: 06 Escalade ESV vs 06 Yukon XL Denali

10-24-08, 08:58 PM
Dealer has the two to choose from. Both are close in mileage , just under 30,000.... and pretty much identically equipped. I know more about Denali's but just bought and SRX so needless to say I am very impressed with that Caddy and wondering if I should stay loyal to the breed. Have been a GM guy my whole life. Only other caddy I ever owned though was A 76 Seville. Just kinda looking for some feedback from you all. I intend on getting a long extended warranty on which ever I choose. Anybody care to comment? All appreciated

10-24-08, 09:08 PM
You will have nothing lacking when your Cadillac'n.

Go Escalade!

10-24-08, 10:45 PM
I had the same discussion with my wife...05 Denali XL vs 05 Escalade EXT....well.....saying Denali sounds gay...but Escalade or Cadillac sounds good.

Really...thats why my wife chose the caddy.

10-25-08, 12:13 AM
Just bought a Cadillac... They make music about it!!!

10-25-08, 01:58 AM
Friend had an 05 Denali and hed rather drive my 04 Ext anyday! I went shopping for a denali and came home with the Caddie if that helps ya any! But then again Im a die hard Caddie man! At least Your A diehard GM fan so either will be ok, but get the caddy u wont be dissapointed!

10-25-08, 09:53 AM
Caddy has a few more extras over the Denali. I have had an 02 Denali and have an 05 Escalade now. I like my Escalade much better.

10-25-08, 10:45 AM
Is it time for this discussion again? :yawn: Cadillac is the luxury flagship and the Denali is second tier. Cadillac has more hp and a better warranty. If you're interested in buying the top of the line, get the Cadillac. If you're more interested in saving a few bucks and can be satisfied with less then the best, buy the GMC.

Either way you choose you're always welcome here. Best of luck with whatever you decide. :wave:

10-25-08, 06:01 PM
Well definitely leaning toward Caddy.... But now I ask your input and help on what to pay.... It is a 2006 Escalade ESV White diamond loaded.... 28000 miles.... in sevice date of 04/2006 .... shows it had a accident on private property parking lot damaging the left qtr pnl/rr dr but rest of inqury is clean.
One owner A title dealer not budging from 27,900 + tax ..... input please

10-25-08, 09:39 PM
... dealer not budging from 27,900 + tax.....

I bought a certified 2006 ESV Platinum Edition w/ 27,500 miles in February, 2008 for $38,000. Thought that I paid too much, but Moore Cadillac just wasn't going any lower. $27,900 sounds OK, but don't forget how much it's gonna cost to fill up w/ gas. I'm getting 12.5 mpg in town/14 or 15 mpg on long trips, so mileage is low while gas is high.

That's my input.


10-25-08, 09:46 PM
Thanks Hank.... I can say this about mileage and this is strictly by the DIC... I took it for a 100 mile trip up and down I-75 and got 18.7. I always set the cruise at 69. I am just not in a hurry anymore. But based on what you paid and the 27900 he's asking though not a steal it seems to be fair.

10-27-08, 11:39 PM
I'd go w/the Escalade just for the extra HP...assuming you have to buy one of these two. Unless you like the Denali's color combination better, or there is a huge difference in price.

Are these CPO'ed (i.e. 6 yr/100K warranty) -- or just factory warranty. If just factory, then you'll have an extra year to play w/on the Escalade.

10-28-08, 05:48 PM
Pulled the trigger today.... last minute though a dealer friend of mine found and o6 w/d esv platinum.... and so my srx has a new garage mate..... thanks for all the input

10-28-08, 07:57 PM

Post pics of the new Lade when you can. :D

11-16-08, 09:48 AM
If you don't mind what is the mileage on your new Platinum and what did you have to give for it?