Compare 2012 BMW X5 vs 2012 Cadillac Escalade

2012 BMW X5
2012 Cadillac Escalade
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AWD 4-Door 35d
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 AWD 4-Door 35d 19 26 $52,165 $56,700
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i 16 23 $43,700 $47,500
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Premium 16 23 $50,785 $55,200
X5 AWD 4-Door 35i Sport Activity 16 23 $53,085 $57,700
X5 AWD 4-Door 50i 14 20 $59,065 $64,200
X5 M AWD 4-Door 12 17 $80,270 $87,250
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
Escalade AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
Escalade AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
Escalade AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
Escalade AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $61,494 $65,770
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $65,445 $69,995
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $77,179 $82,545
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $70,008 $74,875
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $63,879 $68,320
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $67,829 $72,545
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $79,563 $85,095
Escalade ESV AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $72,392 $77,425
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $58,961 $63,060
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $62,878 $67,250
Escalade EXT AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $65,113 $69,640
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door 20 23 $69,049 $73,850
Escalade Hybrid 2WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $77,880 $83,295
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 20 23 $71,434 $76,400
Escalade Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Platinum 20 23 $80,265 $85,845
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,165
$59,063
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,700
$63,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$945 / 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
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)
191.1 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 75.9
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 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 21.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.6
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)
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 Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- 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
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux 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), On Center
- 17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 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
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 7.5
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
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
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
Direct Injection SFI
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
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 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 HD Automatic w/OD
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 Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- 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
Multi-link 5-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 46
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent w/Coil Springs
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.7 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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