Buyer's Guide

2022 Lincoln Navigator
Select a Different Model (10 Available): Base 2WD
Fuel Economy $ 16 / 22 mpg
Cargo (Std/Max) 21/103 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 7/7
Horsepower 450@5,500
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2022 Lincoln Navigator MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Undeniable style inside and out
  • Capable, refined powertrain
  • High-quality materials

Cons

  • Some road and wind noise
  • Could be more efficient

Say hello to the biggest 'Gator this side of the Everglades. The Navigator is Lincoln's flagship, a full-size three-row luxury SUV. Lincoln introduced the current, fourth-generation Navigator for the 2018 model year and it competes against the Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, and BMW X7.

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L make their debut with an updated design, new interior technologies, and a new hands-free highway driving aid.

What's New

  • ActiveGlide hands-free highway driving system
  • Large 13.2-inch center screen running on Sync 4
  • Second-row seats get standard heating, standard ventilation, and available massage capability
  • Digital display in the second row allows passengers to control climate and audio
  • Upgraded rear entertainment system
  • Updated adaptive suspension with Road Preview includes 12 sensors that constantly scan for road imperfections
  • Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package adds trailer reverse guidance
  • New standard safety features including Intersection Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0 (see Safety Ratings and Features)
  • Black Label trim receives two new design themes: Central Park and Invitation
  • New Starlight Gray and Manhattan Green Metallic paint colors (the latter is exclusive to the Black Label trim)

What We Think

The Navigator might be the best vehicle Lincoln builds right now; there's a reason it was a finalist at 2019 SUV of the Year and that it sits at the top of . Interior and exterior styling are visibly luxurious and uniquely American, with imposing style and high-quality materials.

The available 30-way adjustable Perfect Position seats are wonderfully comfortable, and their massage function is as relaxing as anything we've used in a Mercedes-Benz. Speaking of the German competition, the Navigator trounced them all to take first place in our full-size luxury comparison test.

The big Lincoln delivers a driving experience worthy of a luxury vehicle, too. With its standard twin-turbo V-6, the 'Gator accelerates effortlessly, and handling is surprisingly accurate. That said, ride quality isn't quite as magic-carpet plush as some competitors, and things get worse if you go for the flashy 22-inch wheels. Perhaps the updated 2022 model will deliver a smoother ride.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Lincoln's largest and most expensive SUV is only offered with one powertrain option. Of course, that's the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 producing a stout 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque (down from 450 hp in 2021). This engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a choice of RWD or AWD. For 2021, the Navigator was EPA-rated at 16/20-22 mpg city/highway.

Safety

The Navigator doesn't skimp on safety tech. One new standard safety feature for 2022 is Intersection Assist, which detects oncoming traffic while attempting to make a left turn. If it senses a potential collision, it will warn the driver and apply the brakes. Also now standard is Active Park Assist 2.0, which can help drivers wiggle out of a spot when someone has parked too close. Other standard goodies include automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and automatic headlights.

Last but not least, Lincoln is now offering ActiveGlide, a semi-autonomous system that allows drivers to operate the Navigator hands-free on certain sections of the highway. It includes stop-and-go adaptive cruise control with lane centering technology and speed sign recognition. Plus, a camera inside the instrument cluster monitors eye gaze and head position to make sure the driver is paying attention to the road.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

The Navigator is an enormous vehicle with an enormous interior, but it has strengths and weaknesses compared to its most direct competitor, the Cadillac Escalade. Whereas the Lincoln is expected to continue offering significantly more third-row legroom, Cadillac is expected to hold the advantage in terms of cargo volume.

Cargo space (behind first/second/third rows):
2021 Lincoln Navigator: 103.3/57.5/19.3 cubic feet
2021 Lincoln Navigator L: 120.2/73.3/34.3 cubic feet
2022 Cadillac Escalade: 121.0/72.9/25.5 cubic feet
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV: 142.8/94.1/41.5 cubic feet

Legroom (first/second/third rows):
2022 Lincoln Navigator: 43.9/41.1/40.9 inches
2022 Lincoln Navigator L: 43.9/41.1/40.9 inches
2022 Cadillac Escalade: 44.5/41.7/34.9 inches
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV: 44.5/41.7/36.6 inches

Technology

Technology is the central focus of the updated 2022 Navigator. First off, over-the-air software updates will allow drivers to upgrade their Navigator without a trip to the dealership. Inside the cabin, a large 13.2-inch screen sits at the center of the dashboard and features enhanced voice recognition and navigation. Drivers can connect their smartphones wirelessly to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and issue voice commands to Amazon Alexa. The Navigator also offers a 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a head-up display.

In the second row, a 5.8-inch digital display allows passengers to adjust climate and audio. A rear seat entertainment system features a 10.1-inch screen, wireless headphones, voice controls, and wireless streaming via Bluetooth and Amazon Fire TV. Finally, a 28-speaker Revel Ultima sound system is available.

What Is the 2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label?

As the top-of-the-line Navigator, the Black Label offers exclusive design themes such as Yacht Club, which offers blue leather with white accents and whitewashed teak wood. Two new themes are available for 2022, including Central Park, which features Manhattan Green paint, Urban Green leather, and an open-pore dark walnut interior with lasered-in scenic pathways from the city. The new Invitation theme pairs black leather with geometric patterns, abstract branches, and open-pore Khaya wood.

Expect to pay more than $100,000 for a Black Label Navigator. Along with the special interiors, Black Label models give buyers access to complimentary car washes and annual detailing, plus free pickup and delivery when your vehicle needs to be serviced.

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2022 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V6 Turbo 3.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, SelectShift® 10 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (44U)
Trim
Base 2WD
Class
Luxury Utility
Horsepower
450@5,500
Standard MPG
16/22
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail
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Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70,000
Full Warranty Miles
50,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
999
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$0 1.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 36, 38 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-03-2022
$0 2.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 48, 50 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-03-2022
$0 3.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 60, 62 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-03-2022
$0 5.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 72, 74 Months - Lincoln announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 01-03-2022
$750 Lincoln announces a College Student Purchase Program on select models. 01-03-2022
$500 Lincoln announces a Military Appreciation Bonus Cash on select models. 01-03-2022