Another way to compare these two luxury SUVs is by looking at their outward appearances. These top-ranking models need to be eye-catching in order to make a great first impression. Let’s go over some of the exterior styling elements now!
Shell of the Escalade
The 2020 Cadillac Escalade Base rides on 20-inch wheels, and features LED headlights, a hands-free liftgate, an invisible rear windshield wiper, and LED illumination on the door handles and side mirrors. The taillights are unique LED Blades that give the vehicle its signature look at night. If you want to step things up a bit (literally), you can opt for the available power assist steps and larger 22-inch wheels. Roof rails and chrome bodyside moldings are also included. The Luxury trim adds more wheel style and finish options and the Sport Edition package. This cosmetic package consists of a Gloss Black grille and exterior accents. Moving up to the Premium Luxury model will get you more wheel options and front cornering lamps. Finally, the Platinum model adds the larger 22-inch wheels and power-retractable side steps as standard features. The Escalade is available in eight beautiful shades, including Black Raven, Shadow Metallic, Dark Mocha Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Radiant Silver Metallic, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, and Red Passion Tintcoat.
As for the exterior of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator, the Base model kicks things off with full LED exterior lighting, a chrome mesh grille, dual exhaust tips with a chrome finish, and power running boards. The Reserve model adds a sunroof and the option for several packages. The Monochromatic package removes most of the chrome accents, and the Heavy-duty Trailer Tow package boosts the towing capacity and adds extra tow hooks. Lastly, the Black Label adds roof rails, 22-inch aluminum wheels, and the Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package becomes standard. The Navigator is offered in seven paint colors. These include Infinite Black, Silver Radiance, Chroma Molten Gold, Chroma Crystal Blue, Pristine White, Rhapsody Blue, and Burgundy Velvet.
The Takeaway: Both the Escalade and Navigator have a lot to offer when it comes to their exterior, and it certainly comes down to your preference of appearance. However, the Escalade seems to provide more when it comes to packages and colors.