2005 Lincoln Navigator

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2005 Lincoln Navigator Review

A spacious and stylish, luxury SUV.

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Overview

The 2005 Lincoln Navigator is in its second generation and continues to share a platform with the Ford Expedition, as Lincoln is Ford’s luxury division. However, the Navigator continues to differ from the Expedition in terms of styling as well as various upscale features. It has a thoroughly-revised exterior, coming with features such as a larger chrome waterfall grille, brighter quad-beam headlights, and revised chrome door handles. It also features new square-shaped foglights, replacing the circular ones that were used in previous models. Although the original V-8 engine is still available, Lincoln also introduces a three-valve, V-8 engine, in the interest of cost effectiveness. Although this engine has a different head design, it offers similar overall output. Although the original four-speed transmission is available, the Navigator was marketed with its new six-speed automatic transmission. The 2005 Lincoln Navigator is an SUV that is based on long-lasting quality, and customers enjoy its comfortable interior and luxury design, but truly appreciate its fantastic quality and long lasting features.

The Range

Body Style: SUV
Engine: 5.4-liter V-8, 5.4-liter V-8
Transmission: four-speed automatic, six-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Navigator Luxury, Lincoln Navigator Ultimate

What's New

New features on the 2005 Lincoln Navigator include a new 18-inch chrome wheel design and changes to the front fascia. There are also some changes to the side cladding and running boards. A revised version of the prior year’s 5.4-liter, V-8 engine mated to an all-new six-speed automatic transmission gives the Navigator a boost in performance and refinement. Also, the AdvanceTrac stability control system now features Roll Stability Control and is now standard on all Navigators.

Exterior

The 2005 Lincoln Navigator has a width of 78.7 inches, a height of 77.8 inches, and a length of 207.5 inches. Its ground clearance is 9.5 inches. It has a trailer hitch as well as trailer wiring and a chrome grille. It features 18-inch alloy wheels as well as a spare wheel. It has four doors, as well as a manual flip-up lift gate window and a rear lift gate door. The vehicle also has a roof rack and step running boards.

Interior

The 2005 Lincoln Navigator's interior features leather and wood trim on the center console and doors as well as a leather and wood steering wheel. There is a three-zone climate control system, cargo area light, and wood trim on the dash. The Navigator also features front reading lights, front and rear floor mats, turn signals in the side-view mirrors, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, and an electrochromatic rearview mirror. It also has memorized settings for two different drivers. Some other features include power and heated mirrors, one-touch power windows, adjustable pedals, and digital keypad power door locks.

Performance & Handling

The 2005 Lincoln Navigator features a 5.4-liter, V-8 engine. It has 300 horsepower at 5000 rpm, and its torque is 365 lb-ft at 3750 rpm. Its base engine type is gasoline, and its turning radius is 39.7 feet. The Navigator’s drive type is rear drive, and it features a four- or six-speed automatic transmission.

Safety

The 2005 Lincoln Navigator has many safety features in 2005 including four-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, child seat anchors, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, rear door child safety locks, an engine immobilizer, front fog/driving lights, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, two front and two rear headrests, rear center three-point belt, front seatbelt pretensioners, turn signal mirrors, stability control, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, front multi-adjustable headrests, rear height adjustable headrests, and tire pressure monitoring.

EPA Fuel Economy

Lincoln Navigator: 11/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Lots of room for passengers/cargo
  • Stylish interior
  • Extensive luxury features
  • Smooth drivetrain
  • Handles well

You Won't Like

  • Lower-grade interior materials
  • Confusing controls
  • Does not match the power found in other SUVs

Sum Up

A spacious and stylish, luxury SUV.

If You Like This Vehicle

  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford F-150
  • Cadillac Escalade

See the New 2015 Navigator.

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