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2013 Mercedes-Benz G-Class 2013 Cadillac Escalade
   
G550 SUV
  • G550 SUV
  • G63 AMG SUV
AWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • AWD Base
  • RWD Luxury
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Premium
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition

Prices

MSRP $113,000 $66,295  
Invoice $105,090 $61,986
Avg. Paid N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.0  
Critics' Rating 7.2 7.7
Performance 6.8 7.6
Interior 7.4 7.4
Safety N/A 8.7
Reliability 4.0 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Vault-like interior build quality
  • Excellent off-road capability
  • Potent engines
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Luxurious, user-friendly interior
  • Strong brakes
 
Cons
  • Ponderous handling
  • Poor fuel economy for the class
  • Limited front-seat travel
  • Cramped third-row seating
  • Heavy removable third-row seats
  • Limited small-item storage

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.5L/333 Gas/Ethanol V8 6.2L/376
MPG 12 City / 15 Hwy 13 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicles Sport Utility Vehicle  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 116.00  
Length, Overall (in) 184.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.8 79.00
Height, Overall (in) 76.0 75.90
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.20

Doors & Windows

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

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5622  

Tires & Wheels

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

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard  

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

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

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 7  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 124.0
Front Head Room (in) 42.2 41.10
Front Leg Room (in) 52.5 41.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 65.20
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.50
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.20
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 39.00
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 65.20
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.60
Third Leg Room (in) 25.60
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.5 108.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 45.2 60.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard Standard  
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Displacement 5.5L/333 6.2L/376
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 388 @ 6000 403 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 391 @ 2800-4800 417 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 43.5 39.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard  
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 15 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.4 26

Suspension

Air Suspension Standard  
Suspension Type - Front Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Rear Solid Axle
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard