Compare 2015 Cadillac Escalade vs 2015 Lincoln Navigator vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class

2015 Cadillac Escalade
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2015 Lincoln Navigator
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2015 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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2WD 4-Door Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $71,966 $76,970
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum 15 22 $83,472 $89,275
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $76,174 $81,470
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 21 $74,397 $79,570
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Platinum 15 21 $85,903 $91,875
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium 15 21 $78,605 $84,070
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Standard 15 21 $70,657 $75,570
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Standard 15 22 $71,031 $75,970
2WD 4-Door
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4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC 19 26 $59,148 $63,600
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 450 17 21 $60,636 $65,200
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 550 13 18 $83,654 $89,950
GL-Class 4MATIC 4-Door GL 63 AMG 13 17 $111,089 $119,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,966
$58,824
$59,148
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,970
$61,920
$63,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1283 / month
$1032 / month
$1060 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade promises--and delivers--more of everything a full-size luxury SUV buyer could want. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator polishes its user interface with EcoBoost and MyLincoln Touch--but for some, its size is still its killer app. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class offers the most Mercedes luxury to the most people, with a pleasant ride and easy driving dynamics to boot.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
60.20 59.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.90 63.3 58.5
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
24.80 37.7 35
Second Head Room (in)
38.70 39.7 40
Third Hip Room (in)
49.30 50.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.40 63.7 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.30 43 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.10 37.6 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.90 60.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.60 51.9 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.00 39.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
42.80 39.5 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
N/A - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.00 119 121.1
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.50 78.8 84.3
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Front (in)
N/A - -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
22.0 - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.1 - -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
203.90 - -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 - -
Height, Overall (in)
74.40 78.1 72.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.2 65.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67 64.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.4 8.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.2 18.1 16
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 86.9 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
51.6 54.4 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 49.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.9 84.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
94.2 103.3 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - 19.7
Brakes
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 13.8 13.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.8 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 28 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.8 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.4 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.3 - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QST NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Front Tire Size
P285/45R22 P275/55HR20 P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QST NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Spare Tire Order Code
RC4 NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A - -
Rear Tire Size
P285/45R22 P275/55HR20 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 900 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
830 900 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 9000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8300 9000 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 9000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 15100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3550 4300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2810 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7500 7165
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3250 3350 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2717 - -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x 9.0 20 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x 9.0 20 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 675 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 250 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 675 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Gasoline Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Diesel Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Regular Duty None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 460 @ 2750 455 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
L86 99T NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.5 L/213 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 380 @ 5250 240 @ 3600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.14 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA None None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.17 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 1.54 1.92
Trans Type
8 6 7
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.87 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 2.34 2.86
Trans Order Code
M5U 446 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 - -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Summary
Body Code
NA S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Lincoln Navigator Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.73 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 - -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.73 3.27
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 9.8 (Est) 9.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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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