With its plush ride, affordable price tag, a spacious third-row seat, and an updated touchscreen control interface, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a solid choice for a traditional luxury SUV. However, there are other upscale crossovers in the segment that are easier to drive on a daily basis. Keep reading the review for up-to-date news on 2018 Navigator’s exterior and interior, release date, and price.
Given the sheer number of high-end crossovers in the present market on the market, the small portion occupied by the Navigator doesn’t come as a surprise. But if traditional American style, ability to tow just about anything, three-rows of seating and lots of interior room are your thing, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is definitely the SUV for you.
There are lots of aesthetic changes inside and outside of the vehicle, and this might help propel the vehicle back to the top. Interior wise, buyers will find its seats very comfortable even for long trips. And with a huge collection of upscale technologies inside, the driving experience simply can’t get any better. For instance, the BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 touchscreen interface comes with improved response times and a simplified menu bar.
With a maximum towing capacity rated at over 9,000 pounds, the Navigator is undoubtedly among the best in terms of towing and hauling tasks. The only downside to owing the Navigator would be its sheer size which might prove detrimental in certain spaces. Also, its base offers uninspiring interior materials.
Two main competitors that buyers should consider before closing the deal on the Navigator include the 2018 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, and the 2018 Cadillac Escalade. The former offers of the best interior designs available and an available diesel engine. The Caddy, on the other hand, offers upscale safety features, and lots of standard features, but comes short on cargo volume and backseat space.
With its low pricing and appealing features, and talks of a lightweight body brought about by the extensive use of aluminum metal, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is nevertheless a solid choice.
Trims Available – Lincoln Navigator
Just like before, the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is available in only two iterations: standard-wheelbase and the extended-wheelbase Navigator.
Interior Spy Shots & Exterior I Reserve pictures – 2018 Lincoln Navigator
Both versions comes standard with keyless ignition and entry, a power liftgate, 20-inch alloy wheels, rear auxiliary controls, foglights, power-adjustable pedals, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, bi-xenon headlights, automatic dual-zone climate control, a heavy-duty tow package, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats, second-row captain’s chairs, driver memory settings, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power-folding running boards, and power-folding 60/40-split third-row bench.
Equipment include two USB ports, a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system, a navigation system, the Sync 3 interface, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HD and satellite radio, smartphone app integration, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a 110-V household power outlet, a navigation system, and voice controls.
Individual options available include leather upholstered console, dash, and doors, a two-tone exterior paint, an adaptive suspension system, 22-inch wheels, a 7-inch headrest, a sunroof, a rear seat-entertainment system, heated second-row seats, and independent 7-inch headrest mounted screens.
2018 Lincoln Navigator Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine rated at 380 hp and 460 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is transferred to the rear wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
A time of 6.7 seconds is all what you need to zoom from 0-60 mph with the standard wheelbase Navigator, at least according to Car and Driver test drives.
As for the two-wheel drive Navigator, EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 22/16/18 mpg on the highway/city/combined, and 20/15/17 mpg with the optional AWD.
Several credible sources put its towing capacity at an impressive maximum of 9,000 pounds.
Price & 2018 Lincoln Navigator Release Date
Various Lincoln sources monitoring the latest developments on the Navigator allege the release date should be expected in August 2018. Once available, only $63,090 will stand in the way between you and the Navigator.