The 2022 Lincoln Navigator Battles the 2022 BMW X7 for Consumer Reports #1 Spot

The 2022 BMW X7 is the #1 luxury large SUV, according to Consumer Reports. Yet there’s one SUV that’s clamoring to get to the top: the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. Can it compete with the X7’s sleek style, abundance of comfort, and high test scores? Let’s see what comes in each of these SUVs and whether the Navigator has a chance at taking the crown form the X7.

Side view of blue 2022 BMW X7, one of the Consumer Reports most reliable luxury SUVs for large families
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The 2022 BMW X7 is the #1 luxury large SUV

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The 2022 BMW X7 is rated number one for luxury large SUVs, according to Consumer Reports. With an overall score of 81, the 2022 BMW X7 has a lot going for it. Its road test score is very high, at 94/100. Its noise rating is very good as well, at 5/5. The routine and emergency handling as well as the ride all get a 4/5. While the predicted reliability rating is an average 3/5, the owner satisfaction score is a very good 4/5.

The 2022 BMW X7 price starts at $75,895. That’s for the base model xDrive40i. The next step up, the M50i, hits six digits. The 2022 BMW X7 M50i price starts at $100,795. Think that’s a lot? The 2022 BMW X7 Alpina XB7 price starts at a whopping $142,295.

The 2022 BMW X7 base model comes with an inline 6 cylinder engine that makes 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. The X7 also has all-wheel drive and is matched to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The m50i has a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine available that’s capable of making 523 hp. The Alpina comes with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that puts out 612 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. That’s a whole lot of power.

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator has a decent road test score

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The 2022 Lincoln Navigator has a decent road test score of 65, but it just can’t compete with the 2022 BMW X7. Its overall score is a 63/100, and like the X7, it has a perfect rating for noise. Its predicted owner satisfaction score and ride rating are very good, at a 4/5, while its reliability rating is a 3/5. Unfortunately, the routine and emergency handling both get scores of just 2/5, which certainly contributes to the navigator’s lower overall rating.

The base model 2022 Lincoln Navigator price starts at $78,405. There are a total of five Navigator trim levels, with the top two costing over $100,000. If you opt for the next level up from the base model, the Reserve, it will cost you $88,740. That’s also the most popular Lincoln Navigator trim level, if you’re looking for the option that most people find ideal.

Should you buy the X7 or the Navigator?

If you’re torn between the 2022 BMW X7 and the 2022 Lincoln Navigator, you should definitely choose the 2022 BMW X7. It’s Consumer Reports-recommended and has the same or higher score, and though its reliability rating is the same as the Navigator’s, with its higher ratings in nearly every category, you’re sure to be happier with the X7.

If you’re in the market for a new luxury large SUV, you can’t go wrong with the 2022 BMW X7. It deserves its top spot in Consumer Reports rankings, and it’s unlikely to be usurped anytime soon.

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