Comparison - Ford Explorer Platinum 2018 - vs - Lincoln Navigator Black Label 2018

General

Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Lincoln Navigator L,Lincoln Navigator L Limousine

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Average Price: 
53,940
Updated: 
17 Feb 2018
93,705
Updated: 
01 Nov 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.60gals
23.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#486478
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C4C4C8
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#8E1C26
Shadow Black
#242424
Color: 
Ingot Silver Metallic
#C1BFC4
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#5F5F61
Midnight Sapphire Blue Metallic
#61728E
Ruby Red Metallic
#940C0A
Burgundy Velvet
#50403F
Iced Mocha
#847E7B
Black Velvet
#28272C
Ivory Pearl
#B6AF9F
White Platinum
#F3F3F1

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Explorer ranked #9 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 68 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Large cargo area behind third-row seat
Meaty twin-turbo V6 available
High predicted reliability rating

Cons
Seats aren't as comfy or roomy as some
Thirsty engines
Feels massive to drive

By: 
usnews.com

The Explorer receives only minor changes for 2018, with subtle styling tweaks at the front and rear, an integrated 4G LTE hotspot and revised feature availability.

PROS
Plenty of high-tech features that are easy to use
Optional turbocharged V6 engine delivers plentiful power
Cabin is quiet and comfortable on the highway
Cargo space is generous behind the third row

CONS
Legroom in the third row is subpar
Depending on trim level, feels big and ponderous from behind the wheel

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon.

Pros
A utility player, in the classic sense
Very good handling
Better fuel economy ratings
Improved infotainment, now with 4G LTE
Lovely Sport tuning

Cons
The EPA’s optimistic with those turbo ratings
Platinum content, platinum prices
Second-row seat needs padding, less tilt
Third-row seat needs more of everything

By: 
thecarconnection.com

With its new style and huge power, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator stands out once again.With its 2018 Navigator, Lincoln is looking to take back the large luxury SUV crown—something it held briefly when the first Navigator arrived two decades ago.

Pros
Distinctive looks
Promising engine and transmission
New infotainment features
Decadent interior

Cons
Still a big 'ute in a downsized era
Some angles are simply not pretty
Can it top the Escalade

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator ranked #1 in Luxury Large SUVs. Currently the Lincoln Navigator has a score of 9.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 8 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good fuel economy for the class
Tremendous cargo space and supportive seats
Cushioned ride
Excellent predicted reliability rating

Cons
Second-row center console limits cargo flexibility

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is completely redesigned.While the base Premiere trim level is appealing for its lower starting price and the topped-out Black Label trim comes with almost everything as standard, our recommendation falls right in the middle of the lineup. We say go with the Select trim level with the optional Technology package.

PROS
Lots of cargo room in both the standard and extended-length versions
Easy-to-use tech interface
Strong turbocharged V6 has plenty of power for towing
Long options list full of available safety equipment

CONS
Massive size makes in-city maneuvering difficult

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
16.00mpg
16.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
22.00mpg
21.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
350ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
510ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
450hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
driver assisted parking assist
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
adaptive cruise control
Adjustable pedals
Keyless Ignition
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Adjustable pedals
Keyless ignition
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download
Mobile Internet
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Cargo Floor Mats
Driver Assisted Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.30in
210.00in
Width: 
78.90in
83.60in
Height: 
71.00in
76.30in
Ground Clearance: 
7.80in
9.60in
Front Track: 
67.00in
Rear Track: 
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
112.80in
122.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
41.40
41.80
Rear Head Room: 
40.60
40.00
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
43.70in
Rear leg room: 
39.50in
41.50in
Front Hip Room: 
57.30in
61.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.50in
65.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.80in
61.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.00in
65.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
81.70cu.ft
103.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
8300lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
21.00cu.ft
19.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.60degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
4458.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated mirrors
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Massaging
passenger cooled seat
driver cooled seat
18 -way power driver seat
18 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Driver cooled seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger cooled seat
Premium leather
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Captains Chairs Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Split-folding rear seatback
reclining rear seats
multi-level heating
Heated
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Folding rear seatback
Fixed Center Armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear air conditioning
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Cargo floor mats
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
yes
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
yes
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Memory card slot
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Sony premium brand speakers
500 Watts Stereo Output
1 subwoofer(s)
12 total speakers
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Sony premium brand stero system
Separate rear audio
Memory card slot
USB connection
Revel Premium Brand Speakers
20 total speakers
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 in
22
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
285.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R22

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn signal mirrors
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-Collision Safety System
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Rear height adjustable headrests
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Post-collision safety system
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 600A
Cargo Package
Black Label Equipment Group 800A
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Crossbars
Running Boards
20" Premium Painted Machined Aluminum Wheels
Splash Guards
License Plate Bracket
Rear Bumper Protector
Wheel Lock Kit
Front License Plate Bracket
22" 20-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bucket Seats w/Power-Assist Fold
Cargo Shade
Smokers Kit w/Element
Deep Tray-Style All-Weather Floor Mats
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrests
2nd Row Console
All-Weather Floor Liners
Perfect Position Seating W/Active Motion
Lincoln Play
Chalet Interior Theme
Yacht Club Interior Theme
Destination Interior Theme

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#9A9789
Color: 
Dune, premium leather
#BFAE98