2017 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2017 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 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, to great effect, but it feels big and clumsy.

The Mercedes GLS-Class has a marvelous turbodiesel edition for fuel economy in the low 20-mpg highway range.

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.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator has exceptional interior room, lots of bling, and unexpectedly good handling.
7.7
A pop culture icon in its own time, the Cadillac Escalade offers unmatched gravitas and presence—if that's your thing.
8.8
Few vehicles match the 2017 Range Rover's luxury and performance on pavement; fewer still can keep up with it when the pavement ends.
7.8
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS gets the first-class upgrade along with its name change—and a Maybach edition is waiting in the wings.
MSRP From   
$63,515$73,395$85,650$67,050
Gas Mileage   
15 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Diesel V-6
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name   
4x2 Select2WD 4-DoorV6 Supercharged SWBGLS 350d 4MATIC SUV
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
7757
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport Utility4MATIC
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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