Compare 2012 INFINITI QX56 vs 2012 Cadillac Escalade

2012 INFINITI QX56
2012 Cadillac Escalade
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2WD 4-Door 7-passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 7-passenger 14 20 $55,525 $60,000
2WD 4-Door 8-passenger 14 20 $55,525 $60,000
4WD 4-Door 7-passenger 14 20 $58,389 $63,100
4WD 4-Door 8-passenger 14 20 $58,389 $63,100
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$55,525
$59,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,000
$63,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1000 / month
$1053 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Infiniti's civilized the full-sized SUV about as well as Land Rover has--but does the world still need big utes like this one? The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
28.3 25.6
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
48.8 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
63.5 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.6 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
36.4 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
60.5 61.7
Second Leg Room (in)
41.0 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 41.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
58.4 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.5 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
9.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
208.3 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.8 75.9
Liftover Height (in)
34.9 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
121.1 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.9 79.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 202.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 21.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 21.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
86.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.1 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.6 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
49.6 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
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)
13.8 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.8
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)
13.8 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 26
Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
43.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
19.7 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.6 39.0
Steering Type
- TBD - Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P275/60R20 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P275/60R20 P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/60R20 P265/65R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8500 8300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
850 1245
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2825 2704
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14300 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4495 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2765 2784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3615 3250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
5.6L/339 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
400 @ 5800 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
DI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
413 @ 4000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
VK56VD L94
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.53
Trans Type
7 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MYC
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD HD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.89 4.03
Summary
Vehicle Name
Infiniti QX56 Cadillac Escalade
Body Code
121.1" WB NA
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3925
Suspension Type - Rear
Self-Leveling 5-Link w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder-type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 11.6
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out
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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