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!