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2006 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2008 Cadillac XLR

To start off, 2008 Cadillac XLR 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, 2008 Cadillac XLR (444 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 99 more horse power than 2006 Cadillac Escalade. (345 HP @ 5200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Cadillac XLR should accelerate faster than 2006 Cadillac Escalade. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Cadillac Escalade weights approximately 1131 kg more than 2008 Cadillac XLR.

Because 2006 Cadillac Escalade is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Cadillac XLR. 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, 2008 Cadillac XLR (561 Nm @ 3900 RPM) has 46 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Cadillac Escalade. (515 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Cadillac XLR will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Cadillac Escalade.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Cadillac Escalade 2008 Cadillac XLR
Make Cadillac Cadillac
Model Escalade XLR
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type SUV Convertible
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 5998 cc 4371 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 345 HP 444 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 515 Nm 561 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 7 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 2691 kg 1560 kg
Vehicle Length 5630 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 2030 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 3310 mm 2690 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 14 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 18.2 L/100km 16.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 15.8 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 117 L 68 L


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