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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 14 18 $59,063 $63,170
2WD 4-Door Luxury 14 18 $63,014 $67,395
2WD 4-Door Premium 14 18 $67,016 $71,675
2WD 4-Door Platinum Edition 14 18 $74,748 $79,945
AWD 4-Door Base 13 18 $61,448 $65,720
AWD 4-Door Luxury 13 18 $65,398 $69,945
AWD 4-Door Premium 13 18 $69,400 $74,225
AWD 4-Door Platinum Edition 13 18 $77,132 $82,495
2WD 4-Door
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door 14 20 $54,301 $57,775
4WD 4-Door 13 18 $56,998 $60,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,063
$54,301
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,170
$57,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1053 / month
$963 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters. Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 59.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 63.3
Passenger Capacity 7 7
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 37.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 39.7
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1 50.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2 63.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.1
Third Head Room (in) 37.9 37.6
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 60.2
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0 78.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.6 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.5 -
Side Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9 -
Height, Overall (in) 75.9 78.3
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8 -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - -
Wheelbase (in) 116.0 119.0
Track Width, Front (in) - 67.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 9.1
Length, Overall (in) - 208.4
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) - 67.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.9 18.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 60.3 54.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 108.9 103.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2 13.5 x 1.3
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.8 13.1 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 28.0
Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.8 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 40.8
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code QXK T22
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P265/65R18 P255/70R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QXK T22
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P265/65R18 P255/70R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1245 1350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 8300 9000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3550 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2784 2909
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100 - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3250 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2704 2909
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 23.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 417 @ 4300 365 @ 3600
Engine Order Code L94 995
Displacement 6.2L/376 5.4L/330
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 403 @ 5700 310 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System SFI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03 4.17
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.54
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.87
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36 2.34
Trans Order Code MYC 446
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.14
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Cadillac Escalade Lincoln Navigator
Body Code NA 119" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.41 1.4
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.73
Axle Type - Front Independent - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3925 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.10 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Ladder-type Fully Boxed
Doors
Side Door Type Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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