In previous generations, the Lincoln Navigator has become one of the favorite luxury SUVs on the market. It is capable and comfortable carrying seven people or cargo while also towing a heavy load, the Navigator offers a lot of versatility, even if it does not have enough appeal from some other flagship SUVs. Redesigned for this year, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator should be more appealing with the many new advanced features to offer.
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a full-size luxury SUV that’s available in two version: the standard-wheelbase and the extended-wheelbase Navigator L. Both have three-row seating, with captain’s chairs in the first and second row. There are four trim levels: Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label.
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is powered by a revised 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine that delivers 380 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. It paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission that replaces last year’s six-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional. The Black Label comes standard with 4WD.
In track testing, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator L Black Label 4×4 went from zero to 60 mph in quick 5.5 seconds. Properly equipped, a rear-wheel-drive Navigator can tow up to 9,000 pounds, while the long-wheelbase and four-wheel-drive’s maximum drops to 8,100 pounds.
EPA estimates fuel economy for the standard length, rear-wheel drive model at 19 mpg combined (16 mpg city/23 mpg highway), while the 4WD version rated at 18 mpg combined (16 city/21 highway). The long-wheelbase versions stand at 18 mpg combined (16 city/22 highway).
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator price list: Premiere $72,055, Select $76,055, Reserve $80,705, Black Label $93,205.