Compare 2021 Cadillac Escalade vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2021 Cadillac Escalade
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
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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 $79,451 $83,195
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum 15 20 $96,068 $100,595
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Sport 15 20 $82,029 $85,895
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Sport Platinum 15 20 $96,068 $100,595
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 19 $75,631 $79,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 19 $82,316 $86,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum 14 19 $98,933 $103,595
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $84,894 $88,895
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Sport Platinum 14 19 $98,933 $103,595
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 $82,316 $86,195
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum N/A N/A $98,933 $103,595
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Sport N/A N/A $84,894 $88,895
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Sport Platinum N/A N/A $98,933 $103,595
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 $85,181 $89,195
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum N/A N/A $101,798 $106,595
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Sport N/A N/A $87,759 $91,895
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Sport Platinum N/A N/A $101,798 $106,595
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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
$71,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,195
$75,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1270 / month
$1266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury. 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 19 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
61.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.5 59.3
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 34.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.6 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
61.7 -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.7 50.3
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
42.3 39.4
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 123.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.1 77
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
N/A -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
211.9 205
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.7 71.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (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 3 (ft³)
25.5 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)
72.9 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 84.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 22.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 13.6
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 23.8
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
XCG NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
275/50R22SL P275/55HR19
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
265/70R17SL Compact
Front Tire Order Code
XCG NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
XCQ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
275/50R22SL P275/55HR19
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
770 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7400 7275
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2728 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2628 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x - TBD - 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x - TBD - 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 369 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
L87 NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 362 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Transfer Case Model
NA None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.86
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.25
Trans Type
10 9
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.24
Trans Order Code
MQC 421
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.72
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.64
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Mercedes-Benz GLS
Body Code
NA S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.27
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.27
Spring Capacity - Rear (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
10.4 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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2021 Cadillac Escalade
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  • Lease: From $1,019 for 36 months
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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class
  • 2020 GLS-Class is sold out
  • Rebates: No cash incentives
  • Lease: From $989/month
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