2009 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2009 Lincoln Navigator

The big Lincoln Navigator offers more interior gadgets than most of its competitors, with styling that outdoes both of the competitors from Infiniti and Lexus.

Frankly, it's hard to beat the Mercedes GL-Class if you can afford it; the GL has a very well-appointed interior and solid driving experience, even if it is somewhat bland on the exterior.

The Land Rover Range Rover is smaller than the Navigator, and it drives smaller too.

However, it's big enough, and if you plan to venture off-road, the Land Rover is simply amazing, though reliability is an ongoing concern.

The most immediate competitor to the 2009 Lincoln Navigator is the Cadillac Escalade.

The Caddy has stepped out ahead of the Lincoln in several key areas, including engine power and interior appointments.

However, the Navigator wins with slightly better handling, a more useful third-row rear seat, and a more affordable price.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The 2009 Lincoln Navigator is a well-rounded, full-size SUV offering both luxury and performance.
8.6
Considering the weight of the Escalade’s image and its segment-leading performance, the 2009 Cadillac Escalade is hard to beat.
8.2
The 2008 Infiniti QX56 misses the mark for a lot of practical reasons, but it can tow a Chris Craft in high style.
9.0
The 2008 Land Rover Range Rover remains the ultimate luxury sport-utility vehicle, a well-heeled performer for those well-heeled enough to own one.
8.0
The 2008 Lexus LX 570 comes loaded with worthwhile technology, but it's not as distinctive as a Range Rover or an Escalade.
9.0
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is a superior sport-ute with lots of room and power.
MSRP From     
$53,120$62,205$52,450$77,175$74,700$53,400
Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Diesel V6
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
2WD 4-Door2WD 4-DoorRWD 4-Door4WD 4-Door HSE4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door 3.0L CDI
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel Drive2WDRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive4-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
777587
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door4 Door SUV4 Door
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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