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2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2009 Cadillac Escalade

  2008 Mercedes Benz R Class 3.5L 2009 Cadillac Escalade
MSRP
$42,100
$62,205
Invoice $39,153 $58,161
MPG
City/Highway
15/24 12/19
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line If you seek a supremely comfortable people hauler but eschew traditional station wagons, minivans, and SUVs, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class may be for you. Read Full Review Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Supreme comfort
  • Uncompromised safety
  • Available diesel engine
  • Effortless highway cruiser

Dislikes:

  • Ungainly styling
  • Slow steering
  • Ultra-long rear doors

Likes:

  • Combination of soft, plush interior and bold, macho exterior
  • Good handling for such a tall, heavy vehicle
  • Big V-8 with lots of torque

Dislikes:

  • Drinks gas like water
  • Not enough high-tech optional equipment
  • Third-row seat design doesn't fold neatly
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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