In keeping with its large size and high towing capacity, the Navigator L comes equipped with a flex-fuel 5.4-liter V8 that produces 310 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, especially welcome for those heavy loads. A six-speed automatic transmission features overdrive lockout for those towing situations.
Rear-wheel drive is standard, but a four-wheel-drive system designed to increase traction on road surfaces rather than for off-road explorations is available. Fuel economy for the rear-wheel-drive model is estimated at 16 mpg in combined driving, while estimates for the 4X4 drop to 15 mpg.
The Navigator L offers buyers one well-equipped trim with several packages and standalone options that will help you personalize your new SUV. Among the standard features you can expect are a voice-activated navigation system, a THX II surround-sound audio system, heated and cooled front seats, a power-folding third-row bench seat and power-deployable running boards that automatically extend or retreat when you open or close the doors.
The lone standard feature that is designated just for the Navigator L is a cargo management system with dividers that allow you to sort, separate and secure various types of cargo.
Several appearance-oriented options are grouped into packages:
- Equipment Group 101A (Lincoln-speak for option package) features tan leather upholstery paired with an otherwise black interior, along with body-color exterior trim, special badging and a moonroof.
- The Monochrome Limited Edition package drops the moonroof from the above package
- The Monochrome Appearance package offers only the exterior components of Equipment Group 101A
Other options include:
- The moonroof by itself
- A second-row bench seat to replace the standard captain’s chairs. This increases seating capacity from seven to eight.
- A DVD entertainment system with dual headrest-mounted screens
- Polished aluminum 20-inch wheels