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2011 Lincoln Navigator 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2011 Cadillac Escalade
     
2WD 4dr
  • 2WD 4dr
  • 2WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
  • 4WD 4dr
GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL350 BlueTEC SUV
  • GL450 SUV
  • GL550 SUV
RWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • AWD Base
  • RWD Base
  • AWD Base
  • RWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Luxury
  • AWD Premium
  • AWD Luxury
  • RWD Premium
  • AWD Premium
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition
  • RWD Platinum Edition
  • AWD Platinum Edition

Prices

MSRP $57,630 $60,950 $63,455
Invoice $54,171 $56,684 $59,330
Avg. Paid $33,998 $38,687 $36,795

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.2 8.8
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.1 9.1
Performance 7.5 8.6 8.5
Interior 8.1 8.2 8.3
Operating Cost 7.1 6.8 7.2
Safety N/A N/A 8.7
Reliability 2.5 3.5 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious interior and cargo hold
  • Many standard features
  • Good reliability rating
  • Spacious seats
  • Smooth ride and good handling
  • Efficient diesel engine is strong off the line
  • Smooth ride and ample power
  • Luxurious interior appointments
  • High towing capacity
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Mediocre performance
  • Not as opulent as some competitors
  • Less interior space than many rivals
  • Few standard features
  • Cramped third-row seats

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V8 5.4L/330 Turbocharged Diesel V6 3.0L/182 Gas/Ethanol V8 6.2L/376
MPG 14 City / 20 Hwy 17 City / 21 Hwy 14 City / 18 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 119.0 121.1 116.0
Length, Overall (in) 208.4 200.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.8 76.4 79.0
Height, Overall (in) 78.3 72.4 75.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard Optional
Panoramic Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard Optional
Running Boards Standard Optional Standard
Power Retractable Running Boards Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5810 5423

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional Standard
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 8300

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Optional Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Standard
Power Liftgate Standard Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Optional Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Standard Optional Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 7
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 159.4 143.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 40.1 41.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 40.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.3 58.3 65.2
Front Hip Room (in) 60.2 - TBD - 60.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 40.6 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 39.1 39.5 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 63.7 58.9 65.2
Second Hip Room (in) 59.9 - TBD - 60.8
Third Leg Room (in) 37.7 34.2 25.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 103.3 83.3 108.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 54.4 43.8 60.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 18.1 14.3 16.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard Optional Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Rear Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Adjustable Pedals Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Turbocharged Diesel V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Displacement 5.4L/330 3.0L/182 6.2L/376
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 5100 210 @ 3800 403 @ 5700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 365 @ 3600 400 @ 1600 - 2400 417 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 40.8 39.7 39.0

Fuel

Diesel Fuel Standard
Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 17 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21 18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 26.4 26

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard Optional
Air Suspension Optional Standard Standard
Suspension Type - Front Independent Control arm w/stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Four-link w/wtabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) SLA Airmatic
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Airmatic
Suspension Type - Front Indep torsion bar
Suspension Type - Rear 5-link coil springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard Standard