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Cadillac Escalade vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS

When we compare the Cadillac Escalade to the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Cadillac Escalade has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLS has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac Escalade versus the Mercedes-Benz GLS, the Cadillac Escalade is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLS.

Cadillac Escalade versus Mercedes-Benz GLS Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Cadillac Escalade ranges from $63,280 to $86,979 while a used Mercedes-Benz GLS from the same model year range is priced between $72,231 to $109,913. For a new model, the Cadillac Escalade's price is between $81,811 and $115,172, with the Mercedes-Benz GLS priced between $79,840 and $113,727.

Cadillac Escalade versus Mercedes-Benz GLS Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac Escalade is 8.3 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLS's quality rating is 7.0 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac Escalade being ranked 6 out of 18 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLS being ranked 10 out of 18. Out of 25 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows, the Cadillac Escalade is ranked 25 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS is ranked 17.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Cadillac Escalade’s base engine makes 420 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS base engine makes 362 horsepower. The Escalade is rated to deliver an average of 16 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 456 miles. The GLS is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 571 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are fullsize SUVs, the Cadillac Escalade has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz GLS, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Cadillac Escalade has the advantage of offering higher towing capacity and ground clearance, while the Mercedes-Benz GLS has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity.

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2023 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$81,811 - $115,172

Used Asking Price:

$63,280 - $86,979

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

50.9%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$79,840 - $113,727

Used Asking Price:

$72,231 - $109,913

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.5 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.0 / 10

Reliability:

5.6 / 10

Retained Value:

8.4 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 18
6 / 18
9 / 25

iSeeCars Rankings

10 / 18
10 / 18
17 / 25
17 / 25
34 / 67
36 / 67

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Premium Luxury, Sport, Premium Luxury Platinum, Luxury, Sport Platinum

Trim Levels

AMG GLS 63, Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC, GLS 580, GLS 450

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

460 foot-lbs @ 4100 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.075 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

7700 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

6.2 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

8

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

14 / 19 / 16

Range (city/hwy):

336 / 456 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 24 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

428 / 571 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

65.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

64.6 inches

Cargo Space:

25.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

121 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

193.9 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

59.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.2 inches

Rear Leg Room:

41.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.5 inches

Cargo Space:

17.4 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

84.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

161.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5635 lbs

Width:

81.1 inches

Height:

76.7 inches

Length:

211.9 inches

Wheelbase:

121 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5467 lbs

Width:

84.9 inches

Height:

71.8 inches

Length:

205 inches

Wheelbase:

123.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

22.0 x 9.0 inches

Wheel Type:

chrome alloy

Tire Size:

P275/50R22

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

275/50R20