When comparing the BMW X5's and the Cadillac Escalade's specifications and ratings, The Cadillac Escalade has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X5's and the Cadillac Escalade's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac Escalade is a better car than the BMW X5.
BMW X5 vs. Cadillac Escalade Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value and the Cadillac Escalade loses 50.9 percent of its value. This means the Cadillac Escalade retains 2.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X5.
BMW X5 vs. Cadillac Escalade Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X5 is 7.8 out of 10 while the Cadillac Escalade's quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the BMW X5 being ranked 14 out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows and the Cadillac Escalade being ranked 11 out of 32.
BMW X5 vs. Cadillac Escalade Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X5 is 8.4 out of 10. For the Cadillac Escalade the reliability rating is 8.8 out of 10. This gives the Cadillac Escalade a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X5’s base engine makes 375 horsepower, and the Cadillac Escalade base engine makes 420 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the BMW X5 and the Cadillac Escalade have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.