Ford Expedition Vs. Lincoln Navigator

By Justin Cupler | April 30th, 2019

Full-size SUVs are great options for large families who also need to do a little towing and cargo hauling. The 2019 Ford Expedition and 2019 Lincoln Navigator both can handle all these duties and more, but which of these Ford Motor Company cousins is better for our Orange Park area shoppers? Find out below.

Exterior

A quick glance in profile view, and it is easy to mistake the Lincoln Navigator for the Ford Expedition, but a longer look at both SUVs in their entirety shows a ton of differences. The 2019 Ford Expedition boasts a more mainstream look with its truck-inspired nose and more. Though it looks different, the Expedition hits high levels of luxury in its higher trim levels, which add more bright trim and larger wheels.

The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is a legit luxury SUV with its standard chrome-mesh grille, additional brightwork, more rear glass for added visibility, and upgraded lighting. This gives it just enough separation from the already high-end Expedition to make it a true competitor for Mercedes-Benz and BMW SUVs but with a more rugged, truck-like feel.

In terms of sizing, the Navigator and Expedition are virtually identical, but the Lincoln’s larger wheels make it slightly taller. Plus, its added features make it a few hundred pounds heavier.

 

Measurement 2019 Ford Expedition 2019 Lincoln Navigator Difference
Length 210 to 221.9 210 to 221.9
Width 79.9 79.9
Height 76.2 to 76.6 76.1 to 76.4 +0.1 to +0.2 inches
Wheelbase 122.5 to 131.6 122.5 to 131.6
Ground Clearance 9.7 to 9.8
Curb weight 5,368 to 5,794 pounds 5,685 to 6,056 pounds -317 to -262 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Ford Expedition

  • More truck-like look
  • Lighter

Advantage: 2019 Lincoln Navigator

  • Big-time luxury

Interior

Like the exterior, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator and 2019 Ford Expedition share a lot in base interior design. Again, closer inspection reveals two vastly different cabins. The 2019 Ford Expedition features a simpler, truck-like cabin with large knobs, upright styling, and limited fanciness. As you move up in trim levels, the 2019 Expedition’s cabin boasts plenty of luxury, but it never quite meets the level of the Navigator.

The 2019 Lincoln Navigator’s cabin takes on many more luxury-car touches, including wood trim, premium leather, a 10-inch touchscreen, a digital instrument cluster, a 14-speaker audio system and much more. Once you hit the Black Label trim, you run into one of the best-equipped SUVs south of the $100,000 mark.

In cabin room, the Navigator and Expedition are similar, but the Lincoln puts more focus on seating room, giving the Expedition more cabin room.

 

Measurement 2019 Ford Expedition 2019 Lincoln Navigator Difference
Front headroom 42 41.8 +0.2 inches
Front legroom 43.9 43.9
Front shoulder room 64.9 65.2 -0.3 inches
Front hip room 62.2 61.9 +0.3 inches
Second row headroom 40 40
Second row legroom 41.5 41.1 +0.4 inches
Second row shoulder room 64.8 65.1 -0.3 inches
Second row hip room 62.6 61.6 +1 inch
Third row headroom 37.3 to 37.4 37.3 to 37.4
Third row legroom 36.1 42.3 -6.2 inches
Third row shoulder room 64.2 to 64.3 64.2 to 64.3
Third  row hip room 51.4 51.4
Cargo room behind third row 19.3 to 36 cubic feet 19.3 to 34.3 cubic feet +0 to +1.7 cubic inches
Cargo room behind second row 63.6 to 79.6 cubic feet 57.5 to 73.3 cubic feet +6.1 to +6.3 cubic feet
Cargo room max 104.6 to 121.5 cubic feet 103.3 to 120.2 cubic feet +1.3 cubic feet

 

Advantage: 2019 Ford Expedition

  • More truck-like look
  • Lighter

Advantage: 2019 Lincoln Navigator

  • Big-time luxury

Performance

Under their respective hoods, the 2019 Ford Expedition and 2019 Lincoln Navigator share a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. The Expedition’s version of this engine delivers a respectable 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The Navigator’s engine delivers an extra 75 horsepower and 40 pound-feet.

Though the added power sprints the Navigator to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds — 0.2 seconds quicker than the Expedition — its towing capacity is the same at 9,300 pounds.

2019 Ford Expedition 2019 Lincoln Navigator Difference
Engine 3.5-liter turbo V-6 3.5-liter turbo V-6
Horsepower 375 hp at 5,000 rpm 450 hp at 5,500 rpm +75 hp
Torque 470 lb-ft at 2,250 rpm 510 lb-ft at 3,000 rpm +40 lb-ft
Transmission 10-spd automatic 10-spd automatic
Driveline RWD (std.) / 4WD (opt.) RWD (Opt.) / 4WD (opt.)
0-60 time 5.7 seconds 5.5 seconds +0.2 seconds
MPG City 16 to 17 mpg 16 mpg 0 to +1 mpg
MPG Highway 22 to 24 mpg 21 to 23 mpg +1 mpg
MPG Combined 18 to 20 mpg 18 to 19 mpg 0 to +1 mpg
Towing 6,600 to 9,300 pounds 6,600 to 9,300 pounds

 

Advantage: 2019 Ford Expedition

  • Same towing capacity
  • Slight fuel economy advantage

Advantage: 2019 Lincoln Navigator

  • Big power advantage
  • Quicker to 60 mph
  • Advanced suspension for improved ride

Pricing and Features

The 2019 Ford Expedition comes in three trim levels — XLT, Limited, and Platinum — and their starting prices range from $52,130 to $73,365.

 

There are four trim levels in the 2019 Lincoln Navigator lineup: Standard, Select, Reserve, and Black Label. Their respective starting prices range from $73,205 to $96,395.

2019 Ford Expedition Key Features and Pricing by Trim

XLT: $52,130

  • 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Auto stop-start technology
  • Electric power steering
  • Trailer sway control
  • Selectable drive modes
  • 18-inch machined-finish aluminum wheels with Magnetic-painted pockets
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Single-exit exhaust
  • Body-color door handles
  • Fog lights
  • Quad-beam reflector headlights
  • Projector headlights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Black roof-rack side rails
  • Black running boards
  • Body-color lower cladding and wheel-lip moldings
  • Bright-chrome grille with Magnetic-painted accents
  • Class IV trailer hitch receiver
  • Body-color, power mirrors with heat
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Perimeter alarm
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Ford MyKey
  • Cloth seating
  • 40/20/40 split-folding second-row seats
  • 60/40 split-folding third-row seats
  • Power-folding and power recline third-row seats
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • Single-zone electric climate control
  • Rear climate controls
  • SYNC enhanced voice recognition
  • SiriusXM
  • Nine-speaker AM/FM/MP3 audio system
  • Two smart-charging USB ports in front
  • Two smart-charging USB ports in rear
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder and conversation mirror
  • 4-inch driver-information display
  • Power door locks
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down driver’s window
  • First- and second-row floor mats
  • Cargo net
  • Cargo protector
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Four 12-volt power outlets
  • Rotary shifter knob
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Cruise control
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Keyless ignition
  • Intermittent front and rear wipers
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Lifting rear glass
  • Rearview camera with guidelines
  • Reverse sensors

 

Limited: $63,015

  • All XLT features, plus
  • 20-inch Ultra Bright machined aluminum wheels with Tarnished Dark pockets
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Chrome-accented door handles
  • LED taillights
  • Bright roof rails
  • Power-deployable running boards
  • Bright-chrome grille with Silver Lining-painted accents
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Leather upholstery with perforated front seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power-folding second-row seats
  • Heated outboard second-row seats
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • SYNC 3 enhanced voice recognition and infotainment
  • In-car Wi-Fi
  • HD Radio
  • B&O sound system
  • Two smart-charging USB ports in third row
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 8-inch driver-information center
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Memory-linked driver’s seat, power-adjustable pedals, and mirrors
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • Wood-grain appliques
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Remote ignition
  • Ambient lighting
  • Forward parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Trailer tow monitoring

 

Platinum: $73,365

  • All Limited features, plus
  • Continuously controlled damping suspension
  • 22-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Satin-chrome door handles
  • LED fog lights
  • LED headlights
  • Satin-aluminum roof rack rails
  • Roof rail cross-bars
  • Body-color power-deploying running boards
  • Panoramic vista roof
  • Satin-aluminum grille with bright-chrome inner accents
  • Satin-aluminum mirror caps
  • Second-row inflatable seatbelts
  • Multicontour front seats
  • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
  • Brushed-aluminum front door scuff plates
  • Real-wood accents
  • Enhanced active park assist
  • 360-degree camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high-beam headlights
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Enhanced active noise control

2019 Lincoln Navigator Key Features and Pricing by Trim

Standard: $73,205

  • 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • 20-inch 14-spoke Ultra Bright machined-aluminum wheels with painted pockets
  • Side-Wind Stabilization
  • Lincoln Drive Modes
  • Auto brake hold
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Intermittent rear wiper
  • Remote engine start
  • Rain-sensing windshield wiper blades
  • Electric power steering
  • Rear climate control
  • Genuine wood trim
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Steering-wheel-mounted controls
  • Cargo area floor mat
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • 12-inch configurable instrument panel
  • Ambient lighting
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Illuminated vanity mirror
  • Power windows with one-touch up/down
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Tri-zone electronic climate controls
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder and conversation mirror
  • Cruise control
  • Illuminated door-sill scuff panels
  • Push-button transmission
  • Push-button ignition
  • Active noise control
  • 110-volt power outlet
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • 10-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • 14-speaker Revel audio system
  • HD Radio
  • SiriusXM
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Power-folding second- and third-row seats
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color spoiler
  • Bright roof-rack side rails
  • Fixed, body-color running boards
  • Chrome door handles
  • Bright beltline molding
  • Dual exhaust
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED fog lights
  • LED signature lighting
  • LED headlights
  • Satin-chrome mesh grille with bright surround
  • Active grille shutters
  • LED taillights and reverse lights
  • Tinted rear glass
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Forward sensing system
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • SOS post-crash alert system
  • Rearview camera with washer
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Lincoln MyKey
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Trailer tow prep package

 

Select: $77,555

  • All Standard features, plus
  • Adaptive suspension
  • 22-inch 12-spoke wheels
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Windshield wiper de-icer
  • Wireless charging
  • Illuminated power running boards
  • 360-degree camera

 

Reserve: $85,205

  • All Select features, plus
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 22-inch 16-spoke wheels
  • Hill-descent control
  • Lincoln Connect
  • 24-way power front seats
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Front memory seats
  • Tow hooks
  • First- and second-row illuminated seatbelts
  • Panoramic Vista roof

 

Black Label: $96,395

  • All Reserve features, plus
  • Hands-free power liftgate
  • Personal profiles
  • Power panoramic Vista Roof with power sunshade
  • 30-way power front seats with massaging function
  • Second-row power-fold captains chairs
  • Third-row power-fold seats
  • 12-inch configurable instrument cluster
  • Revel Ultima 20-speaker audio system
  • 360-degree camera with front washer
  • Adaptive cruise control with full stop and go
  • Enhanced active park assist
  • Head-up display
  • Lane-keep assist with driver alert

Who Should Buy the 2019 Ford Expedition?

Need a large, premium SUV without the price tag that comes with a luxury model? The 2019 Ford Expedition is the best buy for you. Whether you have a big trailer to tow or a family to haul around, it can meet your needs without breaking your budget.

Who Should Buy the 2019 Lincoln Navigator?

Buyers looking for one of the most luxurious full-size crossovers on the market and have the budget to afford just that will find all they need in the Navigator.

 

Whether you need to haul the family to Orange Park for the weekend or tow a trailer to Jacksonville, the 2019 Ford Expedition can get the job done. Head down to our Fleming Island Ford showroom today to take the 2019 Expedition for a spin and see what it can offer your family. Can’t make it to our Orange Park showroom today? Navigate to our online showroom to see what 2019 Expedition models we have in stock, choose one that suits your needs, and schedule a test drive for later.