What's the Difference: Wagoneer vs Cadillac Escalade


Wagoneer vs Cadillac Escalade

Full-size, luxury SUVs are the ultimate vehicles for active Pembroke Pines families who demand capability, spacious interiors with lots of legroom, and advanced entertainment options. Two of the absolute best on the market are the all-new Wagoneer and the stalwart Cadillac Escalade. So, which full-size SUV reigns supreme? Let's find out.

From pulling the boat out to Biscayne Bay to taking along seven friends in absolute comfort to the Miami Heat game, the Wagoneer has what it takes to get the job done. A standard HEMI® 5.7-liter V-8 engine that gets a boost from a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, the Wagoneer cranks out a combined 392 horsepower and 404 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to this stout powertrain, the Wagoneer has a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, which is more than any other full-size SUV.

Wagoneer vs Cadillac Escalade

Features Wagoneer Cadillac Escalade
Fuel Economy 15 MPG City - 22 MPG Highway 11 MPG City - 27 MPG Highway
  • 5.7L V8
  • 5.7L V8 Hybrid
  • Twin-Turbocharged 3.0L
  • 6.2L V8
  • Turbocharged 3.0L Six-Cylinder Diesel
  • Supercharged 6.2L V8
Drivetrain 4WD or RWD 4WD or RWD
Cargo Space 27.4 - 44.2cu ft 69.80cu ft
Seating Capacity 8 8
Towing Capacity 5,980 to 6,130 lbs 7,000 to 7,700 lbs

What's the Difference: Wagoneer vs Cadillac Escalade

New for 2023 is the outstanding Hurricane twin-turbo inline-six that cranks out 420 horsepower and 486 pound-feet of torque for even more acceleration power. The Wagoneer includes off-road hardware like a two-speed transfer case, an advanced four-wheel drive system with multiple drive modes, and all-terrain tires throughout the lineup. Cadillac offers three engines with the Escalade, including a 420-horsepower V-8, a turbodiesel V-6, and a 682-horsepower supercharged V-8, along with standard rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. An air suspension is also standard.

Inside, the Wagoneer has up to 116.7 cubic feet of space with all rows folded and seating for up to eight full-size adults, which is perfect for a road trip to Jonathan Dickinson State Park. Cadillac Escalade models have a similar 121 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats folded, but only has seating for seven adults. No matter which you pick, third-row space is ample.

Overall, the Wagoneer wins out over the Cadillac Escalade thanks to a more robust base engine, better off-road capability, and seating for up to eight people.

Reliability and Quality

Overall, the Wagoneer and the Cadillac Escalade provide a high level of reliability and quality.

Since the Wagoneer is still a new model, reliability ratings are not available yet. However, every Wagoneer comes with a three-year / 36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year / 60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Escalade has a J.D. Power rating of 83/100 for overall reliability.

Once you step inside the Wagoneer, you're greeted with a stunning interior that is filled with impeccable materials and high levels of craftsmanship. Depending on the trim, you can expect luxury features like heated and ventilated front seats upholstered with Nappa leather, a McIntosh® Stereo system, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels with black noise pockets, a tri-pane sunroof, second-row captains chairs, and much more. This is a beautiful place to spend time on your next road trip, and Wagoneer knocked it out of the park.

Cadillac is well known for its commitment to excellent quality and the Escalade is no exception. Features include hand-finished leather upholstery, natural wood with open pores, and ambient interior lighting with 26 color options.

Safety and Driving Assistance

Since large SUVs like the Wagoneer are often used for transporting families, safety is of utmost importance and the Wagoneer delivers.

In addition to a strong structure that's supplemented with multiple airbags, the Wagoneer offers a staggering range of driver assistance features. Active Driving Assist works with dozens of sensors to maintain pace with the car in front of you, as well as keep you centered in the lane. ParkSense® Automated Parking takes the guesswork out of parallel parking and allows the Wagoneer to practically park itself. Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning with Active Braking helps stop the Wagoneer in an emergency situation. This is one incredibly safe SUV.

Cadillac made waves when it debuted its Super Cruise™ functionality for the latest generation Escalade. On compatible roads, Super Cruise™ is available hands-free driving assistance, including changing lanes. In addition to Super Cruise™, the Escalade also includes Automatic Emergency Braking to help slow the Escalade down in an emergency situation without driver input.

Infotainment and Technology

Technology marches along quickly, and the Wagoneer is more than keeping up.

When equipped with certain option packages, the Wagoneer boasts a stunning 10.1-inch touchscreen offers stunning picture and control, including displays for the passengers in two rows. In addition to wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, there's a wireless charging pad that automatically charges a compatible smartphone. Audiophiles will appreciate the McIntosh® Entertainment System on board which boasts 10 speakers and specific tuning to make the Wagoneer a concert hall on wheels. No matter how you equip your Wagoneer, you'll be treated to an exceptional entertainment experience.

The Cadillac Escalade is no slouch when it comes to advanced technology. It has a 38-inch curved OLED display that integrates the infotainment system and the driver's information display into one beautifully designed screen. If the standard AKG™ Studio 19-speaker entertainment system isn't enough, then an AKG™ Studio Reference audio system provides 36 speakers for the ultimate 360-degree immersion. Rear seat passengers are treated to a pair of 12.6-inch diagonal high-definition touchscreen displays that run everything from a movie to a video game system with crystal clear quality.

Shop Wagoneer Near Pembroke Pines, FL

AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Pembroke Pines is your Wagoneer dealership of choice near Pembroke Pines, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, and Miami. Our team is proud to offer one of the best selections of new Wagoneers and Grand Wagoneers along with a selection of the best used Jeeps in the Pembroke Pines area.

Once you test drive the Wagoneer or the Grand Wagoneer, you'll be hooked by the space, luxury, and capability. When you're ready to take one home, our in-house finance center will work with you to get a payment that's within your budget. If you currently drive other full-size SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator, GMC Yukon, or Toyota Sequoia, our team can handle your trade and apply the value to the purchase of your Wagoneer.

From service to parts and accessories, AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Pembroke Pines is your complete Wagoneer center.

Before towing, confirm your vehicle and trailer are compatible, hooked up and loaded properly and that you have any necessary additional equipment. The maximum you can tow depends on base curb weight plus the total weight of any cargo, occupants, and added vehicle equipment.