Lincoln updated the big, brash Navigator SUV for 2015 with an extra dash of flash. The biggest news is under the hood, where a 380-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 replaces the thirsty, lethargic V8.
Despite losing two cylinders, the new powerplant offers effortless power for quick acceleration and impressive towing ability. But it's "Eco" in name only; as we recorded just 15 mpg overall. That is but a two-mpg improvement over the last V8 Navigator we tested.
Our Navigator had a comfortable ride, but showed its age and truck-based roots with clumsy handling. Other changes included updated front-end styling, with a new grille and HID lighting.