Compare 2008 Cadillac Escalade vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2008 Cadillac Escalade
2008 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
Pricing
Invoice Price
$51,790
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,990
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$933 / month
$890 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Cadillac Escalade is tops in performance, and it's hard to beat when you consider the weight of the 'Slade's image. The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 58.3
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 34.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.6
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.0
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 143
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 76.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.0 -
Height, Overall (in)
74.7 72.4 - 75.6
Step Up Height - Front (in)
21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 121.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension)
Length, Overall (in)
- 200.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
60.3 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)
108.9 83.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 18.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
Variable -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.7
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2135 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZVL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Trailering
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)
8000 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1200 750
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7000 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5296
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 215 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SFI CDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 398 @ 1600 - 2800
Engine Order Code
L92 NA
Displacement
6.2L/378 3.0L/182.3
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - TBD -
Drivetrain
2WD 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 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 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD 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
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.45
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
116.0" WB -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep torsion bar Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link coil springs 4-Arm Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Spring-Struts
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Spring-Struts
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -

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