2017 Lincoln Navigator Review

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The 2017 Lincoln Navigator provides an all-American take on the full-size luxury SUV. The Navigator boasts bold, larger-than-life sheet metal and an exhaustive list of amenities. This Lincoln also coddles passengers with a composed ride, regardless of the road surface.

The Lincoln Navigator cruises into the 2017 model year with no notable changes. This large SUV provides seating for seven or eight passengers. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is offered as an option.

The 2017 Lincoln Navigator is available in standard and long-wheelbase configurations. Both versions offer a choice of two trims: Select and Reserve.


With its brash, confident sheet metal, the Lincoln Navigator looks like it would be perfectly at home parked in the driveway of a Texas cattle baron’s sprawling ranch. In front, standard squared-off HID headlights gaze alongside a standard bisected satin-aluminum grille. A side view reveals the Navigator’s standard body-color door handles and chrome roof-rack side rails with black crossbars and end caps. In rear, LED tail lamps flank the Navigator’s standard power liftgate.

Base models come with 20-inch wheels, second-row privacy glass, power-deployable running boards, rain-sensing wipers, dual power-folding heated mirrors and LED daytime running lamps. You can enhance your Navigator with 22-inch wheels, a power sunroof and chrome power running boards.


If spaciousness is your mandate, the 2017 Lincoln Navigator has got you covered. All three rows provide remarkably roomy accommodations in both wheelbase configurations. Standard-wheelbase versions provide 18.1 cubic feet of cargo volume behind the third row, 54.4 cubic feet with the second row folded and 103.3 cubic feet behind the first row. With extended-wheelbase models, these capacities expand to 42.6, 86.3 and 128.2 cubic feet, respectively.

The base Select trim provides leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, a 60/40 split-folding third-row seat with one-touch folding, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable foot pedals and a leather-wrapped and wood-trimmed steering wheel. Available features include heated second-row seats and a second-row floor console with covered storage.


The 2017 Lincoln Navigator carries itself with unruffled poise in all driving situations. All models are motivated by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 good for 380 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The EPA rates the standard-wheelbase Navigator at 15/21 mpg city highway with rear-wheel drive and 15/20 mpg with four-wheel drive. Extended-wheelbase versions are rated at 15/20 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive and 15/19 mpg with four-wheel drive.

The standard-wheelbase Navigator can tow a maximum of 9,000 pounds with rear-wheel drive and 8,600 pounds with four-wheel drive. With extended-wheelbase models, these numbers dip to 8,500 and 8,300 pounds, respectively.


There’s no shortage of technology in the 2017 Navigator. The base model comes fully loaded with satellite radio, HD radio, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a navigation system, Bluetooth connectivity, rear-seat audio controls, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Lincoln’s Sync 3 infotainment system, push-button start and a 14-speaker sound system. You can upgrade your Navigator with a rear-seat entertainment system featuring a pair of 7-inch screens mounted to the front-row headrests.

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