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The Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade are iconic large luxury SUVs. While the Escalade continues to rely on V8 power, the Navigator has a twin-turbo V6 to combine power with efficiency. And while they both have multiple driver aids, you will find that the Navigator has a few important ones on its standard equipment list that are missing from the entry-level Escalade.

2021 Lincoln Navigator

$76,185 - $81,965*

16/22 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 3.5-Liter V6 Engine

2021 Cadillac Escalade

$76,820 - $101,220

15/20 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 6.2-Liter V8 Engine

Performance Features

Performance Features

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator utilizes a twin-turbocharged V6 that produces 450-horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. Not only is this engine more powerful, but it is more efficient as well, with an estimated EPA of 19 mpg combined. When properly equipped, the Navigator models can tow up to 8,700 pounds, while the Escalade models can tow up to 8,200 pounds. The 2021 Escalade goes with a 6.2L V8 engine that creates 420-horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque standard. This may be an impressive amount of power. However, its estimated EPA is only 17 mpg combined.

Interior Features

Interior Features

There is seating for seven in both the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade, with the option of swapping out the second-row captain's chairs for a bench seat. Both luxury SUVs have power-adjustable and heated front seats. The Navigator takes the comfort level up a notch, adding ventilation for the front seats to its standard feature list. For even more luxury, check out the available 30-way power-adjustable front seats offered by the Navigator. These are included in the Luxury Package, which includes a 20-speaker premium audio system for an immersive music experience.

Safety Features

Safety Features

As luxury SUVs, it is no surprise that both the 2021 Lincoln Navigator and 2021 Cadillac Escalade are loaded with cutting-edge safety features. Upon closer inspection, you can see that the Navigator comes standard with a few important safety features that the Escalade reserves for its higher trims. Blind-spot monitoring is one great example. This feature can make driving a large SUV much safer, alerting you when you signal to change lanes and detect if someone is in your blind-spot. The Navigator is also equipped with a lane-keeping assist on all models for further confidence while on the road.

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Ultimately, the best way to see why the 2021 Lincoln Navigator is the ideal large luxury SUV is to visit Jacky Jones Lincoln for a test drive. We look forward to helping you find the right luxury SUV.

*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.