2015 Lincoln Navigator Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - September 29, 2014

Lincoln's flagship SUV has always been favorably priced, offering a boatload of luxury for fewer dollars than similar-sized competitors. Because sales can't live on price alone, Lincoln has given the Navigator its first significant makeover in years while preserving its value proposition.

What's New for 2015

The Navigator gets new front and rear styling and updated cockpit controls. A turbocharged V6 now powers all models.

2015 Lincoln Navigator

Choosing Your Lincoln Navigator

V8 engines are the rule in full-size SUVs, which makes the Navigator's new powerplant all the more significant. The 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 develops 380 horsepower, which actually makes it more powerful than last year's V8. Towing capacity hasn't suffered at all in the transition -- you're still good to haul up to 9,000 pounds with the standard heavy-duty towing package. As before, a six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and a four-wheel drive system is available for about $4,000. The benefit of the V6 engine really shows on the highway, where the Navigator achieves 22 mpg, quite an accomplishment for a truck-based SUV of this magnitude.

The Navigator is offered in two trim levels, both of which are lavishly equipped:


Features a leather interior with heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory, heated second-row captain's chairs (with or without a center console) and a power-folding third row. A second-row bench is available for eight-passenger capacity. You also get a navigation system, configurable dash displays, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a 14-speaker surround-sound system with HD and satellite radio. Helping you keep everything in check is the newly updated MyLincoln Touch control interface. On the safety front, there are front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The exterior boasts xenon headlamps and bright-finish 20-inch alloy wheels.


Adds an extended leather interior with upgraded wood trim, black lower-body cladding, power running boards (black or chrome) and 22-inch wheels. The Reserve also features a selectable driving mode system known as Lincoln Drive Control. Opting for all these goodies adds $7,500 to the price of the Navigator.

Among the few individual options are a rear entertainment system with dual screens, a sunroof and different wheel finishes.

CarsDirect Tip

The Navigator needs nothing extra to be a complete luxury vehicle, although we suspect most buyers will spring for the sunroof ($995). At first glance, the Reserve package seems rather expensive -- and it would be without the Lincoln Drive Control system. The ability to adjust how the vehicle behaves over the road is a very worthy feature in something so large and heavy as the Navigator.

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