Although the 2016 Lincoln Navigator has gone through a facelift, the 2017 model is expected to undergo a huge change. Influenced by the Ford F-150, the new Navigator will offer a small V6 engine, while maintaining similar power due to its advanced lightweight.
What's New for 2017
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is expected to have an aluminum-made platform, which sheds off roughly 700 pounds. The 2017 features an upgraded interior, with a large touch-screen, 30-way power adjustable seats, and much more, and it's powered by the same V6 EcoBoost engine as the 2016 model. As for the visual, expect quite the make-over, from a grille similar to the Bentley Betayga, to a clamshell body inspired by the Range Rover.
Choosing Your Lincoln Navigator
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator will keep its 2016 EcoBoost 3.5L V6 engine; however, in this model, expect this twin-turbocharged engine to produce 400 horsepower in opposed to the 380 horsepower the 2016 model provided. With the option to change the driving mode, you can expect approximately 18 MPG combined city/highway driving.
Buyers should expect a slight improvement in acceleration due to the decrease in weight.
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator comes in two impressive packages
The select package is considered the basic package; however, it is by no means basic. Starting at $63,195, the Select package offers the SYNC 3 interface, which is greatly improved from the original SYNC system. This package also features power lift gate, power running boards, and power folding third-row seats. This model comes equipped with a THX ll stereo system, which features 14 different speakers around the interior. This Select comes equipped with a rearview camera, adjustable pedals, and a three-zone climate control.
This package starts at $71,260; it features an even more luxurious interior, including video monitors on the back of the front headrests. The Reserve package comes equipped with everything the Select package has, plus a few interior color options, two-tone exterior color options, and other advance features, such as speed sensitive volume control. The Reserve package offers towing-safety features, such as trailer sway control system, as well as regular driving safety features, such as, parking sensors for the front and the rear, blind spot sensors, hill hold control, and most importantly, side-curtain airbags for the whole side of the vehicle.
The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is a slight upgrade from the 2016, and with the amount of advanced technology that goes into it, it takes a slight edge over its competitors. The 700 pound lighter structure and smaller engine allows the Navigator to make more sense than the models prior to the 2016.
With such a small difference in price, many argue that it makes more sense to spend less than $10,000 to upgrade to the Reserve package and get all the luxury features you can get.