2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs 2022 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
$20,995MSRP
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2022 Cadillac Escalade
2022 Cadillac Escalade
$77,795MSRP
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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
$20,995MSRP
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2022 Cadillac Escalade
$77,795MSRP
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MSRP

$20,995

MSRP

$77,795

Average price

$17,564

Average price

$80,719

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547

Listings

371
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive technology
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor ride quality
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Interior materials feel cheap

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Reviews Summary

2022 Cadillac Escalade Reviews Summary

Over roughly two decades in production, the Cadillac Escalade has become the General Motors luxury brand’s de facto flagship. It may share underpinnings with more pedestrian SUVs and pickup trucks from other GM brands, but the Escalade sits at the top of the Cadillac hierarchy in price, size, and—thanks to Cadillac’s constant reshuffling of its other nameplates—name recognition. It’s also an established player in a robust niche of big luxury SUVs.

The Escalade’s competitive set splits into two camps: other truck-like body-on-frame SUVs (Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Lexus LX) and upscale unibody SUVs (BMW X7, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class). It’s a good time to be shopping for a full-size luxury SUV, in other words.

Cadillac has one of the freshest entries in this group. The Escalade was redesigned for the 2021 model year, adding a number of notable features like a 38-inch OLED display screen and GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system.

Changes for this generation’s sophomore model year are minor. A Buckle to Drive feature that forces the driver to buckle their seatbelt before setting off is now standard, lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning are now standard on the base Escalade Luxury trim level, and Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum models gets standard puddle lamps. Cadillac also added three extra-cost colors: Mahogany Metallic, Galactic Gray Metallic, and Wilder Metallic.

The Escalade is available in standard-wheelbase and long-wheelbase Escalade ESV body styles (the latter will be covered in a separate review), with the option of gasoline or diesel engines and five trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, and Sport Platinum. We hoisted ourselves into a standard-length Premium Luxury diesel model for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 148 hp I4

Engine

6.2L 420 hp V8

Drive Train

FWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

8

Horsepower

148 hp @ 6000 rpm

Horsepower

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

MPG City

24

MPG City

14

MPG Highway

30

MPG Highway

19
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
$20,995MSRP
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2022 Cadillac Escalade
2022 Cadillac Escalade
$77,795MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
$20,995MSRP
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2022 Cadillac Escalade
$77,795MSRP
Overview
Overview
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Overview
MSRP
$20,995
$77,795
Average price
$17,564
$80,719
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.9
4.8
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive technology
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Poor ride quality
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Interior materials feel cheap
Summary

Over roughly two decades in production, the Cadillac Escalade has become the General Motors luxury brand’s de facto flagship. It may share underpinnings with more pedestrian SUVs and pickup trucks from other GM brands, but the Escalade sits at the top of the Cadillac hierarchy in price, size, and—thanks to Cadillac’s constant reshuffling of its other nameplates—name recognition. It’s also an established player in a robust niche of big luxury SUVs.

The Escalade’s competitive set splits into two camps: other truck-like body-on-frame SUVs (Lincoln Navigator, Infiniti QX80, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Lexus LX) and upscale unibody SUVs (BMW X7, Land Rover Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class). It’s a good time to be shopping for a full-size luxury SUV, in other words.

Cadillac has one of the freshest entries in this group. The Escalade was redesigned for the 2021 model year, adding a number of notable features like a 38-inch OLED display screen and GM’s Super Cruise hands-free driving system.

Changes for this generation’s sophomore model year are minor. A Buckle to Drive feature that forces the driver to buckle their seatbelt before setting off is now standard, lane-keep assist and lane-departure warning are now standard on the base Escalade Luxury trim level, and Premium Luxury Platinum and Sport Platinum models gets standard puddle lamps. Cadillac also added three extra-cost colors: Mahogany Metallic, Galactic Gray Metallic, and Wilder Metallic.

The Escalade is available in standard-wheelbase and long-wheelbase Escalade ESV body styles (the latter will be covered in a separate review), with the option of gasoline or diesel engines and five trim levels: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, and Sport Platinum. We hoisted ourselves into a standard-length Premium Luxury diesel model for this review.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 148 hp I4
6.2L 420 hp V8
Drive Train
FWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
8
Horsepower
148 hp @ 6000 rpm
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG City
24
14
MPG Highway
30
19
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