2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2016 Lincoln Navigator
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.)

2016 Lincoln Navigator2016 Lincoln Navigator
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2015 Cadillac Escalade Platinum2016 Cadillac Escalade
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2015 Infiniti QX802016 INFINITI QX80
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Td62016 Land Rover Range Rover
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG Coupe2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class
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Quick Specs
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator counts power and unexpectedly good handling as wins—and a top-notch interior joins the list.
Imagine what a full-size luxury SUV should be and you'll almost certainly picture the 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
The 2016 Infiniti QX80 is an old-school SUV with lots of luxury but it should only appeal to those who truly need to tow.
Few vehicles can equal the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover's levels of performance and luxury on pavement; even fewer can keep up with it off-road.
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class wraps up to seven people in luxury, and offers a pleasant ride with either diesel fuel economy or willing gasoline power.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class    
Style Name    
2WD 4-Door Select2WD 4-Door Standard2WD 4-Door4WD 4-Door4MATIC 4-Door GL 350 BlueTEC
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 Cadillac Escalade2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 INFINITI QX802016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 Land Rover Range Rover2016 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL Class