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2012 BMW X5

2012 Cadillac Escalade

  2012 BMW X5 AWD 4-door 50i Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$47,500
$63,170
Invoice $43,700 $59,063
MPG
City/Highway
14/26 13/18
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It doesn't pop with the styling or interior plushness of its competitors, but the 2012 BMW X5 has the powerful X5 M and frugal diesel up its sleeve. Read Full Review The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Intuitive steering feel
  • Ample power
  • Responsive handling
  • Plenty of useful space

Dislikes:

  • Conservative, even stale styling
  • Expensive
  • Tricky iDrive system

Likes:

  • Status as luxury icon
  • Plush interior
  • Buff powertrains
  • Handles well (for such a heavy vehicle)
  • Under-the-radar green-lux status (Hybrid)

Dislikes:

  • No easy-folding third-row seat
  • Embarrassingly low mpg (all but Hybrid)
  • Missing the latest infotainment and connectivity
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