Fresh off a redesign in 2018, we expect the 2020 Lincoln Navigator will roll into dealerships with no notable changes.
The 2020 Lincoln Navigator marks the third model year since its revolutionary redesign that brought in a new, more luxurious look that further separated it from its Ford Expedition source material. The changes included a huge grille, flashy wheels, unique front and rear fascias, a loaded-to-the-gills cabin with a 10-inch high-resolution screen, Slingbox TV streaming, and much more. We expect nothing to change inside or out on the 2020 Lincoln Navigator.
With no changes coming, we also expect the long list of standard features to remain the same when the 2020 Lincoln Navigator hits showrooms. If this proves true, it will come standard with upscale amenities like 20-inch 14-spoke wheels, tri-zone climate control, genuine wood trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, ambient lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals, remote ignition, a 110-volt power outlet, in-car Wi-Fi, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, 10-way power front seats, LED headlights, and much more.
Under its hood, we expect the 2020 Lincoln Navigator to continue with the same 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 engine that injects 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. We also expect the standard 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive to carry on. All-wheel drive will remain an option. This carryover powertrain will maintain the Navigator’s 8,700-pound towing capacity.
The IIHS has not tested the new-generation Navigator for safety yet, but it received a five-star rating from the NHTSA despite a shaky three-star rollover rating from the rear-wheel-drive version.
Other than a rearview camera, the current Navigator lacks any standard advanced safety equipment on the base trim like automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams, and adaptive cruise. To get this important equipment, you must move into the second-tier Select trim and opt for the $2,640 Technology Package. We expect this safety equipment to remain in the same position in the 2020 Navigator lineup.