Comparing the 2022 Cadillac Escalade to the 2022 Lincoln Navigator: A Battle of the American Luxury Titans

When you think of large, luxurious, American-made SUVs, two names are sure to stand out above the rest. Both the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade have a rich history of providing luxury and opulence to Vauxhall drivers, but which model is the best to take home today? We explore what both the 2022 Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator are bringing to the table so you can make the right decision for your family travels.


Under the hood, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade each provide similar performance figures through incredibly different engine setups. The Navigator comes with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 420 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, the Cadillac Escalade makes use of a 6.2-liter V8 powerplant that offers up 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The turbocharged power of the Navigator makes it a great choice for towing, as the additional torque will help you get heavy loads up to speed more quickly. It's great for hilly terrain as well, where the added pull from the turbocharged engine makes it easier to maintain speed on inclines, especially if you have cargo in tow. And with the genuine 4x4 capability of the Lincoln Navigator, you can tackle even rough terrain with confidence.

Cargo Space

While both the 2022 Lincoln Navigator and new Cadillac Escalade are both full-size three-row luxury SUVs, the interior space you'll get in each is vastly different. The Navigator gives you 19.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, which is respectable considering how many occupants you can fit inside. You'll find a few extra cubic feet in the Escalade, however the Navigator comes with cargo attachments to help keep your items secure while you travel. Plus, a hidden storage compartment in the floor allows for even more rear cargo storage and a secure place to stow your valuables while parked.

Passenger Space

Both the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade offer similar levels of comfort for your passengers, so both are a great choice for carrying friends and family.  The Escalade offers up to 41.7 inches of rear-seat legroom as compared to 41.1 inches in the Navigator, so the difference is negligible and taller riders will be comfortable in either model. Headroom is comparable as well, with 40 inches in the Lincoln model versus 39 inches in the Cadillac SUV. Interior width is similar in each model as well, with the Escalade measuring 64.6 inches of shoulder room versus the 65.1 inches across you'll find in the Lincoln Navigator.


These days, most vehicles have similar equipment for safety and driver assistance, and that largely remains true when comparing the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator. Both come with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection to help you avoid heavy collisions in urban environments. However, when you hit the highways, the Escalade is available with a party piece you won't find in the Navigator.

CoPilot 360 in the Lincoln Navigator offers a semi-autonomous drive mode that reads road markings and nearby vehicles to offer hands-free driving and more security during your highway trips.

Visit Our Dealership for a Test Drive Today!

With the impressive interior space and safety technology of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator, the time is right for you to visit our Vauxhall, NJ dealership to take one for a test drive. Pay a visit to Maplecrest Lincoln of Vauxhall, and see why so many drivers are truly excited to put a new Navigator in the driveway in 2022.

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