Cadillac escalade vs range rover sport

Trying to figure out which of these cars to buy? We compare the Cadillac escalade vs range rover sport to make an informed buying decision as to which car to buy in 2020. This comparison has been carried out on the basis of prices, engine specifications, mileage, and features of these cars.

Cadillac escalade vs range rover sport

For enhanced safety, the front shoulder belts of the Cadillac Escalade are height-adjustable, and the middle and rear seat shoulder belts have child comfort guides to move the belt to properly fit children. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages children to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer comfort guides on its middle or rear seat belts.

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Escalade are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Escalade has a standard front seat center airbag, which deploys between the driver and front passenger, protecting them from injuries caused by striking each other in serious side impacts. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer front seat center airbags.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Escalade Premium Luxury/Platinum has standard Reverse Automatic Braking that use rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

Both the Escalade and the Range Rover Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The Cadillac Escalade weighs 457 to 1083 pounds more than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport. The NHTSA advises that heavier vehicles are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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Cadillac’s powertrain warranty covers the Escalade 2 years and 20,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Sport. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Sport ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

There are over 5 times as many Cadillac dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Escalade’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Cadillac vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Cadillac 12th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 70 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Cadillac vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Cadillac 27th in reliability. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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The Escalade’s 6.2 V8 produces 80 more horsepower (420 vs. 340) and 128 lbs.-ft. more torque (460 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Escalade’s 6.2 V8 produces 40 more horsepower (420 vs. 380) and 128 lbs.-ft. more torque (460 vs. 332) than the Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6. The Escalade’s 6.2 V8 produces 22 more horsepower (420 vs. 398) and 165 lbs.-ft. more torque (460 vs. 295) than the Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid.

As tested in Car and Driver the Cadillac Escalade is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Sport S.C. V6:

 EscaladeRange Rover Sport
Zero to 30 MPH2 sec2.1 sec
Zero to 60 MPH5.8 sec5.9 sec
Zero to 100 MPH14.8 sec15.4 sec
5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start6.3 sec6.5 sec
Passing 50 to 70 MPH4.1 sec4.4 sec
Quarter Mile14.3 sec14.5 sec
Speed in 1/4 Mile98 MPH97 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down half of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Escalade’s fuel efficiency. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Cadillac Escalade uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Range Rover Sport requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Escalade has 3.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Range Rover Sport Diesel’s standard fuel tank (26 vs. 22.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

The Escalade has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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A ten-speed automatic is standard on the Cadillac Escalade, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Range Rover Sport.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Escalade has larger standard tires than the Range Rover Sport (275/55R20 vs. 235/65R19). The Escalade’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Sport (285/45R22 vs. 275/40R22).

The Escalade’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Sport’s standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Escalade has standard 20-inch wheels. Smaller 19-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Sport.

The Cadillac Escalade’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Land Rover Range Rover Sport only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

The Escalade has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The Escalade has a standard full size spare so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare costs extra on the Range Rover Sport 5-Passenger, and isn’t available otherwise. Without the option you must depend on a temporary spare, which has mileage and speed limitations, or roadside assistance and a tow-truck.

Suspension and Handling

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For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Escalade is 2.1 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than on the Range Rover Sport.

For better maneuverability, the Escalade’s turning circle is 1.6 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport’s (39 feet vs. 40.6 feet). The Escalade’s turning circle is 1.7 feet tighter than the Range Rover Sport SVR’s (39 feet vs. 40.7 feet).

Chassis

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The front grille of the Escalade uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Escalade uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Escalade 4×4 is quieter than the Range Rover Sport HSE:

 EscaladeRange Rover Sport
At idle38 dB45 dB
Full-Throttle75 dB79 dB

Passenger Space

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The Escalade offers optional seating for 8 passengers; the Range Rover Sport can only carry up to 7.

The Escalade has 3.4 inches more front headroom, 3.1 inches more front legroom, 4.2 inches more front shoulder room, 2.1 inches more rear legroom and 4.9 inches more rear shoulder room than the Range Rover Sport.

Cargo Capacity

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The Escalade’s cargo area provides more volume than the Range Rover Sport.

 EscaladeRange Rover Sport
Behind Third Seat15.2 cubic feet7.8 cubic feet
Third Seat Folded51.6 cubic feetn/a
Third Seat Removedn/a24.8 cubic feet
Second Seat Folded94.2 cubic feet55.8 cubic feet

The Escalade’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Sport’s in every dimension:

 EscaladeRange Rover Sport
Length to seat (3rd/2nd/1st)11.1”/43.2”/79.9”n.a./41.3”/73.5”
Min Width49.3”44”
Height33.9”33”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Escalade’s optional second and third row seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer automatic folding second row seats.

The Escalade’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the liftgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Range Rover Sport’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.

Towing

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The Escalade’s minimum standard towing capacity is much higher than the Range Rover Sport’s (8100 vs. 7716 pounds).

While the Range Rover Sport SVR can only tow 6613, any Escalade can tow a minimum of 8100 pounds.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Cadillac service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Cadillac third in service department satisfaction. With a 59% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 23rd.

Ergonomics

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The Escalade’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover Sport does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the Escalade Premium Luxury/Platinum has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer cornering lights.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Escalade has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Escalade has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the vehicle heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the Range Rover Sport.

Model Availability

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The Escalade is available in both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Sport doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

cadillac escalade vs range rover price

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Escalade is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Sport because typical repairs cost much less on the Escalade than the Range Rover Sport, including $10 less for a water pump, $38 less for front brake pads, $344 less for a starter, $280 less for fuel injection, $20 less for a fuel pump and $89 less for a timing belt/chain.

Recommendations

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Escalade first among large premium suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Range Rover Sport isn’t in the top three in its category.

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