A Contest of Luxury and Efficiency: The All-New BMW X7 Challenges the CADILLAC Escalade in San Antonio

The BMW X7 recently made its grand debut and is now available for your purchasing or leasing pleasure at BMW of San Antonio. While a relative newcomer, this full-size luxury SUV is fully-loaded with a cornucopia of standard features and technologies, in addition to its many safety features and high-quality interior materials. Whether you seek a large sport activity vehicle (SAV) for the whole family to enjoy or you are just the type of high-roller in Texas who appreciates the feel of a full-size crossover, the all-new BMW X7 just might be the right choice for you. Here at BMW of San Antonio, we want to prove it to you which is why we took a closer look at the X7 and how it stacks up against a more seasoned SUV from the CADILLAC lineup: the new Escalade.

  

Powerful, Yet Efficient

While CADILLAC is known for their heavy-duty engines, which complement their already heavy machinery, the CADILLAC Escalade falls unsurprisingly short in terms of fuel efficiency, thanks to its V8 engine. This engine, combined with the Escalade's 5,856-pound curb weight, enables this full-size luxury model to travel up to an EPA-estimated 14 miles to the gallon in the city and 21 miles per gallon on the highway, making it the less preferable choice for longer commutes and road trips. Meanwhile, the BMW X7 offers you more flexibility in the highways with 20 mpg in the city of San Antonio and 25 mpg on the highway. The BMW X7 is also almost 500 pounds lighter than the Escalade, and features engine Auto Stop-Start technology, both of which contribute to better fuel economy in the long-term.

More Standard Safety, for More Convenience

Driving through cities such as San Antonio or Austin can be difficult, which is why you deserve some helpful technological features to get you through city driving with ease. The BMW has got your back and then some with all of its standard driver-assist technologies through Active Driving Assistant5, which includes Daytime Pedestrian Detection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Active Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The BMW X7 also comes standard with Dynamic Cruise Control to help you keep in-pace automatically as you cruise on the highways throughout Texas. While all of these features come available on the CADILLAC Escalade, they are absent from the base trim and must be purchased with a more prestigious model. Both SUVs come standard with front and rear parking sonar.

A Little Extra Comfort and Convenience to Enjoy!

Interestingly enough, both of these SUVs feature many of the same standard amenities, despite the Escalade falling short on safety technology. However, if you really want to maximize your luxurious experience, then the BMW X7 is the right choice for you as it comes standard with four-zone automatically-adjusting climate control, a two-pane power moonroof, CD player pre-wiring, and the Live Cockpit Professional system which features not one, but two 12.3-inch touchscreen displays. The Escalade features one 12.3-inch screen and only comes available with tri-zone climate control, while each other previous feature is either unavailable on base trims or wholly absent from the midsize SUV.

 

Check Out the BMW X7 Today

The BMW X7 is one full-size luxury SAV that can do a lot more for a lot less and can even help save you a bit more in the long-run with lowered fuel costs. No matter what your budget is like, most people like to save money and enjoy the finer things in life; the all-new BMW X7 is your gateway to accomplish both with ease. Sounds good? Then you need to come check out the new BMW X7 for yourself right here at BMW of San Antonio! All you have to do is schedule an appointment with our service team by dropping us a line or giving us a call today, our dealership is located at 15507 W IH-10 in San Antonio. See you soon!


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