The Lincoln Navigator went through a thorough complete redesign in 2018, bringing in a refined corporate design and further separating this full-size SUV from its Ford Expedition cousin. Since its redesign, the Navigator has been through a few minor feature and package updates, but it's remained mostly unchanged. We expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator to stay the same, but there is an outside chance Lincoln releases a surprise refresh.
The 2018 model year was a biggie for the Navigator, as Lincoln gave it a well-deserved overhaul that brought in the latest corporate styling. This included all-new wheels, grille, headlights, chrome usage, and more to go along with its revised sheet metal. This not only pushed the Navigator up the luxury scale, but it also drove a wedge between it and its Expedition source material – a wedge that was lacking in previous years. The Navigator has received a few new packages and other updates since its redesign, but nothing overly dramatic. We expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator to carry on with the same design, but don't be shocked if the automaker slips in a light refresh too.
The Navigator's interior also went through a massive change in the 2018 redesign, bringing in more premium materials, intelligent use of wood and metal trim, and a more upscale design overall. It also gained a new dash-top 10-inch touchscreen to replace the old-school in-dash unit from the previous generation. The interior is one area we could imaging Lincoln doing some tweaks, so keep an eye out for that, although we expect it to be a carryover.
The current Navigator delivers power in gobs from its twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 that pounds out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. This hustles through a 10-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels or all four wheels. This powertrain allows the Navigator to tow up to 8.700 pounds. We expect this powertrain to carry on unchanged in the 2022 Navigator.
The current-generation Navigator hasn't been through IIHS testing, so there are no official scores for it. We know the current Navigator comes standard with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, active lane control, and automatic emergency braking. Lincoln also offers an optional surround-view camera, head-up display, active parking assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. We expect these standard safety features to remain the same on the 2022 Navigator.