Review: 2012 Lincoln Navigator | The Truth About Cars

9 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Review: 2012 Lincoln Navigator | The Truth About Cars

An anecdote related to me by a Ford PR exec has it that and P. Diddy were going to on a product placement/endorsement deal Ford gave P. Diddy a and P. Diddy then became a nightclub shooting that the reputation of the music mogul and his then boo Jennifer Lopez. P. protegé (and recent to Orthodox Judaism) Shyne the rap for the shooting, and Ford pulled the

Why does this bizarre merit a mention? Because then adopted the Cadillac as his vehicle of choice, and everyone any pop culture exposure knows the Escalade is the  car to have for who has suddenly come in to money. The became an instant also-ran, Cadillac#8217;s brand was at a high not seen since the days of fins.

Despite cutting a figure, the Navigator#8217;s utilitarian truck roots are immediately after climbing aboard, as you up from the F-Series sourced running boards and sit in the cushy seat. There are plenty of bin interior pieces here, and the wood, tobacco tan leather analog clock and retro gauges are ostensibly designed to a sort of 1960#8242;s Mad Men feel. The is no 1963 Continental #8211; if its Betty Draper#8217;s Country station wagon with a of nouveau riche vulgarity, to the shiny latticework of the grille and the dubs mounted at all 4 corners.

The 5.4L modular V8 isn#8217;t a bad with 310 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of on tap. The biggest handicap is 6-speed automatic, which like an antiquated 4-speed the spec sheet shed on the extra two gears. On minor the transmission hunted for gears and kickdowns were slow and

With the 2WD setting engaged, I saw a 10 mpg in the city and that#8217;s with throttle applications. $100 was enough to fill the Lincoln#8217;s gas tank. On brief highway window noise seemed for a luxury vehicle, and it seemed to through the A-Pillar much it would on an economy car. The handles as expected #8211; solidly in a straight line, up bumps efficiently, feeling but stable during directional

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Ford#8217;s SYNC system an in-dash touch screen was and the system seems to have a number of bugs and glitches out. The THX certified stereo crisp at high volumes, and rap had just the right amount of bass to render the music and audible to pedestrians who scowled at me they walked past. A camera and front and rear assist systems helped the Navigator into tight a boon for soccer moms who may the Navigator to gentrified urban designed before the mass of the automobile.

The best place to be in a Navigator is the seat. There#8217;s ample for your person in both the and third row, though space is severely compromised the third row is folded. Luckily, are power folding systems for the two seats, and a power tailgate when you#8217;re finished.

When the Navigator first car magazines still came mail-away cards for customers to brochures. What a quaint Even sales of the once-mighty are in the toilet, as consumers move from profligate body-on-frame to the  car-based CUV.

As an ironic the Navigator might be acceptable as a purchase, but I just can#8217;t why one would buy this over an (if they needed to tow a boat) or any of crossovers out there that are than the Navigator in every area. The Range Rover, an ostentatious (and much engineered) vehicle has stolen the of the official vehicle of gauche from both the Navigator and Cadillac counterpart.

The Navigator isn#8217;t likely to any time soon, as it#8217;s a source of profit for Ford. Ironically, for a so clearly engineered in the dreadful era of Ford, the Navigator arguably has the and most unique identity Lincoln#8217;s otherwise uninspiring Maybe keeping it around such a bad thing after

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