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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Standard
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Standard 15 22 $68,226 $72,970
2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $71,966 $76,970
2WD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $76,174 $81,470
4WD 4-Door Standard 15 21 $70,657 $75,570
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 21 $74,397 $79,570
4WD 4-Door Premium 15 21 $78,605 $84,070
2WD 4-Door Platinum 15 22 $83,472 $89,275
4WD 4-Door Platinum 15 21 $85,903 $91,875
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
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1050 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want. 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 15 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 60.20 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.90 58.5
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 24.80 35
Second Head Room (in) 38.70 40
Third Hip Room (in) 49.30 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.40 58.3
Front Leg Room (in) 45.30 40.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.10 38.9
Front Hip Room (in) 60.90 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.60 50.5
Second Leg Room (in) 39.00 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 42.80 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) N/A -
Wheelbase (in) 116.00 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 80.50 84.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) N/A -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 22.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 203.90 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 -
Height, Overall (in) 74.40 72.8
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
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 Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 15.2 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) 51.6 49.4
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) 94.2 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 19.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.8
Brake Type Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 x 0.8 13.6
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 Midship
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 40.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.3 -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Rear Tire Order Code QSS NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Front Tire Size P275/55R20 P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A -
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QSS NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A -
Spare Tire Order Code RC4 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A -
Rear Tire Size P275/55R20 P275/55HR19
Trailering
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
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
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3550 -
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 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.0 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.0 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.7 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 170 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Diesel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 460 @ 4100 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code L86 NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 420 @ 5600 240 @ 3600
Engine Type Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Trans PTO Access NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code M5U NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA No
Trans Power Take Off NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code NA -
Suspension
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 -
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.5 9.7 (Est)
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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