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 big news about the freshened-for-2015 Navigator is that it gets the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 in place of the old V8. It's a more luxurious version of the Ford Expedition, but it is neither as quiet nor as plush as its luxury SUV competitors. In our similar Expedition, the V6 has proved to have smoother, more effortless power delivery than the V8. Paired with the standard six-speed automatic transmission, the Expedition XL returned 14-mpg overall in testing--a 1-mpg improvement. Both regular- and long-wheelbase Navigator versions are available, as well as eight-passenger seating. New features include Sync with MyLincoln Touch, push-button start, and blind-spot monitoring.
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 Not available
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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