2018 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2018 Lincoln Navigator L in Black Label Destination trim
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 Lexus LX hangs on to its Land Cruiser hardware, to great effect, but it feels big and clumsy.

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 treated to a facelift for 2018 and remains quite muscular, if not so efficient.

The Mercedes GLS-Class has less space than the Navigator, but its logo lights up, too.

The latest Land Rover Range Rover is the best pick if you need serious off-road ability, but its cabin looks pretty austere in comparison and its price starts where the Navigator’s ends.

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Quick Specs
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator takes such massive doses of swagger, you’ll swear it’s 1998 all over again.
The 2018 Cadillac Escalade is aging, but it can still hold its own among other luxury SUVs.
A nip and tuck for this year isn't enough to ignore the wrinkles in the aging 2018 Infiniti QX80.
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover is the pinnacle of SUVs.
The Lexus LX 570 marries an old-school SUV portfolio with all the leather, all the wood, and almost all the space.
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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