2020 BMW X3

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2020 BMW X3 vs 2021 Cadillac Escalade


If you are looking to buy a luxury car with your hard-earned cash, it is important to get it from a trusted dealership. If you are finding it difficult to make a choice between the 2021 Cadillac Escalade and the 2020 BMW X3, the below comparison will give you a good idea why most shoppers go for BMW.

Design & Style

The 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes standard with leather upholstery, along with heated front-row seats, heated steering wheel and leather wrapped seats. Six adults can be seated inside the cabin, which has an overall cabin design with average quality materials.

The 2020 BMW X3 is a 5-seater car with ample space across both the rows, and even taller passengers can stretch out easily. 8-way power adjustable seats and synthetic leather upholstery are some of the standard seating amenities you have. The minimalistic cabin design is widely appreciated by professional reviewers, and the soft-touch surfaces are really attractive.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Escalade comes standard with a CUE infotainment system, 4 USB Ports, Bluetooth, HD radio, Wi-Fi hot spot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and 8-inch screen. The rear-seat entertainment and panoramic sunroof are optional features. It takes a bit of learning curve to master the infotainment controls, and the physical buttons lack feedback. Speaking of safety, you have some standard features like Teen Driver, rain-sensing windshield wipers, surround-view parking camera system, parking sensors, a rearview camera and a park assist system.

On the other, the 2020 BMW X3 comes equipped with the iDrive infotainment system with 8.8-inch touch screen, navigation system, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, 12-speaker system, HD radio, USB ports and Bluetooth.  The dashboard layout is straightforward, and the driver can easily access controls while driving. Standard safety features include a rearview camera, parking sensors, driver drowsiness monitoring, forward collision, emergency braking, pedestrian detection and traffic sign recognition.


Speaking of performance, the Escalade is a powered by a V8 engine mated to a 10-speed auto transmission. It offers enough power for most conditions but fails to impress in terms of fuel efficiency. This is where BMW X3 has an upper hand, with excellent options to offer. Furthermore, you also get better fuel economy, compared to other rivals.

The Bottom Line

The Escalade may be a good luxury car, but not a great purchase. It is held back by its fussy infotainment system and laborious handling. Competitors like BMW X3 have livelier handling, richer interiors and smoother rides. The high-towing capacity is just a catch for Escalade. If you are looking for refined options, you should definitely choose the 2020 BMW X3.

Ready to Schedule a 2020 BMW X3 Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2020 BMW X3 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.


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