Poll: Land Rover Range Rover or Lincoln Navigator?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

Which large, luxury SUV would YOU rather own, a Range Rover (the big, fancy one) or Lincoln’s all-new Navigator?

And seriously, when was the last time you could legitimately put those two nameplates together in the same sentence? We can’t even remember.

But getting down to business, the all-new Navigator features a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that’s rated at 450 horsepower and 510 foot-pounds of torque, impressive figures to be certain. It’s bolted to a new 10-speed automatic transmission for enhanced performance and efficiency.

If you live in a perpetually warm region you can get one of these Lincolns with just rear-wheel drive, but for customers that reside in places that actually receive weather, four-wheel drive is also offered.

And if huge isn’t big enough, the new Navigator is offered in two sizes. The extended-length L model’s body has been elongated by about a foot, providing a corresponding boost to interior storage volume behind the third-row seat.

Differentiating itself from the Lincoln in this toss up, the Land Rover Range Rover is offered with a broad array of engines, from a supercharged gasoline V6, to a 3.0-liter diesel, to a 557-horsepower, force-fed V8. We’re going to go ahead and recommend the last offering in that laundry list because, well, why not? It’s hard to argue with 516 foot-pounds of torque.

Like the Lincoln, this Range Rover is also available in two lengths. The difference between them is about eight inches, with the longer model measuring in at just shy of 205 inches from stem to stern.

Naturally, the ready-for-anything Range Rover is much better suited to off-road driving than the Navigator. As such, it’s rated to wade through nearly three feet of standing water. Likewise, there’s probably enough ground clearance to drive over a toddler standing in the road without touching a hair on her head.

As for pricing, opt for the fanciest Black Label L version of the Lincoln, check every options box and you’ll be spending around $105,000. A huge sum of money, but it’s nothing next to the Ranger Rover. The most loaded up version of this luxury rig costs nearly $245,000. Some of the exotic, two-tone paint schemes are 24 grand and change on their own, which, as you can see, adds up quickly.

Obviously, each of these vehicles can be had for A LOT less, but this pricing exercise shows you the breadth of what’s offered. For more information, compare the Lincoln Navigator and Land Rover Range Rover here, and make sure to vote in our latest poll!

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Darthineus Darthineus on Jan 13, 2018

    I've actually been looking at Navigators lately, and I'm not sure I can afford it, but that, and only that, would prevent me from owning one, because, it is truly impressive. It set the bar for Large Luxury SUV's when it came out, then went stagnant and was kind of a joke for around a decade. It's set a bar again, is not just a rebranded Expedition, and is really unique. The interior blew me away, by blending so much of the old with the new, that old luxury feel of the marque, but with modern technology. Bravo, Lincoln. And that 450hp, 510tq motor it shares with Raptor is a real eye-popper too.

  • Mike B Mike B on Jan 15, 2018

    The two vehicles that brake down the most.