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2021 Ford Expedition Max vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator Review

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2021 Ford
Expedition Max

MSRP*: $55,410 to $79,425
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2021 Lincoln
Navigator

MSRP*: $76,705 to $98,655
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Invoice* $53,193 to $76,052 $73,098 to $92,251
MPG - City 16 - 17 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 23 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 8 seats
Cargo Space 121.4 ft3 103.4 ft3
Engine V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 375 - 400 hp 450 hp
Towing Capacity 9,000 lbs 6,200 - 8,300 lbs
Exterior Length 221.9 in 210.0 in
Exterior Width 79.9 in 79.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Front 43.9 in
Rear 42.6 in
Head Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 40.0 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Ford Expedition Max offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lincoln Navigator, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Expedition Max and the Lincoln Navigator.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Ford Expedition Max, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lincoln Navigator.

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). Clearly, the Ford Expedition Max is a better financial choice over the Lincoln Navigator, when considering MSRP. 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 Ford Expedition Max is much higher than that for the Lincoln Navigator.

Dimensions
The Ford Expedition Max is about the same width as the Lincoln Navigator. If you go with the Ford Expedition Max, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lincoln Navigator.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Expedition Max 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 Ford Expedition Max and the Lincoln Navigator. The Ford Expedition Max has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lincoln Navigator.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Expedition Max is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln Navigator.