Lincoln Navigator vs GMC Acadia

2023 Lincoln Navigator
2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
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2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$79,725

MSRP

$29,800

Average price

$45,815

Average price

$23,994

Listings

8016

Listings

9374
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.0 out of 10
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Spacious third row
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Poor ride quality (in Normal mode)
  • Basic version of hands-free driving tech
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance

Reviews Summary

An era is coming to an end. It’s been 25 years since Lincoln launched the Navigator as an upscale version of the Ford Expedition, built on a traditional truck-style platform giving it significant towing and hauling capability. But the 2023 Lincoln Navigator can’t hit 20 mpg in combined driving, despite its use of a twin-turbo V6 engine instead of a traditional V8. And so, the gas-guzzling Navigator’s days are numbered, with electrification waiting just around the corner.

Reviews Summary

Long story short, as a friend of mine likes to say, GMC screwed up. This is just my opinion, of course, but when GMC redesigned the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the SUV shrank in size and switched to a softer look in order to plug a huge hole in the Buick-GMC SUV lineup.

Fast-forward to 2020, and GMC may have decided this move was a bad idea. As part of a refresh, the new Acadia adopts bolder styling and adds a new AT4 trim level with greater off-roading capability. Additional changes include the availability of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and new and updated technology.

These revisions do help the Acadia to better stand out in what is now an ocean of midsize SUVs, from Hyundai to Kia and Honda to Toyota, and everything in between, but it’s up to GMC to make people aware of this fundamentally good, but oh-so-vanilla SUV. And the company must also address the Acadia’s questionable value.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.5L 440 hp V6

Engine

2.5L 193 hp I4

Drive Train

4X2

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

8

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

440 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

193 hp @ 6300 rpm

MPG City

17

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

23

MPG Highway

27
2023 Lincoln Navigator
2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2020 GMC Acadia
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2020 GMC Acadia
$29,800MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$79,725
$29,800
Average price
$45,815
$23,994
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.5
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

7.0 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Spacious third row
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Poor ride quality (in Normal mode)
  • Basic version of hands-free driving tech
Pros
  • Spacious third row
  • Easy-to-use technology
Cons
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
  • Fairly pedestrian performance
Summary
An era is coming to an end. It’s been 25 years since Lincoln launched the Navigator as an upscale version of the Ford Expedition, built on a traditional truck-style platform giving it significant towing and hauling capability. But the 2023 Lincoln Navigator can’t hit 20 mpg in combined driving, despite its use of a twin-turbo V6 engine instead of a traditional V8. And so, the gas-guzzling Navigator’s days are numbered, with electrification waiting just around the corner.

Long story short, as a friend of mine likes to say, GMC screwed up. This is just my opinion, of course, but when GMC redesigned the Acadia for the 2017 model year, the SUV shrank in size and switched to a softer look in order to plug a huge hole in the Buick-GMC SUV lineup.

Fast-forward to 2020, and GMC may have decided this move was a bad idea. As part of a refresh, the new Acadia adopts bolder styling and adds a new AT4 trim level with greater off-roading capability. Additional changes include the availability of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a new nine-speed automatic transmission, and new and updated technology.

These revisions do help the Acadia to better stand out in what is now an ocean of midsize SUVs, from Hyundai to Kia and Honda to Toyota, and everything in between, but it’s up to GMC to make people aware of this fundamentally good, but oh-so-vanilla SUV. And the company must also address the Acadia’s questionable value.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.5L 440 hp V6
2.5L 193 hp I4
Drive Train
4X2
FWD
Seating Capacity
8
7
Horsepower
440 hp @ 5500 rpm
193 hp @ 6300 rpm
MPG City
17
21
MPG Highway
23
27
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