2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2023 Lincoln Navigator Review

Picture of the 2023 Cadillac Escalade ESV

2023 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $82,295 to $152,195
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Picture of the 2023 Lincoln Navigator

2023 Lincoln
Navigator

MSRP*: $79,725 to $109,255
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MPG - City 11 - 14 MPG 16 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 16 - 19 MPG 22 - 23 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 142.8 ft3 103.4 ft3
Engine
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 682-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 440-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 420 - 682 hp 440 hp
Towing Capacity 7,000 - 7,500 lbs 6,200 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 227.0 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

*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 ESV, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade ESV 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 ESV 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 ESV is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln Navigator.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade ESV 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. If you go with the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lincoln Navigator.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln Navigator, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Lincoln Navigator. The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln Navigator.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Cadillac Escalade ESV 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 ESV and the Lincoln Navigator. With the Cadillac Escalade ESV, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln Navigator.