Pros: Lavishly appointed cabin, cavernous space for people and cargo, crisp acceleration, confident-yet-understated styling
Cons: Fuel economy, steep pricing, limited close-quarters maneuverability
CG Says: The 2021 Lincoln Navigator adds a new Monochromatic Package, but otherwise is essentially unchanged. Like its Ford Expedition counterpart, the Lincoln Navigator full-size SUV was redesigned from the ground up for 2018. Chief among the improvements were weight-saving aluminum alloy body panels, a revised engine that put out significantly more horsepower, a 10-speed automatic transmission in place of the previous 6-speed, a dazzling new interior, and a host of new technology features.
As before, standard-length models and extended-length “L” models are available. The model lineup ascends through Standard, Reserve, and Black Label (the Standard model is standard-length only).
The sole engine on all is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 450 horsepower. As mentioned, a 10-speed automatic is now standard; the line-topping Black Label trim comes standard with all-wheel drive, and the others offer AWD or rear-wheel drive.
Standard safety features include autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot alert, lane-keep assist, driver alert system, and adaptive cruise control. Available features include 30-way adjustable “Perfect Position” heated/cooled/massaging front seats, panoramic sunroof, wireless device charging, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, and specially-themed interiors in the Black Label edition.
The redesigned Lincoln Navigator is a lot more expensive than its predecessor, but it’s also markedly more powerful, luxurious, and cutting-edge than before—and a much more compelling choice when compared against its similarly extravagant class rivals.
|Class||Premium Large SUV|
|Body Style(s)||4-door wagon|
|Drive Wheels||rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive|
|Nation of Manufacture||USA|
|Base Prices||Standard: $77,480
AWD Standard: $80,150
AWD Reserve: $85,935
Reserve L: $86,485
AWD Reserve L: $89,155
AWD Black Label: $99,420
AWD Black Label L: $102,620
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
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