Compare 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid vs 2012 Lexus RX 450h

2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
2012 Lexus RX 450h
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 20 23 $69,049 $73,850
4WD 4-Door 20 23 $71,434 $76,400
2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $77,880 $83,295
4WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $80,265 $85,845
FWD 4-Door Hybrid
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,049
$42,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,850
$45,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1231 / month
$754 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's not an involving crossover to drive, but the 2012 Lexus RX 450h has hybrid technology underhood and a long track record of satisfied buyers behind it.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
49.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.1
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Head Room (in)
37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.5 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
61.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
60.8 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 57.9
Third Leg Room (in)
25.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 139.7
Exterior Dimensions
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
NA -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.9 66.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
NA -
Wheelbase (in)
116.0 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.0 74.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 187.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 63.8
Track Width, Front (in)
- 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
60.3 40.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
108.9 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.9 NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.5 x 0.79 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.18 12.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 17.2
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
3.0 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 38.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.75 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.79
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA -
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QST NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2124 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P285/45R22 P235/60VR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2124 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QST NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
NA -
Front Tire Size
P285/45R22 P235/60VR18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5800 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
870 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5800 NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
12000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3550 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2909 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7300 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2970 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4520
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x 9.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x 9.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
6.0L/364 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
332 @ 5100 295 combined
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V8 Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
367 @ 4100 - TBD -
Engine Order Code
LZ1 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 32
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.70 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 NA
Trans Order Code
M99 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously variable ratio
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Lexus RX 450h
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.41 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3250 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 -
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link w/Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.10 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
4100 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 6.2
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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