Pros: Spacious and comfortable 3rd-row seat folds flat to the floor; impressive towing capacity; lots of standard equipment
Cons: Fuel economy; middling interior refinement for the class; tall step-in height means entry and exit can be tricky for smaller occupants
CG Says: The 2014 Lincoln Navigator sees no changes of note. In the realm of “old school” full-size luxury SUVs, the Lincoln Navigator is overshadowed by the more glamorous Cadillac Escalade, which has more power and more-upscale interior appointments. The Lincoln holds an edge over the ‘Slade in some important measures, however. It costs less when comparably equipped, has arguably better steering and handling, friendlier cargo management, and vastly superior 3rd-row-seat comfort. Navigator’s real rival is the Ford Expedition upon which it’s based. Except for nameplate status and some luxury trimmings, Expedition delivers everything this Lincoln does, all at a lower price.