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2011 BMW X5

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  2011 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View
Invoice $42,595 $59,330
14/26 13/18
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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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  • Well-weighted steering
  • Plenty of power
  • Responsive handling
  • Lots of utility


  • Styling a bit stale
  • High price
  • iDrive system


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


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