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2011 BMW X5

2011 Cadillac Escalade

  2011 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$46,300
$63,455
Invoice $42,595 $59,330
MPG
City/Highway
14/26 13/18
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. Read Full Review The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable. Read Full Review
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Dislikes

Likes:

  • Well-weighted steering
  • Plenty of power
  • Responsive handling
  • Lots of utility

Dislikes:

  • Styling a bit stale
  • High price
  • iDrive system

Likes:

  • Iconic, macho exterior
  • Plush interior
  • Torque-rich powertrains
  • Handles well for such a tall, heavy rig

Dislikes:

  • Third row doesn't fold neatly
  • Lacks high-tech connectivity/interface
  • Deep thirst (all but Hybrid)
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