The 2018 Lincoln Navigator Versus the Cadillac Escalade

Standing atop the luxury SUV segment as worthy competitors, the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade continually contend with one another for the premier position within the class. With both vehicles are imbued with advanced technology and meticulous craftsmanship for the 2018 model year, drivers seeking to distill a definitive difference between these vehicles can find themselves confused by a dizzying array of specifications and amenities.

However, when carefully analyzed and compared with one another, one particular luxury SUV stands apart as an objectively superior choice for drivers from Waynesboro to Shippensburg: The 2018 Lincoln Navigator.

Power and Performance

When considering your next vehicle, the overall performance capabilities remains an essential aspect to assess. While the luxury aspects remain important when shopping within this segment, sacrificing the "utility" and "sport" aspects of a "Sport Utility Vehicle" ultimately renders the vehicle a glorified lounge on wheels. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator offers both efficiency and unbridled power through its twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. Exerting an impressive 450 horsepower and a massive 510 pound-feet, the Lincoln Navigator offers exceptional performance capabilities to amend its plush interior and bold design.

Conversely, the Cadillac Escalade opts for power produced by the significantly larger displacement 6.2-liter V8 engine, resulting in 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet. When compared with the performance specifications found within the Lincoln Navigator, the Cadillac Escalade's performance falls short of comparing to the noticeably greater horsepower, and significantly superior torque--resulting in the Navigator's Best-in-Class 8,700-pound towing capacity (almost 500 pounds more than the Escalade, when properly equipped).

In addition to the raw power and towing capabilities, the Lincoln Navigator features multiple driver-selectable drive modes to further optimize performance based on changing road conditions, including:

  • Normal
  • Excite
  • Slippery
  • Conserve
  • Deep Conditions
  • Slow Climb



Further enhanced with electronic traction assist, a Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ system, and advanced driving systems such as a lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control, enhanced active park assist and auto hold for hills. Effortlessly providing a luxurious driving experience from the ground up, the Lincoln Navigator employs the latest in innovative and advanced technology to surpass the competition.

Interior and Technology

While the Cadillac Escalade frequently gets hailed as the pinnacle of luxury SUVs, the Lincoln Navigator silently usurps the Escalade's reputation through its keen attention to detail and luxurious integration of advanced technology and plush, premium materials. The Cadillac Escalade features "leather appointments", while the Lincoln Navigator offers premium heated leather seating, hand-wrapped leather assist handles adorned with European stitching, and a Wollsdorf leather-trimmed and heated steering wheel.

Lincoln Play offers rear passenger entertainment, in addition to the Best-in-Class second-row shoulder, hip and leg room. While the Escalade offers the Cadillac User Experience infotainment system, its clunky interface and simplistic integration sharply contrasts the innovative, sleek and modern Lincoln Navigator's ten-inch LCD screen and accompanying advanced SYNC® 3 system. Merely scratching the surface of the Lincoln Navigator's plethora of interior features and technological advancements, the Lincoln Navigator confidently surpasses the outdated reputation of the Cadillac Escalade.

Forrester Lincoln: Exclusive Inventory of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

When seeking your next luxury SUV, the Lincoln Navigator stands as the superior option for drivers seeking advanced interior amenities in conjunction with exceptional performance capabilities. At Forrester Lincoln, we proudly stock extensive inventory of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator for drivers from Waynesboro to Shippensburg. Confidently exceeding expectations with exemplary service to amend our expertly curated inventory, Forrester Lincoln strives to assist drivers throughout their purchasing process--from vehicle selection, to financing and beyond. To learn more about the 2018 Lincoln Navigator, stop by Forrester Lincoln where one of our sales professionals will happily answer any questions you may have regarding this exceptional vehicle. Or, having browsed our online inventory, give us a call to schedule a test drive today!

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