|2016 Lincoln Navigator||2016 Cadillac Escalade|
|16 mpg city/22 hwy||Fuel Economy||15 mpg city/22 hwy|
|9,000/1,660 pounds||Towing/Payload Capacity||8,300/1,520 pounds|
When it comes to big American-made luxury SUVs, it doesn’t get any better than the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. But only one of the two represents an amazing value for the money. We think you can guess where this is headed, but let’s take a look at the 2016 Lincoln Navigator vs the 2016 Cadillac Escalade.
First of all, the difference in price is striking: more than 15 percent! For the extra money, the Escalade comes with a huge 6.2-liter V8 making 420 hp. While the Navigator’s engine is a comparatively tiny 3.5-liter V6, its twin turbochargers allow it to produce just as much torque as the Cadillac. And it does so while consuming less gas. The Navigator is also bigger and built tougher, allowing you to carry 1,660 pounds payload and a class-leading 9,000 pounds of towing capacity. For drivers with a big trailer or boat to haul, the conversation may end there.
Drivers who want to surround themselves with luxury features will be surprised at how much more they get with the less-expensive Navigator. Point for point, the Lincoln matches the standard equipment on the Escalade: heated and cooled seats, voice-controlled navigation, Wi-Fi hotspot, keyless entry and start, backup camera, front and rear park assist, and the list goes on and on. But the Navigator has a few features you won’t find on the more-expensive Cadillac. The Navigator’s blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert, as well as its directionally adaptive headlights, provide more confidence and safety on the road. And the Navigator is like your own personal valet, lighting the ground at your feet with the Lincoln welcome mat so you don’t step in a puddle, and automatically deploying running boards in case you need an extra step to get in the back seat.
It’s not often that the choice between two competitive vehicles is such an obvious one. When you’re ready to make the right decision, come and see us at Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.