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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $37,279 $40,085
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $42,380 $45,570
2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $51,159 $55,010
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $41,008 $44,095
4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $45,035 $48,425
AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $53,944 $58,005
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,063
$37,279
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,170
$40,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1053 / month
$668 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters. The 2012 GMC Yukon–in Hybrid Denali form especially–makes a strong argument that there's still very much a place in today's market for big, capable, and supremely comfortable body-on-frame SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 60.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Passenger Capacity 7 8
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 60.3
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8 - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 116.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9 9.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 79.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.8 - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.6 31.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.5 202.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9 9.0
Height, Overall (in) 75.9 76.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 16.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 49.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 81.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 15.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.8 13.6 x 0.8
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.0
Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 39.0
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 17.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2135
Rear Tire Order Code QXK QAN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/65R18 P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code QXK QAN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2135
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/65R18 P265/70R17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1245 825
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8300 5500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3550 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2784 2697
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3250 3200
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2704 2808
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 16.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 335 @ 4000
Engine Order Code L94 LMG
Displacement 6.2L/376 5.3L/323
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 403 @ 5700 320 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.2
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.7
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.0
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.5
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.9
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.1
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.4
Trans Order Code MYC MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Summary
Body Code NA NA
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade GMC Yukon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 4200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 46.0
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/Coil Springs Coil springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 46.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3925 3400
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11.0
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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