlights to work best on the new Escalade – than on the 2014 CTS, I I love how those tall blend into a sharp line that runs the of the truck.

Designers worked Cadillac claims, in reducing gaps and alignment. And from I can tell, it has worked. The Escalade looks to have a fit and finish to that of the Range Rover. You ll notice, upon further that the Escalade s doors no run into the roof. Instead the nicely under the roof

This not only makes it a bit polished looking but also quieter in the cabin.

The Range has for a long time been the standard of 4 4 luxury. While the has retained its boxy look, Rover designers have out the once brick-like Rangie. It has a distinctive and immediately recognizable but doesn’t carry over the edges of the previous Range

Although I have greatly the looks of every generation of Rover to the previous Escalades, for I have to give the crown to The Range Rover just a bit alien. But the Escalade just like a calm authority.

I love it.

Interior design, amenities

The Range Rover – for the several generations – has been the of automotive interior design. was perfectly placed, well and even more sensuous to the than it appeared. The 2014 is no – it’s just better.

The Range Rover interior like it’s from the the very luxurious future. what, I imagine, Steve would have wanted all interiors to look like. clean, crisp, and just to have been very thought-out indeed.

The 2015 comes closer to this any previous Caddy of any kind it. In fact, I’d say General Motors stole a few tricks from Rover. The shape of the center is remarkably similar to that of the

Yes, the rest of the Caddy is a bit swoopier, but you can see the resemblance.

The Escalade a 12.3-inch digital gauge with four different which is pretty darn The Range Rover, on the other has five exterior cameras in the bodywork that can be streamed on the infotainment screen during so that you don’t hit any obstacles your $84,000 4 4.

Cadillac has interior quietness and luxury It finally boasts real on the interior and a higher-quality leather. The interior has been constructed what GM calls “cut-and-sewn and Although I ve not laid my hands on it, the quality of the Escalade looks

As for passenger room, the Escalade can eight and the Range Rover can seat five.

For my final I am going to have to go with over quantity on the interior. The Rover wins – but the Escalade is close. And, for that, it much credit.


The Range Rover is powered by a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 making 335 and 332 pound-feet of torque, or a 5.0-liter V8 that makes 505 hp and 461 lb-ft. powerplants will push the to 62 mph in 7.3 and 5.3 seconds, respectively.

The 2015 will be offered with one engine: a 6.2-liter V8 that out 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. of torque. Cadillac has neither a 0-60 time nor economy estimates for the 2015. upon the 2013 Escalade, will jog to 60 in around 6.8 seconds, we can assume the more powerful will be a bit quicker, probably to 6.0 seconds.

Without knowing for we’ll have to give one to the Range Rover.

It is worth mentioning both a Rover Hybrid and an Escalade could be coming Stateside While these might not 0-60 much, they improve fuel efficiency. I if you care about that in $90,000 luxury truck.


Oh nelly. This is to be a doozy. The Range Rover, as said before, is the gold by which all off-road vehicles – or otherwise – are judged.

The Rangie life off in 1971 as a luxury and that legacy has continued to today.

Now, though, the relies on computers and other bits to traverse the terrain in to heavy axles, differentials, and cases.

It s also built on a aluminum chassis. What’s It’s essentially an aluminum on top of an aluminum ladder frame. makes it light and stiff.

simple mechanics leave Land Rover’s Terrain 2 picks up.

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Terrain Response 2 is a control system with settings: General; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Sand; and Rock Crawl. For a explanation, I think Land says it best: “Each optimizes driveability and traction by the responses of the car’s engine, center differential and chassis to match the demands of the terrain.”

the Rangie can go anywhere.

What about the Caddy? it, too, has a ladder frame. The s, though, is steel instead of

Additionally, the Escalade is offered in two- or four-wheel drive and with automatically locking differential.

The Escalade, then, do fine on some dirt But that’s about it.

Clearly, the Rover wins.


The Rover starts at $83,545 for the HSE but above that, the Autobiography starts at $135,995.

The 2013 Starts at $64,740 and can reach up to for the Platinum model before extras are tacked on.

We don’t yet what the 2015 will but I suspect it’ll be more a tick higher than the as the materials and attention to detail are improved.

Where do I call one, though? It’s The Escalade is cheaper but you get fewer – off-road equipment, for instance. As as it pains me, I’m giving this one to the

Cool factor

I’m ending my on something that it completely

Cool factor, though, is when you’re plunking this kind of dough. you’ll probably lease, but you get the

I love the look of the new Escalade and out. It’s very, handsome and it has real, undeniable The Range Rover, though, seems more comfortable. It feel like it’s so hard. The Escalade seems proud of its much-needed makeover.

The Range Rover, by comparison, has right since 1971. It need a re-working.

Take my feelings and you’re left the facts: The Range Rover has power, it has an iconic British 4 4 heritage, and it’s has an interior puts all other automakers to I don’t care if essentially no Rover owners take trucks off-road. They

And that matters.

Ultimately, if a check for $83,000, I’d hand it to my Land Rover dealer day of the week. I admit; the 2015 would certainly give me But the Rangie; it’s the king.

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