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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
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
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Drivetrain

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door 12 18 $48,180 $52,450
4WD 4-Door 12 17 $51,021 $55,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,161
$48,180
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,205
$52,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$874 / 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. The 2008 Infiniti QX56 misses the mark for a lot of practical reasons, but it can tow a Chris Craft in high style.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 32.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.0
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 48.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 64.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.8
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 35.9
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 61.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 63.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 60.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 188.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
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 77.0
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 123.2
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.3
Length, Overall (in) - 206.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 61.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 12.60 x 1.02
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 12.60 x 0.55
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 Location NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 28.0
Fuel Tank Location NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 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 40.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 20
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Front Tire Size P265/65R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P275/60R20
Front Tire Order Code QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - -
Rear Tire Size P265/65R18 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code QXK NA
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 9000
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 900
Weight Information
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 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2635 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 5597
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 20 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 20 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 20 x 8
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.6 12.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 403 @ 5700 320 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System SFI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 393 @ 3400
Engine Order Code L9H NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 5.6L/339
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.37
Trans Order Code MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA -
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Trans Type 6 5
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.83
Drivetrain 2WD Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade Infiniti QX56
Body Code NA -
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
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 Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 -
 
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