2012 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2012 Lincoln Navigator
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Loaded with tech and blinged out with chrome, the Lincoln Navigator is a more aggressive choice than the Lexus or Infiniti SUVs.

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class meets it on much more even ground, and seriously steps up the quality and materials--for a price.

Cadillac's Escalade is the most direct competition for the Navigator, and it's more powerful and a bit nicer inside, too, though the Navigator remains more spacious, less expensive, and easier to drive on the road.

Land Rover's Range Rover is another one to consider, especially if you need serious off-road ability, though it's quite a bit smaller than the Navigator and more expensive, too.

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2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD 4-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2012 Cadillac Escalade
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2012 Infiniti QX56 2WD 4-door 7-passenger Angular Front Exterior View2012 INFINITI QX56
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2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class 4MATIC 4-door 4.6L Side Exterior View2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Quick Specs
7.4
Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition.
8.6
The 2012 Cadillac Escalade models still rank among the most luxurious, spacious vehicles at any price—especially if towing capability matters.
8.4
Infiniti's civilized the full-sized SUV about as well as Land Rover has--but does the world still need big utes like this one?
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With rugged styling, fairly nimble handling and diesel economy, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class can charm the mud right off a Land Rover Range Rover.
MSRP From   
$57,775$63,060$60,000$61,570
Gas Mileage   
13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas/Ethanol V8Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V8Turbocharged Diesel V6
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door2WD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door 7-passenger4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7777
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/A4N/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission   
AutomaticHD Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2012 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2012 Cadillac Escalade2012 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2012 INFINITI QX562012 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL Class