Compare 2012 BMW X5 vs 2012 Cadillac Escalade

2012 BMW X5
2012 Cadillac Escalade
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AWD 4-Door 35i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
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
City
16 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
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
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.1
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 79.0
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 -
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
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
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
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 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), At Lock
- 3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - 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)
900 1245
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 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 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Direct Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1300-5000 417 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA L94
Displacement
3.0L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800-6250 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
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
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
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- 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 Independent w/Coil Springs
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
Multi-link 5-Link w/Coil Springs
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
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
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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