The 2023 Lincoln Navigator is set to enter its sixth model year on sale. The large SUV is expected to arrive with a facelift, though a redesign is possible. Lincoln hasn’t confirmed anything about the 2023 Navigator yet and we haven’t seen spy shots of the automaker testing the upcoming model year yet. So, details on the 2023 Navigator are scarce.
A refreshed Navigator could arrive with a slightly updated exterior design. For a facelift, we could see the large SUV arrive with revised headlights, a new grille, updated taillights, and new wheel designs. With a mild refresh, the 2023 Navigator’s overall design and size should remain the same. If Lincoln chooses to redesign the 2023 Navigator, the large SUV will arrive with a new look, though it’s tough to say what kind of changes Lincoln would make to the vehicle. Lincoln updated the Navigator’s grille and exterior lights for 2022.
The current Navigator has a plush interior with a high-end design and premium materials. The large SUV features simple lines, a straightforward center console layout, and large screens. Because of the Navigator’s boxy design, the SUV offers a large amount of interior space. If Lincoln were to give the 2023 Navigator a refresh, we think the interior would mostly stay the same, though the automaker could introduce some new themes. A redesign would see the 2023 Navigator arrive with a fully updated interior with a new dashboard, a new center console, updated seats, and a more spacious interior.
Lincoln updated Navigator’s list of tech features for the 2022 model year. The current large SUV comes standard with a 13.2-inch touchscreen, wireless smartphone compatibility, five USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless charging pad, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, and navigation. Available features include a 28-speaker Revel audio system and a dual-screen rear entertainment system. We don’t expect the SUV to come with different features for a facelift. A redesign could see the SUV gain larger screens and more advanced tech features.
The current Navigator comes standard with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine. The motor produces 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard. The engine could arrive with more power if the 2023 Navigator arrives with a facelift, while a full redesign could see the large SUV receive a new engine. Reports indicate that the 2023 Navigator could receive a hybrid variant, but information on the engine is light.
Lincoln offers the current Navigator with an extensive list of standard safety features thanks to the automaker’s Co-Pilot360 suite. The suite includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and forward-collision warning. The large SUV is also available with ActiveGlide, which is a hands-free driver-assist system. We don’t expect Lincoln to make any changes for the 2023 model year if the SUV receives a refresh. A full redesign could see the SUV arrive with more standard features.