Compare 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT vs 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
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AWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Base 13 20 $57,427 $61,420
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 20 $62,280 $66,610
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 20 $64,515 $69,000
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2WD Crew Cab 130" LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 20 $32,977 $35,460
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 20 $33,786 $36,330
2WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 20 $35,763 $38,455
4WD Crew Cab 130" LS 14 19 $35,814 $38,510
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/1LT 14 19 $36,623 $39,380
4WD Crew Cab 130" LT w/2LT 14 19 $38,599 $41,505
2WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 20 $40,594 $43,650
4WD Crew Cab 130" LTZ 14 19 $43,431 $46,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,427
$32,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,420
$35,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1024 / month
$591 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT is in a class of one; other luxury SUVs may have its image or its exclusivity, but none of them has the Midgate. By offering the best of both worlds, the 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche makes choosing between a truck and an SUV a heck of a lot easier.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 64.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
62.3 62.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 65.3
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 52.9
Wheelbase (in)
130.0 130.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 9.1
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.1 79.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.9 31.0
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 38.8
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - NA
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
222.0 221.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 9.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
74.5 76.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
60.3 45.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
63.3 63.0 Min, 98.2 Max
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
108.9 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 22.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.5 x .78
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 13 x 1.18
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
31 31
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 17.75
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 43.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.0 3.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QXK QAN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2135
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2135
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2135
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7000 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1050 750
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2958 2654
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7200 7000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3800 3500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3013 2822
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 4100
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 16.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
145 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 310 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 335 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L94 LY5
Displacement
6.2L/376 5.3L/325
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA N/A
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.36
Trans Order Code
MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
Borg Warner BW 4481 AWD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade EXT Chevrolet Avalanche
Body Code
NA NA
Body Style
5 Door Crew Cab 4 Door Crew Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.08
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 3400
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 1.12
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4000 4000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 1.81
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil springs Coil Over Shock
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 4000
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3800 3400
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Body on
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 3

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