For 2009, the Lincoln Navigator, a full-size luxury SUV, gets the Sync multimedia system, a back-up camera and heated second-row seats, while the optional hard-drive navigation system becomes voice-activated. As Lincoln Navigator photos show, luxury features include18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, power front seats with heating and cooling, heated second-row seats, a second-row center console with climate controls and power-folding third-row seats. Available in either two-wheel or four-wheel drive, the seven-passenger Navigator is powered by a 5.4L V8 engine that packs 310 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Properly equipped, the rear-wheel-drive Navigator can tow up to 9,000 pounds. EPA fuel economy estimates register 14 mpg city/20 mpg hwy and 17 mpg in combined driving. Standard safety features include stability control with a rollover sensor, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags and side-curtain airbags.Read more Read less
A new Monochrome Appearance Package is new for 2009, and there are several other appealing new features. Sirius Travel Link, a subscription-based information service that's integrated with the navigation system, is now available, Front Park Assist, a capless fueling system, rain-sensing wipers, heated second-row seats and a rear-view camera system are all now on the standard-equipment list. The Sync system, which allows a voice-activated hands-free interface with cellphones, PDAs and music players is also new for 2009.
Unsurpassed luxury; high technology feature list; towing and hauling capability; roomy seating
The Navigator is closely related to the Ford Expedition but offers a showier appearance inside and out. It also offers many luxury and high-tech options, which appeal to those looking for a luxurious, tow-friendly SUV that can also haul a large family in top comfort. The Navigator also gets gas mileage that's similar to smaller luxury vehicles. The Navigator L provides the most passenger space, with an easier-to-reach third row and additional cargo space in back.