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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
2WD 4-Door Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,330 $63,455
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,047 $69,570
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,282 $71,960
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,216 $82,585
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,714 $66,005
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,432 $72,120
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,666 $74,510
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,554 $85,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,595
$59,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,300
$63,455
Monthly Payment Estimate
$772 / month
$1058 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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 - 60.5
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA 61.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 39.0
Front Head Room (in) 36.6 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.4 -
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 60.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.0 65.2
Third Leg Room (in) NA 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 191.2 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 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
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
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - 21.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 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 4 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 0.8 13.5 x 0.8
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.7 x 1.2 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - QXK
Spare Tire Order Code NA ZRS
Rear Tire Size 255/55R18 P265/65R18
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - QXK
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P265/65R18
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 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000 8300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 1245
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 8300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 3550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - 2784
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3250
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - 2704
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 14000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Engine
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1200-5000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA L94
Displacement 3.0L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800 403 @ 5700
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.36
Trans Order Code NA MYC
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.15 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.53
Trans Type 8 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.06
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Indep torsion bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear Integral 5-link coil springs
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3925
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4100
Axle Type - Rear - Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3250
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.42
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 1
Frame
Frame Type - Ladder-type
Doors
Side Door Type - Swing-out
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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