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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,601 $63,745
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,553 $72,250
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,551 $67,970
2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 18 $75,286 $80,520
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,985 $66,295
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,936 $70,520
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,938 $74,800
AWD 4-Door Platinum 13 18 $77,670 $83,070
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,601
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,745
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1062 / month
$1050 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.30 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 37.90 38.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.50 -
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 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 58.5
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 25.60 35
Second Head Room (in) 39.20 40
Third Hip Room (in) 49.10 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.20 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.80 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 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 - -
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 -
Track Width, Front (in) - 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.5
Length, Overall (in) - 201.6
Track Width, Rear (in) - 65.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 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
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 49.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.787 13.6
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
Brake Type Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P265/65R18 P275/55HR19
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 P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1245 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2810 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 7165
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 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.6 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 403 @ 5700 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Diesel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code L94 NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 3.0 L/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 PTO Access NA No
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
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 No
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.66 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.02 4.38
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
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 3.46
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 1.81 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA 3.46
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 1.81 -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Independent
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250 -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.4 9.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 (2013) -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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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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