Compare 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2009 Cadillac Escalade

2009 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2009 Cadillac Escalade
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4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L BlueTEC 17 23 $54,126 $58,200
4MATIC 4-Door 4.6L 13 18 $55,056 $59,200
4MATIC 4-Door 5.5L 13 17 $75,609 $81,300
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
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
$54,126
$58,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$58,200
$62,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$970 / month
$1037 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is expensive, but it's very capable and family-friendly with lots of room, power, and safety equipment. 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
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 41.1
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 65.3
Third Leg Room (in)
34.2 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
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
143.0 -
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 64.4
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.5 61.7
Exterior Dimensions
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)
76.4 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
200.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.4 - 75.6 75.9
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
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 202.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.26 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.87 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.4 26
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.0
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.62 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Front Tire Size
P275/50R20 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1185
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 7900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5313 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2635
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2855
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 1600 - 2400 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA L9H
Displacement
3.0L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800 403 @ 5700
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 2WD
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Wheel Airmatic 5-link coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel Airmatic Indep torsion bar
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3925
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 2
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out

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