Compare 2021 Cadillac Escalade vs 2021 Lincoln Navigator

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2WD 4-Door Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Luxury 15 20 $72,766 $76,195
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 15 20 $79,451 $83,195
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum 15 20 $96,068 $100,595
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Sport 15 20 $82,029 $85,895
Escalade 2WD 4-Door Sport Platinum 15 20 $96,068 $100,595
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Luxury 14 19 $75,631 $79,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury 14 19 $82,316 $86,195
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum 14 19 $98,933 $103,595
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Sport 14 19 $84,894 $88,895
Escalade 4WD 4-Door Sport Platinum 14 19 $98,933 $103,595
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Luxury N/A N/A $75,631 $79,195
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury N/A N/A $82,316 $86,195
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum N/A N/A $98,933 $103,595
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Sport N/A N/A $84,894 $88,895
Escalade ESV 2WD 4-Door Sport Platinum N/A N/A $98,933 $103,595
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Luxury N/A N/A $78,496 $82,195
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury N/A N/A $85,181 $89,195
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Premium Luxury Platinum N/A N/A $101,798 $106,595
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Sport N/A N/A $87,759 $91,895
Escalade ESV 4WD 4-Door Sport Platinum N/A N/A $101,798 $106,595
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Black Label 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Navigator Black Label 4x4 16 20 $91,761 $98,125
Navigator Reserve 4x2 16 22 $77,222 $81,965
Navigator Reserve 4x4 16 20 $79,710 $84,640
Navigator Standard 4x2 16 22 $72,609 $76,185
Navigator Standard 4x4 16 20 $75,119 $78,855
Navigator L Black Label 4x4 N/A N/A $94,721 $101,325
Navigator L Reserve 4x2 N/A N/A $80,222 $85,190
Navigator L Reserve 4x4 N/A N/A $82,705 $87,860

2021 Cadillac Escalade vs. 2021 Lincoln Navigator: Compare SUVs

Cadillac’s latest Escalade comes out swinging this year with a wall of OLED screens, proven V-8 power, and a fancy air suspension system. Is this all enough to knock the luxurious Lincoln Navigator from its American SUV throne?

The difference comes down to how you want your luxury full-size SUV to coddle you. While the 2021 Lincoln Navigator delivers a calm yacht club-like experience, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is stuffed with the latest technology.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$72,766
$91,761
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$76,195
$98,125
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1270 / month
$1635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
61.2 61.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.5 65.2
Third Leg Room (in)
34.9 40.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 40
Third Hip Room (in)
49.4 51.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
64.6 65.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 43.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.3
Front Hip Room (in)
61.7 61.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
62.7 64.2
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.6
Front Head Room (in)
42.3 41.8
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
120.9 122.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
81.1 79.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
N/A -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
211.9 210
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
76.7 76.3
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
N/A -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.2
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 9.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
25.5 20.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
72.9 57.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
121.0 103.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.9
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.6
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 -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24 23
Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 41
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
N/A -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
XCG NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
275/50R22SL P285/45HR22
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
N/A -
Spare Tire Size
265/70R17SL Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
XCG NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
XCQ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
N/A -
Rear Tire Size
275/50R22SL P285/45HR22
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7700 8300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7700 8300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
770 830
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
7400 7625
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3700 3425
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2728 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 12700
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
4300 4380
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2628 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
22 x - TBD - 22 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
22 x - TBD - 22 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
460 @ 4100 510 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
L87 99T
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
420 @ 5600 450 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Transfer Case Model
NA Electronic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.27
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.15
Trans Type
10 10
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.87
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.98
Trans Order Code
MQC 44U
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Escalade Lincoln Navigator
Body Code
NA S
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Short And Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.23 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.73
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Doors
Side Door Type
Swing-out -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 10.4
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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2021 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2021 Escalade all-new and arriving now
  • Lease: From $1,019 for 36 months
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  • 2021 Navigator supplies firming up
  • Lease: From $866 for 36 months
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