Compare 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,784 $66,080
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $64,122 $68,580
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $67,502 $72,195
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $69,839 $74,695
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,297 $75,185
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,635 $77,685
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $79,624 $85,160
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $81,962 $87,660
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,784
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$66,080
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1101 / month
$1016 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
64.7 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 34.2
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
NA -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
NA -
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 76.4
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Overhang, Front (in)
NA -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.5 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
NA -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
222.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.5 72.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 200.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
137.4 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
45.8 14.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 51.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
90.0 43.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 83.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 14.7 x 1.3
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Speed-Sensitive Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1140 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7600 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7600 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2921 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2852 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5423
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
L94 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade ESV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
130" WB -
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Airmatic
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Airmatic
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.1

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