Blinged out with chrome and laden with high-tech features, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator L sides with the Cadillac and Infiniti full-size SUVs when it comes to being showy.
The Escalade is priced much higher, though it's pretty much usurped the Navigator as the domestic image SUV of choice--and the Escalade comes in Hybrid trim if your conscience weighs as heavily on you as these trucks do on the planet.
The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is close in size and in price to the Navigator, and its diesel edition is our favorite big luxury ute, bar none.
The Infiniti QX is one hefty, quiet shuttle for seven, but some of its styling cues are awkward.
The Lexus LX 570 is, if anything, less efficient with space and fuel than the Navigator.
There's also the class benchmark, the five-seat Range Rover, which comes up short on value and on seats, but wins hugely on prestige, looks, and craftsmanship.
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|2012 Lincoln Navigator LBrowse Used Listings||2012 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2012 INFINITI QX56Browse Used Listings||2012 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Lexus LX 570Browse Used Listings|
|13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas/Ethanol V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Turbocharged Diesel V6||Gas V8|
|N/A||N/A||N/A||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||N/A|
|2WD 4-Door||2WD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door 7-passenger||4WD 4-Door HSE||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC||4WD 4-Door|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||4-Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4 Door||Sport Utility||4 Door||Sport Utility||4 Door SUV|
|Automatic||HD Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic|
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|2012 Lincoln Navigator L vs. 2012 Cadillac Escalade||2012 Lincoln Navigator L vs. 2012 INFINITI QX56||2012 Lincoln Navigator L vs. 2012 Land Rover Range Rover||2012 Lincoln Navigator L vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class||2012 Lincoln Navigator L vs. 2011 Lexus LX 570|