Compare 2018 Cadillac Escalade vs 2018 INFINITI QX80 vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2018 Cadillac Escalade
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2018 INFINITI QX80
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door 14 23 $70,960 $74,695
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 23 $76,280 $80,295
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 23 $89,105 $93,795
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 23 $80,460 $84,695
Escalade 4WD 4-Door 14 21 $73,810 $77,695
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 21 $79,130 $83,295
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Platinum 14 21 $91,955 $96,795
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 21 $83,310 $87,695
AWD
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AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS AMG GLS 63 4MATIC SUV 13 18 $116,529 $125,300
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 17 22 $64,682 $69,550
GLS GLS 550 4MATIC SUV 14 19 $88,304 $94,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,960
$63,101
$116,529
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,695
$67,850
$125,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1245 / month
$1131 / month
$2088 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
6.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is aging, but it can still hold its own among other luxury SUVs. A nip and tuck for this year isn't enough to ignore the wrinkles in the aging 2018 Infiniti QX80. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
24.80 28.8 35
Second Head Room (in)
38.70 40 40
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 - -
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 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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA - -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA - -
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.4 - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A - -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QSS 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
P275/55R20 P275/60HR20 P295/40ZR21
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
N/A - -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/60HR20 P295/40ZR21
Trailering
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 - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 850 NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 8500 NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 7385 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 - -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4100 - -
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 20 X 8 21 X 10
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 710 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 710 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 150 180
Engine
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 13 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 15 15
Transmission
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.04 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.17 2.86
Trans Order Code
MF6 NA 427
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.41 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Transfer Case Model
NA Electronic None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.86 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.89 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.78 0.73
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.03 1.92
Trans Type
10 7 7
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade INFINITI QX80 Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
NA S S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility 4MATIC
Suspension
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 - -
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 - -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 11.8 11.8
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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