Compare 2020 Cadillac Escalade vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2020 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 $87,680 $92,295
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 $90,530 $95,295
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 $71,393 $75,950
GLS GLS 580 4MATIC SUV 16 21 $92,872 $98,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,435
$71,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$75,195
$75,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1253 / month
$1266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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 -
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 (in)
203.9 205
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
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 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 7.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.8 13.6
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 23.8
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 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.4 -
Tires
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
XCQ NA
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
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
8300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
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 -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2607 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2704 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 19 X 8.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 362 @ 5500
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 19
Transmission
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
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
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
NA S
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.27
Axle Type - Front
Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.81 -
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 -
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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2020 Cadillac Escalade
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
  • 2020 GLS-Class is in showrooms
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