2021 Lincoln Navigator vs. Its Competition

2021 Lincoln Navigator
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Escalade is the Navigator’s closest competitor, and the 2021 edition is newly designed, with massive touchscreens and massive power.

While the Range Rover starts around as much as a loaded Navigator, it’s got the pedigree and off-road prowess to match.

The GLS-Class is redesigned and looks better than ever but isn’t quite as big or capable as the Navigator for the price.

Lexus’s LX sits on the same frame as the venerable Toyota Land Cruiser, but though that comes with legendary off-road ability, it also comes with a fuel economy and maneuverability penalty.

The QX80 finally got a visual refresh and looks sharp, but its tech is dated, and fuel economy is dismal.

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2021 Cadillac Escalade2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Infiniti QX802021 INFINITI QX80
2021 Land Rover Range Rover HSE Westminster Edition2021 Land Rover Range Rover
2020 Lexus LX2020 Lexus LX
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator makes hard work look effortless with its lavish cabin and its twin-turbo V-6.
Roomy, comfortable, and loaded with technology, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a rolling fortress of luxury.
The 2021 Infiniti QX80 luxury SUV is an older design that remains a decent choice given its trucky abilities.
The 2021 Range Rover is a true flagship—not just for its maker, but for SUVs in general.
The 2020 Lexus LX 570 disguises its truck-based roots well with brash lines balanced by a calming interior, but be prepared for prodigious thirst.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is a three-row crossover SUV that redefines luxurious family transport.
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Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Gas V8Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
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Standard 4x22WD 4-Door LuxuryLUXE RWDSWBLX 570 Two Row 4WDGLS 450 4MATIC SUV
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
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Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility4MATIC
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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