Greene Ford Compares 2018 Ford Expedition VS 2018 Lincoln Navigator Near Buford, GA

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2018 Ford Expedition

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2018 Lincoln Navigator

Safety Comparison

Both the Expedition and the Navigator have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty Comparison

There are almost 4 times as many Ford dealers as there are Lincoln dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Expedition’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Ford vehicles are better in initial quality than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Ford fourth in initial quality, above the industry average. With 6 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 9th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Ford vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Ford 2 places higher in reliability than Lincoln.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Expedition gets better fuel mileage than the Navigator:







3.5 twin turbo V6 (375 HP)/10-spd. Auto

17 city/24 hwy

16 city/23 hwy

3.5 twin turbo V6/Auto


3.5 twin turbo V6 (375 HP)/10-spd. Auto

17 city/22 hwy

16 city/21 hwy

3.5 twin turbo V6/Auto

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Expedition has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Navigator, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Expedition offers an optional automatic rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Navigator doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For greater off-road capability the Expedition has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Navigator (9.8 vs. 9.6 inches), allowing the Expedition to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Ford Expedition may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 150 to 250 pounds less than the Lincoln Navigator.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Expedition has .2 inches more front headroom, .3 inches more front hip room, .4 inches more rear legroom and 1 inch more rear hip room than the Navigator.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Expedition’s cargo area provides more volume than the Navigator.




Second Seat Folded

104.6 cubic feet

103.3 cubic feet

Ergonomics Comparison

The Expedition’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Navigator does not have an oil pressure gauge.

Recommendations Comparison

The Ford Expedition/Expedition Max outsold the Lincoln Navigator/Navigator L by almost six to one during the 2017 model year.

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