The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is one of the most favorite luxury SUVs today. Last year’s redesign improved the Navigator’s already impressive ability to transport people and pull heavy loads. It also comes in fresh styles and new features. This Lincoln luxury SUV is at the top of the class against its American rivals and is likely to get a front-row status with valet attendants.
With the new design, the 2019 Lincoln Navigator has both presence and style, even when parked next to SUVs from established brands such as the Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz. Under the hood, its impressive 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 produces 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. All that big power is sent to the ground through a 10-speed automatic transmission. And while 10 speeds may look like an exaggeration, you won’t notice the smooth shift, and additional gearing help improve both fuel economy and acceleration.
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator has only one engine available, but it’s a good one: a version of Ford excellent 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. It produces 450 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, and the Lincoln puts it to good use through a 10-speed automatic transmission with manual shifting mode. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional on the base and Select trim. The Reserve and the Black Label come standard with 4WD.
While not exactly sports-car quick, this powerful V6 engine makes short work of acceleration from a stop, or hustling around slower traffic on the freeway. Unlike a lot of high-end engines, the Navigator doesn’t require premium unleaded fuel. It can even tow up to 8,700 pounds when properly equipped. For a full-size SUV, fuel economy is pretty solid, ranging from 21-23 mpg on the highway.
3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6
450 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
510 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm
Zero to 60 mph: 5.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 14.0 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 14.0 sec @ 100 mph
Top speed: 115 mph
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/23 mpg (4×2); 16/22 mpg (L 4×2); 16/21 mpg (standard & L 4×4)
Far and away is the most notable part of the 2019 Lincoln Navigator, the large cabin of this full-size luxury SUV looks and feels even more classy than the price it demands. The dash is dominated by a 10-inch touch screen with enormous, easy-to-see-and-use icons, especially when using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The dash itself is classy and elegant, and the center console doesn’t quite reach the dash. The interior is functional, too.
All 2019 Lincoln Navigator have three rows of seats, with seating for seven passengers when equipped with 2nd-row bucket seats, or eight passengers if you opt for the no-cost 2nd-row bench. There’s no shortage of space. The second row feels like another set of front seats, especially with the dual captain’s chairs and a large center console. The third row has decent space for adults, and the seats are high off the floor, so your knees aren’t level with your chest.
The standard Navigator models have decent room behind the last row, 19.3 cubic feet, 57.5 cubes behind the second row, and 103.3 cubes with all rear seats folded. If you regularly plan to use all three rows and transport gear, you’re a prime candidate for the long-wheelbase version, which has the same passenger dimensions but more cargo space — over 34 cubic feet behind the third row.
TRIM LEVEL & PRICING
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is a large luxury SUV available four trim levels: base, Select, Reserve and Black Label. The base trim level uses the standard wheelbase only, while the Select, Reserve and Black Label trim also available in the extended-wheelbase Navigator L version that has additional cargo space. Every Navigator comes standard with second-row captain’s chairs and seat seven, but a 40/20/40-split second-row bench seat is optional and increase seating capacity to eight.
Standard feature for the base trim include 20-inch wheels, LED headlights, a trailer towing package, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, tri-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, first- and second-row leather upholstery (third-row vinyl), power-adjustable and heated front seats, power-folding second-row captain’s chairs with heating, and a power-folding 60/40-split third-row bench. Also standard is a configurable gauge cluster display, 10-inch touchscreen display with the Sync 3 interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, six USB ports throughout the cabin, navigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and a 14-speaker surround-sound system.
The Select adds 22-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, power-folding running boards, upgraded leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a surround-view parking camera system, and a wireless charging pad. The optional Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, a head-up display, lane-keeping assist, an automated parking system and automatic high beams.
The Reserve trim adds exterior lights, illuminated seat belt buckles, a panoramic sunroof, upgraded front seats with ventilation and the content of the Technology package. The 2019 Lincoln Navigator Black Label Navigator include all above options plus chrome exterior trim, 30-way multicontour front seats, upgraded leather upholstery and a 20-speaker stereo system.
Some of the upper trim level items are available as stand-alone or packaged options on the lower trim levels. Other notable options include a rear-seat entertainment system, with dual headrest-mounted displays and wireless headphones, and power-folding and heated second-row seats.
The 2019 Lincoln Navigator has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $73,205 for a base model (include $1,295 destination charge). The Select model begins at $77,555, while the Reserve starts over $85,000. The 4-wheel drive costs $2,655 extra on the two lower trims. At the top, the Navigator Black Label starts over $96,000. For the larger Navigator L, you’ll have to opt for at least a Select trim, then spend an extra $3,200. Fully loaded Navigator can hover around the $100,000 mark.
2019 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR SPECIFICATION
3.5-L TWIN-TURBOCHARGED V6
Bore x stroke
3.64" x 3.41"
Direct acting mechanical buckets, four valves per cylinder, twin independent variable camshaft timing
10:00 : 1
450 @ 5,500 rpm
510 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm
Electronic multi-port gasoline injection
All-wheel drive/Rear-wheel drive
10-Speed Automatic Transmission with SelectShift
EPA ratings Navigator 4x2/4x4
16 mpg city/23 mpg highway/19 mpg combined
16 mpg city/21 mpg highway/18 mpg combined
EPA ratings Navigator L 4x2/4x4
16 mpg city/22 mpg highway/18 mpg combined
16 mpg city/21 mpg highway/18 mpg combined
Independent Short- and Long-Arm (SLA) with coil-over shocks and stabilizer bar
Independent Multi-Link with coil-over shocks and stabilizer bar
Power-tilt/telescoping steering column with memory
Turning diameter, curb-to-curb, FT.
Front Twin Piston Brakes/Rear Solid Brakes
13.8" Vented Disc Rotors with Vented
13.8" Vented Disc Rotors
Overall Width with mirrors
Max Cargo Capacity
103.3 cu. ft.
120.2 cu. ft.
(4x2) 5,685 lbs.
(4x4) 5,855 lbs.
(4x4) 6,056 lbs
(4x2) 8,700 lbs.
(4x4) 8,300 lbs.
(4x2) 8,400 lbs.
(4x4) 8,100 lbs.