Body-on-frame luxury SUVs are few and far between these days, but Lincoln is still in the segment with the redesigned 2015 Navigator, which will sell for a base price of $62,475.
The biggest change for the Navigator this year comes under the hood as power now exclusively comes from the twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that makes 380 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It is hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Other enhancements include the addition of Lincoln Ride Control which uses continuously controlled damping suspension to provide a smooth ride, though it is only standard on 4×4 models or models fit with 22-inch wheels. Those four-wheel drive models also get hill start assist and hill decent control as standard equipment.
On the outside, the Navigator has been given a facelift which includes the brand’s staple split-wing grille. The big SUV also gets Lincoln ‘welcome mats,’ essentially Lincoln symbols which are projected onto the ground right in front of the front doors.
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For customers who want more luxury, Lincoln is offering the Navigator Reserve Package which starts at $69,975 for 4×2 models, while 4×4 Reserve Package models start at $72,900. For that price bump you get Lincoln Drive Control, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and a leather-wrapped interior with wood accents.
There is also a long wheelbase ‘L’ model available, which has a 131-inch wheelbase compared to the 119-inch standard wheelbase. This long model comes standard with a 4.10 non-limited slip rear axle, and sells for $64,640 for the 4×2 version and $68,215 for the 4×4 version.
When compared to its main rival, the Cadillac Escalade, the Navigator is quite the bargain. A base Escalade will sell for $72,690, just about $300 cheaper than a fully loaded Navigator Reserve Package with four-wheel drive. At the base end, there is $10,000 gap between these two vehicles, with the Navigator being far cheaper.
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