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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,784 $66,080
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $67,502 $72,195
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,297 $75,185
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $79,624 $85,160
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $64,122 $68,580
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $69,839 $74,695
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,635 $77,685
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $81,962 $87,660
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 - -
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 7.9
Length, Overall (in) - 200.6
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 - -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31 26.4
Fuel Tank Location - TBD - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.6
Tires
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
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
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2852 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2921 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3300 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5423
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Engine
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.45
Summary
Body Code 130" WB -
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade ESV Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
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
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 - Rear (Cont.) - Airmatic
Suspension Type - Front (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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