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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base

GL450 4dr All-wheel Drive 4MATIC

2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige

4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Sport Utility

2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury

All-wheel Drive

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
(2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 4dr AWD 4MATIC shown)
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2013 Audi Q7
(2013 Audi Q7 4dr AWD quattro Sport Utility shown)
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2013 Cadillac Escalade
(2013 Cadillac Escalade AWD shown)
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MSRP $63,900 $60,550 $70,520
Destination Charge $905 $895 $995
Invoice Price $59,427 $56,311 $65,936
Total List Price $64,805 $61,445 $71,515
Available Engines 362-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium) 333-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (premium) 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 14 mpg 16 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 19 mpg 22 mpg 18 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Overall, Overall - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) - -
Front, Overall Front - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) - -
Front, Driver's - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier - -
Front, Passenger's - -
Side, Overall Side - -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot - Good -
Side, Driver Torso - Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints - Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck - Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot - Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front - Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage - Good -
Side, Overall Side - Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection - Good -
Overview 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
N/A Available:
driver and passenger front impact airbags
Available:
rear center 3 point seatbelt
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard N/A Standard
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive all wheel drive all wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 8, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 14 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, automatic equalizer, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls, rear controls
Available:
theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
14 brand, premium amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, amplifier, automatic equalizer, radio steering wheel controls, rear controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Available:
14 brand, amplifier, theft deterrent, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Interior 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard N/A
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
with separate controls with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors dual dual N/A
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard N/A
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Cell phone N/A pre-wiring N/A
Clock analog in-dash analog
Compass Standard Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control Available Available N/A
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim urethane leather leather/chrome
12V DC power outlet 3 Standard:
5
4
N/A Available:
4
N/A
Lighter elements front N/A front
Ashtray Standard Standard Standard
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini
Floor console full full full
Floor mats carpeted front & rear Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up front and rear front and rear driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down front and rear front and rear driver and passenger
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge N/A Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
N/A N/A
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A power N/A
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material Standard:
leather
leather leather/genuine wood
Available:
leather/genuine wood
N/A N/A
Adjustable pedals N/A N/A power
Air compressor N/A Standard N/A
Seats 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 7 passengers 7 passengers Standard:
7 passengers
N/A N/A Available:
8 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
8-way power
8-way power 8-way power
Available:
12-way power
N/A N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls Standard:
8-way power
8-way power 8-way power
Available:
12-way power
N/A N/A
Lumbar support Standard:
driver
driver and passenger driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A N/A
Front armrests center driver and passenger center
Front head restraints Standard:
adjustable
adjustable w/tilt adjustable
Available:
adjustable w/tilt
N/A N/A
Heated front seats driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger driver and passenger
Memory Available:
driver and passenger
driver driver
Rear seats 60-40 split-bench 40-20-40 split-bench Standard:
bucket
N/A N/A Available:
60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Available
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable Standard:
2 - adjustable
N/A N/A Available:
3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Available Available Standard
3rd row seats 50-50 split-bench 50-50 bench 50-50 split-bench
Seat trim Standard:
leatherette
leather leather
Available:
leather
N/A N/A
3rd row fold into floor power manual N/A
Entertainment 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A N/A
CD player in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Rear seat audio controls N/A N/A Standard
Voice recognition Available N/A N/A
Speakers Standard:
8
14 brand 10 brand
Available:
14 brand
N/A N/A
Amplifier Available Standard:
Standard
Standard
N/A Available:
premium
N/A
Equalizer N/A N/A automatic
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
Available:
with DVD
Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
with voice activation with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 1 1
2nd row LCD screen Available:
2
Available:
2
Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Airbags, knee protection driver N/A N/A
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service Standard N/A Standard
Stolen-vehicle tracking Standard N/A Standard
Height adjustable safety belts front front and rear front
Seatbelt pretensioners front and rear front and rear front
Headlights Standard:
halogen
high intensity low/high beam high intensity low beam
Available:
high intensity low/high beam
N/A N/A
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Cornering lights Available N/A N/A
Daytime running lights Standard Standard Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights Available Standard N/A
LED brakelights Standard Standard Standard
Door curb lights 4 4 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
Lane departure Available N/A N/A
First aid kit Standard Available N/A
Theft deterrent radio Standard Standard N/A
Blind spot sensor Available Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 Standard:
48/50,000
N/A N/A Available:
36/150,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 48/50,000 48/50,000 Standard:
72/70,000
N/A N/A Available:
36/150,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 48/50,000 144/unlimited 72/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) unlimited/unlimited 48/unlimited Standard:
72/70,000
N/A N/A Available:
72/150,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A 12/5,000 48/50,000
Exterior 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
metallic monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
N/A N/A Available:
tri-coat monotone
Bodyside moldings body-colored N/A body-colored
Bodyside insert chrome N/A chrome
Grille trim chrome chrome Standard:
chrome
N/A N/A Available:
body-colored
Fog/driving lights rear front and rear front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door power liftgate power liftgate power liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed flip-up
Mirrors Standard:
dual power remote
power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger dual power remote w/tilt down
Available:
power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
N/A N/A
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver
driver and passenger driver
Sunroof Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st and 2nd row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A N/A
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
N/A N/A
3rd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with sunshade
exterior express open/close tilting glass with power sunshade N/A
Spoiler lip lip lip
Roof rack N/A Available Standard
Roof rails Standard Standard N/A
Rear step bumper Standard N/A Standard
Tires Standard:
P275/55HR19.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P275/45HR20.0 BSW AS
P285/45HR22.0 BSW AS
Available:
P275/50HR20.0 BSW run flat AS
Available:
P295/35YR21.0 BSW performance
N/A
Wheels Standard:
19" silver aluminum
Standard:
20" silver aluminum
Standard:
22" chrome aluminum
Available:
20" silver aluminum
Available:
21" silver aluminum
Available:
22" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
21" painted aluminum
Available:
chrome aluminum
N/A Available:
silver aluminum
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel full-size steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Standard Standard N/A
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Running boards Available:
illuminated
Available Standard:
Standard
N/A N/A Available:
power
Mechanical 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Engine 4.7L V-8 3.0L V-6 6.2L V-8
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC OHV
Turbocharger twin turbo intercooled supercharger N/A
Recommended fuel premium unleaded premium unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel all wheel all wheel
4WD shift Available:
electronic
N/A N/A
Engine block heater N/A N/A Available
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard N/A
Suspension tuning regular regular touring
Ride control Available Available Standard
Adaptive suspension Available Available Standard
Height adjustable suspension automatic w/driver control Available:
automatic w/driver control
N/A
Automatic level control 4-corner Available:
4-corner
rear
Front suspension type double wishbone double wishbone short and long arm
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized magnetic fluid-filled
Front springs air coil coil
Rear suspension type independent multi-link multi-link rigid axle multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized magnetic fluid-filled
Rear springs air coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 7-spd auto w/OD 8-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.46 3.70 3.42
Locking/limited slip differential N/A N/A Standard
Remote vehicle starting system N/A N/A Standard
Specifications 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Base 2013 Audi Q7 3.0T S line Prestige 2013 Cadillac Escalade Luxury
Exterior length 201.6 " 200.3 " 202.5 "
Exterior body width 84.3 " 78.1 " 79.0 "
Exterior height 72.8 " 68.4 " 75.9 "
Engine 4.7L V-8 3.0L V-6 6.2L V-8
Horsepower 362 @ 5,000 rpm 333 @ 5,500 rpm 403 @ 5,700 rpm
Torque 406 @ 1,500 rpm 325 @ 2,900 rpm 417 @ 4,300 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 14 mpg 16 mpg 13 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 19 mpg 22 mpg 18 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.66 / 3.39 " 3.33 / 3.50 " 4.06 / 3.62 "
Curb weight 5,401 lbs. 5,412 lbs. 5,694 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 7,165 lbs. 7,044 lbs. 7,300 lbs.
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) N/A N/A 3,550 lbs.
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) N/A N/A 4,200 lbs.
Payload 1,764 lbs. 1,279 lbs. 1,577 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight Available:
7,500 lbs.
Standard:
5,500 lbs.
8,100 lbs.
N/A Available:
6,600 lbs.
N/A
GCWR N/A N/A 14,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 121.1 " 118.2 " 116.0 "
Front track 64.8 " 65.0 " 68.2 "
Rear track 65.5 " 66.0 " 67.0 "
Turning radius 20.4 ' 19.7 ' 19.5 '
Ground clearance N/A Available:
9.4 "
N/A
Drag coefficient .38 Standard:
.37
.36
N/A Available:
.35
N/A
Front legroom 40.3 " 41.3 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 38.5 " 37.1 " 39.0 "
Third row legroom 35.0 " 29.2 " 25.6 "
Front headroom 41.2 " Standard:
40.0 "
41.1 "
N/A Available:
39.5 "
N/A
Rear headroom 40.0 " Standard:
37.2 "
39.2 "
N/A Available:
39.0 "
N/A
Third row headroom 38.9 " Standard:
35.4 "
37.9 "
N/A Available:
35.6 "
N/A
Front hiproom N/A N/A 60.5 "
Rear hiproom N/A N/A 60.6 "
Third row hiproom N/A N/A 49.1 "
Front shoulder room 58.5 " 58.7 " 65.2 "
Rear shoulder room 58.3 " 58.1 " 65.2 "
Third row shoulder room 50.5 " 48.6 " 61.7 "
Luggage volume 16.0 cu.ft. 10.9 cu.ft. 16.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 93.8 cu.ft. 72.5 cu.ft. 108.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 144 cu.ft. 133 cu.ft. 172 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 26.4 gal. 26.4 gal. 26.0 gal.