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2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid 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 Hybrid will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid 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. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Drivetrain
The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid has a smaller turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is clearly the choice over the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid has a lot less horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.

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

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2013 Cadillac
Escalade Hybrid

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MSRP*: $74,425 - $86,420
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
GL-Class

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MSRP*: $63,000 - $118,160
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 13 - 19
Highway MPG: 23 17 - 26
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 8 - 8 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $69,587 - $80,803 $58,590 - $109,889

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