- Posted by Sanderson Lincoln
- On February 17, 2017
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is a luxury crossover SUV with three rows of seats for eight adults, a great view of the road from the driver’s seat and excellent towing capacity. Like its competitor, the Cadillac Escalade, the Navigator also has a lot more convenient features. Here’s some more information about how the Navigator compares to the Escalade.
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator has a 380-horsepower, 3.5-liter, V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission, direct fuel injection and rear- or four-wheel drive. Its independent rear suspension and its electronically adjustable shocks also give it a much smoother ride than the Escalade.
The Navigator can provide up to 9,000 pounds of towing capacity, which offers a V8 engine with 420 horsepower. Both vehicles have similar gas mileage, about 18mpg, but the Navigator’s fuel tank holds seven gallons more than the Escalade’s.
The Navigator has an eight-inch touchscreen with navigation and Sync/MyLincoln Touch infotainment that responds to voice commands. The Escalade also has a touchscreen with an infotainment system and OnStar navigation.
Navigator L is 14.9 inches longer than a standard Navigator, and it competes against the similarly sized Escalade ESV. You can fold down both vehicles’ rear two rows of seats for plenty of cargo space, and both SUVs come standard with heated and cooled leather seats and attractive wood trim.
The Navigator has three more inches of legroom in its third row than the Escalade. In the Escalade, you can add a heads-up display that projects information onto the windshield, but this feature could distract you from the road.
The Lincoln Navigator and the Cadillac Escalade both have advanced safety features, including:
- Antilock brakes
- Driver and passenger airbags
- Side and curtain airbags
- Front and rear parking sensors
- A rear view camera
- A blind spot monitoring system
- Stability control
- An anti-theft system
The Navigator also has a rollover sensor, a post-collision safety system and an engine immobilizer, while the Escalade comes with a lane departure warning system.
The Cadillac Escalade has a modern look with plenty of sharp angles and a large grille on this huge SUV. The Navigator looks subtler with a smaller grille and more curves. It also has a practical and attractive roof rack. It works well as a family vehicle or for business purposes.
The 2017 Navigator is priced lower than the Escalade with plenty of great features. Test drive one for yourself at Sanderson Lincoln, your local Phoenix, AZ Lincoln dealer. We’ve been serving the Valley area since 1995 when our office and showroom on Bell Road opened.