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2015 Lincoln Navigator – Base RWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 Auto Trans (Base Trim)

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We liked
  • More Third-Row and Cargo Space Than Escalade
  • Lower Base Price Than Escalade
  • Powerful Twin-Turbo V-6
We disliked
  • Merely an Update of an Old Design
  • Limited Electronic Features and Doodads
  • Somewhat Fussy Styling
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MSRP
$61,920
MPG
16 / 22
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ENGINE
3.6L V6
HORSE POWER
380 hp
@ 5,250 rpm
TORQUE
460 ft lb
of torque @ 2,750 rpm
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Refreshed for the 2015 model year, the Lincoln Navigator (along with the Ford Expedition) eschews its predecessor’s 5.4L V-8 in favor of Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5L twin-turbo V-6. Producing 380 hp, the EcoBoost is an excellent companion for the Navigator, providing reasonable acceleration and fuel economy—especially for such a large vehicle.
However, the Navigator hasn’t been redesigned in years, so its structure and interior feel a generation behind the brand-new Cadillac Escalade, arguably the Lincoln’s most natural competitor. Additionally, its electronics brain can’t handle added features like adaptive cruise control or collision mitigation, notable absences in this class of vehicle.
Luckily, the Navigator starts about $10,000 less than the Cadillac, and its independent rear suspension frees up space in the third row for passengers’ knees and behind the seats for cargo. Power-folding aft seats expand that stuff-hauling space vastly.
It’s not the best vehicle in its class, admittedly. Its dated design prevents it from being a true world-beater. However, its unique twin-turbo powertrain, composed ride and handling, and cavernous rear seats make it a good match for large families who may not need or want to pay for fancy electronic driver aids.

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2015 Lincoln Navigator First Look

Refresh Brings Standard EcoBoost, Split-Wing Grille

Edward A. SanchezFeb 6, 2014
The full-size luxury SUV market is not what it was a few years ago, when General Motors and Ford had a virtual oligopoly on the segment with the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon Denali, and Lincoln Navigator. Today, there are more competitors, such as the Infiniti QX80 (formerly QX56) and Mercedes-Benz GL. And, of course, the Range Rover has always been a favorite in the ultra-premium SUV class. So perhaps it shouldn't be too much of a shock that it's taken eight years for the Lincoln Navigator to get an extreme, and much-needed, makeover. It's finally here, and the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is sure to appeal to the loyalists who have bought the Navigator over the last 17 years.
Although the 2015 Navigator is definitely fresher inside, outside, and underhood, it is not an all-new platform in the vein of the 2015 Ford F-150. The body is still steel, and key dimensions such as wheelbase and overall length carry over.
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Like its predecessor, the 2015 Navigator retains its four-wheel independent suspension, with optional Lincoln Drive Control, which adds continuously controlled adaptive damping. Along with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, which has a preliminary rating of "at least" 370 hp and 430 lb-ft in this application, the Navigator also gets electric power assisted steering.
The most visible update on the 2015 model is the adaption of Lincoln's new "split-wing" grille, although in a more angular form than on the MKZ sedan and other models. Around back, the 2015 Navigator gets a full-width LED light strip and horizontal taillights.
On the inside, leather is used much more extensively as a trim material, and the Reserve package liberally swathes the dashtop, shifter console, steering wheel and third-row seat in the material. The Reserve package also features Ziricote wood trim, a material common in the yachting industry, but new to cars. Like it or not, the 2015 forsakes last year's full analog gauges for an analog center speedometer flanked by driver-configurable auxiliary gauges, including a watch-size tachometer display.
Production of the 2015 Navigator will start summer 2014 at Ford's Louisville Truck assembly, and the vehicle will be in showrooms in fall 2014. Pricing has not yet been announced.
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2015 Lincoln Navigator

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$61,920
16 / 22
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Refresh Brings Standard EcoBoost, Split-Wing Grille
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2015 Lincoln Navigator Features EcoBoost V6
Boosting Lincoln's Luxury Fullsize SUV
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2015 Lincoln Navigator Reveals its New Front End
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Alex NishimotoJan 22, 2014

2014 Lincoln Navigator

SPECIFICATIONS
$56,165
14 / 20
5.4L V8
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2013 Lincoln Navigator

SPECIFICATIONS
$57,875
14 / 20
5.4L V8
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2012 Lincoln Navigator

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$57,775
14 / 20
5.4L V8
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2011 Lincoln Navigator

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$57,630
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5.4L V8
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2010 Lincoln Navigator

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$54,950
9 / 13
5.4L V8
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2009 Lincoln Navigator

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$53,120
12 / 18
5.4L V8
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Forget Vegetable Oil: Why Not Use Human Fat as Fuel?
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2009 Lincoln Navigator mileage rises thanks in part to fuel shut-off system
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Nate MartinezSep 25, 2008

2008 Lincoln Navigator

SPECIFICATIONS
$48,745
12 / 18
5.4L V8
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Auto News: Hip-hop Artist Common Promotes New 2008 Navigator
Hip-hop superstar Common joins with the Lincoln brand to promote the 2008 Navigator model line.
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2007 Lincoln Navigator

SPECIFICATIONS
$45,850
N/A
5.4L V8
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2006 Lincoln Navigator

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$49,325
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5.4L V8
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2005 Lincoln Navigator

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$50,325
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2004 Lincoln Navigator

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$48,965
13 / 18
5.4L V8
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2003 Lincoln Navigator

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$48,485
12 / 17
5.4L V8
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2003 New York Photo Gallery - Lincoln Navigator K
The Ford Performance Group fit the 385-horsepower supercharged Lightning engine into a special Navigator for the New York auto show to gauge reaction and prepare the market for a potential thunderous SUV flagship.
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2002 Lincoln Navigator

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$44,590
12 / 17
5.4L V8
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2001 Lincoln Navigator

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$44,115
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2000 Lincoln Navigator

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$42,660
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5.4L V8
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1999 Lincoln Navigator

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$40,755
13 / 18
5.4L V8
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1998 Lincoln Navigator

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$39,310
13 / 17
5.4L V8
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An attractive and functional interior design, rife with comfort and convenience items.
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