When it comes time to browse 2019’s selection of full-size SUVs/off-road vehicles, an inquiring consumer is eventually going to realize that there’s really only two in the class that are worth considering: The 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser and the 2019 Lincoln Navigator. Both are built tough and ready to handle whatever you throw at them, but at the same time, they’re both great vehicles for busy families on the go. Regardless of what you’re looking for in an SUV, the Land Cruiser and the Navigator will undoubtedly meet your needs, but which one is best for you? In order to make this tough decision a little easier, our team here at Westbury Toyota has put together a comprehensive comparison to show you which of these SUVs has more to offer.
If you’re constantly on the go with passengers in tow, you’re going to want a vehicle that’s not only capable of seating everyone comfortably. In that regard, the Toyota Land Cruiser has got you covered, as it’s able to easily seat eight people as opposed to the Lincoln Navigator and its capacity for seven.
Both of these SUVs have some pretty impressive specs, which we’ve broken down for you below:
|2019 Toyota Land Cruiser||2019 Lincoln Navigator|
|Four wheel drive (FWD)||Rear wheel drive (RWD)|
|5.8-liter (L) DOHC V8 engine||3.5-L V6 engine|
|Standard trailer hitch receiver||N/A|
|Maximum trailer towing capacity of 8,100 pounds (lbs.)||Maximum trailer towing capacity of 6,200 lbs.|
As you can see, of the two, the Land Cruiser is the top contender when it comes to a vehicle that can off-road to your heart’s content given its standard 4WD and engine potential. In fact, as the experts over at Kelley Blue Book point out, the Land Cruiser is legendary in its off-roading prowess, bringing to the table terrain-select, a disconnecting sway bar, and crawl control – all features you’re not going to find in the Navigator. While the Land Cruiser dominates off-road driving, it’s also just as great at being a vehicle you can use for your daily commute.
There are very few full-size SUVs that offer that perfect blend of comfort mixed with every convenience you could conceivably need. However, both the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Lincoln Navigator manage to provide just that. As the staff of U.S. News & World Report points out, some of the Land Cruiser’s standard features that the Navigator lacks include:
In addition, the Land Cruiser has a foldable third row seat for when you need that extra storage space, but instead of folding down into the floor, they fold up against the side walls. The interior is made out of cushy, premium materials complete with wood accents, and drivers and front seat passenger alike can use the nine-inch touchscreen in the center dash to control all things infotainment.
It’s important to note some of the Land Cruiser optional features, which you’re not really going to find anywhere else: A rear seat DVD entertainment system complete with two 11.6-inch displays, wireless headphones, wireless remote, and HDMI and RCA updates for gaming consoles.
Obviously, safety is a main concern for most drivers, and fortunately both these SUVs have top-notch safety tech. While the Navigator and the Land Cruiser share many safety features, there are some that the Land Cruiser has that the Navigator doesn’t: Auto-levelling headlights, lane departure warning, and a rear side airbag.
There’s no denying that the 2019 Lincoln Navigator is a fine vehicle in its class, but there’s also no denying based on what we’ve shown here that the 2019 Toyota Land Cruiser simply has more to give drivers than its competitor. The Land Cruiser is a mixture of rugged and luxury, seamlessly blending power and convenience into one impressive package. We here at Westbury Toyota might be just a little biased, but the facts don’t lie. If the new Land Cruiser has piqued your interest, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit so we can show you more about this incomparable full-size SUV.