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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI 18 24 $49,662 $53,400
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $51,987 $55,900
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $71,959 $77,375
2WD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
2WD 4-Door Hybrid N/A N/A N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
AWD 4-Door Hybrid N/A N/A N/A N/A
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $76,048 $81,335
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $78,385 $83,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,662
$58,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,400
$62,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$890 / month
$1037 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power. Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 64.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 143 -
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.5 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 40.0 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 41.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 65.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 34.0 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.6 39.2
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 (10.9 w/Air Suspension) -
Length, Overall (in) 200.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 - 75.6 75.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.0 79.0
Track Width, Front (in) 65.0 -
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 83.3 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 14.3 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 51.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 31.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 83.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Steering Type Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size P265/60R18 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QXK
Front Tire Size P265/60R18 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA QXK
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750 1185
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7500 7900
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5296 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2635
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2855
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 17.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.0L/182.3 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 215 @ 3800 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System CDI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 398 @ 1600 - 2800 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA L9H
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.53
Trans Type 7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain 4-Wheel Drive 2WD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 (Comfort Mode: 2.23) 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MYC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.45 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic HD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.03
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Spring-Struts -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Indep torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Spring-Struts -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Arm Multi-link 5-link coil springs
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.42
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3925
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type - Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 2
 
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