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Drivetrain

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