Consumer Reports Likes the 2022 Lincoln Navigator Over the 2022 Cadillac Escalade

The 2022 Cadillac Escalade vs the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. Which one will prevail in the three-row large luxury SUV battle to the top? If Consumer Reports has anything to say about it, it will be the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. What makes the Navigator so great that it places higher in Consumer Reports’ rankings? Let’s take a look.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Manhattan Green Black Label
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Is the 2022 Lincoln Navigator a good car?

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Consumer Reports ranks the 2022 Lincoln Navigator third in the large luxury SUV segment – and the number two space goes to the 2021 Toyota Land Cruiser, an SUV that isn’t being made anymore. The Lincoln Navigator has a 65/100 for its road test score. It also gets a 4/5 for its predicted owner satisfaction score. However, its predicted reliability rating isn’t quite as good, at a 3/5.

The Lincoln Navigator’s fuel economy is about as expected for large SUVs, at 16 mpg. It’s pretty comfortable, getting mostly 4s and 5s for its comfort ratings. It also has a 3.5-liter V6 turbo that makes 411 horsepower. The 2022 Lincoln Navigator price starts at $76,710.

Is the Cadillac Escalade worth it?

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The 2022 Cadillac Escalade actually has a higher road test score, getting a very good 80. However, its predicted reliability rating is just a 2/5, and its predicted owner satisfaction score is a 3/5. The Escalade is fifth on Consumer Reports’ list of large luxury SUVs.

The Cadillac Escalade’s fuel economy is the same as the Navigator’s, at 16 mpg. Its comfort ratings are excellent; the Escalade gets all 5s except for its ride, which scores a 4/5. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade comes with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that puts out 420 hp. The Escalade price starts at $76,295.

Which is bigger, the Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade?

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The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is slightly smaller than the 2022 Cadillac Escalade, lengthwise at least. While the 2022 Lincoln Navigator measures 210-inches in length, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is 212-inches. The Escalade is also 1-inch wider, at 80-inches, and 1-inch taller than the Navigator, at 77-inches.

In addition, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade has more storage space. It can hold up to 25.5 cubic feet of storage, while the 2022 Lincoln Navigator has room for just 20.9 cubic feet.

Perhaps one of the biggest advantages that the 2022 Lincoln Navigator has over the 2022 Cadillac Escalade is safety equipment. The Navigator comes with everything that Consumer Reports recommends, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking for the city, and pedestrian detection. The Escalade, on the other hand, is missing some crucial equipment, like highway automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and lane keeping assist. In addition, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are optional in the Escalade, bu standard in the Navigator.

Altogether, there are certainly positives to both of these large luxury SUVs. While Consumer Reports does like the 2022 Lincoln Navigator more, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade’s high road test score can’t be ignored. However, the Navigator’s better reliability rating, owner satisfaction score, and safety equipment put it ahead of the Escalade on the Consumer Reports list.

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