2016 Cadillac Escalade vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL
AwardsWhy did Consumer Guide Automotive name the 2016 Cadillac Escalade a Best Buy for the second year in a row? Because "power, presence, and plushness are key attributes in the premium large SUV class, and the Cadillac Escalade has them in spades." We couldn't agree more.1
FeaturesGet the convenience of 4G LTE connectivity anytime, anywhere, standard on the 2016 Cadillac Escalade2, and not even an option on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL.
Your second-row passengers deserve a little extra comfort too, and that's why heated second-row seats come standard/are an option inside the 2016 Cadillac Escalade2. The cold truth: they're only an option/aren't even an option in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL.
A heated steering wheel may seem like an over-the-top luxury… until your first chilly commute without one. Then you’ll be glad your 2016 Cadillac Escalade2 is equipped with it, standard, and it’s not just a pricey add-on, like it is in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL3.
The center console inside the 2016 Cadillac Escalade2 offers more than just secure storage — it's also a wireless charging station for mobile devices, using induction technology to charge your device anytime, anywhere, without the hassle of cords. This ultra-convenient feature's standard in the 2016 Escalade, but not even an option in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL.
No more parallel parking jitters - the Rear Parking Aid, standard on the 2016 Cadillac Escalade2, can help guide you into the perfect parking spot, signaling when you're getting too close to the curb, or other cars. Unless you enjoy the parallel parking jitters, in which case, choose the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL, and don't pay extra for the rear parking aid option.
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PerformanceMore transmission speeds means a better overall ratio spread - in other words, smoother acceleration - and the 2016 Cadillac Escalade2 has 82 speeds, 1 more than the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL4.
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UsabilityTired of hunching over the steering wheel, or scooting the driver's seat all the way back? No worries. The 2016 Cadillac Escalade2 offers 2 more inches of combined front head and leg room than the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL4, making the awkward hunch-back driving pose a thing of the past.
The 2016 Cadillac Escalade6 offers seating for 86 of your friends and family - in the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL4, 1 of them would have to stay behind.
The 2016 Cadillac Escalade's2 slightly smaller turn radius means more agile maneuvering and easier parking.
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PricingThe drivetrain in the 2016 Cadillac Escalade2 is carefully engineered and built to last, and they're willing to back it with a warranty that's 20,000 miles longer than the drivetrain warranty on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL4.
In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2016 Cadillac Escalade's2 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL4.
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