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Compare 2009 Cadillac Escalade vs 2008 Chrysler Aspen

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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
2WD 4-Door Hybrid N/A N/A N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
AWD 4-Door Hybrid N/A N/A N/A N/A
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $76,048 $81,335
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $78,385 $83,835
RWD 4-Door Limited
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door Limited 14 19 $30,080 $32,905
AWD 4-Door Limited 13 17 $32,664 $35,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,161
$30,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,205
$32,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$548 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat. There are few compelling reasons to choose the 2008 Chrysler Aspen over slightly larger, roomier competitors like a well-equipped Ford Expedition or GMC Yukon.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 59.6
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 34.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 48.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 59.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.4
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 39.2
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 58.8
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 58.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 155.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9 -
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 -
Height, Overall (in) 75.9 73.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 119.2
Liftover Height (in) - 33.6
Track Width, Rear (in) - 64.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.9
Length, Overall (in) - 202.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 68.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 48.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 102.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.2 x 1.1
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 13.8 x 0.87
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 27
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 37.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.41
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.86
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code QXK TP5
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P265/65R18 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P235/65R17
Front Tire Order Code QXK TP5
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS TBB
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) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7900 8950
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1185 895
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2635 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3250 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2855 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3550 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 4866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 750
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 403 @ 5700 - TBD -
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 - TBD -
Engine Order Code L9H EVE
Displacement 6.2L/376 4.7L/- TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.67
Drivetrain 2WD Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 1.67
Trans Order Code MYC DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 0.75
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.00
Trans Type 6 5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade Chrysler Aspen
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front Indep torsion bar Independent
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 Live axle
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - NA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 -
 
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