The Lincoln Navigator went through a much-needed redesign in 2018, bringing in a stunning new look and a range of powerful engines. With this full-size SUV entering only its third model year after a redesign, we expect the 2021 Navigator to be a carryover, though rumors claim differently.
Visually, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator will likely roll into showrooms boasting the same powerful looks it launched in 2018. This will include its upright glasshouse, powerful body lines, plenty of easy-to-consume chrome, and a Continental-inspired grille.
Inside, the new-generation Navigator did a wonderful job covering its truck roots with a slim instrument panel, dash-top touchscreen, loads of wood and metallic trim, premium upholstery, and much more. We expect this elegant design to roll in unchanged in the 2021 Navigator.
Standard features are virtually boundless in the current Navigator and include automatic climate control, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, a digital gauge cluster, navigation, keyless ignition, a power liftgate, leather upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs, 20-inch alloy wheels, a 10-inch infotainment screen, Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto, a 14-speaker audio system, and more. We expect these standard goods to carry on unchanged into the 2021 Navigator.
Under its hood, we anticipate the 2021 Navigator to continue with the same base engine, a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that pumps 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque through a 10-speed automatic transmission. With the Navigator’s platform-mate, the F-150, reportedly getting a hybrid powertrain, we may see the 2021 Navigator with a hybrid option.
The IIHS has not yet tested the current Lincoln Navigator, but it comes standard with blind-spot monitors, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and active lane control. Buyers seeking more safety can opt for a 360-degree camera, a head-up display, automatic high-beam headlights, and active parking assist.