Big, spectacular, and tech-packed are just a few of the words used to describe the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade. Both luxury SUVs will keep you exceptionally comfortable while transporting all your luggage or cargo around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, Virginia. So, who wins the Lincoln Navigator vs. Cadillac Escalade showdown? Well, that's exactly what we're about to find out!

Richmond Lincoln has long been providing automotive insight for interested drivers. We'll be pitting the Lincoln Navigator against the Cadillac Escalade during this comparison to help you determine which SUV is the more worthwhile choice!


Given the robust stature of the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade, it's not surprising to see both SUVs with a powerful engine under the hood.

When you pop the hood of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator, you'll find a 3.5L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine. This efficient engine generates tremendous force: 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, to be exact. With assistance from the 10-speed automatic transmission, you'll be comfortable behind the wheel while also having ample power when you need it.

The competing Cadillac Escalade has plenty of power as well-just not enough to match up to the resounding strength of the Lincoln Navigator. The 6.2L V8 in the Escalade puts out just 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, the Lincoln Navigator also flaunts an 8,700-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped. This much towing capacity allows you to tow things like:

  • Camping Trailers
  • Boats
  • Car Dollies

The Cadillac Escalade only provides an 8,200-pound maximum towing capacity when properly equipped.


The Lincoln Navigator delivers a range of safety features and advanced technology to help you move with more assurance. The Cadillac Escalade also has a bevy of systems, but it's noticeably lagging behind the Lincoln Navigator when it comes to tight quarters.

Lincoln knows that its 3-row flagship model is large, so they've included a range of features to make parking and navigating crowded lots easier. The Active Park Assist 2.0 goes a long way towards helping you fit into tight spots.

To see everything around your model as you reverse, there's the 360-Degree Camera. Finally, the Forward and Reverse Sensing systems will let you know ahead of time if you're about to scrape or bump an obstacle.

Other safety and driver-assist features you get with the Lincoln Navigator are:

  • Pro-Trailer Backup Assist™ 2.0
  • Driver Alert
  • Road Edge Detection

The range of safety technology in the Cadillac Escalade is centered more around on-road performance with Front Pedestrian Braking and Lane Change Alert-both of which can be found on the Lincoln Navigator!


Modern technology will improve your life while driving either the Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade.

For Lincoln, The Lincoln Way™ App comes with several perks, such as the ability to connect with your SUV remotely. Features in The Lincoln Way™ App also include:

  • Complimentary 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • Lock/Unlock Your Vehicle
  • Vehicle Health Reports
  • And so much more

The Cadillac Escalade strives for technological brilliance as well but doesn't offer an application on par with The Lincoln Way™.


Thanks to its superior performance and technology, the Lincoln Navigator pulls ahead against the Cadillac Escalade. To see how this incredible Lincoln SUV handles, contact Richmond Lincoln, and we'll get you on the roads near Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland, VA, today!

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