Compare 2011 BMW X5 vs 2011 Cadillac Escalade

2011 BMW X5
2011 Cadillac Escalade
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $47,655 $51,800
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $42,595 $46,300
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $47,930 $52,100
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $50,230 $54,600
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $78,845 $85,700
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,330 $63,455
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,047 $69,570
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,216 $82,585
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,282 $71,960
Escalade AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,714 $66,005
Escalade AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,432 $72,120
Escalade AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,554 $85,085
Escalade AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,666 $74,510
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,784 $66,080
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $67,502 $72,195
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $79,624 $85,160
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,297 $75,185
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $64,122 $68,580
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $69,839 $74,695
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $81,962 $87,660
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,635 $77,685
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $58,119 $62,160
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $62,972 $67,350
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $65,206 $69,740
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $69,316 $74,135
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $80,349 $85,935
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $71,700 $76,685
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $82,686 $88,435

Pricing

Invoice Price

$47,655
$59,330

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$51,800
$63,455

Monthly Payment Estimate

$863 / month
$1058 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2011 BMW X5 offers impressive handling and features, but lacks the styling and interior that makes competitors pop, while the X5 M offers nearly sports car levels of performance with all the utility of a standard X5. The 2011 Cadillac Escalade delivers solid, luxurious, and spacious accommodations with an advanced feature set. If you can live with the thirst of non-Hybrid models, it's unbeatable.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 14 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 18 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility Vehicle -

Rear Door Type

- Liftgate

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

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 -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.7 -

Length, Overall (in)

191.2 -

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

69.9 75.9

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

Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

61.8 108.9

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 Console (in)

- - TBD -

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)

- NA

Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)

- NA

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 13.0 x 1.2

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 13.5 x 0.8

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

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 - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

19.5 -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

42.0 39.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - -

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- 3

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

- 17.8

Tires

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

Front Tire Order Code

- TBD - QXK

Spare Tire Order Code

NA ZRS

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

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

600 1245

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

6000 8300

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- NA

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- 8300

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

5192 -

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

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

- 3550

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

- 2784

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.5 18 x 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.5 18 x 8

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - 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 Torque @ RPM

425 @ 1750-2250 417 @ 4300

Engine Order Code

NA L94

Displacement

3.0L/182 6.2L/376

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

265 @ 4200 403 @ 5700

Engine Type

Diesel I6 Gas/Ethanol V8

Fuel System

DI Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

- NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 14

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 16

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.53

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

1.00 NA

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.87 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.40 3.06

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.34 2.36

Trans Order Code

NA MYC

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.64 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.14 1.15

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- TBD - NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.67

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.17 4.03

Transfer Case Model

- NA

Trans PTO Access

- NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

- NA

Trans Power Take Off

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door

Body Code

- NA

Suspension

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

Integral 5-link coil springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - 46

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Indep torsion bar

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

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- 4100

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.6 11.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 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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