2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 | NewCars.com

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2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 Review

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2022 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $80,795 to $110,095
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2022 Mercedes-Benz
GLS 450

MSRP*: $77,850
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MPG - City 14 MPG 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 8 seats 6 seats
Cargo Space 142.8 ft3 84.7 ft3
Engine
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 362-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 420 hp 362 hp
Towing Capacity 7,300 - 7,500 lbs Info not available
Exterior Length 227.0 in 205.0 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 40.3 in
Rear 41.9 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 40.2 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Cadillac Escalade ESV than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450. The Cadillac Escalade ESV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac Escalade ESV as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). The Cadillac Escalade ESV is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 GLS 450.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a significantly larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a little more horsepower than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Cadillac Escalade ESV transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450.

Utility
The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLS 450, 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 GLS 450.