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2006 Cadillac Escalade vs. 1971 Cadillac DeVille

To start off, 2006 Cadillac Escalade is newer by 35 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1971 Cadillac DeVille. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1971 Cadillac DeVille would be higher. At 6,954 cc (8 cylinders), 1971 Cadillac DeVille is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Cadillac Escalade (345 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 57 more horse power than 1971 Cadillac DeVille. (288 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Cadillac Escalade should accelerate faster than 1971 Cadillac DeVille. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Cadillac Escalade weights approximately 691 kg more than 1971 Cadillac DeVille. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Cadillac Escalade is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1971 Cadillac DeVille. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Cadillac Escalade will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Cadillac Escalade 1971 Cadillac DeVille
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model Escalade DeVille
Year Released 2006 1971
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5998 cc 6954 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 345 HP 288 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 2691 kg 2000 kg
Vehicle Length 5630 mm 5700 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 2030 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 3300 mm


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