2015 Lincoln Navigator vs 2015 Cadillac Escalade

2015 Lincoln Navigator vs 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Premium SUVs are great choices for drivers who want comfort, space, and power, but choosing the right one makes all the difference.

For 2015, both the Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade have been completely redesigned, with more refinement and superior performance.

So which big, bad SUV is the better choice for drivers in Cedar Rapids? When compared side-by-side, it becomes clear that the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is a fine vehicle, but it can’t live up to the higher standard set by the Cadillac Escalade.

2015 Lincoln Navigator vs 2015 Cadillac Escalade

Nav v EscaVERTEngine Power:
The first category is all about numbers. Quite simply, the Escalade has more horsepower and more torque than the 2015 Lincoln Navigator. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will hold the 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which is capable of reaching 370 horsepower.This number is impressive, especially considering the fact that the same engine gets 365 hp in the Ford F-150.

However, both the 2015 Lincoln Navigator and Ford F-150 fall short of the Escalade’s 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque.

Exterior Styling:
Let’s be honest, if you’re spending the money to drive either one of these vehicles, you deserve an exterior presence that is eye-catching and impressive. While exterior appearance is a matter of taste, most of the country truly admires the Cadillac Escalade’s swagger. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator, however, seems to continue the Lincoln trend for less-than-stellar styles that were seen on previous models.

The split-wing grille that has become Lincoln’s signature front in modified for the Navigator, but still remains the main topic of discussion. For example, Brandon Turkus of Autoblog.com writes that “the new design strikes us as…heavy-handed and uninspired.” You would be hard-pressed to find someone who says the Escalade exterior is “uninspired”. For comparison sake, Edmunds.com says the 2015 Cadillac Escalade has a “distinct visual presence”.

Interior Opulence:
If any of these categories is close, it would be the interior. Unfortunately for Lincoln, however, Cadillac still takes the gold for interior excellence. Complimented by Edmunds.com, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is admired for its “new level of interior luxury”. The Escalade interior features Cadillac’s CUE multimedia system and an 8-inch touchscreen interface. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator comes with MyLincoln touch, which is very similar to the much-criticized MyFord Touch, known for clunky and inconvenient controls. Autoblog.com also stated that the materials surrounding the touchscreen include a “cheap, hard, off-black plastic.”

As you can see, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator may seem impressive, but it doesn’t live up to high standard set by the Cadillac Escalade. With a more powerful engine, a more stylish exterior, and a more advanced cabin, the 2015 Cadillac Escalade is the premium SUV of choice.   

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