2012 Lincoln Navigator Review

29 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2012 Lincoln Navigator Review
Lincoln Navigator

Cheaper Ford Expedition is as good, for much less

The Lincoln Navigator is one of the few large, luxury SUVs around, and the is as bold and flashy as ever. the experts do find some they like about the and extended-wheelbase Navigator L, they all reach the same conclusion: are better large luxury available. The Navigator inherits of its mechanical components and characteristics the 2012 Ford Expedition on it is based.

The Navigator is certainly a and capable large SUV, but the in the cheaper 2012 Ford (Base MSRP $36,530 to are magnified in the considerably more Navigator.

Power is low for this fuel economy still

A 5.4-liter V8 that makes 310 and 365 pound-feet of torque is standard on the and Navigator L, and there are no other options. While the power much lower than the nearly all reviewers lament the lack of smoothness.

About.com’s wishes there was an engine with a bit more giddyup, and says the engine delivers with an unseemly roar. ConsumerSearch is owned by About.com, but the two share an editorial affiliation.) the Navigator has a high 9,000 max towing capacity with drive and 8,700 pounds all-wheel drive. The longer L’s top number is 8,700 in 4×2 guise and 8,300 in 4×4 configuration.

Unfortunately, being down on power to its contemporaries, the engine doesn’t redeeming fuel-economy numbers. The Protection Agency estimates the Navigator and Navigator L will 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway/16 mpg combined two-wheel drive and 13 mpg city/18 mpg mpg combined when equipped all-wheel drive. The all-wheel system is a single-speed, transfer-case

All configurations of the Navigator use a six-speed

Smooth ride, comfy, but largely fails to impress

experts agree that the provides a smooth and serene though it won’t win anyone for its agility. AutoWeek.com states the ride is as quiet as an ocean with waves in the pavement little impact on the vehicle’s and rolling ride. Steering is surprisingly good for a truck large, though a few reviewers prefer beefier brakes to more confidence in short

The interior of the Navigator is upgraded its Ford counterpart, but no reviewers are impressed with the material or fit-and-finish. TheTruthAboutCars.com asserts the current interior is a step in materials and style from the one preceded it, and most reviewers that the interior is unimpressive for a car.

With that experts say the Navigator does comfortable seating in all rows and visibility for a car its size. Edmunds.com the SUV offers one of the most accommodating in the segment despite its less-than-perfect Some critics find the interior design to be outdated.

Third-row seats that are comfortable, and they fold

The third-row seats in the Navigator one place where it has the edge its main competitor, the 2012 Escalade (Base MSRP: to $82,495). Reviewers say the third-row are well-designed and are the most comfortable of any car with three rows of Furthermore, these seats can be flat into the floor at the of a button, something incredibly that the Cadillac Escalade do.

Lincoln Navigator

Plenty of features come on the Navigator, including a power a power-folding third-row seat, and cooled front seats, deploying running boards, and advanced Sync infotainment The Navigator has a cargo capacity of 104 feet for the regular wheelbase the Navigator L is 18 inches longer and for a total maximum cargo of 128 cubic feet

No crash-test ratings

The National Traffic Safety Administration fully tested the Navigator or L, but it has given the SUV a rating for rollover Both the Navigator and Navigator L get 4 out of 5 for rollover resistance when with all-wheel drive and a 3-star rating when with two-wheel drive. safety equipment includes the front airbags, front-seat airbags, full-length curtain for all seating rows, electronic control, traction control, as as a useful trailer-sway control uses the stability control to better manage undesired from heavy trailers.

The Navigator and Navigator L come a four-year/50,000-mile warranty.

Merely an in a field of great luxury

Nearly all of the experts agree there are better balanced when it comes to large SUVs. A Car and Driver review that everything the Escalade the Navigator has at about 70 percent. point out that the cheaper Expedition offers as much comfort and towing capability at a base price.

Ultimately, the and Navigator L are a tough sell strong competition.

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