2023 Lincoln Navigator

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  • Strong turbocharged V6 engine
  • Comfortable third row
  • Generous cargo capacity


  • Poor estimated fuel economy
  • Overly soft ride quality
  • Limited off-road capabilities

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The 2023 Lincoln Navigator delivers big luxury and big capabilities

The 2023 Navigator is the biggest SUV in Lincoln’s lineup. It’s based on the related Ford Expedition but distinguishes itself with lavish luxury. It can carry as many as eight passengers (seven if you opt for the second-row captain’s chairs), and the third row is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate adults. There’s also plenty of cargo space behind that row, and if you need more, the longer Navigator L provides 77% more capacity. The Navigator isn’t all brawn either—its hands-free automated driving system and easy-to-use infotainment system give it some tech smarts too.

The 2023 Lincoln Navigator did not receive any notable changes from the previous year. It continues to deliver strong performance and towing capabilities among its peers and is a worthy alternative to the BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS, Lexus LX 600, and Mercedes-Benz GLS.

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2023 Lincoln Navigator trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2023 Lincoln Navigator

What We Like

Powerful turbocharged V6 engine: All Navigators benefit from a powerful 440-horsepower turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. The engine provides quick acceleration, is responsive, and gets you up to speed in a hurry. This also translates to high towing capabilities, maxing out at an impressive 8,700 pounds when properly equipped.

Three rows of spacious comfort: A lot of three-row SUVs intend the rearmost row for smaller passengers and occasional use, but the Navigator has plenty of room for adults in all three rows. Accessing them is easy thanks to large door openings and well-placed grab handles.

Plentiful cargo capacity: The Navigator can hold as much as 19.3 cubic feet of cargo behind the third row of seats. At the touch of a button, they fold flat into the cargo floor, expanding the space to 57.5 cubic feet. At its maximum, with the second row folded, you can haul nearly twice that. A handy multi-level cargo tray also allows for quick access through the rear window.

What Needs Improvement

Low fuel economy: Rear-wheel-drive Navigator models have an EPA estimate of 19 mpg in combined driving. Four-wheel drive drops that figure to 18 mpg combined

. Those estimates are pretty good on paper, but in Edmunds' real-world testing, we recorded between 14 and 16 mpg.

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Ratings & reliability

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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Lincoln Navigator an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Lincoln Navigator 6th out of 20 among Luxury Fullsize SUVs.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Lincoln Navigator is $671, compared to an average of $779 for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Lincoln Navigator owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.6 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 11% for the Lincoln Navigator, compared to an average of 17% for Luxury Fullsize SUVs and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Lincoln Navigator features and specs

Standard 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Seat Massagers
  • Third Row Seat

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Engine type

Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 43.9"/M 42.6"/R 40.9"

Head room

F 41.8"/M 40"/R 37.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

620/6200 lbs.



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