The differences between the 2020 Cadillac Escalade and the 2020 Chevy Suburban begin on the outside. Although the two SUVs share a platform, there are significant differences in their exterior styling and details. The 2020 Chevy Suburban has a simple truck-like look to it, while the 2020 Cadillac Escalade is unmistakably a premium vehicle. Viewed from any angle, the Escalade stands out from the crowd with its bold yet refined looks. From its trademark Cadillac chrome grille to its vertical LED lighting and additional trim pieces, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade is a vehicle that will always be in style. However, the exterior differences between these two GM SUVs are far from limited to aesthetics alone.
A Deep Dive into Lighting
Mentioned already, the 2020 Cadillac Escalade has a clear advantage over the 2020 Chevy Suburban when it comes to lighting. While the 2020 Suburban continues to use the older headlight technology, the 2020 Escalade has full LED exterior lighting. But not only do these more modern bulbs contribute to the Cadillac Escalade’s more stylish exterior, but they are also brighter, more efficient, and more reliable, making replacing headlights virtually a thing of the past.
The 2020 Escalade also offers additional cornering lights not found on the 2020 Suburban. These small sidelights activate automatically when turning at low speeds, giving the driver side illumination to reveal potential hazards lying in wait outside of the main headlight beams. Further, the Cadillac Escalade has Concierge Lighting. This system senses your approach and automatically lights up the door handles, side mirrors, and interior to make accessing your vehicle in the dark a breeze.
Other Outside Features
Aside from lighting, all trims of the 2020 Cadillac Escalade come standard with some advanced features only found on the highest trims of the 2020 Chevy Suburban. Among the most valuable of these is a hands-free power liftgate. This piece of technology allows you to automatically unlock and open the rear liftgate by merely swinging your foot under the rear bumper, eliminating the need to fumble with a keyfob and liftgate handle when your hands are filled with items.
Another nice feature on the 2020 Escalade is the inclusion of standard power-folding side mirrors. With the touch of a button, these mirrors will retract or extend without impacting their settings. This will make the Cadillac Escalade a bit smaller to assist in tight quarters maneuvering or to help prevent accidental damage when parking in public areas. Further, the side mirrors include a standard auto-dimming feature that will prevent you from being blinded when cars behind you have their lights on. And with all of that standard on the Escalade and only available on upper trims of the Suburban, it is obvious that the Escalade's exterior is superior.