2019 Cadillac Escalade vs. Lexus 2019 LX 570
Nothing makes life easy and comfortable like a large luxury SUV, but the market offers several choices to consider. If you’ve narrowed down your options to cars like the 2019 Cadillac Escalade and the Lexus LX 570, take a glance at our comparison of these two models.
The 2019 Cadillac Escalade comes with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, sporting 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, a strong ratio that gives this large and weighty model plenty of thrust in city traffic. The Lexus LX 570, on the other hand, only offers a 5.7-liter V-8 engine with 383 horsepower and 402 pound-feet of torque. You can see the difference in power in the towing capacities of these two models: 8,100-8,300 lbs. for the Escalade and 7,000 lbs. for the LX 570.
To better take advantage of its more powerful engine, the Cadillac Escalade shifts gears with a 10-speed automatic transmission with manual mode. This places it above competitors from brands like Lexus because the LX 570 and similar models generally use an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Luxury & Convenience
One of the major interior differences between these two models is seating. The 2019 Escalade has either seven or eight seats in the starting model, while Lexus’s model only offers five seats at the starting trim level, and drivers would have to opt for a more expensive trim level if they wanted an eight-seat LX 570.
In many ways, these two models have similar features, such as a programmable garage door opener, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, USB ports, and a mix of genuine leather and wood throughout the interior. The Escalade comes with carpeted front and rear floor mats standard, while the LX 570 only offers rubber floor mats as an optional feature.
The 2019 Escalade is a clear winner over the LX 570 in fuel economy. Brands like Cadillac usually balance their top-class engines with fuel efficiency, which is why the Escalade’s combined fuel rating is 17 mpg, compared to the LX 570’s 15 mpg. On top of that, the Escalade’s V-8 engine is also designed to perform optimally on regular gasoline, while the LX 570’s engine requires premium gasoline. Being forced to refuel on premium could further exacerbate monthly fuel expenses when driving an LX 570.
The Escalade is significantly longer than the LX 570 at 224.3 inches compared to 200 inches, although the LX 570 is taller by an inch. The Escalade’s greater wheelbase and width improve head and legroom for passengers, and all while only adding 31 lbs. over the LX 570’s curb weight.
So far, the Escalade has been quite a ways ahead of the LX 570, and you might expect that to make it more expensive. However, the baseline model Cadillac Escalade for 2019 has an MSRP of $78,195, a far cry from the starting LX 570s $85,830.
Put simply, with the 2019 Escalade, you get more luxury SUV at a lower price, better long-term fuel expense prospects, and a significantly more rewarding powertrain. If the Escalade now seems like your perfect high-end SUV, take a look at our inventory today to see the various trim levels, colors, and more available at Hennessy Cadillac,.