Comparison - BMW X5 Protection VR6 2020 - vs - Cadillac Escalade Platinum 2020

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
Updated: 
31 Aug 2019
$
95,295
Updated: 
19 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2020
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
no
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
26.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Raven
#000000
Crystal White Tricoat
#DDE0DB
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313D
Radiant Silver Metallic
#DADEDD
Red Passion Tintcoat
#802F38
Shadow Metallic
#FAFAFA
Dark Mocha Metallic
#878278
Satin Steel Metallic
#B2BBC1

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Ballistic-resistant SUV offers protection against 'violent attacks, kidnapping or organised crime.
BMW has revealed the new X5 Protection VR6, an armoured version of its popular luxury SUV.
According to the Bavarian marque, the X5 Protection VR6 "offers private individuals and persons at risk customised protection against violent attacks, kidnapping or organised crime".Power in the X5 Protection VR6 comes from a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine borrowed from the xDrive50i variant. Maximum power is rated at 390kW between 5500 and 6000rpm, while a peak torque figure of 750Nm is on tap between 1800rpm and 4600rpm.

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The X5 Protection VR6, named in reference to its certified protection rating, is almost indistinguishable from the standard X5, but is clad all over in high-strength steel armour plating, which overlaps at each panel and trim gap to maximise coverage.
Underneath, a thick aluminium splinter shield protects the powertrain and floor from explosive devices such as hand grenades, while the standard X5’s windows have been replaced with 33mm thick, polycarbonate-reinforced glass.
The glazing features what BMW calls ‘post-blast protective technology’, which offers protection against secondary attacks in the wake of an explosion. Only the driver’s window is electric as standard, although an electric passenger window is an option.

By: 
autocar.co.uk

We know what you want out of your luxury crossover. You want comfort. You want performance. You want protection against anti-infantry hand grenades. Well, BMW has the ride for you!
Although it looks like the standard model, the new X5 Protection VR6's armor-plated bodywork protects against attacks by handguns and firearms, including AK-47s. The armored passenger compartment withstands blasts of up to 15 kilograms of TNT from a distance of 13 feet, and its Post Blast Protective Technology protects against secondary attacks; even following a blast, all windows remain firmly in position.The vehicle is fitted with high-strength steel panels in the doors, side frames, roof, and firewall. Overlapping armor plating within the door gaps and bodywork joints prevent penetration by bullets or fragments. Oh, and your suitcases will be safe as well, thanks to aluminum pieces guarding the underbody and luggage compartment.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Cadillac lightly updated the Escalade for 2020 with only a smattering of changes. Along with a new Dark Mocha metallic paint color, which costs extra, the lineup adds a new appearance package called the Sport Edition. The get-up is only available in Red Passion, Satin Steel, and Black Rave. However, that unlocks gloss-black trim to the front end, around the side windows, and on the rear. While we've glimpsed the interior of the next-gen model and spied a prototype testing, Cadillac hasn't officially revealed the upcoming 2021 Escalade.

Pros
Everyone recognizes an Escalade, lots of standard luxuries, notable tow ratings.

Cons
Rides like less-refined SUVs, interior isn't truly luxurious, meager fuel-economy estimates.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Cadillac Escalade comes with rear wheel drive, and four wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic.Last year's dual-screen rear entertainment system has been discontinued

PROS
Strong V8 engine is never at a loss for power
Robust towing capacity
Cabin remains quiet regardless of road conditions

CONS
Less refined ride and seat comfort than other luxury SUVs
Low handling limits and heavy steering
High, uneven cargo floor makes loading objects difficult

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Cadillac Escalade is ripe for a redesign, so check out rivals before making a call.

Pros
In-your-face design
V-8 thrust
Comfortable interior
Good towing ability

Cons
Ride not as composed as rivals
Curiously cramped for passengers
So, so thirsty
Too in-your-face for most

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
no
yes
Cupholders: 
no
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
no
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
no
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
no
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Cooled Storage Compartment
Adjustable Pedals
Driver Assisted Parking Assist
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.90in
Width: 
80.50in
Height: 
74.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
Wheel Base: 
116.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.70
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
Front Hip Room: 
60.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
60.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
64.40in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
94.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
8100lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.10degrees
Curb Weight: 
5856.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
no
yes
Clock: 
no
yes
Trip computer: 
no
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
no
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
4 one-touch power windows
Hands-free entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
14 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
14 -way power passenger seat
Driver Cooled Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
Massaging
Premium Leather
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Front And Rear Stabilizer Bar

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
no
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Heated steering wheel
Three Zone Climate Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
no
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
1 subwoofer(s)
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
16 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
Audio/Video Remote Control Remote Control
Separate Rear Audio
Surround Audio (Discrete)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
no
yes
Wheel size: 
22 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
no
yes
Front head airbags: 
no
yes
Rear head airbags: 
no
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
no
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
no
yes
Child seat anchors: 
no
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
no
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
no
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
no
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
no
yes
Rear headrests: 
no
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
no
yes
More Safety Features: 
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
LED headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Cornering Lights
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors

Options

Packages: 
Escalade Sport Edition
Exterior Options: 
22" 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Silver Finish
22" Split 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Chrome Finish
22" Split 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Chrome Finish
Black Front License Plate Bracket
Polished Exhaust Tip
Black Integrated Roof Rack Rails
Wheel Locks
22" X 9" 12-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Polished Finish
Sunroof Delete
22" 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/High-Gloss Black Finish
22" X 9" 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Chrome Finish
22" Split 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Ultra-Bright Machined/Manoogian Silver Finish
22" 7-Spoke Black Painted Alloy Wheels W/Chrome Inserts
22" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels W/Ultra Bright Machined/High-Gloss Black Finish
Interior Options: 
Reflective Front Window Shade
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat
Power Configurable Second Row 60/40 Split-Folding Bench Seats
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Digital Headphones
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents, premium leather/sueded microfibre
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Maple Sugar w/Jet Black Accents, premium leather
#85776A