May 11th, 2023 by















When comparing the Lincoln Navigator and the Cadillac Escalade, it is undeniable that they have numerous similarities. Both are excellent vehicles, in a similar price range, that provides comfort, space, and large cargo capacity. They are both good-looking SUV’s that have a beautiful interior and give the feeling of luxury. With similar performance capabilities, it really is hard to choose. However, we would like to highlight why a luxury SUV buyer would lean towards purchasing the Navigator.

Price Point

A huge reason a prospective buyer may lean towards the Navigator is the value gained for the money spent.

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade carries a base price of around $82,690. However, Cadillac requires its buyers to purchase its “OnStar” telematics service which costs $1500 regardless of which model you are purchasing. The rear-drive, standard-length Escalade comes with:

  • A power tailgate
  • 22-inch wheels
  • 12-way power front seats
  • An AKG audio system
  • Synthetic leather seating
  • A widescreen infotainment system that incorporates wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

As the Escalade goes up in price, so do its features. The Escalade Sport, whose price range goes up to $100,000, gains Super Cruise adaptive hands-free cruise control system, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive dampers, and leather upholstery.

On the contrary, the 2023 Lincoln Navigator goes for just under $80,000 and offers a plethora of luxurious features. The standard model includes:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Keyless start
  • A powerful tailgate
  • 20-inch 0-inch alloy wheels
  • and a 14-speaker infotainment system with a 13.2-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Options range from a 20-speaker sound system to Amazon Fire TV.

The pricier models are equipped with more features; however, you can spend less and get more. In a nutshell, when purchasing a Lincoln, you get more value for the price.



The interiors of the Navigator and Escalade are both lavish with lots of space for passengers and cargo. However, the inside of the Navigator uses a more modern cabin design, with leather, wood, and high-definition displays. The Navigator also goes a step further than the Escalade with its standard 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which is larger than the Escalade’s 8-inch display. While your choice is entirely up to preference, the Navigator goes for a more modern look via the materials used to design the inside cabin.


A vehicle’s safety features are often used to decide whether a buyer will go with that selection. When we vet the Lincoln Navigator against the Cadillac Escalade the Lincoln comes out on top. The Navigator has a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA. All models come with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and active lane control. Options include a head-up display, a surround-view camera system, automatic parking automatic parking assist, and hands-free driving assistance formerly dubbed Active Glide, now dubbed Blue Cruise while the Escalade is given 4 stars overall.

Fuel Economy

When it comes to a big SUV, you would expect them to burn some fuel. However, it is noteworthy to add that the EPA says the Navigator is good for 16 mpg city, 22 highway, 19 combined at best, with rear-wheel drive in its standard-length body. With four-wheel drive, it’s 16/21/18 mpg, the same as the rear-drive Navigator L.

On the other hand, the Escalade EPA records the base versions at 14 mpg city, 19 highway, and 16 combined, while the V version drops to 11/16/13 mpg. Turbo diesels get rated at 20/26/22 mpg, but they require more expensive fuel.

While the Escalade is a good option, The Navigator provides you with the best value for its price. If you’re in the market for a luxurious and spacious SUV, the Lincoln Navigator is an excellent choice. Visit our new Lincoln North Miami Dealership and explore our Navigator trims. Contact our sales team today at (305) 749-3755.





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