Underneath The Hood Of The 2020 Lincoln Navigator

The large luxury 2020 Lincoln Navigator SUV was designed and crafted with the comfort of the driver and passenger in mind. In the words of the manufacturers themselves, the navigator is “not just a cabin”, but “a sanctuary”. But does this SUV really live up to its reputation? Let’s find out!

Price

The base model is on sale for $76,185. Retail prices for the navigator reserve trim start at approximately $81,200, while prices for the top-of-the-line navigator black label trim start at around $96,400. Prices heavily depend on how you choose to customize your Lincoln.

Performance

While only one engine is available for the Navigator, it’s not hard to see why. This Lincoln is equipped with a twin-turbocharged V6 3.5-litre engine, capable of producing a monstrous 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft of torque. 

With its adaptive suspension, the Lincoln continues driving smoothly despite variations in road conditions. It also exhibits great handling and has enough power to tow heavy loads with minimal difficulty.

In terms of fuel economy, the Navigator performs admirably for a vehicle of its class. While its EPA rating is 16 mpg/city and 21 mpg/highway, real world estimates have the Navigator doing around 18.1 mpg in real-world settings, which is still impressive.

Interior And Infotainment

The navigator sits either seven or eight passengers, depending on the trim. The interior is lavish and comfortable, draped in leather upholstery with heated seating in all rows. What’s more, you can swap the second-row captain’s chairs for a bench seat at no extra cost, no matter which trim you choose.

The standard trim has cargo space of 19.3 cubic feet behind the third row and 57.5 behind the second row. Should you opt for the L version of any of the trims, you will receive a whopping 34.3 to 36 cubic feet behind the third row,  34.3 to 36 cubic feet behind the second row, and 120.2 cubic feet with both rows folded down.

When it comes to tech, Navigator owners are spoiled for choice. Each trim features Lincoln Connect – which includes a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotpot that can connect up to 10 devices. Each Navigator comes with a 10-inch touchscreen, six USB ports, navigation, and wireless device charging. The Navigato Reserve’s luxury package comes with a 20-speaker stereo, while the Black Label features a rear seat entertainment system with dual 10-inch screens.

Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the Navigator five out of five stars for its overall safety score.

This SUV’s safety features include pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, enhanced active park assist, forward and reverse sensing, adaptive headlamps, and pedestrain detection.

Our Verdict

While it may come at a steep price, the Lincoln Navigator is an exceptional choice for its comfortable interior, extensive tech and safety features, and phenomenal engine and handling. So long as you are willing to invest a hefty sum, this Luxury SUV is an unbeatable choice.