Adult-friendly third-row seat in both body lengths; smooth and very powerful engine; ample standard feature content; high-style cabin; class-best towing
Ride could be more comfortable; unique color schemes exclusive to most expensive Black Label trim
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If you have the money, the Black Label's uniquely stylish interior themes make it the most desirable trim by far. Otherwise, opting for the Select trim is your best bet given its adaptive suspension, bigger wheels and access to accident avoidance tech. It's hard to see how the Reserve's glowing Lincoln star and multi-contour seats equal an extra $2,500. Find a Lincoln Navigator for sale
The Lincoln Navigator is available in regular and extended-length (L) body styles. There are Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label trim levels.
The base Premiere ($72,100) is the only trim that's regular length only. It comes standard with 20-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, LED foglights, hands-free power lift gate, parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, a rear cross-traffic warning system and automatic wipers. Inside, you get proximity entry and push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated 8-way power front seats, driver memory functions, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, a power-folding third-row bench and heated second-row captain's chairs (power folding and sliding). Tech features include a 12-in LCD instrument panel, a 10-in Sync3 touchscreen interface, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, integrated navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six USB ports, four 12-volt outlets, one 110-volt house-style outlet and a 14-speaker Revel audio system with HD and satellite radios, an auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface.
The Select ($76,100/L $79,300) adds an adaptive suspension, 22-inch wheels, a windshield wiper de-icer, a heated steering wheel and a wireless charging pad. It is also eligible for options not available on the Premiere.
The Reserve ($81,200/L $84,400) adds standard 4-wheel drive, an illuminated Lincoln grille emblem and ventilated 24-way "Multi-Contour" front seats.
Both the Select and Reserve can be equipped with the Technology package, which includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian detection, an automated parking system, lane-departure warning and keeping and a head-up display. Also available are a CD player and a 20-speaker Revel Ultima sound system.
The Black Label ($93,700/L $96,900) includes all of the above options, plus upgraded exterior trim, special paint choices and a choice of three unique interior styling "Themes."
All but the base trim can be equipped with optional 30-way "Perfect Position" front seats and a dual-screen rear entertainment system. A panoramic sunroof is included on the Navigator L Reserve. It's optional on the regular length model.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2018 Ford Expedition -- The Expedition is also all-new and offers the same interior space and a bit more towing capacity, but it has less power and a less luxurious interior.
2018 Infiniti QX80 -- The Navigator is still the overall superior package, but the QX80 is also considerably cheaper. Read 2018 Lincoln Navigator vs. 2018 Infiniti QX80: Which Is Better?
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class -- The GLS may not have the Navigator's ultimate space and towing capability, but it's far better than you'd expect given it's a crossover. Its high-lux cabin is the only competitor that can top the Lincoln.
Used Range Rover -- The old Navigator would've made this comparison ridiculous, but that's not the case with the new one. The high-style Range Rover, albeit a cheaper used one, is indeed a worthy alternative to the Navigator (or vice versa).