Exterior comparison of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator beside the 2021 Ford Expedition

2021 Lincoln Navigator vs. Ford Expedition

With larger SUVs gaining so much popularity, many people want to know the differences between the new 2021 Lincoln Navigator and the 2021 Ford Expedition. That's why we've put together this comparison of the Navigator vs. Expedition to help you see the benefits and advantages of both SUVs. As we compare the Lincoln Navigator to the Ford Expedition, we will look at prices, performance specs, interior features, cargo room, safety equipment, and exterior dimensions.

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2021 Lincoln Navigator rear exterior view

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Lincoln Navigator Price & Trims

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator has a starting price of $76,600 (est.) with the same trim levels in place as the previous year. We can expect three trims and five total configurations. Here are the current price figures.

  • Standard: $76,600 (est.)
  • Reserve: $82,225 (est.)
  • Reserve L: $85,425 (est.)
  • Black Label: $97,635 (est.)
  • Black Label L: $100,835 (est.)

Ford Expedition Price & Trims

The new Ford Expedition starts around $53,000 and comes with the same four trim levels (eight total models) from 2020. Here is the pricing.

  • XLT: $53,310 (est.)
  • XLT MAX: $56,335 (est.)
  • Limited: $63,845 (est.)
  • Limited MAX: $66,875 (est.)
  • King Ranch: $73,395 (est.)
  • King Ranch MAX: $76,090 (est.)
  • Platinum: $74,435 (est.)
  • Platinum MAX: $77,465 (est.)

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2021 Lincoln Navigator L

With either the Ford Expedition MAX or 2021 Lincoln Navigator L, customers get more cargo space than standard models. The Lincoln L SUV model provides 15 extra cubic feet to the rear with this longer wheelbase on the Lincoln Navigator.


2021 Ford Expedition MAX

Expect some additional room with the 2021 Expedition MAX just as the Lincoln Navigator L. It has 36 cubic feet behind the back row, 79.6 cubic feet found behind the second and up to 121.5 cubic feet when all of the seats are down.

2021 Lincoln Navigator Interior Features

Front dashboard, touchscreen, steering wheel, and center console inside the 2021 Lincoln Navigator

You get lots of standard safety features with either the Navigator or Expedition, but the Lincoln Navigator has a level of luxury that the Expedition never reaches. The new Navigator includes wireless charging, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a SYNC 3 infotainment system, a navigation system, a ten-inch touch screen, satellite radio, six USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a premium 14-speaker sound system.

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2021 Ford Expedition Interior Features

Front dashboard, touchscreen, steering wheel, and center console inside the 2021 Ford Expedition

The 2021 Ford Expedition features the SYNC 3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-inch touch screen, satellite radio, four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and voice recognition. However, you won't notice as many luxury amenities, such as the unique, upscale design accents, upgraded technology, and the Active Motion massage seats with heated and cooling ventilation.

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2021 Lincoln Navigator Cargo Space & Passenger Room

Rear cargo space area in the 2021 Lincoln Navigator with all three rows up seating upright

Both the Lincoln Navigator and Ford Expedition have room for seven or eight occupants depending on the seating configuration. The new Navigator comes with 19.3 cubic feet of space behind the back row, 63.6 cubic feet located behind the second row, and 103.3 cubic feet when those seats are all folded down.

2021 Ford Expedition Cargo Space & Passenger Room

Rear cargo space area in the 2021 Ford Expedition with all three rows up seating upright

The seating capacity and cargo room are comparable between the Expedition and Navigator. The 2021 Ford Expedition has 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats, and 104.6 cubic feet when all rows are folded down.

2021 Lincoln Navigator Engines & Powertrain

With the 2021 Lincoln Navigator remaining a carryover model, we still expect it to be equipped with the 450-horsepower 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 motor with 510 lb-ft. of torque. This V6 engine is rated at 16 city/22 mpg with RWD standard, but 4WD is available. There are six total drive modes that include Conserve to save fuel, Excite for that sport feel, and Slow Climb for heavy-duty towing. The Navigator can tow up to 8,700 lbs.

2021 Ford Expedition Engines & Powertrain

The base Expedition is equipped with a 375-horsepower 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine that achieves 17 city/23 highway mpg. With the Platinum model, owners get the 400-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost variant instead. RWD is the standard powertrain, but 4WD is optional. Both of these come with a ten-speed automatic transmission. The Expedition can tow up to 9,300 lbs.

2021 Lincoln Navigator Exterior Dimensions & Colors

Side exterior view of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator using enhanced park assist to parallel park

The standard 2021 Lincoln Navigator will measure 210″ L x 80″ W x 76″ H, and offers 20- or 22-inch wheels. You can choose from ten exterior color options, including Blue Diamond, Infinite Black, Pristine White, Burgundy Velvet, Silver Radiance, Ceramic Pearl, Rhapsody Blue, Iced Mocha, Silver Jade, and Red Carpet.

2021 Ford Expedition Exterior Dimensions & Colors

Slightly aerial side view of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator parked in an open parking lot

Our Lincoln Navigator size comparison shows that the Expedition is nearly identical in size measured at 210″ L x 80″ W x 76-77″ H. New Expedition SUVs come with 18-, 20-, or 22-inch wheels. You can choose between nine exterior color options, including Blue, Magnetic, Agate Black, Oxford White, Burgundy Velvet, Desert Gold, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, and Star White.

2021 Lincoln Navigator Safety & Reviews

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator received a five-star review from the NHTSA, and the same thing is expected with the new 2021 model. The Lincoln Co-Pilot360 advanced safety suite comes as standard equipment. This driver-assist safety bundle features such as pre-collision warning, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high-beam headlights, parking sensors, lane keep assist, the MyKey system, and a rearview camera. There are additional safety features that can be added for more versatility.

2021 Ford Expedition Safety & Reviews

The 2020 Ford Expedition also received a five-star rating from the NHTSA, showing what to expect moving forward into 2021. Standard safety features include the MyKey system, automatic high-beam headlights, rear cross-traffic alerts, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane-keep assist, forward automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection.

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