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 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 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 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)
191.2 -
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, 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
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
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)
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 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 Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 26
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux 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 - Rear
- - 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 -
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 8300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
5192 -
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 - TBD -
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)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 160
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 4200 403 @ 5700
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
425 @ 1750-2250 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)
19 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 18
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 46
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
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
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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