The full-size luxury SUV segment is a competitive segment with many great options, and the Cadillac Escalade is among them. The Escalade has plenty of tough competition, including the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, but luxury car buyers may want more options than just those two full-size SUVs. Here’s a look at five full-size luxury SUV options that aren’t the Cadillac Escalade or Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
According to edmunds, the BMW X7 is a great alternative to the Cadillac Escalade and it’s also a bit cheaper. The X7 starts at around $75,000 MSRP, while the Escalade starts at around $76,000. Both full-size luxury SUVs seat seven people. That said, the Escalade has more maximum cargo capacity. The BMW has 90.4 cu. feet of maximum cargo space, while the Caddy tops out at 121 cubic feet. foot
Under the hood, BMW gave the X7 a 3.0-liter six-cylinder mild-hybrid engine. It gets 335 hp and 332 pound-feet of torque. That’s less power than the Escalade’s standard 6.2-liter V8, which makes 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Unsurprisingly, though, the X7’s mild-hybrid engine is more economical, getting 21 mpg combined. The Caddy only gets 16 mpg combined from its V8 engine.
2. GMC Yukon and Yukon XL
The GMC Yukon and its larger version, the Yukon XL, are also great alternatives. The Yukon may also be more affordable, starting at around $54,500 MSRP. Additionally, it seats up to eight people and has 122.9 cubic feet. feet of maximum load capacity.
The Yukon XL has even more cargo capacity, as it tops out at 144.7 cubic feet. feet. This means that both GMC SUVs have more cargo space than the Caddy. The GMC Yukon starts with a 5.3-liter V8, making 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. That’s less powerful than the Escalade’s engine, and the Yukon only gets 17 mpg combined.
3. Infiniti QX80
The Infiniti QX80 luxury SUV starts at around $72,000 MSRP and seats seven people. It has a maximum cargo capacity of 95.1 cubic feet. ft., which is far less than what the Escalade has. Infiniti gave the SUV a 5.6-liter V8, which produces 400 hp and 413 pound-feet of torque. That’s less power and torque than the Caddy gets. Also, the QX80 gets 16 mpg combined, the same as the Escalade.
The Lexus LX will be more expensive than the Cadillac Escalade, starting at around $87,000 MSRP. The standard version has capacity for five people, but it can host up to seven with its other versions. The LX has a maximum cargo capacity of 71 cubic feet. ft., which is much less than its peers.
Lexus gave the LX a 3.5-liter V6, which makes 409 hp and 479 pound-feet of torque. That’s a little less power than the Caddy, but it’s more torque. Also, the Lexus is more fuel efficient, at 19 mpg combined.
5. Lincoln Navigator
The Lincoln Navigator luxury full-size SUV starts at around $78,000 MSRP, making it a few thousand dollars more expensive than the Cadillac Escalade. The Navigator seats seven people and has a maximum cargo capacity of 103.3 cubic feet. ft. That’s less cargo space than the Escalade has, but more than many of its peers.
Lincoln gave the SUV a 3.5-liter V6, which makes 440 hp and 510 pound-feet of torque. That makes it more powerful than the Caddy. It’s also more efficient, getting 19 mpg combined.