Poll: Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator?

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Poll: Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator?

Luxury SUVs are popular vehicles for discriminating customers that want extreme capability and all the comforts of home. Two of the most recognizable in the business are built by Cadillac and Lincoln.

Yes, the Escalade and Navigator are archetypes in this somewhat limited segment. They’ve both been around for close to two decades and have attracted all kinds of customers over the years. But which one is better? Let us know by voting in this poll!

As for specs, the Escalade features a 6.2-liter small-block V8. It puts out a stout 420 horses along with 460 lb-ft of peak torque. Maximizing its flexibility is a ratio-rich eight-speed automatic transmission.

This Caddy also has a richly appointed cabin, with real metal, wood and leather. The dashboard and doors are wrapped in cut-and-sewn hides for an opulent appearance.

Moving on to the Navigator, its powertrain strategy is totally different. In lieu of a big V8 it’s hauled around by a turbocharged EcoBoost V6. What it lacks in cylinder count and deep-throated rumble it more than makes up for with efficient performance. This 3.5-liter unit delivers 380 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of low-RPM twist (torque peaks at just 2,750 RPM).

Regrettably for Lincoln, its SUV offering gives up a couple gears to its rival, featuring just a six-speed automatic transmission. But somewhat making up for this deficiency is an independent rear suspension, which provides better ride and handling compared to the iron log supporting the Escalade’s haunches.

As for pricing, the Cadillac starts around $73,000. The Lincoln is a bit more affordable, kicking off at about 64 grand.

So, which of these large and lovely utility vehicles do you prefer? Please, vote in our latest poll so we can find out! It won’t hurt, we promise. If you still need more information about these vehicles you can compare them directly right here.

  • Eric Cameron

    Navigator is old hat until they get their new generation out.

  • Dan Janning

    Of these two, the Escalade just looks better to me and having sat in both interiors, the Escalade also has the more luxury interior of the two. Of course, if I was going to spend $70k or more on an SUV, I would buy a used Porsche Cayenne Turbo S!

  • nauticalone

    If I had to choose from these two it’s the Escalade. But for $70k there are better choices!…even if lightly used.

  • windel Vernon

    I don’t like either one, but if I had to choose one, the Cadillac looks better overall, especially from the outside.. It’s more representative of a “luxury” giant.

  • smartacus

    i’ll probably have to say Navigator because…
    over 9,000lbs towing capacity from only a 3.5 V6 is remarkable

    ‘lade vs ‘gator aside;
    i just read how Lincoln sales are up 20% while Cadillac sales are down a “borderline disastrous” 29%
    what is going on there?

  • johnls39 .

    Escalade all day, any day.

  • timothyhood

    Personally, I’d wait and get the new Navigator. The current Caddy looks better than the old Navigator, but the new Navigator makes the current Caddy look just as dated as it made the Navigator look.