Compare 2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2021 Cadillac Escalade


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

6.2L 8cyl


3.0L 6cyl Turbo
420 HP


362 HP
15 city / 20 hwy*

Fuel Economy

20 city / 24 hwy*

Serving Pensacola, FL

With a sweeping design change this year, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade at Cadillac Pensacola is the most majestic and appealing Escalade yet. The latest Escalade features a refined exterior with dynamic headlights and crescent LED tail lights in the back. While these artful touches add to its elegance, the Escalade is larger all around with a new frame that adds eight inches to the exterior and 10.1 inches to the cabin. Many new amenities are in store for the Escalade that you can try out with your Cadillac Escalade test drive scheduled conveniently through Cadillac Pensacola. Your test drive at Cadillac Pensacola can be arranged from the comfort of your own home, which gives you a sneak preview of all the latest amenities available for the Cadillac, inside and out. You won’t want to miss the new cockpit-style design with its updated infotainment system and digital display, or the refreshed exterior that gives the Cadillac a nearly entirely new front end. While you’re testing out the Cadillac, you can ask about how it compares to other luxury SUVs, including the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class. Our staff will gladly point out the areas where the Cadillac excels, including fuel economy, towing power, interior volume, and more.

Interior and Amenities

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade at Cadillac Pensacola has a massive amount of interior space following its redesign for 2021. The Escalade already had one of the roomiest cabins on the market, but now there’s even more capacity for people and cargo with 10.1 inches added to the cabin. The Escalade’s new frame is longer than the previous model’s, and it is also lower to the ground, which makes for a smoother and more plush ride quality. Everyone benefits from heated seats all around, starting at the base level, along with the main attraction of the Cadillac’s new look, which is an innovative wide touchscreen interface that covers the entire dashboard. The new infotainment system, which has a 16.9-inch display, pairs with a separate 14.2-inch instrument cluster to give you instant access to all the apps and conveniences you need to reach on the Cadillac. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade at Cadillac Pensacola now comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Cadillac’s base sound system is a notable 19-speaker system from AKG Studio. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay come with the Mercedes, but it does not have wireless versions. Heated rear seats and wireless charging capabilities are only available if you get an extra package.


Dynamic daytime running lights, crescent-shaped LED tail lights, and a series of wheel options are highlights of the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. When you take a test drive at Cadillac Pensacola, you’ll be able to learn more about the customization options available for the SUV’s exterior too, including its innovative paint colors and glossy black accents. While the Cadillac Escalade has refined touches from front to back, as you’ll see with a Cadillac Escalade test drive, the Mercedes’ exterior is much plainer in comparison. LED lights are standard, but they don’t feature the innovative design that the Cadillac’s lighting elements have, and they are not as aesthetically appealing.


The Escalade at Cadillac Pensacola is made with performance in mind, despite that it looks the part of a true luxury car. The base engine on the Cadillac is a V8 that delivers a maximum power of 420 HP. The base engine cranks out up to 460 LB-FT in peak torque, which is the same amount that you’ll get with the Cadillac’s available diesel engine. The Cadillac has a tow rating of 8,200 pounds, which is more than the 7,700 pounds of towing power that comes with the Mercedes. With the 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes a maximum fuel economy of 23 MPG combined with the diesel engine. With the Mercedes, in contrast, the maximum combined MPG is 21 MPG as rated by the EPA.

For more information about a test drive at Cadillac Pensacola, contact us today.

*All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.