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Selected Style 4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,330 $63,455
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,047 $69,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,282 $71,960
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,216 $82,585
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,714 $66,005
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,432 $72,120
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,666 $74,510
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,554 $85,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$56,684
$59,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$60,950
$63,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1016 / month
$1058 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) 34.2 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Hip Room (in) - TBD - 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.3
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.5 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 143.0 -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 65.2
Exterior Dimensions
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) 7.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 200.6 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 75.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.1 -
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 116.0
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 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 51.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.9 13.5 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
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
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) 3.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.8
Tires
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 Order Code NA QXK
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
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 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 1245
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7500 8300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 8300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5423 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2704
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 160
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 3800 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 400 @ 1600 - 2400 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA L94
Displacement 3.0L/182 6.2L/376
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 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 Automatic
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
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link w/wtabilizer bar 5-link coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Airmatic -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front Control arm w/stabilizer bar Indep torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Airmatic -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
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
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.1 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 1
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder-type
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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