The 2007 Cadillac Escalade is a great vehicle, but it’s not without some serious competition in the minds of consumers. The Cadillac Escalade is a luxury sport utility vehicle that sees most of its competition from the 2006 Lincoln Navigator and the 2007 Mercedes-Benz GL Class. Of course, each of the vehicles has their strong points, but the Cadillac usually comes out looking pretty darn good!
When you compare prices, all three vehicles are about the same. The Escalade Sport Utility has an MSRP of $56,405 while the Navigator Sport Utility has an MSRP of $50,500 and the Mercedes-Benz has a price tag of $54,900. All of these prices are similar, which is probably why these three luxury sport utility vehicles are considered such stiff competition for one another.When you compare the engines of these three luxury vehicles you start to see a bit of difference and the Cadillac would appear to win, hands down, when you look at horsepower and torque. The Escalade boasts a 6.2 liter V8 engine that produces 403 horsepower and 417 torque at 4400 RPM. The Navigator sport utility is equipped with a 5.4 liter V8 engine that produces 300 horsepower and torque is rated at 365 at 3750 RPM. The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class sport utility vehicle is fitted with a 4.7 liter V8 engine that produces 335 horsepower at 6000 RPM and has torque rated at 339 at 3000 RPM. For those looking for power and style, the Cadillac Escalade would appear to the best choice.All three vehicles have similar curb weights, coming in right about 5,000 pounds or so. The wheelbase of the Escalade is shorter than that of the Navigator or Mercedes, measuring in at 116 inches while the Navigator measures 118.8 inches and the GL-Class measures the longest at 121.1 inches. Ground clearance is also similar for all of them, with Escalade sporting a nine inch clearance, the Navigator clearing the ground by 9.5 inches, and the GL-Class with the largest ground clearance of 10.9 inches.The three SUV’s come in even where seating is concerned, with all three able to comfortably seat seven. Cadillac boasts just a bit more front headroom, though it takes third place in rear headroom. The Escalade also has the most front and rear shoulder room, ensuring that the ride is quite comfortable.All three vehicles boast a wishbone front suspension, though the Navigator is the only one of the three that sports a rear wishbone suspension. Both the Escalade and the GL-Class sport multi-link rear suspensions. All three vehicles come standard with power door locks, as well as antilock brakes. The Escalade and the GL-Class are both 4×4 wheel drive and the Navigator is a rear wheel drive vehicle. All three vehicles sport cruise control, a title steering wheel, air conditioning, as well as driver and passenger airbag.As you can see, all three vehicles are quite similar, though the Cadillac offers more power, more head and shoulder room, and arguably more style! When you consider all things, why not go for more power with the Cadillac Escalade?