The Navigator starts at nearly $75,000, although it’s easy to raise that to more than $100,000. It used to be a bargain compared to the Cadillac Escalade and Range Rover, but no more.
It’s exhaustive in its standard features and options, but it’s not a great value—and its warranty is only above average at the Black Label level, where drivers get 4 years or 50,000 miles of blanket coverage and pickup service for repairs.
We give it an 8 for features. (Read more about how we rate cars.)
The twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission are standard in all models, with all-wheel drive available. The long-wheelbase Navigators come in Select, Reserve, and Black Label trim.
Standard equipment on the base vehicle includes power features, automatic climate control, 20-inch wheels, embedded 4G LTE data services, a digital instrument display, navigation with real-time traffic data, keyless ignition, a power tailgate, leather upholstery, and second-row captain’s chairs. A second-row bench seat is an option.
A lovely 10-inch high-resolution screen uses Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and AM/FM/HD/XM radio. Fourteen Revel speakers blast the audio. There are four 12-volt power outlets, six USB ports, and a 110-volt plug. The Navigator’s multimedia capabilities include Slingbox home-TV streaming.
Select models add 22-inch wheels, cooled front seats, power running boards, a surround-view camera system, and a wireless smartphone charging pad. Options include a panoramic roof, a rear-seat entertainment system, a heavy-duty towing package, and 30-way power front seats.
The Reserve model has the panoramic roof and a console between the captain’s chairs. Its Lincoln grille badge is lit by LEDs. For 2019, Reserve Navigators add a standard Tech package and a CD player to the most expensive audio system, while it also gains a standard safety package which includes a head-up display, automatic high beams, forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warnings, as well as active park assist. Options include a 20-speaker Revel audio system, a cargo organizer, and CD player.
For nearly a hundred grand, the Black Label offers the snowy Chalet, woodsy Destination, or vintage Yacht Club cabin design. Standard equipment includes a towing package, striking 21-spoke 22-inch wheels, CD player, a 20-speaker Revel sound system, and the active safety package. This year Black Labels get standard 30-way power seats and an option for a middle-row bench seat.
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