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2011 Cadillac Escalade 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2011 Lexus LX
     
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  • RWD Base
  • AWD Base
  • RWD Base
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  • RWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Luxury
  • AWD Premium
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
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  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL450 SUV
  • GL550 SUV
4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr

Prices

MSRP $63,455 $60,950 $79,455
Invoice $59,330 $56,684 $70,716
Avg. Paid $36,795 $38,687 $55,229

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.2 8.2
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.1 8.3
Performance 8.7 8.5 8.1
Interior 8.6 8.2 7.5
Operating Cost 7.0 6.6 7.0
Safety 8.7 N/A N/A
Reliability 5.0 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth ride and ample power
  • Luxurious interior appointments
  • High towing capacity
  • Good safety scores
  • Spacious seats
  • Smooth ride and good handling
  • Efficient diesel engine is strong off the line
  • Capable off-roader
  • Luxurious, comfortable interior
  • Plenty of power
  • Excellent reliability
Cons
  • Cramped third-row seats
  • Less interior space than many rivals
  • Few standard features
  • Cramped third row
  • Poor fuel economy

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V8 6.2L/376 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182 Gas V8 5.7L/346
MPG 14 City / 18 Hwy 17 City / 21 Hwy 12 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116.0 121.1 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 200.6 196.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 76.4 77.6
Height, Overall (in) 75.9 72.4 75.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard Standard
Running Boards Standard Optional Standard
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5423

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Standard
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 8300

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 143.0
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 40.1 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.3 42.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 58.3 61.0
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 - TBD - 58.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 40.6 38.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 39.5 34.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 58.9 61.4
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 - TBD - 58.5
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 34.2 28.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 108.9 83.3 83.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 60.3 43.8 41.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.9 14.3 15.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Standard Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas V8
Displacement 6.2L/376 3.0L/182 5.7L/346
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 403 @ 5700 210 @ 3800 383 @ 5600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 417 @ 4300 400 @ 1600 - 2400 403 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 39.7 38.7

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.4 24.6

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional Standard Standard
Air Suspension Standard Standard Standard
Suspension Type - Front Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Airmatic
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Airmatic
Suspension Type - Front Indep torsion bar Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 5-link coil springs Four link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard