Lincoln Navigator

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Base MSRP price range:
$61,920 - $67,860
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Ratings Category: Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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CR Model Summary
The freshened-for-2015 Navigator uses a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in place of the old V8. This more luxurious version of the Ford Expedition is neither as quiet nor as plush as its luxury SUV competitors. The V6 delivers smoother, more effortless power delivery than the V8. In our testing it returned 15 mpg with the standard six-speed automatic transmission. Handling is ungainly, but secure. The Navigator rides comfortably, but wind noise is excessive. The interior is dated looking and the MyLincoln Touch infotainment system takes some getting used to. Both regular- and long-wheelbase Navigator versions are available. The motorized running boards help access to the tall cabin.
General Model Specs
Body styles
4-door SUV, extended SUV
Drive wheels
Rear or selectable 4WD
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Engines available
3.5-liter V6 turbo (380 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
Basic: 4/50
Powertrain: 6 year/ 70,000 mile
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First Drive - Lincoln Navigator
With each passing redesign, freshening, and advertising campaign, Lincoln tries to reposition the brand so it appeals to younger buyers than its traditional AARP members. Out of the entire model range, the Lincoln Navigator traditionally dra... More
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Reliability History - Lincoln Navigator
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard with rollover
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score 5
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score 5
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA overall side-crash score 5
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger 5 / 5
NHTSA side pole-crash 5
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD 3 / 4
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