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2023 Lincoln Navigator

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2023 Standard 4dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $81,620
2023 Standard 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $84,620
2023 Reserve 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $93,830
2023 Reserve 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $96,530
2023 L Reserve 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $96,860
2023 L Reserve 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $99,555
2023 Black Label 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $111,150
2023 L Black Label 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $114,195


What's New

The 2023 Lincoln Navigator SUV gains some new paint colors and an electronic limited-slip differential for the available towing package. The current Navigator debuted in 2018 and received a mild exterior refresh last year.

Choosing Your Lincoln Navigator

The regular 2023 Navigator comes in three trim levels: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. Pricing starts at $79,330 and heads to $107,770 for the Black Label.

The extended-length Navigator L is offered in Reserve and Black Label trims, priced from $94,550 and $111,565, respectively.

Engine Choices

Every 2023 Navigator is powered by 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that develops 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. The Standard and Reserve start out with rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive is available for $3,000.

The Black Label comes exclusively with 4WD. All models use a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Towing capacity ranges from 8,300 to 8,700 pounds, depending on configuration.

Rear-drive models are EPA-rated at 17 miles per gallon city, 23 mpg highway, and 19 mpg combined. Estimates ease by 1 mpg with 4WD.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Navigator is a full-size SUV with standard seating for seven across three rows. The available no-cost second-row bench seat boosts capacity to eight.

The standard 2023 Navigator offers 19.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row and 57.5 cubic feet with it folded. With both rear rows down, the Navigator can swallow up to 103.3 cubic feet.

The Navigator L offers an additional foot of length behind the third row, which translates into 120.2 cubic feet of total cargo space. The Navigator L remains one of the most spacious SUVs on the market.

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Safety Features

Every Navigator comes loaded with active safety technology. Standard equipment includes adaptive cruise control with lane-centering, lane-keeping assist, evasive steering assist, surround-view cameras, intersection assist, an automated parking system, automatic wipers and high beams, a rear camera washer, and front and rear automatic emergency braking.

The Reserve and Black Label also carry a head-up display and a hands-free highway driving system called ActiveGlide.


The 2023 Navigator's infotainment system spares nothing buyers expect in this class. Features include a 13.2-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, Wi-Fi capability, wireless phone charging, five USB ports, four power ports, a household-style outlet, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The Standard and Reserve come with a 14-speaker Revel sound system. A 28-speaker Revel system is optional on the Reserve and standard on the Black Lebel.

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2023 Lincoln Navigator Standard — MSRP From $79,330

The Standard's interior offers heated and ventilated 10-way power front seats with memory, heated and ventilated power-folding second-row seats, a heated power-adjustable steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, and a power-folding and reclining third row. Seats are clad in a leather-like material Lincoln calls Soft Touch. The adaptive suspension system continuously scans the road ahead for imperfections and adjusts accordingly.

The Standard model rolls on 20-inch bright aluminum wheels. The Navigator Plus Exterior Package ($1,895) adds a panoramic sunroof, power-illuminated running boards, and 22-inch wheels.

2023 Lincoln Navigator Reserve — MSRP From $91,520

The Reserve picks up 24-way power front seats, genuine leather upholstery, and the Plus Exterior Package as standard. For an even higher level of luxury, the Reserve I Package ($5,190) furnishes massaging 30-way front seats, illuminated first and second-row seatbelts, the 28-speaker Revel system, and an illuminated Lincoln grille emblem.

The Monochromic Package provides black wheels and body trim for $1,995. There's also a Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package ($2,600) that includes an electronic limited-slip differential, backup assist, sway control, and a two-speed transfer case on 4WD models.

2023 Lincoln Navigator Black Label — MSRP From $107,770

The Black Label comes standard with the contents of the Reserve I Package, plus the buyer's choice of four interior design themes: Chalet, Yacht Club, Invitation, and Central Park. Each offers a distinct blend of finishes, colors, and materials. The Special Edition Package ($6,695) for the Black Label spruces up the outside with a black roof, black wheels, and a unique chrome and black mesh grille.

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The 2023 Lincoln Navigator is impressively luxurious no matter how it's equipped. That said, we still recommend starting your build with the Reserve, which offers a handful of special amenities that aren't available on the Standard model.

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  • Ample passenger space
  • Opulent design
  • High-tech features
  • Powerful turbo V6 engine
  • Guzzles fuel
  • Starts pricey, gets pricier
  • Can be hard to drive
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Super-Sized Cabin. With the 2023 Lincoln Navigator measuring 210 inches in length for the regular wheelbase model and 221.9 inches for the extended Navigator L, the large SUV offers generous seating for up to eight people. With up to 40.9 inches of third-row legroom, the Navigator doesn’t have a bad seat in its cabin. Thanks to its boxy design and old-school platform, the Navigator offers more third-row space than crossover-styled large SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class.

In addition to offering an impressive amount of passenger space, the Navigator also impresses with its cargo capacity. The standard-wheelbase model has up to 20.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, 63.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row, and 103.3 cubic feet of cargo space in total. The extra-long Navigator L brings even more cargo space with up to 36 cubic feet behind the rear seats, 79.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row, and a total of 120.2 cubic feet of space. These are great figures for the large SUV segment.

Whether you need an SUV with a cavernous amount of cargo space or something that rivals some small NYC apartments in terms of passenger space, the Navigator can do both things.

Private Jet Luxury. While the Navigator is an old-school SUV, it feels like a genuinely modern luxury vehicle. Even lower Navigator trims come equipped with high-end features like leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, power running boards, a heated steering wheel, and tri-zone automatic climate control. These features, and the Navigator’s sheer size, make it feel like a private jet for its passengers.

Step up to the Black Label and the Navigator feels downright opulent. The range-topping trim comes with 30-way power-adjustable front seats with a massaging feature that are more comfortable than some La-Z-Boy recliners. The seats offer an incredible amount of customization to where everyone can find a position that feels just right. The seats remain comfortable on cross-country trips, especially with the massaging feature on hand to work out any numb spots. The Black Label also steps things up with wood trim and special interior color themes.

The major problem with the Navigator is its price. The large luxury SUV definitely isn't cheap. Pricing for the SUV starts at $81,420 (with destination) with the Black Label carrying a price tag of $110,950. The regular Navigator is expensive, but the Black Label is ridiculously so.

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No Need For A V8. Unlike nearly all of the Navigator’s competitors, Lincoln chose not to offer an eight-cylinder engine with the SUV. The Navigator is only available with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine, but it’s a stout motor. The V6 produces 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which is more than enough to make up for the lack of two cylinders.

On the road, the Navigator delivers brisk acceleration and never feels slow. We think the 10-speed automatic transmission plays a large role in that, as it delivers smooth, well-timed shifts. When properly equipped, the Navigator can tow up to 8,700 pounds.

The Navigator may be available with four-wheel drive and has plenty of different drive modes for various terrain, but it’s much better suited for on-road use. The SUV is a comfortable highway cruiser thanks to its adaptive dampers and independent suspension setup. Together, the pairing results in a smooth ride that irons out any bumps or potholes. Because of its size, the Navigator isn’t the easiest SUV to pilot on tight roads or to park, which makes it feel even more in its element out on the highway or a straight country road.

Slick Tech Features. Every Navigator comes with an eye-catching 13.2-inch touchscreen and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster that have crisp graphics, simple menus, and intuitive controls. With wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a wireless charging pad, and 14 audio speakers, the Navigator comes well-equipped from the get-go. Unless you want an excellent 28-speaker Revel audio system or a dual-screen rear entertainment system, there’s really no need to move up to a higher trim on the infotainment front.

One major reason to upgrade to a higher trim is Lincoln’s available ActiveGlide system. It’s a partially automated driver-assist system that allows for hands-free driving on mapped highways. It’s similar to what you’ll find with Ford’s BlueCruise system and operates in a similar way, too. The system does a great job of keeping the SUV in between marked lines and, as long as you keep your eyes on the road, doesn’t disengage often.

Final Thoughts. The 2023 Lincoln Navigator is an oversized SUV that’s packed with luxury and tech features. It’s enormous, cumbersome to drive, and not exactly efficient, but when it comes to interior space, comfort, luxury, performance, and technology, it’s as well-rounded as large SUVs get. Be sure to measure your garage twice before going through with a purchase.

The Cadillac Escalade is Navigator’s most obvious competitor. It’s similar in size but is available with more powerful V8 engines, a more impressive digital display that’s 38 inches wide, and a bolder exterior design. You’ll also want to check out the BMW X7. It’s not as spacious as the Navigator, but it has athletic handling, a quiet cabin, a refined lineup of powertrains, and high-tech features.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 440 HP / 510 ft.lbs.
10-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 23 / 20 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.5L V-6 / 440 HP / 510 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 23 / 20 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
23.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
103.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
172 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
210.0 "
Exterior Width
79.9 "
Exterior Height
76.4 "
Front Headroom
41.8 "
Rear Headroom
40.0 "
Front Legroom
43.9 "
Rear Legroom
42.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
65.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
65.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,633 Lbs.
Wheel Base
123 "
Turning Radius
20.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
7 / 8
Seat Trim
Lincoln Soft Touch Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Bucket / 40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan
14 Revel
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob And Smart Device-as-key
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Pre-collision Assist With Automatic Emergency Braking (aeb) Forward Collision Mitigation W/left Turn Assist
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Detection And Trailer Coverage Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Hands-on Steering Assist / Bluecruise 1.0 - 2 Year Subscription Hands-off Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Active Park Assist Plus Automated / Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Unlimited Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months