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2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator Review

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2021 Cadillac
Escalade

MSRP*: $76,195 to $103,595
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2021 Lincoln
Navigator

MSRP*: $76,705 to $98,655
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Invoice* $72,766 to $98,933 $73,098 to $92,251
MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 109.1 ft3 103.4 ft3
Engine V-8 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 420 hp 450 hp
Towing Capacity 7,500 - 8,200 lbs 6,200 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 211.9 in 210.0 in
Exterior Width 81.1 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Head Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.9 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln Navigator than in the Cadillac Escalade, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln Navigator, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac Escalade as you will with the Lincoln Navigator, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Cadillac Escalade is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln Navigator. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade is a little wider than the Lincoln Navigator, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac Escalade takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln Navigator.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln Navigator, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Cadillac Escalade is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Navigator for pulling heavy loads. The Cadillac Escalade has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln Navigator.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac Escalade doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln Navigator.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator. The Cadillac Escalade has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lincoln Navigator.

Warranty
The Cadillac Escalade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Navigator.