Compare 2009 BMW X5 vs 2009 Cadillac Escalade vs 2009 Porsche Cayenne

2009 BMW X5
X
2009 Cadillac Escalade
X
2009 Porsche Cayenne
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AWD 4-Door 30i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 30i 15 21 $43,700 $47,500
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,105 $51,200
X5 AWD 4-Door 48i 14 19 $51,705 $56,200
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door 12 19 $58,161 $62,205
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $76,048 $81,335
Escalade AWD 4-Door 12 19 $60,545 $64,755
Escalade AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 12 19 $78,385 $83,835
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door N/A N/A $70,008 $75,685
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Platinum Edition N/A N/A $80,877 $87,435
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AWD 4-Door GTS Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Manual 11 17 $60,265 $70,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door GTS Tiptronic 13 18 $62,815 $73,900
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Manual 14 20 $37,910 $44,600
Cayenne AWD 4-Door S 13 19 $50,490 $59,400
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Tiptronic 14 20 $40,460 $47,600
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo 12 19 $83,045 $97,700
Cayenne AWD 4-Door Turbo S 12 19 $105,060 $123,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,700
$58,161
$60,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,500
$62,205
$70,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$792 / month
$1037 / month
$1182 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 BMW X5 is one of the better-handling utility vehicles of any shape, and a newly available diesel makes it even more appealing, but its styling and interior fail to wow. The 2009 Escalade Hybrid sacrifices no performance, capability, or luxury, yet it uses a fraction of the fuel. The 2009 Porsche Cayenne isn’t as practical as other SUVs its size, but it handles like a Porsche.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 12 mpg 11 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 19 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - Sport Utility Vehicle
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 61.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.0 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 41.1 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 7 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 60.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 65.3 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 25.6 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 49.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 65.2 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
40.0 41.3 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Third Head Room (in)
NA 37.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 64.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 75.9 66.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.0 - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 116.0 112.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.1 79.0 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 - 188.9
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 -
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
21.9 60.3 19.07
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.8 108.9 62.51
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 16.9 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x 1.2 13.78 x 1.34
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 13.6 x 0.8 13.00 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26 26.4
Fuel Tank Location
- NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 39.0 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.8 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/65R18 P295/35R21
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QXK - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P255/55HR18 P265/65R18 P295/35R21
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/70R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QXK - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZRS - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD - -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD - -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 1185 771
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 7900 7716
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 500 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4916 - 5070
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3550 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 2635 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3250 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2855 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8 21 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 x 8 21 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 17.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 160 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6600 403 @ 5700 405 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
- TBD - SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 2750 417 @ 4300 369 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA L9H NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 6.2L/376 4.8L/293
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 12 11
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 15 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 19 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA 1.0
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive 2WD All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.06 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.36 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA MYC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 - - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.15 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic HD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.67 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.03 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.53 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 6 6
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 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade Porsche Cayenne
Body Code
- NA -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link - Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.41 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 5-link coil springs Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Integrated - Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Indep torsion bar Independent
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 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3250 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2 6
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder-type -
Doors
Side Door Type
- Swing-out -

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