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2013 Lincoln Navigator

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2013 Lincoln Navigator Review

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Vehicle Overview

Luxury SUVs once over-saturated the market thanks to the likes of the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Lincoln Navigator . However, since gas prices have climbed to around $4 in certain parts of the country, the large, luxury SUV have become almost extinct. Adding insult to injury is that all of the aforementioned vehicles haven't seen a refresh in quite some time. The Escalade is first up on the redesign list and if the Navigator wants to continue being competitive in the luxury SUV segment, it needs a reboot too. The current Navigator utilizes an underwhelming 5.4-liter V-8 engine, rated at 310 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Simply, this powertrain is no longer something to write home about.

It's no secret that the Lincoln Navigator is in desperate need of an update. The lack of changes come at a time when the Navigator could benefit from something -- anything-- in the form of a band aid, or better yet, an actual change. As it stands now, the interior is in desperate need of a re-due, as the materials used feel cheap. The 5.4-liter V-8 engine wheezes when it's loaded up, and to make matters worse, both the inside and outside of the Lincoln Navigator is in desperate need of a freshening up as well.

New for 2013

The 2013 Lincoln Navigator saunters on into the latest model year without any notable changes made to it.

You'll Like:

  • Composed ride
  • Spacious third row seating
  • Cheaper than other rivals

You Won't Like:

  • Cheap materials used inside
  • Handling
  • Dated styling
  • V-8 feels underpowered

Key Competitors:

  • Cadillac Escalade
  • GMC Yukon Denali
  • Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • Infiniti QX56

See the New 2015 Navigator.

Front & Driver Side View