Compare 2018 BMW X5 vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade

2018 BMW X5
2018 Cadillac Escalade
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sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
X5 sDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 25 $53,695 $57,200
X5 xDrive35d Sports Activity Vehicle 23 29 $57,230 $61,000
X5 xDrive35i Sports Activity Vehicle 18 24 $55,835 $59,500
X5 xDrive40e iPerformance Sports Activity Vehicle N/A N/A $59,790 $63,750
X5 xDrive50i Sports Activity Vehicle 15 21 $69,365 $74,050
X5 M Sports Activity Vehicle 14 19 $95,080 $101,700
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2WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door 14 23 $70,960 $74,695
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 23 $76,280 $80,295
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 23 $89,105 $93,795
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 23 $80,460 $84,695
Escalade 4WD 4-Door 14 21 $73,810 $77,695
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 21 $79,130 $83,295
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Platinum 14 21 $91,955 $96,795
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 21 $83,310 $87,695
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door 14 23 $73,810 $77,695
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 23 $79,130 $83,295
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Platinum 14 23 $91,955 $96,795
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 23 $83,310 $87,695
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door 14 21 $76,660 $80,695
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 21 $81,980 $86,295
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Platinum 14 21 $94,805 $99,795
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 21 $86,160 $90,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,695
$70,960
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$57,200
$74,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$953 / month
$1245 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 BMW X5 remains a thoughtful crossover SUV for families, although enthusiasts may be left wanting unless the right options are selected. The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is aging, but it can still hold its own among other luxury SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 2WD -
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.70
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60 64.40
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 42.80
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 64.90
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 39.00
Front Leg Room (in)
40.4 45.30
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.10
Front Hip Room (in)
- 60.90
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 62.60
Second Hip Room (in)
- 60.20
Third Leg Room (in)
- 24.80
Third Hip Room (in)
- 49.30
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.3 80.50
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
69.4 74.40
Track Width, Rear (in)
65 -
Wheelbase (in)
115.5 116.00
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 203.90
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 8.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- N/A
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 8.0
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- N/A
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- 22.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 32.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.8 51.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
76.7 94.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.8 15.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 17 x - TBD -
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)
12.6 17 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.4 26
Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.7 39.0
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.3
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P275/55R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Front Tire Size
P255/50WR19 P275/55R20
Spare Tire Size
NA P265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA QSS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA RC4
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- N/A
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
595 830
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5952 8300
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5952 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4680 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 7100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 20 x 9.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 170
Maximum Alternator Watts
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 1200 460 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA L86
Displacement
3.0 L/182 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5800 420 @ 5600
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
Trans Order Code
2TB MF6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - TBD -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 - TBD -
Trans Type
8 10
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW X5 Cadillac Escalade
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Body Code
- NA
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3400
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 1.10
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4100
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- 1.81
Axle Type - Rear
- Solid Axle w/Five-Link Location
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.41
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 4200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.23
Axle Type - Front
- Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 10.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 16.7
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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