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2014 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Cadillac Escalade ESV requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac Escalade ESV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Cadillac Escalade ESV will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade ESV is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac Escalade ESV doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a little less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Warranty
The Cadillac Escalade ESV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

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2014 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

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MSRP*: $66,345 - $85,670
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class

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MSRP*: $63,000 - $118,160
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 13 - 14 13 - 19
Highway MPG: 18 17 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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**** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $62,033 - $80,101 $58,590 - $109,889

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