2017 Lincoln Navigator

Pros: New turbo V6 engine delivers improved economy with no significant sacrifice in power; Spacious and comfortable 3rd-row seat folds flat to the floor; impressive towing capacity; lots of standard equipment

Cons: Fuel economy is still poor compared to most vehicles; some controls are placed out of easy reach; tall step-in height means entry and exit can be tricky for smaller occupants

CG Says: The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is essentially unchanged. Navigator is a premium large SUV with truck-like body-on-frame construction. Two wheelbases are offered. The longer length Navigator is badged “L”. Both seat up to eight passengers in three rows of seats, but the L has considerably more cargo room behind the third-row seats. A 380-horsepower turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available. Available features include heated/cooled front seats, power-folding third-row seats, power-deployable running boards, and blind-spot alert. The Navigator is obviously an expensive vehicle, but it is actually something of a bargain when compared to the rest of its class—and to high-end versions of the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon. The Navigator’s 3rd-row seat space and comfort remains among the best in the class, and the extensive updates for 2015 help Navigator hold its own against the redesigned Cadillac Escalade.

The Facts
Class Premium Large SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 8
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Select: $63,515
4WD Select: $67,090
Select L: $65,905
4WD Select L: $69,480
Reserve: $71,580
4WD Reserve: $74,580
Reserve L: $73,970
4WD Reserve L: $76,970

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
380
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19-21