Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class vs 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
2011 Cadillac Escalade
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 17 21 $56,684 $60,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 13 18 $57,614 $61,950
4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 12 17 $78,539 $84,450
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,330 $63,455
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,714 $66,005
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,047 $69,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,282 $71,960
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,432 $72,120
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,666 $74,510
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,216 $82,585
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
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
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
65.0 -
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
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.3 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
18.9 - 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 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
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
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 Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 -
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 Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size
P275/50R20 P265/65R18
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
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 -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7500 8300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 1245
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 8300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5423 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2704
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 3800 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Transmission
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
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 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Style
Sport Utility 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
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
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 -
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
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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