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2006 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2008 Cadillac CTS

To start off, 2008 Cadillac CTS is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Cadillac Escalade. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Cadillac Escalade would be higher. At 5,998 cc (8 cylinders), 2006 Cadillac Escalade is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Cadillac Escalade (345 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 130 more horse power than 2008 Cadillac CTS. (215 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Cadillac Escalade should accelerate faster than 2008 Cadillac CTS. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Cadillac Escalade weights approximately 901 kg more than 2008 Cadillac CTS. 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 2008 Cadillac CTS. 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. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Cadillac Escalade (515 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 215 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Cadillac CTS. (300 Nm @ 3400 RPM). This means 2006 Cadillac Escalade will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Cadillac CTS.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Cadillac Escalade 2008 Cadillac CTS
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model Escalade CTS
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5998 cc 3175 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 345 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 515 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 7 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2691 kg 1790 kg
Vehicle Length 5630 mm 4830 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2890 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 15.8 L/100km 11 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 68 L


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