The Lincoln Navigator is a large luxury SUV that truly makes its presence known. Drawing attention from all those around. And leaving a lasting impression wherever it goes. It was certainly quite impressive to the folks over at MotorTrend. The “3-Row Luxury SUV Comparison” article in the MotorTrend April 2021 magazine issue compares it to three other SUVs. Those are the BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. All three SUVs are American luxury vehicles. The Lincoln Navigator is made in Louisville, Kentucky, BMW X7 in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Cadillac Escalade in Arlington, Texas, and Mercedes-Benz GLS in Vance, Alabama. This comparison article looked closely at which of these four SUVs most embodies the definition of luxury. The one that most checks the boxes of comfort, space and performance, to name a few.
Below are the MotorTrend comparison results:
4th place – 2020 BMW X7 xDrive40i
3rd place – 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS580 4MATIC
2nd place – 2021 Cadillac Escalade ESV 4WD Premium Luxury
1st place – 2020 Lincoln Navigator 4×4 Black Label
The MotorTrend article written by Christian Seabaugh states: “The new Lincoln Navigator, updated for 2019, is among the most convincing American luxury vehicles of the past three decades. Its styling is retro yet modern, elegant, and unmistakably Lincoln.”
In this article, the writer points out how far the Lincoln Navigator has come compared to where it was at the last comparison test. Therefore, it’s evident that a lot of time, money and thought was put into the redesign of this large luxury SUV. “Lincoln spent wisely on the Navigator’s cabin. Not only are all three rows incredibly roomy, but the design themes and interior quality also stay consistent throughout the interior.”
The 8,300 lb towing capacity for the Lincoln Navigator is more than the other three SUVs. Which is 7,500 lb for the BMW X7, 7,900 for the Cadillac Escalade and 7,700 lb for the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class. Powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine producing 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque and with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Lincoln Navigator was built to perform on the road. The Black Label’s interior really sealed the deal with its piano black and satin silver accents, 30-way front seats, floating center console, Revel Ultima audio system and more.
In conclusion, the end of the article wraps it up perfectly stating: “The Lincoln Navigator Black Label truly feels a cut above and beyond the others. It’s the best balance of actual honest-to-goodness luxury, comfort, value, and driving experience. More important, the Lincoln Navigator is the most cohesive and convincing luxury three-row SUV on the market.”
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*Quoted material from the MotorTrend April 2021 Comparison Article. Visit motortrend.com for more information.