Compare 2014 Cadillac Escalade vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2014 Cadillac Escalade
2013 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 $59,601 $63,745
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,985 $66,295
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,551 $67,970
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,936 $70,520
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,553 $72,250
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,938 $74,800
2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 18 $75,286 $80,520
AWD 4-Door Platinum 13 18 $77,670 $83,070
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,032 $62,400
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 14 19 $59,427 $63,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $80,817 $86,900
4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $108,740 $116,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,601
$58,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,745
$62,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1062 / month
$1040 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside. The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class is a pricey way to go, but it's a luxury family wagon with great fuel economy and road manners, and some thoughtful new safety and luxury features to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.90 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.50 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.70 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.00 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.10 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
60.60 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.20 58.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
25.60 35.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.20 40.0
Third Hip Room (in)
49.10 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.20 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.30 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 143.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
202.50 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
75.90 72.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
N/A -
Wheelbase (in)
116.00 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.00 84.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
N/A -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.80 -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 65.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 201.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 16.0
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 - 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.787 13.6 x 0.9
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 1.18 13.8 x 1.3
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P275/55R19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 NA
Front 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)
8300 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)
1245 600
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2717 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3550 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2810 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5467
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 455 @ 1600-2400
Engine Order Code
L94 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42
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.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.02 4.34
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
N/A -
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 N/A
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 N/A
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Air Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.4 9.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2013) 4
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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