Compare 2019 Cadillac Escalade vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2019 Cadillac Escalade
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door 14 23 $71,435 $75,195
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 23 $76,755 $80,795
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 23 $89,580 $94,295
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 23 $80,935 $85,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door 14 21 $74,285 $78,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 21 $79,605 $83,795
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Platinum 14 21 $92,430 $97,295
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 21 $83,785 $88,195
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GLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLS GLS 450 4MATIC SUV 19 23 $70,688 $75,200
GLS GLS 580 4MATIC SUV N/A N/A $91,932 $97,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,435
$70,688
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,195
$75,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1253 / month
$1253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Cadillac Escalade can hold its own against more modern designs in many ways even if it’s definitely showing its age. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.6 50.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
42.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
60.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
64.9 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
24.8 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
49.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.4 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.3 -
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.1 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 -
Height, Overall (in)
74.4 71.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
N/A -
Wheelbase (in)
116 123.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.5 77
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)
203.9 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.6
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 205
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
94.2 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 22.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
15.2 17.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
51.6 42.7
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 - 79.7
Brakes
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 x 1.2 14.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.6
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 23.8
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.4 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
RC4 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
830 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
8300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2607 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2704 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 19 X 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
L86 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 362 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MF6 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.72
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 -
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.69 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.25
Trans Type
10 9
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.86 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 3.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
NA S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.81 -
Axle Type - Rear
Solid Axle w/Five-Link Location Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.27
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.3 8.5
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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2019 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2019 Escalade still in stock; 2020s arriving
  • Up to $11,000 factory cash on 2019s; $7,000 on 2020s
  • Lease a 2020 from $849 for 27 months
  • Get 0% for 36 months on 2019s
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
  • 2020 GLS-Class is in showrooms
  • Get $3,000 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $749/month (2019)
  • Financing: from 1.99% (2019)
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