2018 Lincoln Navigator

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  • Lots of cargo room
  • The V6 engine is seriously powerful
  • Tech is easy to use


  • Can be tough to maneuver in town
  • Need a higher trim to get all luxury benefits
  • Not a dynamic driving experience

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 21 highway, 18 combined

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2018 Lincoln Navigator is redesigned and refined

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator, redesigned for this model year, boasts incredible capability and versatility while also delivering a suitably luxurious experience. Its turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine is plenty powerful for accelerating onto highways or towing large loads. The Navigator, when properly equipped, can tow up to 8,300 pounds. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. Plus, there's ample room for gear and passengers in all three rows, in addition to a large trunk area.

The Navigator, like other large luxury SUVs, is not at its best while driving in tight parking lots or cramped city streets. But it is reasonably capable, if not nimble while making lane changes and navigating turns. It also may be overkill if you don't plan to use its towing capabilities. While you won't find a car-based crossover with as much space as the Navigator, vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz GLS offers seating for up to seven adults and is suitably luxurious.

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What is new for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator?

  • The Navigator is available in a variety of new trims, including the Black Label and Premiere.
  • Navigator trims have been upgraded with Panoramic Sunroof, Head Up Display, Sunroof(s), Automated Cruise Control, Heated Steering Wheel, Lane Departure Warning, and Rear Spoiler as standard equipment this year.
  • Seat Massagers and Automated Parking features are now available as options on select trims.

2018 Lincoln Navigator trims

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Black Label:

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

What We Like:

Utility: Between its immense towing capacity and lots of interior room, the Navigator offers utility in spades. There’s more than 19 cubic feet of interior space behind the third row; if you fold down the second and third row, you gain access to more than 100 cubic feet of storage.

Interior: Getting in and out of the Navigator is relatively easy thanks to the retractable running boards along its sides—no small feat for a large SUV. The interior is roomy with enough head and leg room for all passengers in all three rows.

Technology: The Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system is easy to use once you get the hang of it. The Navigator offers physical buttons and knobs to control the eight-inch touchscreen, making it easier to adjust settings while driving. Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are standard.

What Needs Improvement

Driving: Despite its large size and available four-wheel drive, the Navigator isn't adept at going off-road. And when you're on pavement, it isn't exactly thrilling to drive. It can also be difficult to maneuver through tight spaces, which is typical for a vehicle of this size.

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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.

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Lincoln Navigator features and specs

Premiere 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather 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 View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

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


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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

620/6200 lbs.



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