The 2016 model Lincoln Navigator presents to the public an offering of prestige and elegance. Compared to similar-sized competitors, the Lincoln Navigator shows a healthier price point without missing any of the luxury or amenities.
What's New for 2016
While the jump from the 2014 Navigator to the 2015 design presented some major upgrades, the 2016 model year (the last of the "Third Generation" line) isn’t a far departure from the previous year’s model. Aside from some slight body modification and paint choice, the 2016 is a carryover from the last year.
Choosing Your 2016 Lincoln Navigator
The Lincoln Navigator has become the top choice of celebrities and mainstream consumers alike. Although its body style is reminiscent of past SUV design, the Navigator nonetheless offers major quality, luxury and performance.
Last year, Lincoln switched from a V8 to a vastly improved 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The turbocharged engine improves acceleration and fuel economy, and its EPA-estimated 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway put it ahead of many of competitors. Don't let the size of the engine fool you, this vehicle still puts out an impressive 380 horsepower with 460 pound-feet of torque for towing capacity of up to 9000 pounds.
Regardless of the updates to the Navigator some might say it is an old guard choice when compared to more modern contemporaries, but one look at the entire package and you will see that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Even with the base Select package, the Navigator presents top-of-the-line luxury.
The Select package ($63,090 MSRP) offers luxury features including a power lift gate, power running boards, temperature-controlled front seats, power-folding third-row seats, a THX II audio system with fourteen speakers subwoofer and surround, SYNC 3, satellite radio, HID headlights, genuine wood trim and an instrument panel wrapped in leather.
The Reserve package ($71,150 MSRP) adds a rich two-tone exterior, 22-inch alloy wheels, and upgraded interior materials and colors. Standard safety features include trailer sway control, tire pressure monitoring, front and rear parking sensors with a rear camera, blind spot detection with cross traffic alert, LED brake lights, hill hold and descent control, side-impact airbags for front-seat occupants, and side curtain airbags inclusive of all three rows of seats.
The 2016 Lincoln Navigator offers luxury, class and efficiency that make it a good value for its price point versus its competitors. Its functionality, class and amenities in the Select and Reserve offerings make this a good buy for the savvy consumer.
While the Select package offers an excellent value for the consumer, the step up to the Reserve package is worth the investment. It keeps the upgrade price under $10,000, which is well worth the value to someone in the market to purchase a high-end luxury SUV.