The 2020 Cadillac Escalade large luxury SUV offers elegant styling, high-end materials, and a wealth of standard interior features that accompany you on a smooth ride. Another luxury SUV to compare is the 2020 Mercedes GLS. Let’s look at both and see how they stack up. Reliable Cadillac is here to help you decide. Come down today and test drive your new Escalade.
The 2020 Escalade is unmistakably a luxury SUV. It features a host of upscale standard features such as leather interior, heated and ventilated front seats, with 12-way power adjustments, heated second-seats, and a power-folding third row. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade seats up to eight people, with spacious rows for adults to sit comfortably. It takes roominess and comfort to the next level with the Escalade ESV, adding additional rear passenger leg/head room and cargo space with the long-wheelbase. You’ll enjoy up to 94.2 cubic feet with both rear rows down for all of your cargo. Or get the long-wheel and you’ll max out at 120.9 cubic feet for cargo capacity. The Escalade has one of the highest tow ratings in its class and can tow up to 8,300 pounds.
The 2020 Mercedes GLS features synthetic leather upholstery and heated and power-adjustable front seats. The GLS certainly comes standard with lots of goodies, but you end up having to pay for a lot of extras. Available options include ventilated and massaging first- and second-row seats, heated second- and third-row seats, heated first- and second-row armrests, heated and ventilated first- and second-row cup holders, and a heated steering wheel. Depending on whether you choose captain’s chairs or a bench seat for the second row, you can seat six or seven. The GLS has 17.4 cubic feet of space behind the third row and up to 42.7 cubic feet when the third row is folded down, and a total of 84.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded down. You will get a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds when the GLS is properly equipped.
Safety and Tech
The Escalade has you covered when it comes to staying connected and enjoying the ride. Rock out with a Bose Centerpoint surround system that features 16 speakers. Its CUE infotainment system features an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a navigation system. Wireless device charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, four USB ports also are standard. Second and third row passengers will appreciate the available rear seat entertainment system. Cadillac has you covered with its safety features including a park assist system, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, a surround-view parking camera system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, as well as Teen Driver. Plenty of technology features are available for upgrading your Cadillac.
The Mercedes GLS comes with the new MBUX infotainment system, but its controls are pretty small and can be hard to find. It features a 12.3-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 12-speaker Burmester premium stereo, nine USB ports, and wireless device charging. Safety features included with the GLS include surround-view parking camera system, crosswind assist, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a driver condition monitor, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.
The Escalade offers a strong engine. With every body type, the Escalade comes with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission, providing plenty of power to get you where you need to go. Acceleration is quick and the transmission shifts well, making for a smooth ride. The Escalade earns an estimated 14/23 mpg in the city and on the highway with its powerful engine. Pricing for this luxury SUV starts at $75,195 for the entry-level Escalade and ranges to $92,295 for the high-end Escalade Platinum.
The GLS offers two engine choices – a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder that delivers 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque or the GLS 580 which gets a 4.0-liter turbo V8 and produces 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and a 48-volt electric motor. The electric motor can provide an additional 21 horsepower and 184 pound-feet or torque in short bursts. The Mercedes GLS get an estimated 19/23 mpg in the city and on the highway. Starting price for the base GLS 450 is $75,200 and $97,800 for the GLS 580. There are plenty of add-on packages that will make your price tag higher.
Everyone recognizes an Escalade. Its distinguished class sets it apart from other luxury SUVs. The 2020 Cadillac Escalade offers plenty of standard features, notable tow ratings, tons of cargo space, and the power to back it all up. Come test drive the 2020 Cadillac Escalade at Reliable Cadillac today.