Compare 2021 Cadillac Escalade vs 2021 Lincoln Navigator vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2021 Cadillac Escalade
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2WD 4-Door Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $72,766 $76,195
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 15 20 $79,260 $82,995
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum 15 20 $95,495 $99,995
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Sport 15 20 $81,743 $85,595
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Sport Platinum 15 20 $95,495 $99,995
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 19 $75,631 $79,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 19 $82,125 $85,995
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum 14 19 $98,360 $102,995
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $84,608 $88,595
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Sport Platinum 14 19 $98,360 $102,995
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Luxury N/A N/A $75,631 $79,195
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury N/A N/A $82,125 $85,995
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum N/A N/A $98,360 $102,995
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Sport N/A N/A $84,608 $88,595
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Sport Platinum N/A N/A $98,360 $102,995
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Luxury N/A N/A $78,496 $82,195
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury N/A N/A $84,990 $88,995
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum N/A N/A $101,225 $105,995
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Sport N/A N/A $87,473 $91,595
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Sport Platinum N/A N/A $101,225 $105,995
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Black Label 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Navigator Black Label 4x4 16 21 $91,761 $98,125
Navigator Reserve 4x2 16 21 $77,222 $81,965
Navigator Reserve 4x4 16 21 $79,710 $84,640
Navigator Standard 4x2 16 21 $72,609 $76,185
Navigator Standard 4x4 16 21 $75,119 $78,855
Navigator L Black Label 4x4 N/A N/A $94,721 $101,325
Navigator L Reserve 4x2 N/A N/A $80,222 $85,190
Navigator L Reserve 4x4 N/A N/A $82,705 $87,860
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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
$72,766
$91,761
$71,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,195
$98,125
$75,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1270 / month
$1635 / month
$1266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.5
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 21 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate - -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.6 65.1 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.9 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.3 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
61.7 61.9 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.7 64.2 50.3
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.6 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
42.3 41.8 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
61.2 61.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.5 65.2 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 40.9 34.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - - -
Length, Overall (in)
211.9 210 205
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.7 76.3 71.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
N/A - -
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 122.5 123.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.1 79.9 77
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - -
Overhang, Front (in)
N/A - -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.6 7.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.2 66.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
72.9 57.5 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)
121.0 103.4 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - 22.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.5 20.9 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 Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - 14.8
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 23 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
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.8 39.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A - -
Spare Tire Size
265/70R17SL Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
XCG NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spare Tire Order Code
XCQ NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A - -
Rear Tire Size
275/50R22SL P285/45HR22 P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Rear Tire Order Code
XCG NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Front Tire Size
275/50R22SL P285/45HR22 P275/55HR19
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 8300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
770 830 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 8300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - -
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 12700 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 4380 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2628 - -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7400 7625 7275
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3425 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2728 - -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x - TBD - 22 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x - TBD - 22 X 8.5 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 675 -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 675 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 250 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 450 @ 5500 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA Regular Duty None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 510 @ 3000 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
L87 99T NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.5 L/213 3.0 L/183
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 18 (Est) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 21 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16 (Est) 19
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.87 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.98 3.24
Trans Order Code
MQC 44U 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85 0.72
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No No
Trans Power Take Off
NA - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77 1.64
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel
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 - 1.27 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.70 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 0.86
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.15 2.25
Trans Type
10 10 9
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Lincoln Navigator Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
NA S S
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.73 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.73 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - -
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 9.9 (Est) 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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  • Financing: 2.99% for 36 mo. (2020)
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