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2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012 Cadillac Escalade 2012 Land Rover Range Rover
     
GL450 SUV
  • GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL450 SUV
  • GL550 SUV
RWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • AWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • RWD Luxury
  • AWD Base
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Luxury
  • AWD Premium
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Premium
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
4WD 4dr HSE
  • 4WD 4dr HSE
  • 4WD 4dr HSE LUX
  • 4WD 4dr Supercharged
  • 4WD 4dr Supercharged Autobiography

Prices

MSRP $62,570 $65,770 $79,425
Invoice $58,190 $61,495 $72,277
Avg. Paid $43,114 $45,587 $57,201

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.5 7.9
Critics' Rating 9.1 8.9 8.7
Performance 8.3 8.4 8.8
Interior 8.0 8.4 8.5
Operating Cost 6.4 7.1 6.6
Safety N/A 8.7 N/A
Reliability 3.5 4.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Poised handling
  • Soft ride
  • Diesel GL350's good fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior
  • Quick acceleration
  • Smooth ride
  • Generous cargo space
  • Good reliability rating
  • Rapid acceleration
  • Opulent interior materials
  • Superb off-road performance
Cons
  • Limited cargo space for class

 

  • Cramped third-row seat
  • Third-row seat doesn’t fold flat
  • Limited cargo space for the class

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 4.6L/285 Gas/Ethanol V8 6.2L/376 Gas V8 5.0L/305
MPG 13 City / 18 Hwy 14 City / 18 Hwy 12 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 121.1 130.0 113.3
Length, Overall (in) 200.7 195.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.3 79.1 80.1
Height, Overall (in) 72.4 73.1 73.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.5

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5346 5697

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 143.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 41.1 39.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.3 41.3 38.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 65.2 61.4
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.5 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 40.6 38.5 38.3
Second Leg Room (in) 39.5 39.5 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 65.2 60.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 61.8 - TBD -
Third Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 83.3 137.4 74.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 43.8 90.0 35.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 14.3 45.8
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 Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional
Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Optional Standard
Split Bench Seat 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag 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
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 Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Optional
Four Wheel Drive Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V8
Displacement 4.6L/285 6.2L/376 5.0L/305
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 335 @ 6000 403 @ 5700 385 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 339 @ 2700-5000 417 @ 4300 380 @ 3500
Transmission Automatic HD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 39.7 39.0 39.4

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 14 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 18 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.4 31 27.6

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Air Suspension Standard Standard Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/lower arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link w/Coil Springs

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

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.