The Lincoln Navigator is the OG “American luxury SUV,” but today it’s kind of an also-ran compared to the prolific Cadillac Escalade. What do you need to know before you buy a Lincoln Navigator? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
We now live in a horrible, terrible world, full of nightmares and beasts. Toyota no longer makes the Celica; the Ford Explorer is a crossover. But in this awful dystopia, one vehicle stands stout against the tide of progress(?), the Lincoln Navigator.
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator is being pimped as "best-in-class fuel economy." Meh, its 3.5 V6 gets 1 MPG better than the 6.2 V8 Escalade. Far more impressive: Nav's EcoBoost engine blows its 460 lb-ft load of torque at 2,750 RPM, while the GM hits the same peak at 4,100. That's something you'll feel at the wheel.
I had a chance to climb around a redesigned 2015 Lincoln Navigator at the Chicago Auto Show, and it's so nice to sit it that it might be a more viable competitor to GM's full-size SUVs than we originally thought.
Reactions to the 2015 Lincoln Navigator design seemed pretty extreme when the face leaked yesterday. But now that the veil's off, it looks about as standard-square-SUVish as it possibly could. With a cattle guard strapped to its face.
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator has a face like a freight train, but Ford hopes the new EcoBoost-powered full-size SUV will deal some damage to GM's recently redesigned Escalade and Yukon Denali when it goes on sale.