The Lincoln Navigator remains the most direct rival to the Cadillac Escalade.
Like the Escalade it hasn't changed in many years; yet it's always felt far more conservative than the Escalade.
The Cadillac's V-8 completely outclasses and outpowers the 5.4-liter in the Navigator, too.
The Mercedes-Benz GL Class isn't as roomy inside, but its smooth powertrains and excellent cabin appointments make it tempting, even if its interior isn't quite as spacious overall.
Those who want to maximize their luxury image and add off-road flair too should consider the Land Rover Range Rover, which probably has even better street recognition than the Escalade; but its interior also isn't as roomy.
The Lexus LX 570 has some measure of off-road ability, but its on-road handling suffers.
Another alternative is the Infiniti QX80 (formerly the QX56); it's very thirsty, with its big V-8, and it doesn't handle particularly well.
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