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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
2WD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$59,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$63,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$1053 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters.
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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 Leg Room (in) NA 25.6
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.1 79.0
Track Width, Front (in) 64.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 -
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 -
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 75.2 108.9
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 Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line) - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.5 26
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location - NA
Fuel Tank Location - NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.0 39.0
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - 3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - 17.8
Tires
Front Tire Size 255/55R18 P265/65R18
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 900 1245
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4960 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 14000
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
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 5800-6250 403 @ 5700
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 1300-5000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA L94
Displacement 3.0L/182 6.2L/376
Engine Oil Cooler - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.06
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 HD Automatic w/OD
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
Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 0.85
Transfer Case Model - NA
Trans PTO Access - NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off - NA
Trans Power Take Off - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade
Body Code - NA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.41
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 5-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 46
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
Axle Type - Front - Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - 3925
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 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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