Compare 2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class vs 2009 Cadillac Escalade

2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class
2009 Cadillac Escalade
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4-Door RWD 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door RWD 3.5L 15 20 $39,153 $42,100
4-Door 4MATIC 3.5L 15 19 $41,478 $44,600
4-Door 4MATIC 3.0L CDI 18 24 $42,408 $45,600
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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
$39,153
$58,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,100
$62,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$702 / month
$1037 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s 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. 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
15 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in)
32.4 25.6
Second Head Room (in)
40.4 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
39.8 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 64.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
148 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 61.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 65.3
Passenger Capacity
6 7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.7 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
203.0 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 75.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
126.6 116.0
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
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.0 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.2 16.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
42.2 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - 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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 26
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 39.0
Steering Type
Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/55R18 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size
P255/55R18 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QXK
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 Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1185
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4938 -
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 Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2400 - 5000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA L9H
Displacement
3.5L/213 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6000 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic HD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.03
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.53
Trans Type
7 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
2-Wheel Drive 2WD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MYC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz R-Class Cadillac Escalade
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-link coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Arm Multi-link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
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
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 2

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