2024 BMW X5 PHEV vs. 2023 Cadillac Escalade | NewCars.com

2024 BMW X5 PHEV vs. 2023 Cadillac Escalade Review

Picture of the 2024 BMW X5 PHEV

2024 BMW

MSRP*: $72,500
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2023 Cadillac

MSRP*: $79,295 to $149,195
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MPG - City Info not available 11 - 14 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 16 - 19 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 60.7 ft3 121.0 ft3
  • 483-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 682-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 483 hp 420 - 682 hp
Towing Capacity 5,952 lbs 7,000 - 7,700 lbs
Exterior Length 194.3 in 211.9 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 81.1 in
Leg Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac Escalade than in the BMW X5 PHEV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X5 PHEV.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the BMW X5 PHEV is a better financial choice over the Cadillac Escalade, when considering MSRP.

Since the BMW X5 PHEV is much slimmer than the Cadillac Escalade, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X5 PHEV, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Cadillac Escalade.

The BMW X5 PHEV has a larger turning radius than the Cadillac Escalade, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of towing capacity, the Cadillac Escalade is clearly the choice over the BMW X5 PHEV for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 PHEV has a little more horsepower than the Cadillac Escalade.

The BMW X5 PHEV has much lower torque than the Cadillac Escalade, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Soccer Moms beware - the BMW X5 PHEV seats a lot fewer people than the Cadillac Escalade. The BMW X5 PHEV has significantly less cargo capacity than the Cadillac Escalade.