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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 19 26 $58,590 $63,000
4MATIC 4-Door GL450 14 19 $60,032 $64,550
4MATIC 4-Door GL550 13 18 $82,398 $88,600
4MATIC 4-Door GL63 AMG 13 17 $109,889 $118,160
2WD 4-Door Base *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,601 $63,745
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,985 $66,295
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,551 $67,970
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,936 $70,520
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,553 $72,250
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,938 $74,800
2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 18 $75,286 $80,520
AWD 4-Door Platinum 13 18 $77,670 $83,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,590
$59,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,000
$63,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1050 / month
$1062 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL may be an expensive way to haul the family around, but it has excellent driving manners and some very sophisticated safety technology, too. The 2014 Cadillac Escalade remains one of the brawniest, most luxurious large SUVs, although some shoppers will be left wanting more modern interfaces inside.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 65.20
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 39.00
Third Head Room (in) 38.9 37.90
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.30
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 50.5 61.70
Second Head Room (in) 40 39.20
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 65.20
Front Head Room (in) 41.2 41.10
Third Leg Room (in) 35 25.60
Third Hip Room (in) - 49.10
Front Hip Room (in) - 60.50
Second Hip Room (in) - 60.60
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.5 -
Wheelbase (in) 121.1 116.00
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 84.3 79.00
Track Width, Front (in) 64.8 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.5 -
Length, Overall (in) 201.6 -
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 75.90
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 9.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - N/A
Step Up Height - Side (in) - 21.80
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 31.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 202.50
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 9.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 93.8 108.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16 16.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 84.1 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 19.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 49.4 60.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 52.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 13.5 x 0.787
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 13 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) 4-Wheel NA
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 26
Aux Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Fuel Tank Location Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.7 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.75
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size P275/55HR19 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QXK
Front Tire Size P275/55HR19 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code NA QXK
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - N/A
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 1245
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 8300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7165 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2810
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2717
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 14000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Fuel System Diesel Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 455 @ 1600 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA L94
Displacement 3.0 L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 3600 403 @ 5700
Engine Oil Cooler None NA
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 18
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off No NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.02
Trans PTO Access No NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MYC
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Summary
Body Style 4MATIC Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Code - N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 5-Link
Axle Type - Rear Independent Semi-Floating
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.46 3.42
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Axle Type - Front Independent Independent
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front 3.46 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - 1.81
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3250
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3925
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 1.10
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.7 (Est) 11.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3 (2013)
Vehicle
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 17.6
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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