Compare 2015 Cadillac Escalade vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 Cadillac Escalade
2014 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2WD 4-Door Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Standard 15 22 $68,226 $72,970
4WD 4-Door Standard 15 21 $70,657 $75,570
2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $71,966 $76,970
4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 21 $74,397 $79,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $76,174 $81,470
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
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4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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
$68,226
$58,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,970
$63,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1216 / month
$1050 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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
City
15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
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 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
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
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.2 13.8
Brake Type
Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
830 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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 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
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 19 X 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 180
Engine
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
Fuel System
Direct Gasoline Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
L86 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Trans Type
8 7
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 2.86
Trans Order Code
M5U NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 1.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
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
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 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 9.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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