The 2022 Lincoln Navigator receives subtle styling upgrades to the front grille, headlights, and rear lights. It is also newly available with Lincoln’s hands-free highway driving system, ActiveGlide, massaging second-row seats, and two new Black Label design themes.
Choosing Your Lincoln Navigator
There are three trim levels offered, the Standard, Reserve, and Black Label and prices range from $79,050 to $105,320. The long-wheelbase model is available in the Reserve and Black Label trims and adds about $3,040 to the price.
The Navigator is equipped with a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that develops 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to a 10-speed transmission that routes power to the rear wheels or through an optional ($2,700) automatic full-time four-wheel-drive system with low-range gearing which is standard on the Black Label.
Considering its abundant power and mass, the Navigator earns a respectable EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 combined rating while the four-wheel-drive models see a one-point deduction. Those figures make the Navigator $1,000 less expensive to fuel annually than the Cadillac Escalade and $1,300 less than the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer despite the Lincoln’s considerable torque advantage.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Navigator sits up to eight passengers when fitted with the no-cost second-row bench seat and it's among the largest SUVs available with a length of 210 inches or 222 inches with the L model and 83.6-inch of width. The extended model doesn’t provide any more legroom for the second-row or third-row passengers, although its 41.1 inches and 36 inches (respectively) will be plenty for most. The L’s main advantage is in the cargo area which increases from 19.3 cubic feet to 34.3 cubic feet behind the third row and delivers 73.3 and 120.2 cubic feet, behind the second and third rows, respectively – that’s more than the Escalade and Grand Wagoneer but less than the Escalade ESV.
While those models can tow over 8,000 pounds, the Navigator can pull the most – up to 8,700 pounds in rear-wheel-drive form, or 8,300 pounds with four-wheel drive.
The base Navigator is well equipped with a full suite of active safety features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot detection with cross-traffic alert and braking, active cruise control with lane-centering and distance indication, lane keep assist, evasive steering assist, intersection assist, reverse brake assist, front and rear parking sensors, active parking assist, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and a rear camera washer. Lincoln’s hands-free highway driving assist system is called ActiveGlide and is included on the Reserve and Black Label trims.
All Navigators are equipped with a new and larger 13.2-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, and HD compatibility and offer Wi-Fi with remote connected services and over-the-air updates. Navigation is standard, as it should be. The first two trims feature a 14-speaker premium sound system while the Black Label trim is equipped with a 28-speaker upgraded Revel audio package.
There are four 12V power ports, five USB ports, a 110V/ 150 AC outlet, and a wireless charger onboard for charging duties.
The base Navigator comes with a long list of notable standard equipment. In addition to the updated satin chrome mesh grille, adaptive LED headlights with automatic leveling, and LED rear lights that better fit with the current brand styling, a new adaptive suspension system utilizes a forward-facing camera to scan the road ahead to predictively smoothen out bumps. The exterior retains its penchant for chrome, and also features 20-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors feature integrated turn signals and auto-dimming on the driver’s side, doors with laminated glass, phone-as-a-key technology, and proximity entry with approach lighting. Once inside, the 10-way heated and ventilated seats, power-adjustable pedals, and a power-adjustable heated wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel help the driver get comfortable. A 12-inch digital gauge cluster, ambient lighting, frameless rearview mirror, wood trim, surround-view camera, power-folding second and third rows seats, and heating and ventilation for the second row bring a luxurious feel.
The Navigator Plus Exterior Package ($1,895) adds 22-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, and power deployable running boards.
The Reserve trim includes the features of the Plus Exterior Package as well as 24-way front seats and a head-up display. The Reserve I Package is $4,195 and integrates extended ambient lighting that includes lighted seat belts and a lighted Lincoln emblem, 30-way front seats with massage, and the premium stereo. The Monochromatic Package ($1,995) is limited to black and white, and cream exterior colors and is fitted with 22-inch black wheels, body-color mirror housings, a monochromatic grille, and a lower body-color bumper accent. The heavy-duty towing package ($940) includes an integrated trailer brake controller, trailer back-up assist, front tow hooks, and a low-speed cruise control system. Massaging second-row seats are a new standalone option for $625.
The Black Label builds off of the Reserve I Package’s features and offers four coordinated exterior and interior colors and materials themes. The two new ones are the Invitation, which focuses on dark colors with black onyx leather seats and leather-wrapped interior panels, and a black suede headliner, and the Central Park which brings walnut wood trim, a dark green leather interior, and a light-colored headliner.
The Special Edition Package is offered for $6,695 and includes 22-inch black wheels, a black-painted roof and roof rails, unique touches on the grille such as a black mesh and unique chrome surround, and black-painted mirror caps.
The Navigator with the Reserve I package brings uniquely Lincoln luxurious features without crossing over the $100,000 mark.