Searching for a full-size SUV that’s big on both capability and comfort? If so, you’re probably considering the 2021 Ford Expedition and the 2021 Lincoln Navigator.
How do you know which of these models has more of what you’re looking for in your next vehicle? Our team at Five Star Ford Dallas is here to help.
We want our neighbors throughout Dallas, Plano, and Richardson, TX, to make an informed decision and take the wheel of a vehicle they’ll love for years to come. That’s why we’ve created this Ford Expedition vs. Lincoln Navigator comparison. As you read on, feel free to reach out with any questions!
2021 Ford Expedition vs Lincoln Navigator: Seating & Cargo
Both these full-size SUVs offer seating for up to seven or eight passengers. In either, your comfort comes first, since both offer features like heated and ventilated leather seats, as well as seats with Active Motion® massaging technology.
Along with that, each model has ample cargo room. However, the Ford offers slightly more, which could make a difference when you need to fit that new couch in the back.
Up to 8
Up to 8
Maximum Cargo Room (Behind the First Row)
104.6 cubic feet
103.3 cubic feet
Looking for even more cargo room? In addition to their base configurations, the 2021 Ford Expedition and the 2021 Lincoln Navigator both offer extended models. The Ford Expedition Max offers 121.5 cubic feet of maximum cargo room, while the Lincoln Navigator L offers a slightly smaller 120.2 cubic feet of maximum cargo room.
Ford Expedition vs Lincoln Navigator: Towing Capacity & Performance
Another important element to consider when picking out your next full-size SUV is towing capacity. When properly equipped, the 2021 Ford Expedition can tow up to an impressive 9,300 pounds. That level of capability will enable you to tow things like a:
- 25-foot-plus-long camping trailer.
- Large recreational boat.
- 2-horse trailer.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator falls a bit short once again. When properly equipped, it can tow up to 8,700 pounds. Similarly, though the Lincoln offers five drive modes—with the available Intelligent 4WD With Terrain Management System™ on board—the Ford Expedition features six. Its lineup of selectable drive modes includes a Normal mode, as well as:
- Tow Haul
- Eco Grass/Gravel/Snow
The extra selectable drive mode found on the 2021 Expedition may open more possibilities for navigating challenging terrain and exploring off the beaten path.
Ford Expedition vs Lincoln Navigator: Fuel Economy
On top of offering more cargo room, an additional selectable drive mode, and a larger maximum towing capacity, the Expedition is also slightly more efficient than its Lincoln competitor. When properly equipped, it offers an available EPA-estimated 17 city/24 highway MPG.
The most efficient fuel economy rating offered by the Navigator, on the other hand, is an EPA-estimated 16 city/22 highway MPG.
Pick Your Full-Size SUV: Ford Expedition or Lincoln Navigator?
Now that you know a bit more about how the 2021 Ford Expedition and the 2021 Lincoln Navigator match up when it comes to cargo room, towing capacity, performance, and efficiency, it’s time to decide.
Our team at Five Star Ford Dallas thinks you’ll enjoy driving the Ford Expedition around Dallas, Plano, and Richardson, Texas. There’s no need to take our word for it, though. Give us a call to schedule your 2021 Ford Expedition test drive today!