When you're looking for a highly capable luxury SUV that's big enough to fit all your family and friends, there's a good chance you're considering a Lincoln Navigator or a Cadillac Escalade. After all, they do have reputations for delivering advanced technology, performance, and safety features. But, ultimately, which will be the right choice for your commutes around the Leesville, New Llano, and Anacoco, LA, areas?

Here at Hixson Lincoln Leesville, we're dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. To make it as simple as possible, we've created this breakdown of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator vs. Cadillac Escalade. Now, let's see how these two SUVs stack up against one another!

Lincoln Navigator vs Cadillac Escalade: Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we'll head right under the hood and take a look at what powers these two SUVs-their engines.

2021 Lincoln Navigator


2021 Cadillac Escalade

Twin-Turbocharged 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

6.2L V8

450 Horsepower

Standard Horsepower

420 Horsepower

510 Pounds Per Foot

Standard Torque

460 Pounds Per Foot

8,700 Pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

8,000 Pounds

You'll find a standard Twin-Turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine in the Navigator, which puts out 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque capability. This is paired with the standard 10-Speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission with paddle activation for a sporty and easy to handle ride. With all that power, you'll have the ability to tow up to 8,700 lbs. when properly equipped.

Over in the Escalade, the standard 6.2L V8 engine falls a bit short, only delivering 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque capability, which will get you a lower towing capacity of 8,000 lbs. when properly equipped.

Navigator vs Escalade: Interior Cabin Space & Comfort

Now, we'll head right inside and take a look a just how much room you and your fellow riders will find yourselves with.The 2021 Navigator offers two different body style options: the base Navigator, and the Navigator L. In both styles, you'll have the ability to fit up to eight passengers comfortably. Where they start to differ is when it comes to their cargo volume. In the base level, you'll have 20.9 cubic feet of storage back in the trunk when all the seats are upright, while the L provides 36 cubic feet of room.

The 2021 Escalade, on the other hand, only offers one standard body style, which provides seating for up to seven, and 25.5 cubic feet of cargo volume in the trunk.

Ultimately, if you'd like the ability to customize your interior cabin to your needs, the Navigator is going to be the right fit for you.

The Verdict: 2021 Lincoln Navigator vs Cadillac Escalade

While both these vehicles may be decent choices for your commutes around the areas of Leesville, New Llano, and Anacoco, LA, it's clear that the Lincoln Navigator outperforms the Cadillac Escalade in crucial categories like interior cabin design and performance features.

Here at Hixson Lincoln Leesville, we're dedicated to providing you with a fun and informative car-buying experience. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, contact us, or stop by today! Remember, whatever you're looking for, Hixson Has It: Has a new culture, new attitude, and an easier way. 

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