When comparing the Lincoln Navigator's and the Mercedes-Benz GLS's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Navigator has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLS has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln Navigator's and the Mercedes-Benz GLS's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Navigator is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Lincoln Navigator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Pricing
A used 2024 Lincoln Navigator ranges from $104,454 to $120,097 while a used 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLS is priced between $86,711 to $123,200. For a new model, the Lincoln Navigator's price is between $97,743 and $120,480, with the Mercedes-Benz GLS priced between $89,392 and $159,073.
Lincoln Navigator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln Navigator loses 55.6 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz GLS loses 44.2 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz GLS retains 11.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln Navigator.
Lincoln Navigator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln Navigator is 8.6 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLS's quality rating is 7.0 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln Navigator being ranked 4 out of 25 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLS being ranked 12 out of 25. Out of 24 Best Luxury 7-Seater SUVs, the Lincoln Navigator is ranked 5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS is ranked 16. The Lincoln Navigator is also ranked 6 out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows while the Mercedes-Benz GLS is ranked 18 out of 32.
Lincoln Navigator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln Navigator is 9.1 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLS the reliability rating is 5.6 out of 10. This gives the Lincoln Navigator a substantial advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln Navigator’s base engine makes 440 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS base engine makes 375 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are fullsize SUVs, the Lincoln Navigator has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz GLS, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage in the area of rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lincoln Navigator has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.