2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Cadillac Escalade

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover Sport have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Cadillac Escalade doesn’t offer pretensioners for the middle seat belts.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Range Rover Sport. But it costs extra on the Escalade.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Range Rover Sport’s standard Hill Descent Control allow you to creep down safely. The Escalade doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

The Range Rover Sport’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Escalade doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

For better protection of the passenger compartment, the Range Rover Sport uses safety cell construction with a three-dimensional high-strength frame that surrounds the passenger compartment. It provides extra impact protection and a sturdy mounting location for door hardware and side impact beams. The Escalade uses a body-on-frame design, which has no frame members above the floor of the vehicle.

Both the Range Rover Sport and the Escalade have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Range Rover Sport have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the engine in the Escalade.

Engine

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The Range Rover Sport P400e’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. hybrid produces 12 lbs.-ft. more torque (472 vs. 460) than the Escalade’s 6.2 V8. The Range Rover Sport’s optional 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 98 more horsepower (518 vs. 420) and 1 lbs.-ft. more torque (461 vs. 460) than the Escalade’s 6.2 V8. The Range Rover Sport SVR’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 155 more horsepower (575 vs. 420) and 56 lbs.-ft. more torque (516 vs. 460) than the Escalade’s 6.2 V8.

As tested in Motor Trend the Land Rover Range Rover Sport is faster than the Cadillac Escalade:

Range Rover Sport

Range Rover Sport SVR

Escalade

Zero to 60 MPH

4.3 sec

4.3 sec

6.2 sec

Quarter Mile

12.8 sec

12.8 sec

14.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

109.9 MPH

111 MPH

97 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport Td6 gets better fuel mileage than the Escalade 4WD (22 city/28 hwy vs. 14 city/21 hwy).

On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Sport 5.0 supercharged V8 (518 HP) gets better fuel mileage than the Escalade 4WD (17 city/22 hwy vs. 14 city/21 hwy).

The Range Rover Sport P400e can drive on battery power alone for up to 31 miles. The Escalade must run its internal combustion engine to move.

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Sport’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Escalade doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Range Rover Sport’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Escalade doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

The Range Rover Sport’s standard fuel tank has 1.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Escalade (27.6 vs. 26 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Sport’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Escalade:

Range Rover Sport Td6

Range Rover Sport P400/400e/V8

Escalade

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

15 inches

13 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

14.4 inches

13.6 inches

The Range Rover Sport stops much shorter than the Escalade:

Range Rover Sport

Escalade

70 to 0 MPH

167 feet

202 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

106 feet

133 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The Range Rover Sport’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Escalade’s optional 45 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For superior ride and handling, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has fully independent front and rear suspensions. An independent suspension allows the wheels to follow the road at the best angle for gripping the pavement, without compromising ride comfort. The Cadillac Escalade has a solid rear axle, with a non-independent rear suspension.

The Range Rover Sport V8 has active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Escalade doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Sport uses air springs for a smoother, controlled ride than the Escalade, which uses coil springs. Air springs maintain proper ride height and ride more smoothly.

The Range Rover Sport SVR handles at .87 G’s, while the Escalade 4WD pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Sport SVR executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.9 seconds quicker than the Escalade 4WD (25.2 seconds @ .77 average G’s vs. 28.1 seconds @ .63 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Sport SVR has a 2.8 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Escalade (10.8 vs. 8 inches), allowing the Range Rover Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Sport’s minimum ground clearance is 2.9 inches higher than on the Escalade (10.9 vs. 8 inches).

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 450 to 800 pounds less than the Cadillac Escalade.

The Range Rover Sport is 11.8 inches shorter than the Escalade, making the Range Rover Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Unibody construction lowers the Range Rover Sport’s center of gravity significantly without reducing ground clearance. This contributes to better on the road handling and better off-road performance and stability. In addition, unibody construction makes the chassis stiffer, improving handling and reducing squeaks and rattles. The Escalade uses body-on-frame design instead.

As tested by Car and Driver while under full throttle, the interior of the Range Rover Sport HSE is quieter than the Escalade 4WD (70 vs. 75 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Sport has 7.2 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Escalade (128 vs. 120.8).

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Sport has a standard third row seat which folds flat into the floor. This completely clears a very large cargo area quickly. The Escalade doesn’t offer seats that fold into the floor.

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Range Rover Sport. The Escalade doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Payload

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The Range Rover Sport has a much higher standard payload capacity than the Escalade (1631 vs. 1420 lbs.).

The Range Rover Sport has a higher maximum payload capacity than the Escalade (1631 vs. 1460 lbs.).

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Escalade, the Range Rover Sport has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Range Rover Sport’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Escalade’s parking brake has to released manually.

The Range Rover Sport’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Escalade’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to close them fully.

If the windows are left open on the Range Rover Sport the driver can close them all at the outside door handle or from a distance using the remote. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. The driver of the Escalade can only close the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Sport has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Escalade doesn’t offer headlight washers.

Optional air-conditioned the front and second row seats keep the Range Rover Sport’s passengers comfortable and take the sting out of hot leather in summer. The Escalade doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats for the second row.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Sport owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover Sport with a number “1” insurance rate while the Escalade is rated higher at a number “5” rate.

The Range Rover Sport will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Range Rover Sport will retain 45.17% to 46.78% of its original price after five years, while the Escalade only retains 37.47% to 39.58%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Sport is less expensive to operate than the Escalade because typical repairs cost much less on the Range Rover Sport than the Escalade, including $24 less for a water pump, $747 less for a muffler, $396 less for front struts and $1344 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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The Range Rover Sport was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2014 4x4 of the Year. The Escalade has never been chosen.

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