Compare 2017 Cadillac Escalade vs 2017 INFINITI QX80 vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Cadillac Escalade
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2017 INFINITI QX80
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door 15 22 $69,725 $73,395
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $74,475 $78,395
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum 15 22 $87,585 $92,195
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 15 22 $78,750 $82,895
Escalade 4WD 4-Door 15 20 $72,575 $76,395
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $77,325 $81,395
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Platinum 15 20 $90,435 $95,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 15 20 $81,600 $85,895
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AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
QX80 AWD 13 19 $62,263 $66,950
QX80 AWD Limited 13 19 $83,188 $89,450
QX80 AWD Signature Edition 13 19 $65,504 $70,435
QX80 RWD 14 20 $59,381 $63,850
QX80 RWD Signature Edition 14 20 $62,621 $67,335
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AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 13 17 $115,413 $124,100
GLS GLS 350d 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $62,357 $67,050
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 19 22 $63,891 $68,700
GLS GLS 550 4MATIC SUV 14 18 $87,281 $93,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,725
$62,263
$115,413
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,395
$66,950
$124,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1223 / month
$1116 / month
$2068 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
6.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing. The 2017 Infiniti QX80's handling and fuel economy suffer for its size and weight, but it combines power, seating for eight, and towing capability in a luxurious package. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 19 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
24.80 28.8 35
Second Head Room (in)
38.70 40 40
Third Hip Room (in)
49.30 48.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.40 63.5 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.30 39.6 40.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.10 36.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.90 59.2 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.60 60.5 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
39.00 41 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
42.80 39.9 41.2
Second Hip Room (in)
60.20 58.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.90 63.8 58.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.50 79.9 76.1
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 75.8 72.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
N/A - -
Wheelbase (in)
116.00 121.1 121.1
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.5 66
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.2 8.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.9 66.8
Liftover Height (in)
- 34.9 32.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 36.7 35.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 49.1 52.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
51.6 49.6 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 86.2 79.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
94.2 95.1 93.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 20.2 19.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.2 16.6 16
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 50.2 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
17 x - TBD - 13.8 15.4
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)
17 x - TBD - 13.8 14.2
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Steering
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 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 41.6 40.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS NA STDTR
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/60HR20 P295/40ZR21
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QSS NA STDTR
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Spare Tire Order Code
RC4 NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A - -
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/60HR20 P295/40ZR21
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 850 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
830 850 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 8500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8300 8500 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 8500 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 - -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 X 8 21 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 X 8 21 X 10
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 710 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 710 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 413 @ 4000 561 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
L86 NA NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 5.6 L/339 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 400 @ 5800 577 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Premium Unleaded V-8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None None
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 19 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 13 13
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.56 4.89 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.78 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.03 1.92
Trans Type
8 7 7
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.82 4.04 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.97 3.17 2.86
Trans Order Code
M5U NA 427
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 - -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.69 1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA Electronic None
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade INFINITI QX80 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
NA S S
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 - -
Axle Type - Rear
Solid Axle w/Five-Link Location Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 2.94 3.47
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 2.94 3.47
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 11.8 12.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - -
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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