2021 Porsche Cayenne vs. 2021 Cadillac Escalade

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade is one of the world’s premiere SUVs. It has a large and opulent interior, smooth handling and tremendous torque for every engine option. But is it good enough to beat the 2021 Porsche Cayenne, a dynamic and swanky SUV that can comfortably seat five?

Design & Style

The Porsche Cayenne has a well-proportioned exterior with full width lights in the front. It sits on twenty inch wheels and the high tech cabin is dominated by a beautiful 12.3 inch display which is positioned in front and responsible for handling most vehicle functions. The seats are a joy to sit on and will provide excellent spinal support, and each surface is covered in authentic wood, leather or polished metal. The newest Cadillac Escalade is large and brawny just like its predecessors. The exterior is blocky with an elevated nose and the famous shield grille in front. The side is squared off and split with fender flares and chrome trim that is angled. The cabin is high tech, with curvy OLED displays and a fully digitized instrument cluster. A rotary dial is also available and buyers are given the option of 9 different trims and colors.

Technology & Safety

The NHTSA has given the newest Escalade a four star rating. It comes with all the high tech safety gadgets that one would expect, such as parking sensors, lane control, pedestrian detection, emergency automatic brakes and a camera with surround view. Luxuries within the cabin include an ionized air cleanser, magnetic dampers, panoramic sunroof, and front seats which can provide a massage. The Porsche Cayenne is equipped with most of the safety countermeasures found in the Cadillac, including parking assist, cruise and lane control, a camera with surround view, night vision and blind are monitoring. Luxuries within its cabin include satellite radio, sound system with ten speakers, Apple CarPlay and powered seats that can be adjusted eight ways.


The Porsche Cayenne can be equipped with a V6 engine which works with an electrical motor to generate up to 455 horsepower, allowing it to blaze from zero to sixty in just 4.7 seconds.  The Cadillac Escalade is outfitted with a V8 engine that is 6.2 liter and capable of generating 420 horsepower, which allows it to accelerate from zero to sixty in just six seconds. It can also tow an incredible 8,200 pounds.

The Bottom Line

While both of these SUVs are very impressive, there can only be one apex predator. The Porsche Cayenne has superior performance in its highest trim, which makes it the winner.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayenne Test Drive Today?

If you are interested in experiencing the luxury package that the 2021 Porsche Cayenne offers, you can test drive this stellar car with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey and proudly serve car buyers in the Tri-State area. Drop by our showroom today or simply call us in advance to book a Porsche Cayenne test drive appointment.


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