The all-new and better than ever, Lincoln Navigator will soon join the large SUV market. It has been fully revised which resulted in one of the best luxury SUVs now available. The carmaker managed to merge luxury, functionality and modern all in one. However, after the arrival of the 2018 model year, the manufacturer will launch the newest version which will go on sale as the 2019 Lincoln Navigator.
The Lincoln Navigator is a great off-roader and family hauler which offers very spacious and comfortable cabin. It is also very capable and has a great towing capacity. It is equipped with plenty of modern technology and provides excellent space for cargo. Under the hood, it features a powerful V-6 engine which considering its size and compared to the rivals, is sufficiently economical. It is available as a standard and a long-wheelbase version called Navigator L. As well, it is offered in four trim levels. Those include the base Premiere, Select, Reserve and Black Label. The base model is the only trim which will not be available in a long-wheel version.
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator has arrived completely new with many upgrades and changes. The whole exterior styling has been revised but has kept its recognizable large grille. The powertrain has also been upgraded providing more power and it is now lighter than before because of the new aluminum panels. The interior has also been revised in order to look more luxurious and more pleasant place to spend time.
And for the newest 2019 Lincoln Navigator, it is almost certain that it will arrive unchanged compared to the current model which has been completely refreshed. We also expect it to be offered in the same trims as the current Navigator. Its key rivals on the market will be Lexus LX 570, Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80 and Ford Expedition.
2019 Lincoln Navigator engine and performance
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator will get the same engine which powers the current model. And there is one single drivetrain for all trim levels. It is a 3.5-liter V-6 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost engine. This unit is able to develop 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque. It will pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. As well, it will be able to tow up to 8,700 pounds. The Navigator will be available with two- and all-wheel drive system. As well, with all-wheel drive, it gets 16 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway. With the two-wheel drive, it is rated at 16/23 mpg in the city/highway drive. The Navigator L with two-wheel drive it is estimated to be 16/22 mpg while with AWD it gets 16/21 mpg in the city/highway drive.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator will inherit the design of the 2018 model year which is clean, polarizing and handsome. The massive mesh grille with the LED-backed Lincoln badge in the middle dominates the front fascia. There is also a pair of large headlamps equipped with LED lighting. The rear end will get full-width LED taillights and the large Lincoln letters above.
The interior of the 2019 Lincoln Navigator will be very spacious and luxurious. It has three rows of seats and it is able to carry up to eight passengers. The second row of seats is available with either two captain chairs or a bench for three persons. In the third row can be placed even three passengers. The seats will be upholstered in leather. The cargo room provides the space of 19 cubic feet. However, with the second and the third row folded down, there is a room of even 103 cubes. The long-wheelbase Navigator L has even more cargo room of more than 34 cubic feet. The dashboard is wide and elegant and features a large 10.0-inch touchscreen with Sync 3 infotainment system and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
As for the equipment, the base model will come standard with three-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, six USB ports, satellite radio and Revel audio with 14 speakers. The Navigator Select model will add wireless device charging, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree camera and adaptive suspension. The Premiere trim will include a rear-seat entertainment system, a panoramic sunroof and 30-way power adjustable front seats with massaging function. The Reserve model will offer Revel audio system with 20 speakers while the Black Label comes with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, park assist and so on.
Release date and price
The carmaker still hasn’t revealed the exact date of the arrival of the 2019 Lincoln Navigator. Its price should be the same as the 2018 model. It starts at around $72,000 and goes up to $97,000 for the top-ranging Black Label.