A completely redesigned version of this Ford Expedition-based luxury SUV went on sale in May as an early 2003 model. The retooled Navigator features a fully independent suspension, a lower step-in height, and a power-operated split third-row seat that can be folded and deployed by pressing a button. The cabin is quiet, and both ride and handling are significantly improved over the old model. The center section of the 40/20/40 second-row seat slides forward to allow a child to sit closer to front-seat passengers. Access to the third-row bench is also greatly improved.