Strong engine; best-in-class towing; handsome interior; SYNC 3; 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; dated styling
The Navigator drops the previously pesky MyLincoln Touch system in favor of the greatly improved SYNC 3. See the 2016 Lincoln Navigator models for sale near you
If you don't need to regularly haul six passengers, we'd avoid the L and choose the short-wheelbase Navigator Reserve with a power sunroof and rear-seat entertainment center. All-wheel drive probably isn't necessary if you don't do a lot of towing or don't live where snow and ice are regular visitors. Find a Lincoln Navigator for sale
Lincoln offers the Navigator in standard- and long-wheelbase L models in either Select or Reserve trim. L models add an additional 14 inches to the Navigator's length, providing more cargo and passenger space.
The Navigator Select ($64,285, 2-wheel drive; $67,860, 4-wheel drive) includes 20-inch polished wheels, SYNC audio with the voice-activated SYNC 3 infotainment and navigation 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, a power-folding 60/40 third-row seat, a power tilt-telescopic steering wheel, voice-activated navigation, THX II 5.1 surround-sound audio, a blind spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a rear backup camera, the MyKey remote fob with push-button starting, a heavy-duty trailer tow package, power adjustable pedals, a power rear lift gate, a self-leveling rear suspension and remote starting.
The Navigator Select L ($66,650, 2-wheel drive; $70,225, 4-wheel drive) includes all the same equipment, plus a 4.10:1 rear axle.
The Navigator Reserve ($72,345, 2-wheel drive; $75,345, 4-wheel drive) adds premium leather seating in all three rows, 22-in wheels, 2-tone paint, Lincoln Drive Control adaptive suspension, Ziricote wood trim and a hand-wrapped leather dash, door panels, console and steering wheel.
The Navigator Reserve L ($74,735, 2-wheel drive; $77,735, 4-wheel drive) includes the same equipment, plus a 4.10:1 rear axle.
Stand-alone options include a power sunroof, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, heated rear seats in 40/20/40 or bucket-seat configuration, 20-in and 22-in aluminum alloy wheels and a 4.10:1 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|
2016 Cadillac Escalade -- The Escalade costs significantly more than the Navigator and offers more high-tech features and a more powerful engine. However, the Escalade's third-row seat isn't as comfortable or accommodating.
2016 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.
2016 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 costs less than the Navigator.
Used Land Rover Range Rover -- A 2012-2014 Land Rover Range 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.