Compare 2008 BMW X5 vs 2009 Cadillac Escalade

2008 BMW X5
2009 Cadillac Escalade
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AWD 4-Door 3.0si
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.0si 17 23 $42,505 $46,200
AWD 4-Door 4.8i 15 21 $50,415 $54,800
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $76,048 $81,335
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $78,385 $83,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,505
$58,161
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,200
$62,205
Monthly Payment Estimate
$770 / month
$1037 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW X5 is better than ever, but could use more dramatic styling and an iDrive transplant. Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 61.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 65.3
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 25.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 65.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 64.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.5 75.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 21.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.6
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 202.5
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- 21.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 60.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.8 108.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x 1.18 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.79 13.6 x 0.8
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/65R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QXK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1185
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7900
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4982 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2855
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2635
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA L9H
Displacement
3.0L/183 6.2L/376
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 12
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive 2WD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA MYC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic HD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.03
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 5-link coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Indep torsion bar
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3925
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 2

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