Full-size SUVs don't get reinvented as often as sports cars, but the Lincoln Navigator's 2015 redo came just in time.
Many of its biggest competitors have been under the dryers in the past 18 months.
The latest Land Rover Range Rover is the best pick if you need serious off-road ability, and its cabin appointments also feel more special.
The same can be said for the latest Cadillac Escalade, as it delivers every bit as much glitz and glam as the Navigator, and a rippling V-8 to boot.
The Infiniti QX80 (nee, the QX56) is just a few years old and quite muscular, if not so efficient.
The Lexus LX hangs on to its Land Cruiser hardware, but the Mercedes GL-Class was new just last year, and has a marvelous turbodiesel edition for fuel economy in the low 20-mpg highway range.
(For 2017, it transforms into the GLS-Class.)
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|2016 Lincoln NavigatorBrowse Used Listings||2016 Cadillac EscaladeBrowse Used Listings||2016 INFINITI QX80Browse Used Listings||2016 Land Rover Range RoverBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz GL ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6||Gas V8||Premium Unleaded V-8||Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6|
|2WD 4-Door Select||2WD 4-Door Standard||2WD 4-Door||4WD 4-Door||4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||4MATIC|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade||2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 INFINITI QX80||2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover||2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class|