Both 2021 Lincoln Navigator and 2021 Cadillac Escalade are one of the best possible options in the luxury SUV segment. Interestingly, two models firstly arrived in 1998 and 1999. Navigator and Escalade are very premium models with impressive performances. Moreover, the two models are very similar in so many ways.
Both SUVs are packed with technology and luxury. Lincoln and Cadillac made sure to deliver impressive designs, so both models are looking very stylish. If you are in the market for a new luxury model, this article will definitely help you. We are about to compare Navigator and Escalade models, so here’s what to expect.
Which SUV Looks Better
As for the design, two models are looking very premium. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator and 2021 Cadillac Escalade are similar models, but what about their differences? For a start, the new Escalade will be seven inches longer than its predecessor. That means the new Escalade will be one inch longer than the Navigator SUV. Escalade comes with a wider grille, and mesh is surrounded by chrome accents.
Cadillac offers 22-inch wheels, while Lincoln opted for standard 20-inch rims. On the other hand, Navigator offers optional 22-inch units. Escalade can be had with soft-close doors while Navigator does not provide this feature. Design languages are different, so this one is on you and your taste.
Interior Room and Features
This is a tough one. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is offering interior that is a mix of retro and modern. On the other hand, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is offering a super modern cabin design. Whatsoever, Escalade SUV will offer new interior colors and new upholstery for 2021. The customers will have to choose between eight different colors, which is excellent. As for the Navigator, it offers a higher level of comfort, but its interior is less practical. In terms of interior room, Escalade is slightly roomier.
This model offers slightly better legroom, and its cargo area is around 6.4 cubic feet larger than the Navigator’s cargo space. Tech-wise, Escalade offers a larger 12.6-inch touchscreen. The 2021 Navigator will once again provide a 10-inch unit. Safety ratings are impressive, and most of the driver-assistance aids are the same. However, Escalade got a lane-change assist system, and Navigator offers standard blind-spot monitors.
Power and Towing Capacity
This is the category where the 2021 Lincoln Navigator takes the win. This SUV is equipped with a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. This powertrain can produce up to 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Lincoln offers a relatively new 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade comes with a large 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
However, Escalade offers a dynamic fuel management system and the auto stop/start feature. Moreover, Escalade offers diesel powertrain with 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of twisting power. Both engines are available with a ten-speed automatic gearbox. Navigator can tow up to 8,700 pounds, while Escalade is rated at 8,200 pounds.
As we said in the beginning, both SUVs are luxury, and the price is far from affordable. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator costs around $77,000. The 2021 Cadillac Escalade starts at $77,500, so the price is the same.
Even the range-topping trim levels are available for about $102,000. Generally, two models are very similar, Escalade offers more tech, but Navigator is more powerful SUV.