Cadillac Escalade Comparison

2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE vs. INFINITI QX80, MERCEDES-BENZ GL450



2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE PREMIUM (1SC) 4WD vs 2014 INFINITI QX80 AWD

Escalade advantages include:
Brighter headlamps - Escalade features LED headlamps, which produce a brighter, whiter light than the QX80's HID headlamps.

Hands-free liftgate - QX80's liftgate may be power but it is not hands-free.

Power assist steps - Power-retractable assist steps with LED lighting are available on Escalade Premium. The QX80 assist steps do not include power or lighting.

More front roominess

Superior connectivity with OnStar RemoteLink - The Infiniti Connection mobile app is less capable and cannot remotely start the vehicle or activate the horn or lights.

Bose Cabin Surround Sound System - Escalade features a standard Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System with 16 speakers. To get a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System with 15 speakers with Infiniti QX80, you must purchase a $4,650 Deluxe Touring Package.

More advanced infotainment system - The Cadillac CUE infotainment system includes features such as gesture recognition, haptic feedback and handwriting recognition. The Infiniti QX80 infotainment system lacks these advanced features.

Display convenience - Head-Up Display and a reconfigurable instrument cluster are standard on Escalade Premium, not available with Infiniti QX80.

Rear-seat DVD entertainment system - Included with Premium Collection. To get a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with Infiniti QX80 you must purchase a $3,100 Theatre Package.

More powerful and economical - Cadillac Escalade has a larger, more powerful V8 engine than QX80 yet achieves better fuel economy with its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation. It also has a longer maximum driving range between fill-ups.

The world's fastest-acting suspension - Escalade features Magnetic Ride Control, which enhances ride and handling by reading the road every millisecond and delivering responsive, precise body control. QX80 has a less sophisticated system that uses hydraulic fluid to stiffen out the suspension in turns.

New electronic parking brake - Included with, and only on Premium and Platinum Collections. Infiniti QX80 still uses a manual parking brake that is engaged and disengaged by depressing the parking brake pedal. The Infiniti QX80 parking brake does not automatically disengage when the vehicle is placed into Drive.

Larger wheels - Escalade Premium features standard 22" wheels. Infiniti QX80 has standard 20" wheels. 22" wheels require the $2,450 Wheel and Tire Package.

More air bags - Escalade features seven air bags, including an all-new innovative center air bag positioned between the driver and front passenger. Infiniti QX80 has six air bags and does not have a center air bag.

More safety - Lane Change Alert, standard on Escalade Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections, warns when a vehicle is approaching from a neighboring lane with a 230-foot range. Not available on Infiniti QX80.

More advanced theft prevention - Both Escalade and QX80 include an intrusion alarm; however, Escalade also includes inclination and glass breakage alarms that are not offered with QX80.

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance - Escalade owners receive four years or 50,000 miles of scheduled maintenance performed free of charge. Infiniti QX80 owners do not receive any complimentary scheduled maintenance.

OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Ignition Block Notification - Not available with Infiniti QX80.

2015 CADILLAC ESCALADE PREMIUM (1SC) 4WD vs 2014 MERCEDES-BENZ GL450 4MATIC AWD

Escalade advantages include:
Standard remote convenience - Remote Start is not available on GL450.

Brighter headlamps - Escalade features LED headlamps, which produce a brighter, whiter light than the Mercedes GL450's standard halogen or optional HID headlamps. The Mercedes GL450 HID headlamps are grouped in a $1,390 Lighting Package.

Hands-free liftgate - Both vehicles include a power liftgate; however, the GL450 liftgate is not hands-free.

More front row roominess

Superior connectivity with OnStar RemoteLink - The Mercedes mbrace? mobile app is less capable and cannot remotely start the vehicle.

More advanced infotainment system - The Cadillac CUE infotainment system includes features such as gesture recognition, haptic feedback and handwriting recognition. The Mercedes mbrace? infotainment system lacks these advanced features.

Standard touch-screen navigation system and satellite radio - Escalade Premium includes a standard touch-screen navigation system and satellite radio. These features are available in a $3,680 Premium 1 Package with GL450.

Display convenience - Head-Up Display and a reconfigurable instrument cluster are standard on Escalade Premium and Platinum, not available with GL450.

Rear-seat DVD entertainment system - Included with Premium Collection. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system is a $1,950 option with Mercedes GL450.

More powerful and economical - Cadillac Escalade has a larger, more powerful V8 engine than Mercedes GL450 yet achieves better fuel economy with its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation. It also has a longer maximum driving range between fill-ups.

The world's fastest-acting suspension - Escalade features Magnetic Ride Control, which enhances ride and handling by reading the road every millisecond and delivering responsive, precise body control. The Mercedes GL450 employs a less sophisticated AIRMATIC® electronically controlled air spring suspension.

Larger wheels - Escalade Premium features standard 22" wheels. Mercedes GL450 has standard 19" wheels. Larger 20" wheels are available in a $1,340 Appearance Package.

Full-size spare - All Escalades have a standard full-size 17" spare. Mercedes GL450 has standard mini spare.

Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning - Standard on Escalade Premium available on Mercedes GL450 as part of the $875 Lane Tracking Package.

Lane changing safety - Lane Change Alert, standard on Escalade Luxury, Premium and Platinum Collections, warns when a vehicle is approaching from a neighboring lane with a 230-foot range. Not available on GL450.

More advanced theft prevention - Both Escalade and Mercedes GL450 include an intrusion alarm; however, Escalade also includes inclination and glass breakage alarms that are not offered on Mercedes GL450.

Superior powertrain coverage - Escalade includes six years/70,000 miles of powertrain coverage. Mercedes GL450 has four years/50,000 miles of powertrain coverage.

Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance - Escalade owners receive four years or 50,000 miles of scheduled maintenance performed free of charge. Mercedes GL450 owners do not receive any complimentary scheduled maintenance.

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