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2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator L Review

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2021 Cadillac
Escalade ESV

MSRP*: $79,195 to $106,595
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2021 Lincoln
Navigator L

MSRP*: $85,715 to $101,855
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Invoice* $75,631 to $101,798 $80,710 to $95,211
MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
Seating Capacity 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 126.6 ft3 120.3 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 7,400 - 7,900 lbs 6,600 - 8,100 lbs
Exterior Length 227.0 in 221.9 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 39.5 in
Rear 37.9 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*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
The Cadillac Escalade ESV offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lincoln Navigator L, with comparable head- and legroom. The Cadillac Escalade ESV will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln Navigator L.

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 L, 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 L. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Cadillac Escalade ESV is much higher than that for the Lincoln Navigator L.

Dimensions
The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a little wider than the Lincoln Navigator L, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Cadillac Escalade ESV, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln Navigator L.

Handling
The Cadillac Escalade ESV has the same turning radius as the Lincoln Navigator L, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

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 L.

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 L. The Cadillac Escalade ESV has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lincoln Navigator L.

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