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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door
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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
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
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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
$58,161
$49,662
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,205
$53,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$890 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 12 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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 -
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 40.0
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 -
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 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
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
Track Width, Front (in) - 65.0
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 3 -
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) - TBD - -
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) - TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS 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) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7900 7500
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 750
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) - 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) - TBD - - 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 L9H NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 3.0L/182.3
Engine Oil Cooler NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 24
Transmission
Trans PTO Access NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Drivetrain 2WD 4-Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
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. HD 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 NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
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 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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 -
 
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