Cadillac Escalade vs Lexus RX Hybrid

2023 Cadillac Escalade
2023 Cadillac Escalade
$79,295MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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2023 Cadillac Escalade
$79,295MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$79,295

MSRP

$49,400

Average price

$52,246

Average price

$34,776

Listings

6458

Listings

3364
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.5 out of 10
Pros
  • Impressive technology
  • Impressive stereo
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Underwhelming base engine
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration

Reviews Summary

The ultimate shuttle is a new Cadillac Escalade, preferably in black with the shiniest chrome wheels. Many SUVs are more luxurious and some even quadruple the Escalade’s $80,000 starting price, yet none have the physical presence or the street cred that comes with a Cadillac truck. European brands do not make full-size luxury SUVs like this. They come close, but for sheer interior space and towing capacity, American brands dominate the segment. The Escalade was redesigned for the 2021 model year and carries over to 2023 mostly unchanged. That means it still boasts the industry’s best hands-free driving system, the sharpest screens, and the most stereo speakers.

Reviews Summary

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

6.2L 420 hp V8

Engine

2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

8

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

246 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

14

MPG City

37

MPG Highway

19

MPG Highway

34
2023 Cadillac Escalade
2023 Cadillac Escalade
$79,295MSRP
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2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
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OverviewShop Now
2023 Cadillac Escalade
$79,295MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Lexus RX Hybrid
$49,400MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$79,295
$49,400
Average price
$52,246
$34,776
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.5
Expert reviews

7.3 out of 10

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7.5 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Impressive technology
  • Impressive stereo
  • Plenty of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Interior materials feel cheap
  • Underwhelming base engine
Pros
  • RX 350h trims are fuel efficient
  • RX 500h trims are fun to drive
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • RX 500h delivers poor fuel economy
  • Not much cargo space
  • Poor head-up display integration
Summary
The ultimate shuttle is a new Cadillac Escalade, preferably in black with the shiniest chrome wheels. Many SUVs are more luxurious and some even quadruple the Escalade’s $80,000 starting price, yet none have the physical presence or the street cred that comes with a Cadillac truck. European brands do not make full-size luxury SUVs like this. They come close, but for sheer interior space and towing capacity, American brands dominate the segment. The Escalade was redesigned for the 2021 model year and carries over to 2023 mostly unchanged. That means it still boasts the industry’s best hands-free driving system, the sharpest screens, and the most stereo speakers.

During the past three years, the RX 450h hybrid has accounted for an average of 15.4% of all Lexus RX sales in the U.S. Now, a redesigned 2023 Lexus RX is set to go on sale by the end of 2022, and the automaker will offer three hybrid models: the RX 350h, RX 450h+, and the RX 500h F Sport Performance. Based on time spent driving two of these three new 2023 Lexus RX Hybrid models, we expect them to at least double, if not triple, the previous-generation RX 450h’s share of sales. As long as the price is right, of course.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
6.2L 420 hp V8
2.5L 246 hp I4 Hybrid
Drive Train
RWD
AWD
Seating Capacity
8
5
Horsepower
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
246 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
14
37
MPG Highway
19
34
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