Updated: December 28, 2021
WHY IS THIS INFORMATION IMPORTANT?
This page will tell you everything that you need to know about this SUV. Buying a vehicle is a huge accomplishment and a large financial outlay. We want you to have as much information as possible, so that you can make the best decision for you.
The Lincoln Navigator is a full-size luxury SUV marketed and sold by the Lincoln brand of Ford Motor Company since the 1998 model year. Sold primarily in North America, the Navigator is the Lincoln counterpart of the Ford Expedition. While not the longest vehicle ever sold by the brand, it is the heaviest production Lincoln ever built. It is also the Lincoln with the greatest cargo capacity and the first non-limousine Lincoln to offer seating for more than six people.
Lincoln Navigator production was sourced from 1997 to 2009 at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. Since 2009, production has also been sourced from the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Lincoln Navigator
- Price: Starts at $76,705 CAD
- Comparable to: Ford Expedition, Hyundai Palisade, GMC Yukon
- Maintenance costs: Approximately $12,111 over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth watching. If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!
You can view the overall Full-Size SUV Rankings and the Luxury Full-Size SUV Rankings.
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SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find. Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed. If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth the time.
- Kelley Blue Book Review — 4.6 / 5
- Car and Driver Review — 7 / 10
- Edmunds Review — 8.4 / 10
- USNews Review — 8.9 / 10
- JD Power Review — 83 / 100
- Motortrend Review — 8.6 / 10
- Carbuzz — 9 / 10
- Driving.ca Review –
What the critics have to say…
If you want the biggest and best that a 3-row luxury SUV has to offer, the Lincoln Navigator L is hard to beat. Despite being plagued by a less-than-compliant ride thanks to blingy 22-inch wheels, the Navigator L is still a symbol of luxury and power that cossets its occupants in comfort.Carbuzz
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
Considering the size and weight of the Navigator, it’s surprisingly good at providing strong performance and stress-free driving. The engine is quick and responsive, the steering is low-effort, and body roll is kept in check when you go around turns. The V6 is plenty strong and gets you up to speed in a hurry. Our test Navigator covered 0-60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. That’s moving!Edmunds
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Lincoln Navigator Reliable?
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator does not have a predicted reliability score at this time.
Lincoln Navigator Warranty
Lincoln covers the Navigator with a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
Wind and road noise is pretty minimal, and only a small amount of ambient noise sneaks through. The suspension is great at softening sharp bumps or pavement changes. But on continuously undulating surfaces, there can be a lot of body movement, which borders on uncomfortable.Edmunds
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
The Navigator L can seat seven in its standard configuration, surrounding occupants in lavish leather and rich wood, which includes second-row captain’s chairs and a third-row bench. The second row can be specced with either a pass-through or a console, but for an 8-passenger seating capacity, you can option in a bench. While the third row is slightly more spacious than in the regular Lincoln, six-footers still won’t appreciate being bundled in there. Nevertheless, power-folding second and third rows do add some convenience for ingress and egress, and passengers in the second row and forward will appreciate generous legroom and headroom.Carbuzz
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
The Navigator comes standard with an eye-catching 10.0-inch touchscreen and has USB ports in every row. The infotainment system’s graphics are slick and easy to read—important for Lincoln’s presbyopic clientele—and the huge screen is like a glittering jewel atop the Navigator’s prow. Every model comes with a five-year subscription to Lincoln’s smartphone app and related services, and the standard navigation system includes a six-year subscription to SiriusXM’s Traffic and Travel Link.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
If it’s space you want, it’s what you’ll get, even without the extended-wheelbase Navigator L model. There’s 19.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 57.5 cubes behind the second row, and 103.3 cubes with the rear seats folded. All the rear seats fold flat electronically. The second-row center console sits higher than the seat bottoms, though, which prevents a fully flat load area.Edmunds
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
The Navigator looks and feels like it’s worth the money, especially from the inside. Design has brought Lincoln a long way. The floating center console, touchscreen arrangement and wrapped dash elevate the Navigator’s appeal to new heights. And when compared to others in the segment, the Navigator stands out as a smart choice overall. Considering what you get for the money, the Navigator undercuts the competition.Edmunds
IS THE Lincoln Navigator A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the Lincoln Navigator is an excellent SUV. Its turbocharged V6 engine feels lively around town and on the highway. The Navigator also has a composed ride, decent handling, and solid fuel economy ratings. The interior is deliciously lavish, with three rows of comfortable seats, abundant cargo space, and intuitive infotainment tech.USNews
SHOULD I BUY THE Lincoln Navigator?
Any way you slice it, the Lincoln Navigator is one of the top choices in the luxury large SUV class, and you should absolutely put it near the top of your list if you’re considering one of these bad boys.USNews
THE FINAL WORD
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator impresses on every front. It has arguably the best interior in a class filled with first-rate luxury vehicles. There are three rows of adult-friendly seats, as well as plenty of technology and lots of cargo space. The Navigator is powerful, comfortable, and generally easy to drive.