Comparing the Lincoln Navigator to the Competition

Discover How the Lincoln Navigator Measure Up Against its Competition

Luxury SUVs are a breed unto themselves, delivering the utility and versatility you want, with the upscale appointments that you deserve. However, even within this class the Lincoln Navigator stands apart from the crowd thanks to its stellar craftsmanship and overall strengths. At Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge, we think it's essential that we offer our New Haven customers detailed proof of the advantages the Lincoln Navigator enjoys over such rivals as the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Cadillac Escalade, and Audi Q7.

2019 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLS

  • When comparing the SUVs next to each other, it's quickly evident that the Lincoln Navigator is the larger of the two. Boasting more than an inch advantage when it comes to ground clearance, the introductory-level Lincoln Navigator sits taller and wider than the base Mercedes-Benz GLS. That advantage carries over to the cabin space as well, with the Lincoln Navigator offering more passenger space in all three rows of seating. The max cargo volume battle also goes to the Lincoln Navigator as its 103.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity is significantly larger than the 93.8 cubic feet offered by the GLS.
  • The 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 that powers the Lincoln Navigator delivers far more performance for Milford drivers than the GLS and its 3.0-liter twin turbo V6. The V6 in the Lincoln Navigator makes 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, far more than the 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque that the GLS ekes out. City fuel economy is the same for each SUV, though the Lincoln Navigator earns a slightly higher EPA-estimate for highway fuel economy.
  • Naturally, both SUVs come well-equipped with the standard features you want. However, the entry-level Lincoln Navigator includes standard amenities that either aren't available on the base-level Mercedes-Benz GLS, or cost more to add as options. These include dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, navigation, rear parking assist, satellite radio, and rear seat audio controls.

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2019 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2019 Cadillac Escalade

  • Comparing four-wheel drive entry-level models of each SUV, we discovered that the Lincoln Navigator has an MSRP that's about $2,000 lower than the Escalade's. The economic advantage of choosing the Lincoln Navigator continues throughout your ownership period, as industry experts estimate that the five-year cost of ownership for the Lincoln Navigator may be as much as $3,300 lower that the Escalade, due no doubt to the fact that typical repairs cost far more for the Cadillac than they do for the Lincoln Navigator.
  • Of course, when you're looking at SUVs, size is usually a strong priority. The Lincoln Navigator has 172 cubic feet of passenger volume, far more than the Escalade's 120.8 cubic feet. This leads to the Lincoln Navigator offering more hip room and shoulder room for passengers in all three rows of seating, as well as more rear headroom in the second- and third-row seats. Then there's cargo capacity, which is typically a concern for our Plainville customers. With third-row seats occupied, the Lincoln Navigator offers 19.3 cubic feet of space that tops the Escalade's 15.2 cubic feet. Fold those third-row seats into the floor -- something that you can only do with the Lincoln Navigator -- and that space expands to 57.5 cubic feet; the Escalade gives you 651.6 cubic feet when the third-row seats are lowered. Finally, with the second-row seats folded as well, the space advantage becomes dramatically clear: the Lincoln Navigator boasts 103.3 cubic feet of space to fill, while the Cadillac Escalade only manages 94.2 cubic feet.
  • SUVs this sizable need strong powertrains to move them down the road, and neither the Lincoln Navigator nor the Cadillac Escalade disappoints in that regard. The Lincoln Navigator features a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that manufactures 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, outperforming the Escalade's 6.2-liter V8 and its output of 420 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque.

21019 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2019 Audi Q7

  • One interesting consideration when looking at vehicles is to take a look at the standard manufacturer warranties since it's likely that an automaker is offering a longer warranty on a vehicle they believe withstands the test of time and travel. With that in mind, it's worth noting that the Lincoln Navigator comes with a 6-year/72,000-mile powertrain warranty while the Audi Q7 only offers a 4-year/50,000-mile powertrain warranty; the Lincoln Navigator also offers New Britain residents two extra years of complimentary roadside assistance coverage when compared to the Audi Q7.
  • When we took a look at the standard engine offerings, it became clear early that the Lincoln Navigator offers East Hartford drivers more power than the Audi Q7 can manage. In fact, not only does the standard 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 engine in the Lincoln Navigator outperform the Audi's 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but it also tops the horsepower and torque metrics offered up by the Q7's optional 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine. If you're looking for an SUV that can tow your weekend toys with ease, the Lincoln Navigator has a standard towing capacity of 6,200 pounds -- the Q7 is only rated to pull up to 4,400 pounds.
  • The Lincoln Navigator, which is capable of seating eight, and offers significantly more room for those eight passengers than the Q7 manages for its top capacity of seven people. The Lincoln Navigator offers a power switch that folds both second- and third-row seats to make it easier to switch between hauling cargo and people; the Q7 doesn't have automatic folding second-row seats. Finally, no matter how you look at it, there's more cargo space in the Lincoln Navigator than you'll find in the Audi Q7 -- the Lincoln Navigator has 103.3 cubic feet of storage space when the second- and third-row seats are folded, while the Audi Q7 only manages 71.6 cubic feet.



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