Strong engine; best-in-class towing; handsome interior; good fuel economy; impressive handling for a vehicle of its size
Missing some high-tech options such as adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance; no power folding second-row seat; MyLincoln Touch can still be finicky at times
If you don't need to regularly haul six passengers, we'd avoid the L and get the short wheelbase Navigator with the Reserve Package, power sunroof and rear-seat entertainment center. All-wheel drive probably isn't necessary if you don't do a lot of towing or live where snow and ice are regular visitors. Find a Lincoln Navigator for sale
Lincoln offers the Navigator in one well-equipped trim. A long wheelbase L model adds and additional 14 inches to the Navigator's length, providing more cargo and passenger space.
The Navigator ($62,475, 2-wheel drive; $66,050, 4-wheel drive) includes 20-in polished wheels, SYNC audio with the voice-activated MyLincoln Touch system, bi-xenon headlamps, dual automatic climate control with rear seat controls, perforated leather seating on the first and second rows, 10-way power driver and passenger seats with power recline and 2-way power lumbar support, heated and cooled front seats, power folding 60/40 third-row seat, power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, voice-activated navigation, THX II 5.1 surround sound audio, blind spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, rear backup camera, MyKey remote fob with push-button start, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, power adjustable pedals, a power rear liftgate, self-leveling rear suspension and remote start.
The Navigator L ($64,640, 2-wheel drive; $68,215, 4-wheel drive) includes all the same equipment.
Both models can be outfitted with the Reserve Package, which adds premium leather seating in all three rows, Lincoln Drive Control adaptive suspension, Ziricote wood trim and a hand-wrapped leather dash, door panels, console and steering wheel. Combined with a piano black finish on the power running boards, its 22-in wheels give the Navigator a more stealth appearance. Reserve models also get a few more paint color options.
Stand-alone options include a power sunroof, rear-seat DVD entertainment system, 22-in polished wheels and 4.10 axle on the short wheelbase Navigator.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||2 Years/24,000 Miles|
2015 Cadillac Escalade -- The Escalade costs significantly more than the Navigator and offers more high-tech features and more powerful engine. However, the Escalade's third-row seat isn't as comfortable or accommodating.
2015 Lexus LX 570 -- The Lexus LX 570 costs more than the Navigator, but can't match the Lincoln for fuel economy or towing. The LX 570's rear seats are not as spacious or convenient, either.
2015 GMC Yukon Denali -- Like the Escalade, the Denali offers more premium tech features than the Navigator, and it has an optional 420-hp V8. The Denali also cost less than the Navigator.
Used Land Rover Range Rover -- A 2012-2014 Land Rover Ranger Rover is considered to be the ultimate premium luxury SUV, and it has the added advantage of true off-road ability. The Range Rover's fuel economy isn't spectacular, though, and its third-row seat is tiny.