Introduced in 1998, the Navigator was the first SUV Lincoln sold, as well as the first vehicle capable of four-wheel drive. The Lincoln Navigator shares its mechanical features, platform, and much of its equipment with the Ford Expedition, that was released the previous year. Upscale and unique styles, materials on the interior, and other features make the Expedition and the Navigator different from each other.
Even though the base prices of the Navigator was high according to the manufacturer's suggested price of $42,000 during its first year of production, there were still 44,000 sales, making it a popular choice. It didn't take long for competitors like the Cadillac Escalade, General Motors and GMC Denali to get on the bandwagon and reap in some of the rewards the Lincoln Navigator was experiencing.
The latest 2014 Navigator features include a flex-fuel capabible 5.4 liter V8 engine. six standard airbags, voice-activated navigation system, and power liftgate. All of these features make the Navigator a comfortable ride for those with large families or those who typically travel in with groups.
The Lincoln Navigator does not disappoint when it comes to providing space and luxury. Even the first generation models in 1998 are a great vehicle in terms of class and styling. So, for those on a budget, it would not hurt to start with the first generation and work your way upward to the later years.
The Lincoln Navigator is a beautiful choice for those looking for style and sophistication in their vehicle. It is possible to find a Lincoln Navigator that fits your personal preferences, using a wide variety of search criteria including valuable search information available exclusively on Carfax.com.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Lincoln Navigator four out of five stars in terms of overall safety. The front crash rating received four out of five stars and the side crash rating received five stars.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
- Both of the leather bucket-style front seats feature eight way power adjustments, multi-level heating, and adjustable lumbar support.
- The rear of the vehicle has ventilation controls, reclining rear seats, and a power folding third row bench seat.
- In vehicle entertainment includes a video monitor and DVD player, separate rear audio featuring 5.1 surround audio on THX premium speakers, USB connection, speed adjusted volume, and an audio/video input.