Compare 2009 Cadillac Escalade vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class

2009 Cadillac Escalade
2008 Mercedes-Benz R Class
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $76,048 $81,335
Escalade AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
Escalade AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $78,385 $83,835
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door N/A N/A $70,008 $75,685
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Platinum Edition N/A N/A $80,877 $87,435
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4-Door 3.0L CDI 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R-Class 4-Door 3.0L CDI 4MATIC 18 24 $42,408 $45,600
R-Class 4-Door 3.5L 4MATIC 15 19 $41,478 $44,600
R-Class 4-Door 3.5L RWD 15 20 $39,153 $42,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$58,161
$42,408
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$62,205
$45,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1037 / month
$760 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Escalade Hybrid sacrifices no performance, capability, or luxury, yet it uses a fraction of the fuel. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
12 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 39.8
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Front Hip Room (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
7 6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.3 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 32.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 148
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Height, Overall (in)
75.9 65.2
Step Up Height - Front (in)
21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 126.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 75.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 203.0
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 85.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 15.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 - TBD -
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)
13.0 x 1.2 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Variable ratio pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/55R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QXK NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/65R18 P255/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7900 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1185 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2855 -
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 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 5092
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel V6
Fuel System
SFI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 @ 4300 398 @ 1400 - 2800
Engine Order Code
L9H NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0L/182
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
403 @ 5700 215 @ 3800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
12 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
HD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Drivetrain
2WD 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MYC NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link coil springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep torsion bar Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- 4-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -

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