Last post on Mar 07, 2008 at 1:59 PM
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Lincoln Navigator, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX56, SUV
#6 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [ckelly14]
Nov 09, 2006 (2:41 pm)
I am an avid C&D reader and thought that article was quite good, but not the be all, end all. I have driven several of the above choices and ended up buying a new GMC Yukon Denali. Very similar to the Escalade without as much "bling." Sure, the third-row seats are a pain in the ss as they don't fold flat, but I'm otherwise very happy with the Denali. Fuel economy...well, none of them do well and people buying these sorts of vehicles probably don't much care.
I'd take a look at the Denali...I ended up getting it for several thousand below invoice and think I got a good deal.
#7 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [pmichaelmd]
Nov 14, 2006 (10:03 am)
I went out for a test in a 2007 Navigator drive during lunch today. A few thoughts:
1. I like the exterior design. The power running boards and the chrome strip down the side is a bit high on the cheese factor but the exterior is not a show-stopper for me.
2. Interior: The blond wood is excellent. However, the interior plastic is of such poor quality that it defies explanation. It looks painted. The right side of the dash has a huge swath of it over the airbag and it's just hideous. I don't mind the throw-back gauges but they are hard to read.
3. Ride. Acceleration is adequate. Felt less stable at all speeds, with more vibration and wind noise, then the Yukon Denali I rode in. Wallows around like a pregnant dog.
4. Interior room. Second row was much better than the Denali. Third row was cramped but easy enter/exit. Fold-Away seat required a very high load level which seemed to diminish the interior space.
In general, fit and finished were far below what I would expect in a 59K SUV. I would buy a fully loaded Yukon Denali for 53K anytime over the Lincoln..
#8 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [ckelly14]
Jul 07, 2007 (1:47 am)
The 2007/2008 QX56 is reported to have the reliability issues of the past corrected. Take a look at it if you arent already in something else. Very nice, good size and comfortable with a great ride.
#9 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [ckelly14]
Jul 09, 2007 (3:52 pm)
Wallows around like a pregnant dog.
Interesting; I owned two Navigators, now I have an Escalade - and I feel just the opposite. Isn't that odd? Every time I drive the Escalade (which isn't that often), I wish I had my Navigators back because they handled and rode so much better.....
Makes me wonder if it's just the nature of the beast's size.
#10 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [ckelly14]
Feb 21, 2008 (2:48 pm)
I have seen the infiniti reliability low, but now for the 07 and 08 models it has been high.
#11 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [lykourinou]
Feb 21, 2008 (11:03 pm)
No it isn't. And besides, how much can u know about the reliability of a car that's been out only a few months?
#12 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [jeyhoe]
Feb 24, 2008 (5:28 pm)
How do you know that it is not good? You might want to check the Consumer Report's website
People may also want to check out the new interior of the '08 QX...very, very, very nice!
#13 of 13 Re: Luxury Full-Sized SUV comparison [keg97]
Mar 07, 2008 (1:59 pm)
I will need a full size lux SUV around June this year for a long road trip with 5 adults and a dog a small dog that is. Golf clubs going too along with luggage for me and four adult ladies. I am a long time Infiniti owner and very happy but concerned about reliability of the QX from CR data. Also think the back seat is rather tight for an adult in about all the large SUV's so looking at three adults in the bench seat of either a QX or the new Toyota Sequoia. Any experience of thoughts from owners on this comparison and reliability concern?
Thanks, also looked at Mercedes GL Diesel, Lexus LX and GX. Lincoln Nav and Ford Expedition in the L or EL version seemed to have the best third row seat room, expecially for legs and feet. But the rest of those vehicles concerns me.
Advice and comments welcomed