2020 Lincoln Navigator review

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  • Available extended-length model has tons of space
  • Infotainment system is easy to use
  • Long options list of available driver-assist features
  • Impressive towing capacity with the turbo V6


  • Not the strongest off-roader
  • Tricky to maneuver around parking garages

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 21 highway, 18 combined

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A rugged and refined luxury SUV.

Are you looking for a luxury SUV that can carry around a large group of people in style? The 2020 Lincoln Navigator may be the right choice, thanks to its impressive interior space, an incredibly powerful twin-turbocharged V6 engine, and cutting-edge luxury. And, there are two body styles to choose from with the larger Navigator L offering even more cabin space. Available rear-entertainment systems will make passengers in the second and third row feel like they're on their own private jet. You’ll get the best of both worlds in this luxury SUV. While we currently do not have many of these models on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future.

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What is new for the 2020 Lincoln Navigator?

  • The Navigator is available in a new trim called the Standard.
  • The Premiere and Select trims have been discontinued for 2020.
  • The Reserve trim now comes with Leatherette Seats and Automated Cruise Control as standard equipment.

2020 Lincoln Navigator trims

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  • The base rear-wheel drive trim features adaptive cruise control, a 14-speaker Revel® audio system, 20-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, tri-zone automatic climate control with rear controls, and much more.

Navigator L

  • Increases overall length from 210 inches to 221.9 inches.

Navigator Reserve

  • Unlocks option packages and adds 22-inch alloy wheels, premium leather seating, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, and more.

Navigator L Reserve 

  • Increases the Navigator Reserve's overall length to 221.9 inches.

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 Lincoln Navigator

1. Making every road trip luxurious

Lincoln Navigator: Front Seats | CarMax

If getting there is half the fun then why not surround yourself with luxurious touches while you do it? The 2020 Lincoln Navigator doesn't hold back when it comes to comfort and luxury. A center console between the second-row captain's chairs gives passengers full control while an available panoramic sunroof brings open sky into the interior. And if that isn't enough, the features list is long enough to satisfy even your most discerning passengers.

2. Where beauty meets brawn

Get all the power and practicality of a pickup truck with the refinement of a luxury sedan in the 2020 Lincoln Navigator. Built on a sturdy frame made from high-strength steel, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator is ready to work. When properly equipped, a Navigator with rear-wheel drive can tow up to an estimated 8,700 lbs. with the V6 engine.

 Meanwhile, the multi-drive mode intelligent four-wheel drive system is ready and able to tackle many road conditions, country lanes, and even back-roads.

3. Convenience

Lincoln Navigator: Backseats | CarMax

Front- and rear-facing sensors come standard and help navigate through tight spaces while an available 360-degree camera is designed to provide visibility from many different angles. In addition, the third-row seats power fold with one-touch, giving you quick access to extra storage space. Also, you'll be able to open the kick-activated tailgate, even when your hands are full, ideal for when you're loading camping gear or groceries into your Navigator. With so many power features, getting in and around with the 2020 Lincoln Navigator is simple and easy.

4. Modern technology and connectivity

Lincoln Navigator: Tech Dash | CarMax

If it's technology and connectivity you're after, you'll find it the 2020 Lincoln Navigator. Smartphone technology like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto are on all 2020 Lincoln Navigators, while Amazon Alexa integration and Alexa skill are also standard. Keep up to eight people online with Lincoln Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi and use the first-row wireless charging pad to recharge when juice is running low.

 The 2020 Lincoln Navigator also lets you use your smartphone as your key for added convenience.

5. Show-stopping style

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator can strike a presence. Its large, mariner-inspired exterior lines blend well into big, tinted windows. A bold, chrome grille leads the way, matched only by an impressive selection of 20- and 22-inch alloy wheels. LED lighting from the mirrors, headlights, and tail lights further give your 2020 Lincoln Navigator a red-carpet feel, even when it's parked. To top it off, Lincoln badges are projected onto the street at night, adding an extra touch of class.

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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.

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Lincoln Navigator features and specs

Reserve 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
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 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
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Seat Massagers
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






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.



2020 Lincoln Navigator FAQ

More about the 2020 Lincoln Navigator

Color options

Exterior colors

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator is available in the following colors:

  • Blue Diamond

  • Burgundy Velvet

  • Ceramic Pearl

  • Iced Mocha

  • Infinite Black

  • Pristine White

  • Red Carpet

  • Rhapsody Blue

  • Silver Jade

  • Silver Radiance

Interior details

  • Up to 103.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first-row in standard length

  • Standard seven-passenger seating

  • Optional eight-passenger seating with 40/20/40-split-folding second row

  • Available rear-seat entertainment with dual 10-inch touchscreens

  • Second and third-row fast-charging USB ports, two in each row

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