The horsepower of the Cadillac Escalade I 5.7 255HP manual 4x4 is 5 hp bigger than the Nissan Pathfinder III 4.0 i V6 2WD 250HP. As the difference is little this should not affect the car performance extensively.
The width of the vehicle influences on passanger's inner room as well as stability of driving. The Cadillac Escalade I 5.7 255HP manual 4x4 is 110 millimeters wider in relation to the Nissan. It is often clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
In terms of capacity of a fuel tank it is the Cadillac that can comprise 46 % more fuel in comparison to the Nissan. The medium fuel tank size in the large 4x4 class, from which the Cadillac Escalade I comes from, equals 84 liters, whereas in large SUV class (represented by the Nissan Pathfinder III) it amounts to 84 l.
Cadillac Escalade I has 4 % longer wheelbase in relation to the Nissan Pathfinder III. A longer wheelbase provides more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. But, vehicles with a longer wheelbase are not as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
The Cadillac Escalade I is 381 mm longer than the Nissan Pathfinder III. The length of the vehicle is important in respect of driving comfort and room in the boot. The Cadillac probably will be offering to it's passangers more space for legs. At the same time the Cadillac Escalade I will be better driven ,however, the Nissan will be a slightly easier to park because of shorter length .
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of carrying big amount of luggage to it. The difference of 7 percent to the advantage of the Cadillac Escalade I is not big and should not be really noticeable.