Cadillac Escalade 2022 Vs Lincoln Navigator 2021
It’s a clash of the titans, and they’re also the epitome of the US luxury auto market. We’re talking about the 2022 Cadillac Escalade taking on its nemesis, the Lincoln Navigator. Both are the flagships of their brands, the pinnacle of the full-size three-row SUV segment, and are available in standard and long-wheelbase versions. In many ways the Escalade and the Navigator are similar and offer a plethora of modern tech, plenty of cabin space, and even the price tag is just over $ 75,000, but in terms of nature, the Cadillac is more engaging to drive, while the Lincoln commands a royal presence on the road.
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If you park both the Escalade and the Navigator side-by-side, they manage to occupy an entire lot. Let’s start with the Caddy first. The length of the standard-wheelbase Escalade is 211.9 inches, which translates to 34.9 inches of third-row legroom with 25.5 cubic inches. ft. cargo capacity behind the last row. The long-wheelbase trim, on the other hand, is 227 inches in length and offers an impressive 36.6-inch third-row and 41.5 cubic-inch legroom. ft. cargo capacity behind it. This gigantic SUV is available in five variants: Luxury, Premium Luxury, Premium Luxury Platinum, Sport and Sport Platinum. The iconic automaker has retained the iconic vertical LED daytime running lights from the SUV tucked into the front bumper, as well as an extended vertical tail light strip that runs from the bottom of the roof spoiler and descends to the Escalade badge. just above the bumper. It continues to show off a bold appearance with a massive, blunt front grille, but now, for the first time, it comes with an all-black mesh nose that is exclusively available in the Sport and Sport Platinum trims. The entry-level two-level versions come with a chrome studded grille while the Premium Luxury Platinum has four prominent chrome-trimmed stripes.
The Navigator is not far off when it comes to dimensions and interior space for passengers. With the standard trim, a short 210-inch-long mustache, the 221.9-inch long-wheelbase one, 5 inches shorter than its rival. The Lincoln gave it a clean, classic design with the typical chrome front fascia of your face with slim daytime running lights and front fog lights and a traditional LED headlight cluster. At the rear, the Navigator’s taillights run through the tailgate and it sports a thick chrome finish. Lincoln offers a range of wheel sizes from 20 inches to 22 inches, while the Escalade comes standard with the latter size.
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Cadillac has truly gone above and beyond by giving the Escalade a chic new interior that will appeal to both tech-savvy and those looking to pamper themselves in luxury. The first thing that will catch your eye is the 38-inch curved OLED display which has double the pixel density of a 4K TV. This system is made up of three screens: a 7.2-inch touchscreen control panel driver information center to the left of the driver, a 14.2-inch dashboard display behind the steering wheel, and a dashboard display. 16.9-inch diagonal infotainment to driver’s right. Cadillac has incorporated a mix of different types of switches for added convenience. The cabin comes with tactile controls and physical switches, including rotary dials. Interiors come in eight different themes, ranging from the classic luxury look with a wood panel finish to a more youthful sporty touch. The Escalade is the first vehicle to feature AKG’s car audio system, and the top-of-the-range variant comes with 36 speakers. Second-row passengers can opt for the additional 12.6-inch infotainment touchscreen.
The Navigator, on the other hand, features a traditional cabin configuration with a 13.2-inch floating multimedia touchscreen in the center and a huge configurable 12-inch digital cluster with a new and improved heads-up display. Lincoln is now offering second-row passengers a new 5.8-inch digital controller with rear climate and audio settings. It also offers an optional entertainment package for rear passengers, with a 10.1-inch screen and wireless Bluetooth headphones. The Navigator features a 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D audio system to create a calm and peaceful cabin atmosphere. It has improved the massage system and the front seats now boast a 30-position electronic seating position, while the second row seats come standard with heating, ventilation and massage capabilities with Active. Motion.
Escalade and Lincoln Navigator deliver a first-class experience
The Escalade is available in a 6.2-liter V8 petrol engine with 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque and a 277 hp 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six diesel with the same torque as its V8 sibling. Both SUVs are either rear-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive. As expected, Cadillac’s flagship is packed with features like Super Cruise Driver Assistance Technology that enables hands-free driving on highways in the United States and Canada, using LiDAR map data, GPS and a network of cameras and radar sensors. It’s equipped with automated lane change and a Driver Attention System to let drivers know when to pay more attention to the road. To further enhance the experience and dynamics, the 2022 Escalade gets an all-new independent rear suspension, Magnetic Ride Control, according to the company, this is the most responsive suspension technology in the world using sensors to “read” continuously drive and change the shock rate damping almost instantly and new air suspension system. It is also equipped with an Electronic Limited Slip Differential (eLSD), which ensures that the SUV receives precise traction and power to the rear wheels.
The Navigator is no slouch, as it’s powered by a single unit – a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. It also has a range of intuitive features like adaptive suspension for a smooth ride. This SUV comes with 12 sensors for precise handling and ride quality, steering control and feedback, and a responsive braking system. Lincoln offers the Heavy-Duty Trailer Towing Package as well as Trailer Reverse Guidance, which uses cameras to provide multiple views as well as steering guidance graphics to help back up and maneuver a trailer. The technology works with Pro-Trailer Backup Assist to make backing up a trailer or boat as easy as turning a dial. The Navigator comes standard with features like Intersection Assist 2.0, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Braking, Dynamic Brake Assist, Pedestrian Detection, and more.
The all-new Lincoln sedan is made exclusively in China and for the local market.
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