The Navigator L has been heralded by many as the king of large-sized SUVs. It comes through on this pegging with a towing capacity that tops out at 9,000 pounds, the ability to seat eight passengers with plenty of room, and the standard 40/20/40-split second row that converts two captain’s chairs into a larger third row. The L model comes with dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, all power accessories, standard 110-volt plug outlets, 6.5” touchscreen command console with voice control and Bluetooth, premium 14-speaker surround sound system, heated and powered front seats with driver memory, xenon headlamps, running boards, and a top notch safety rating. 20” upgraded and chromed alloy wheels are flashy, but unnecessary. The added sunroof and interior wood trim is decadent. Optional load-leveling suspension, heavy-duty towing package and DVD entertainment center are considerable upgrades. All Navigator models come with a 5.4 liter V8 engine that makes 310 horsepower at 365 pound-feet of torque, and that gets an undesirable 16 mpg combined. One should upgrade the 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty to a longer term to protect their investment in this capable and feature-rich SUV.Read more Read less
The Navigator returns for 2015 with several notable changes. Externally, the car gets a new front fascia, bringing the look of the Navigator more in line with other vehicles in Lincoln's line up. The rear styling has also been revised, giving the whole vehicle a vastly different look despite most of the sheet metal being carried over from last year. There are several interior improvements as well, involving nicer materials around the center instrument stack. The biggest mechanical change for 2015 is the addition of a new engine, a turbocharged V6 which replaces the old V8 engine as the only engine choice in the Navigator. The new engine is significantly more powerful than the one it replaces, despite this, fuel economy should also be improved with the new V6.
Lots of space for people and cargo, strong towing capacity; luxury emphasis; Efficient turbocharged V6 engine
The Lincoln Navigator competes with the Cadillac Escalade. The Navigator features an extensive luxury-oriented standard-equipment list as well as an impressive list of available options. The Navigator features impressive cargo and towing capacity. Available 4-wheel drive makes the Lincoln a very capable vehicle that is also among the most luxurious rides available.