Compare 2012 Cadillac Escalade vs 2012 Ford Expedition vs 2012 GMC Yukon

2012 Cadillac Escalade
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2012 Ford Expedition
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2012 GMC Yukon
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
Escalade AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
Escalade AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
Escalade AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
Escalade AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,494 $65,770
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,445 $69,995
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,179 $82,545
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,008 $74,875
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $63,879 $68,320
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,829 $72,545
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,563 $85,095
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,392 $77,425
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $58,961 $63,060
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $62,878 $67,250
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $65,113 $69,640
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $69,049 $73,850
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $77,880 $83,295
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $71,434 $76,400
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $80,265 $85,845
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2WD 4-Door King Ranch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Expedition 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $43,569 $46,780
Expedition 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $42,196 $45,270
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $34,242 $36,530
Expedition 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $36,617 $39,140
Expedition 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $46,208 $49,680
Expedition 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $44,835 $48,170
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $36,881 $39,430
Expedition 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $39,256 $42,040
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door King Ranch 14 20 $45,981 $49,430
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door Limited 14 20 $44,608 $47,920
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door XL 14 20 $37,450 $40,055
Expedition EL 2WD 4-Door XLT 14 20 $39,084 $41,850
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door King Ranch 13 18 $48,620 $52,330
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door Limited 13 18 $47,247 $50,820
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door XL 13 18 $40,089 $42,955
Expedition EL 4WD 4-Door XLT 13 18 $41,723 $44,750
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2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Yukon 2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $51,159 $55,010
Yukon 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $37,279 $40,085
Yukon 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $42,380 $45,570
Yukon 4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $41,008 $44,095
Yukon 4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $45,035 $48,425
Yukon AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $53,944 $58,005
Yukon Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $49,584 $52,470
Yukon Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Denali 20 23 $56,969 $60,285
Yukon Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $52,239 $55,280
Yukon Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Denali 20 23 $59,657 $63,130
Yukon XL 2WD 4-Door 1500 Denali 14 18 $53,637 $57,675
Yukon XL 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $40,506 $43,555
Yukon XL 2WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $44,444 $47,790
Yukon XL 2WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 16 $41,891 $45,045
Yukon XL 2WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 16 $45,960 $49,420
Yukon XL 4WD 4-Door 1500 SLE 15 21 $43,100 $46,345
Yukon XL 4WD 4-Door 1500 SLT 15 21 $46,988 $50,525
Yukon XL 4WD 4-Door 2500 SLE 10 15 $44,533 $47,885
Yukon XL 4WD 4-Door 2500 SLT 10 15 $48,606 $52,265
Yukon XL AWD 4-Door 1500 Denali 13 18 $56,506 $60,760

Pricing

Invoice Price

$59,063
$43,569
$51,159

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$63,170
$46,780
$55,010

Monthly Payment Estimate

$1053 / month
$780 / month
$917 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.6
7.4
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters. If you're one of the few SUV fans left standing in the full-size arena, the 2012 Ford Expedition offers truck toughness in a well-rounded, well-featured SUV package. The 2012 GMC Yukon–in Hybrid Denali form especially–makes a strong argument that there's still very much a place in today's market for big, capable, and supremely comfortable body-on-frame SUVs.

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Fuel Economy

City

14 mpg 14 mpg 14 mpg

Highway

18 mpg 20 mpg 18 mpg

Vehicle

Rear Door Type

Liftgate Liftgate Liftgate

Interior Dimensions

Third Head Room (in)

37.9 38.3 37.9

Front Hip Room (in)

60.5 60.2 60.3

Third Shoulder Room (in)

61.7 51.9 61.7

Second Leg Room (in)

39.0 39.1 39.0

Front Head Room (in)

41.1 39.6 40.3

Second Hip Room (in)

60.8 59.9 60.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 63.2 65.2

Passenger Capacity

7 8 7

Third Leg Room (in)

25.6 37.7 25.6

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 39.8 39.2

Third Hip Room (in)

49.1 50.2 49.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

65.2 63.7 65.2

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 41.2 41.3

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)

202.5 206.5 202.0

Side Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - NA

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

9 8.7 9.0

Height, Overall (in)

75.9 77.2 76.9

Step Up Height - Front (in)

21.8 - TBD - - TBD -

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - 34.6 - TBD -

Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)

- TBD - 48.2 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

116.0 119.0 116.0

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

9 8.7 9.0

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

79.0 78.8 79.0

Side Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD - NA

Overhang, Front (in)

- TBD - 39.2 - TBD -

Step Up Height - Side (in)

21.8 - TBD - - TBD -

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - 56.7 - TBD -

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

31.6 34.8 31.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)

NA NA NA

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 49.2 - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 82.5 81.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

108.9 108.3 108.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - 13.1 15.2

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

16.9 18.6 16.9

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)

- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 34.6 41.7

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 44.4 49.4

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

60.3 55.0 60.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)

NA NA NA

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.5 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.9 13.6 x 0.8

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr Pwr

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location

NA Midship NA

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA NA NA

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA NA NA

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

26 28.0 26.0

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

17.8 20.0 17.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.0 40.8 39.0

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

3 NA - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 42.2 - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - 2305 2104

Spare Tire Order Code

ZRS NA ZRS

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

- TBD - 654 - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P265/65R18 P275/65R18 P275/55R20

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

- TBD - NA - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - 2305 2104

Rear Tire Order Code

QXK T8B QSS

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - NA - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P265/65R18 P275/65R18 P275/55R20

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

- TBD - 654 - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

P265/70R17 NA P265/70R17

Front Tire Order Code

QXK T8B QSS

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

8300 9200 8300

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

1245 1380 1245

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- - NA

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

7100 7300 7100

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

3250 3700 - TBD -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2704 2772 2808

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

14000 15000 14000

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3550 4250 - TBD -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

2784 2777 2697

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 NA 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8 18 x 8.5 20 x 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 13.0 - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - 2250 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA NA

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

160 150 160

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 650 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8

Fuel System

SFI Electronic Fuel Injection SFI

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

417 @ 4300 365 @ 3600 417 @ 4300

Engine Order Code

L94 995 L94

Displacement

6.2L/376 5.4L/330 6.2L/378

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

403 @ 5700 310 @ 5100 403 @ 5700

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

14 14 14

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

16 16 16

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

18 20 18

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.06 3.40 3.1

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.36 2.34 2.4

Trans Order Code

MYC 446 MYC

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA NA NA

Trans Power Take Off

NA NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.15 1.14 1.2

Trans Description Cont.

HD Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD

Transfer Case Model

NA NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.67 0.69 0.7

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.03 4.17 4.0

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.53 1.52 1.5

Trans Type

6 6 6

Trans PTO Access

NA NA NA

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.85 0.86 0.9

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Cadillac Escalade Ford Expedition GMC Yukon

Body Code

NA 119" WB NA

Body Style

4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

46 34.9 46.0

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

3925 3500 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

5-Link w/Coil Springs Five-Link Multi-link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

1.10 0.7 NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA NA NA

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

4100 4250 - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

46 34.9 46.0

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating - TBD - Semi-floating

Suspension Type - Front

Independent w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone Coil springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.41 1.4 1.41

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

4200 4250 - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

3250 3500 - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.42 3.31 3.42

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD - Independent

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder-type Fully Boxed Ladder

Doors

Side Door Type

Swing-out - TBD - NA

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

11.6 11.6 11.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

1 1 1

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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