Lincoln redesigned the Navigator for 2018, and as a result, it vaulted from the bottom to the top of the luxury large SUV segment; it has ranked number one in the class every week for the last ten months. The Navigator earns praise from critics for its performance, cabin quality, and technology. The 2018 model also has an excellent predicted reliability rating.
Add it all up, and the Navigator’s overall score of 9.2 out of 10 is one of the highest of any vehicle on our site. On the road, it offers plenty of power from its standard V6 engine, a smooth and comfortable ride, and 2 mpg more on the highway than the model it replaces.
It is inside, however, where the Navigator really shines. It offers class-leading cargo and seating space, and its cabin boasts the opulence that will satisfy even the pickiest buyers. Plus, the Navigator’s long list of infotainment, connectivity, and safety features make Lincoln’s big SUV a tech powerhouse.
Some of the newly available accident-avoidance features include a 360-degree camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver drowsiness monitoring, and parallel and perpendicular park assist.
The Lincoln Navigator has few shortcomings and should be near the top of the test drive list for anyone considering a luxury large SUV. If you want to bring one home, take a look at the U.S. News & World Report Best Price Program to find the dealer in your area offering the lowest price.