The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Compared to the 2021 Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator

Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll walk away spending nearly six figures.

byChris Tsui|
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The all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer might be the newest (and most beautiful) three-row, body-on-frame, American luxury-machine but it isn't the only one. To see how Stellantis' new fancy SUV fares against the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator, we pitted its specs against those from the aforementioned GM and Ford entries and, unfortunately for the Grand Wagoneer, there are no points awarded for being the best looking. 

To make our comparison as apples-to-apples as possible, the Cadillac and Lincoln chosen for this exercise are the short-wheelbase versions, not the Escalade ESV or Navigator L. Also, engine-related facts and figures for the Escalade have been sourced from the V8 version. 


Jeep Grand Wagoneer

  • Starting Price: $88,995
  • Engine: 6.4-liter V8
  • Power: 471 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm 
  • Torque: 455 pound-feet @ 4,400 rpm
  • Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
  • Towing Capacity: 10,000 pounds
  • Cargo Volume (Behind 1st/2nd/3rd Row): 94.2/70.9/27.4 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: 7 or 8

Cadillac Escalade

  • Starting Price: $77,490
  • Engine: 6.2-liter V8
  • Power: 420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm 
  • Torque: 460 pound-feet @ 4,100 rpm
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic
  • Towing Capacity: 8,200 pounds
  • Cargo Volume (Behind 1st/2nd/3rd Row): 109.1/63/25.5 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: 7

Lincoln Navigator

  • Starting Price: $78,125
  • Engine: 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6
  • Power: 450 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm 
  • Torque: 510 pound-feet @ 3,000 rpm
  • Transmission: 10-speed automatic
  • Towing Capacity: 8,700 pounds
  • Cargo Volume (Behind 1st/2nd/3rd Row): 103.3/57.5/19.3 cubic feet
  • Seating Capacity: 7 or 8

Right off the bat, the new Grand Wagoneer starts at about $10,000 more than the other two. Some possible justifications? At 6.4 liters, it has the biggest engine. It makes the most horsepower (but, simultaneously, the least torque). Its 10,000-pound towing capacity means it can tow the most stuff. It can fit the most cargo behind the second and third-row (but, curiously, the least amount of cargo when you've got all the rear seats down).

The Cadillac, meanwhile, not-so-flatteringly stands out for making the least horsepower and having the least impressive towing capacity. It's also the only vehicle here without an eight-seat option. The Escalade does, however, boast the most all-backseats-down cargo volume at a furniture-swallowing 109.1 cubic feet, so there's that.

Lincoln's Navigator sets itself apart by being the only one not available with a V8, opting for a twin-turbo V6 instead. Characteristically, it lags a bit in the horsepower department but its torque is the best of this bunch, both in terms of peak amount and how early it becomes available, serving up 510 pound-feet at just 3,000 rpm. In terms of cargo volume, however, it suffers from having the least amount of space behind the second and third rows.

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