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Navigator vs Escalade


2017 Lincoln Navigator


         2017 Cadillac Escalade


Enjoy unbeatable luxury for less.

The Lincoln Navigator comfortably seats seven passengers, offering plenty of leg and shoulder room from the front row to the back row. The interior cabin with noise-cancelling technology is so quiet that on those long drives passengers won't even realize they are out on the open road. With second and third row Best-In-Class seating with leg room for days, the Navigator also has the One-Touch Powerfold seating. With a touch of a button your third-row seats fold down, allowing that back passenger even more room. The best thing about all of this luxury is that the starting price for the Lincoln Navigator is $63,515, $10,000 less than the Cadillac Escalade!


Space is limited.

As expected of Cadillac, the interior is luxurious with leather seats and wood accents throughout. The Escalade's slightly unfinished look can be appealing to many buyers, but those who are looking for a polished look will be disappointed. The Escalade has 3 rows of seating, with a total of 94.2 cubic feet of cargo space.  There is plenty of space for the driver and front passenger, but it significantly decreases as you get into the second and third rows. At higher trim levels, the amount of legroom is improved with the optional extended-wheelbase, which creates 120.9 cubic feet of space.  However, the starting price for the base trim level is $73,395, and only increases with higher trim levels.


Sleek, Clean, and Modern

The distinctive Lincoln split-wing grill and body shape turns heads everywhere you go. Your Lincoln Navigator will also light up the night in style with the 222 LED lights installed throughout the exterior and the HID projector lamps. With its sleek and modern look, the Navigator has power-deploying running boards, making for easy exit or entry for all passengers. Taking your Navigator out on the town or even camping is much easier, since with the touch of a button you can activate the power lift gate.



Appearances can be deceiving.

The Escalade's optional Radiant Package raises the bar for the Escalade's outer design. This upgrade bundle includes a decorative accessory grille, an angle-cut exhaust tip, and 22-inch, 7-split-spoke chrome wheels. For $2,695 on top of the vehicle's MSRP, any Cadillac enthusiast can make the Radiant Package their own. A standard sunroof/moonroof allows Escalade owners to invite the elements into the cabin. Power-retractable assist steps-optional for the Premium Luxury trim and standard in the Platinum trim-make occupant loading and offloading just a little simpler.



That extra power boost will be there when you need it most.

The Lincoln Navigator has a powerful engine that delivers superior towing capacity. The standard is the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 GTDI engine, producing 380 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The Navigator is a large vehicle, weighing between 5,830 to 6,069 pounds, but that weight combined with the engine is capable of towing up to 9,000 pounds. Even more impressive is the Multilink rear suspension, which allows each wheel independent control over rough train, such as large bumps, for better stability and ride comfort.



Turn heads around town. Fill up the tank. Repeat.

The designers of the Cadillac Escalade have done their best to match its visual appeal with performance. Drivers of this mammoth SUV will find its engine capability adequate to commute locally or to indulge in occasional road trips. The Escalade's cruising ranges of 390 miles in the city and 572 miles on the highway pave the way for reasonable amounts of travel. With a mileage of 17mpg (combined), its owners can become acquainted with area gas stations. Add the Trailering Package for an 8,300-pound towing capacity.


The Navigator is safety embodied.

While cruising down the highway in your Navigator, know that your passenger's safety was first and foremost when Lincoln designed the 2017 model. Enhanced safety technology, such as adaptive cruise control and sophisticated engineering in the Navigator, is the reason the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded the 2017 Lincoln Navigator an overall 5 stars, as well as 5 total stars in 9 categories. These include combined side and pole, side barrier and side crash, and frontal barrier crash. 



Choose caution.

With its track record, the Escalade is most ideal for trouble-free roads. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave it a 4 overall, as its rollover and frontal crash tests were lower than average. The Cadillac Escalade features the IntelliBeam® headlamps that automatically adjust your high beams depending on the conditions, or turn the beams off at the approach of another vehicle. This feature is not available for the standard Escalade, but comes standard in the higher-end Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Platinum trims.