Big SUVs such as Lincoln Navigator have been in fashion, and then awkwardly out of it, but that does not mean they are an extinct species. The Range Rover, Land Cruiser, Escalade, GL-Class and Navigator all live on, and in a couple of instances, are living better than ever. While the demand for massive SUVs has diminished since the early 2000s, a few have stood the test of time with progressive engineering and smart designs. The Lincoln Navigator also has demonstrated its ability to change and meet the demands of the modern drivers.
The Navigator is a full-size SUV that sits at the very top of the Lincoln lineup. Well into its third generation, the Navigator shares the bulk of its mechanical components with the Ford Expedition but it stands out by offering a more posh interior. In addition to the standard Navigator, Lincoln offers a long-wheelbase model called Navigator L that packs seven seats and a cavernous trunk.
The engine has a six-speed auto transmission with a 4.10-to-1 axle to deliver excellent torque, helping the Lincoln boast a best-in-class 9,000-pound towing capacity. In addition, the Navigator also receives best-in-class fuel-economy ratings, as its standard-wheelbase, two-wheel-drive variant delivers 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. That is a big improvement over the 2014 model’s 14 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined ratings.
Navigator’s six-speed automatic transmission includes Lincoln SelectShift, which allows the driver to control gears manually if desired. Navigator is available in rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations. An available ControlTrac four-wheel-drive system enhances traction on slippery surfaces, helps improve handling on dry roads and enables off-road capability.
Like with all redesigned Lincoln vehicles, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator gives the signature family split-wing grille. The SUV’s exterior also boasts a new full-width tail lamp, LED headlamps and tail lamps, as well as a new hood and power lift gate. The 2015 Navigator is available in a standard or long wheelbase.
While the demand for massive SUVs has diminished since the early 2000s, a few have stood the test of time with progressive engineering and smart designs. The Lincoln Navigator also has demonstrated its ability to change and meet the demands of the modern drivers.
Interesting seat design also allows us to feel impressive comfort. In fact, this SUV is also equipped with plenty of features that will facilitate technology interior of an entire trip. An optional feature of this technology consists of a navigation device, rear view camera and others.
The Navigator is powerful under the hood though as well. Its 3.5L twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine and available Lincoln Drive Control system give it the capability to handle any road conditions you might face.