Lincoln Navigator vs Mercedes-Benz GLE

2023 Lincoln Navigator
2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$79,725

MSRP

$62,650

Average price

$45,560

Average price

$48,120

Listings

8477

Listings

9721
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Expert reviews

8.0 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
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard

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

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

3.5L 440 hp V6

Engine

2.0L 255 hp I4

Drive Train

4X2

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

8

Seating Capacity

7

Horsepower

440 hp @ 5500 rpm

Horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

MPG City

17

MPG City

20

MPG Highway

23

MPG Highway

27
2023 Lincoln Navigator
2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
Overview
Overview
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2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Lincoln Navigator
$79,725MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Mercedes-Benz GLE
$62,650MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$79,725
$62,650
Average price
$45,560
$48,120
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.4
4.7
Expert reviews

7.7 out of 10

Read full review

8.0 out of 10

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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
  • Multiple powertrain options
  • Impressive electric range
  • Comfortable
Cons
  • Fairly pedestrian handling
  • Advanced safety features are not standard
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.

This midsize Mercedes SUV gets a facelift for 2024 that includes an upgraded interior and infotainment system as well as some new styling cues. Mercedes’ 4matic all-wheel drive system is standard across the lineup, as is seating for five, though a small third row is an option. Models include the GLE 350, GLE 450, and GLE 580, all with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system. Also on tap are the AMG GLE 53 and AMG GLE 63 S. However, new for this year, and the primary tester for this review, is the GLE 450e with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

Verdict: A new plug-in hybrid powertrain helps the GLE hit a sweet spot between performance and efficiency. Elsewhere, this is classic Mercedes: big and beautiful with plenty of luxury touches and great space. These aren’t inexpensive SUVs, but then again, Mercedes is one of the principal faces of the pricey luxury market.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
3.5L 440 hp V6
2.0L 255 hp I4
Drive Train
4X2
AWD
Seating Capacity
8
7
Horsepower
440 hp @ 5500 rpm
255 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG City
17
20
MPG Highway
23
27
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