2011 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2010 Lincoln Navigator L 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Lincoln Navigator is a tech-laden large SUV with more aggressive styling than the Lexus or Infiniti offerings.

Mercedes' GL-Class is a tough vehicle to beat, though, if you have the scratch to spend.

The Land Rover Range Rover isn't as large as the Navigator, but it has serious off-road ability and drives better on-road, too.

Cadillac's Escalade is the Navigator's most direct competition, and GM's offering is a bit ahead of the big Lincoln in terms of engine power and interior appointments.

The Navigator still comes out ahead on the whole against the Caddy, however, with better handling, a more functional third-row seat, and lower price.

2010 Lincoln Navigator L 4WD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lincoln Navigator
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2011 Infiniti QX562011 INFINITI QX56
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2011 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4-door HSE Angular Front Exterior View2011 Land Rover Range Rover
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Angular Front Exterior View2011 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2011 Lincoln Navigator is large and lavish, in a uniquely American way, though its powertrains are a step behind those of rival truck-based SUVs.
8.4
The trip back home’s done the Infiniti QX56 a world of good; savor the V-8 and the cabin essence, and buy it in black to subdue that wide, tall front end.
9.0
The 2011 Land Rover Range Rover is a bit pricey, but it delivers a lot of value, too.
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A nimble ride and elegant, tough styling help the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class charm the mud right off a Range Rover.
MSRP From   
$57,630$58,700$78,835$60,950
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door 7-passenger4WD 4-Door HSE4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive4-Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7757
Passenger Doors   
N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style   
4 DoorSport Utility4 DoorSport Utility
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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