The 2021 Lincoln Navigator Dominated the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and the Cadillac Escalade

If you want a large luxury SUV, there are several to choose from. Models like the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, and the 2021 Cadillac Escalade are both great for different reasons. According to U.S. News and World Report, the Navigator Dominated the G-Class taking the No. 1 spot on the list of best large luxury SUVs.

Is the Lincoln Navigator a good SUV?

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is a fantastic large luxury SUV. It’s a luxurious, deeper-pocketed version of the 2021 Ford Expedition. However, it actually employs the same engine as the Ford F-150 Raptor. Unlike the Raptor, the Navigator is flush with luxury appointments and seats up to 8 passengers.

The inside of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator that's been upgraded with a rear-seat entertainment system and much more room than a g-wagon
Lincoln Navigator interior | Navigator

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If you’ve got over $75 grand to spend on a new luxury SUV, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator is a must-see. The 2021 model year for the Navigator is all about ‘if it’s not broken, don’t bother fixing it.’ There aren’t any notable updates for the 2021 Lincoln Navigator. Every feature carries over from the 2020 model. Which apparently isn’t a bad thing––if we go by the Navigator’s high score from U.S. News and World Report. In fact, it scored high enough to beat both the Cadillac Escalade and the Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class took second place

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is easily one of the most iconic vehicles on the road. It’s a formidable off-roader. However, it blends off-road prowess with one of the most opulent and luxurious cabins on the market. In addition, the technology offered throughout the 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is top-of-the-line in every way.

a mercedes-benz G-Class parked in the grass with mountains in the background
Mercedes-Benz G-Class | Mercedes-Mercedes

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However, its impractical V8 fuel economy, extremely high pricing, and limited seating accommodations keep it from being on top. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the type of large luxury SUV where if you want it, you just want it. Its style, luxury, and testament to wealth are all reasons to buy a G-Wagon. But if you want a big luxurious family hauler, you may want to turn elsewhere for three-row SUV options like the 2021 Cadillac Escalade or the 2021 Lincoln Navigator.

If you aren’t sold on the G-Wagon or the Navigator, check out the 2021 Cadillac Escalade

In the No. 3 spot on U.S. News and World Report’s we have the 2021 Cadillac Escalade. Like the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, this large luxury SUV is cavernous and accommodating. It also lacks in terms of fuel economy with its V8 engine.

2021 Cadillac Escalade driving on street
2021 Cadillac Escalade | Cadillac

However, the 2021 Cadillac Escalade is a three-row luxury SUV that is fully redesigned for 2021. In addition, it has one utilitarian feature that bests the No. 1 Navigator. The Escalade offers a lot more cargo room that the 2021 Lincoln Navigator.

How much is a fully loaded Lincoln Navigator?

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator topped both the Cadillac Escalade and the G-Wagon. In fact, U.S. News notes that the Navigator is “more well-rounded” than even the Escalade–––which comes recommended. So much much is a fully loaded Lincoln Navigator?

2020 Lincoln Navigator L Black Label is a top rate three-row SUV that ranked higher than the escalade
Lincoln Navigator L Black Label | Ford

This large three-row luxury SUV starts at $76,185. For a “fully loaded” 2021 Lincoln Navigator you’ll want to go for the Lincoln Navigator Black Label. According to U.S. News, the Lincoln Navigator Black Label starts at around $98,000. While the Lincoln Navigator Black Label comes with everything, it does cost $3,000 extra with the longer wheelbase.