Compare 2011 Cadillac Escalade vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2011 Cadillac Escalade
2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,330 $63,455
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,714 $66,005
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,047 $69,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,282 $71,960
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,432 $72,120
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,666 $74,510
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,216 $82,585
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,554 $85,085
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,330
$56,684
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,455
$60,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1058 / month
$1016 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable. A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 34.2
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 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 58.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 143.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 76.4
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
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, Rear (in)
- 65.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 200.6
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 14.7 x 1.3
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)
13.5 x 0.8 13.0 x 0.9
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 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Speed-Sensitive Pwr
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 18.6
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA
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 P275/50R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8300 7500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8300 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1245 600
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2704 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3550 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2784 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5423
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 400 @ 1600 - 2400
Engine Order Code
L94 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 210 @ 3800
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
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
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 2.86
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep torsion bar Control arm w/stabilizer bar
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 Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Airmatic
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Airmatic
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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