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Cadillac Escalade vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Cadillac Escalade vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $59,500

Ford Explorer Platinum   
Difference: $42,430

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20212021
TrimPremium Luxury PlatinumPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $99,995 $54,480
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) 135  
Cargo mat 85 100
All-weather floor mats 225 120
Cargo cover 195 130
Sunroof 0  
Second-row buckets   695
Running boards   595
Roof rack crossbars   140
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,995
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s) 120  
Cargo mat 76 95
All-weather floor mats 200 114
Cargo cover 174 124
Sunroof 0  
Second-row buckets   660
Running boards   565
Roof rack crossbars   133
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,895
Options (change) 640 3,775
Options (change) 570 3,586
Destination 1,295 1,245
Total Price $101,930 $59,500

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Cadillac Escalade vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price: Ford Explorer Platinum
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Cadillac Escalade Premium Luxury Platinum
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $39,620
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,017
Model Year20212021
TrimPremium Luxury PlatinumPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine420hp V8365hp V6
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)15/20 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 16500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)275/50-22275/45-21
Total Price$101,930$59,500
Adjustments for Features-2,8100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$99,120$59,500

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Features Comparison: Cadillac Escalade vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20212021
TrimPremium Luxury PlatinumPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
10-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1500$1500
AWD $1700
Adaptive cruise control $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000 
Keyless entry keypad $50
Remote climate control $25
Remote window/roof operation $15
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25
Around view cameras$500 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200 
Backup collision intervention$150 
Brake assist $50
Curve control $50
Driver inboard seat-mounted side-impact airbag$150 
Full-size spare tire$225 
Hill descent control $250
Inflatable rear seat belts $200
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Rearview camera $200
Temporary spare tire $150
Terrain selector $200
Wide-view rear camera$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40 
Class III trailer hitch $250
Class IV trailer hitch$300 
Console with shifter $150
Console without shifter$150 
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150 
Overhead sunglass holder $25
Refrigerated storage compartment$250 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Additional screen for entertainment system$200 
Blu-Ray-compatible entertainment system$100 
HDMI port$25 
Interior air filter $0
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Second DVD player for entertainment system$200 
Streaming video support$25 
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325 
Traffic + travel information $25
Traffic information$25 
Wireless charging station$75 
Active grille shutters$0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Bodyside moldings$75 
Laminated front side windows$200 
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Power-deployable running boards$750 
Running boards $350
Tow hook(s), front $40
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights$50 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights$1000 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Mirror tilt-down in reverse$25 
Rear camera mirror$200 
Limited-slip rear differential$300 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Leather seating surfaces, third-row seats$200 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50 
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100 
Power-folding third row seats$1000 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000
Synthetic suede headliner$650 
Tailgating position, third row seats $50
Wood trim $300
Wood trim, alternative type$300 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500 
Alloy wheels$350 
Auto-leveling rear shocks$200 
Machined alloy wheels $350
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0
Total Value of Features$13,490$10,680
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,810$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-510

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Specifications Comparison: Cadillac Escalade vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20212021
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase120.9 in119.1 in
Length211.9 in198.8 in
Width81.1 in78.9 in
Height76.7 in69.9 in
Curb Weight5,635 lb.4,727 lb.
Fuel Capacity24.0 gal.17.9 gal.
Row 1 Headroom42.3 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room65.5 in61.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room61.7 in59.2 in
Row 1 Legroom44.5 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom38.9 in40.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room64.6 in61.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room61.2 in59.1 in
Row 2 Legroom41.7 in39.0 in
Row 3 Headroom38.2 in38.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room62.7 in54.6 in
Row 3 Hip Room49.4 in40.9 in
Row 3 Legroom34.9 in32.2 in
Cargo Volume,
25.5 ft318.2 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
72.9 ft347.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
121.0 ft387.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Platinum

Second-row buckets
Second-row buckets500Yes
Power release, second row seats50Yes
Total Requested550100%
Total Not Requested00%

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