2023 Audi Q8 vs. 2023 Cadillac Escalade | NewCars.com

2023 Audi Q8 vs. 2023 Cadillac Escalade Review

Picture of the 2023 Audi Q8

2023 Audi

MSRP*: $72,800
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

Picture of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade

2023 Cadillac

MSRP*: $79,295 to $149,195
See details & photos

Find Your Best Price Today!

MPG - City 18 MPG 11 - 14 MPG
MPG - Hwy 23 MPG 16 - 19 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 121.0 ft3
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 682-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 335 hp 420 - 682 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 7,000 - 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 196.6 in 211.9 in
Exterior Width 78.5 in 81.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.2 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 37.1 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac Escalade than in the Audi Q8, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Audi Q8.

The Audi Q8 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Cadillac Escalade, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Audi Q8 is a better financial choice over the Cadillac Escalade, when considering MSRP.

Since the Audi Q8 is much slimmer than the Cadillac Escalade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Audi Q8, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Cadillac Escalade.

The Audi Q8 has a larger turning radius than the Cadillac Escalade, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When it comes to horsepower, the Audi Q8 has a lot less horsepower than the Cadillac Escalade.

With its lower torque engine, the Audi Q8 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Cadillac Escalade.

Soccer Moms beware - the Audi Q8 seats a lot fewer people than the Cadillac Escalade. The Audi Q8 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Cadillac Escalade.