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Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $20,245

Lowest Total Invoice

Ford Explorer Limited   
Difference: $18,843

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Lincoln Navigator 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 380hp 3.5L V6 engine, a 4WD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $41,300. The features would cost an additional $8,540. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $50,785.

The base sticker price of the Lincoln Navigator Base trim is $63,195. The features would cost an additional $6,640. Including the destination charge of $1,195, the total price of this trim is $71,030.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Lincoln Navigator trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Lincoln Navigator Base appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Lincoln Navigator 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 380hp 3.5L V6 engine, a 4WD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Lincoln Navigator are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Limited trim is $39,442. The features would cost an additional $8,125. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $48,512.

The invoice of the Lincoln Navigator Base trim is $60,035. The features would cost an additional $6,125. Including the destination charge of $1,195, the total price of this trim is $67,355.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Lincoln Navigator trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Lincoln Navigator Base appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20162016
ModelExplorerNavigator
TrimLimitedBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $41,300 $63,195
Base Invoice $39,442 $60,035
AWD 2,000  
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg. 650  
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 570  
Roof rack crossbars 140  
Polished alloy wheels 595  
Rear bumper protector 75  
Second-row buckets 695  
Second-row high console 150 0
All-weather floor mats 75 75
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,995 1,995
Panoramic sunroof 1,595  
4WD   3,575
Sunroof   995
AWD 1,910  
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg. 619  
Trailer Tow Package - Class III 542  
Roof rack crossbars 133  
Polished alloy wheels 565  
Rear bumper protector 71  
Second-row buckets 660  
Second-row high console 144 0
All-weather floor mats 71 67
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens 1,895 1,776
Panoramic sunroof 1,515  
4WD   3,396
Sunroof   886
Options (show) (change) 8,540 6,640
Options (show) (change) 8,125 6,125
Destination 945 1,195
Total Price $50,785 $71,030
Total Invoice $48,512 $67,355

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Explorer Limited
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: 19,410
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: 18,051
Model Year20162016
ModelExplorerNavigator
TrimLimitedBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6380hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWD4WD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/23 MPG15/20 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers390, 12600, 14
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20275/55-20
Total Price50,78571,030
Adjustments for Features0-835
Feature-Adjusted Total Price50,78570,195
Total Invoice48,51267,355
Adjustments for Features0-792
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice48,51266,563

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator

Model Year20162016
ModelExplorerNavigator
TrimLimitedBase
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700 
4WD $1700
Accessories 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100 
Heated steering wheel$100 
Power flip-out rear side windows $125
Proximity key$250 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Curve control$50 
Full-size spare tire $225
Inflatable rear seatbelts$200 
Knee airbag, passenger$100 
Temporary spare tire$150 
Wide-view front camera$150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40 
Cargo organizer $100
Class III trailer hitch$250 
Class IV trailer hitch $300
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support $100
Aux input $50
Interior air filter$0 
Navigation, turn-by-turn$25 
Rain-sensing wipers $175
SD Card slot$25 
Traffic + travel information$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75 
Wi-Fi hotspot capability$0 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250 
Laminated front side windows $200
Panoramic sunroof$1200 
Power-deployable running boards $750
Rear spoiler$200 
Sunroof $900
Wheel-lip moldings$75 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Conversation mirror $25
Interior ambient lighting$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Steering-linked headlights $150
Xenon HID headlights $500
Powertrain 
Limited-slip rear differential $300
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Power release, second row seats$100 
Power-folding third row seats $1000
Power-stowing third row seats$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50 
Wood trim $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical $500
Rear air springs, auto-leveling $350
Terrain selector$200 
Total Value of Features$8,815$9,650
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$835
Value of Feature Adjustments0-792

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Lincoln Navigator

Model Year20162016
ModelExplorerNavigator
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in119.0 in
Length198.3 in207.4 in
Width78.9 in78.8 in
Height70.0 in78.1 in
Curb Weight4,633 lb.6,069 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.28.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in39.5 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in63.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in60.2 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in41.1 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in39.7 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in63.7 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in59.9 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in39.1 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in37.6 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in51.9 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in50.1 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in37.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft318.1 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft354.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft3103.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear-Seatbelt Pkg.
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Inflatable rear seatbelts200No
Total Requested37565%
Total Not Requested20035%
Trailer Tow Package - Class III
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch250Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Total Requested400100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Lincoln Navigator

4WD
FeatureValueRequested?
4WD0Yes
Adaptive dampers - electrical500No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25033%
Total Not Requested50067%

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