|2016 Cadillac Escalade||2016 Acura MDX|
|420 HP||Horsepower||290 HP|
|15.2 cu. ft.||Cargo Capacity||15.0 cu. ft.|
|94.2 cu. ft.||Max Cargo Capacity||68.4 cu. ft.|
|8,300 lbs.||Trailering Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
2016 Cadillac Escalade vs 2016 Acura MDX
The newest version of the immensely popular Cadillac Escalade has actually been referred to as the Cadillac of Escalades. We think that strange proclamation is another way of saying this is the very best Escalade every built, and we couldn’t agree more. We wanted to see just how well it measured up to another luxury utility vehicle in its segment, so we decided to pit it against one of its competitors by comparing the 2016 Cadillac Escalade vs 2016 Acura MDX. The MDX is built a little bit differently as it’s a crossover rather than an SUV, but they are both meant for the same thing, thus making them perfect rivals.
Advantages of the 2016 Cadillac Escalade
The one advantage that the Acura has over the Cadillac thanks to it being a crossover is better fuel efficiency, but outside of that the Escalade blows the MDX right out of the water with its superior specifications, as you can see by glancing up to the table above. Starting from the top, power ratings aren’t even close. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade offers an extra 130 horsepower, delivering a much more enjoyable driving experience than the MDX and leaving it in its dust.
Capacity things change a bit, as its cargo area is only 0.2 cubic feet bigger than the MDX. But if you drop the seats down to open up its full potential, you see where the advantage of being an SUV comes in over a CUV. With an extra 25.8 cu. ft. of max cargo capacity, you’ll certainly better equipped to bring home a brand-new television set or anything else you can imagine. With being able to tow nearly 5,000 extra pounds of weight behind the vehicle doesn’t hurt either, just in case you need to bring something bigger along.
If you think the 2016 Cadillac Escalade is the perfect luxury SUV for you, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website and we’ll get you behind the wheel as soon as we can to give it a try for yourself.