Given the utter variety of utility vehicles and SUVs on the current market, it shouldn’t be a surprise that full-size luxury crossovers like the forthcoming 2018 Lincoln Navigator currently occupies just a tiny fraction of it. The Lincoln Navigator caters only to a very explicit types of users who want three rows of seating configuration, lots of room and the ability to tow anything on the vehicle like a boat, in a vehicle known for its American nationalistic demeanor.
The vehicle comes with a substantial refreshment over the previous year, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator brought in an appealing makeover and a powerful engine during its debut and marked a major evolution for future Navigators. For 2018, there will be a major overhaul in terms of the infotainment system. Also, there will even be a stronger case to be deliberated for the large Lincoln SUV in case it fits within your preferences.
A new novelty that fix some of the previous flaws in usability issues with the MyLincoln Touch Interface is the BlackBerry powered Sync 3 touchscreen electronics interface. The extoled feature also features an intuitive pinch-and-swipe functions that mimic a smartphone ease of use, while matching the excellence of MyLincoln Touch. However, only time will tell if it will go down well with its conservatives, but based on our initial impressions, Sync 3 seems to be a real step in the right direction. Shoppers should also consider other alternatives before finally giving in to the amazing 2018 Lincoln Navigator. The two main arch rivals are the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Cadillac Escalade.
Exterior Changes & Interior Review of the New 2018 Lincoln Navigator
For starters, the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a full-size crossover available in two main versions, namely, the standard-wheelbase Navigator and the extended-wheelbase Navigator L. both of them feature three rows of seats that can accommodate up to seven passengers. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator trims will all feature both the Select and Reserve equipment packages. The standard Select package will feature 20-inch alloy wheels, foglights, bi-xenon headlights, a heavy-duty tow package, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding running boards, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear auxiliary controls, leather upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats, driver seat memory settings, power-adjustable pedals, a power-folding 60/40-split third-row bench and second-row captain’s chairs.
Also included are a 110-volt household-style power outlet, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Sync 3 interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice controls, a rearview camera, smartphone app integration, a navigation system, and a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system with satellite radio, two USB ports and HD radio.The Reserve package adds a two-tone exterior paint scheme, 22-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, and upgraded leather upholstery that also covers the console, doors, and dash. Individual options include 22-inch polished aluminum wheels, a sunroof, heated second-row seats and second-row console storage.
Engine Specs – 2018 Lincoln Navigator
The new 2018 Lincoln Navigator will be motivated by a 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine, able to generate up to 380 hp and 460 pounds of torque. Standard equipment include the 6-speed transmission system and the RWD system. As expected, a light duty AWD will be provided optionally. In our own performance test drive, the standard wheelbase 2018 Lincoln Navigator equipped with an AWD sprinted from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, standard time for most luxury SUVs. According to EPA estimates, the fuel economy for the previous year’s Lincoln Navigator had a fuel economy return of 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/20/17 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD system.
The long-wheelbase version returned 15/20/17 mpg and 15/19/16 mpg for the 2WD and AWD systems respectively. When properly equipped, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator is capable of towing up to 9,000lbs. Some of the safety features present in the forthcoming 2018 Lincoln Navigator will include antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, a post-crash alert system and three-row side curtain airbags.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Lincoln Navigator
We found no reliable sources to give us some hints on the pricing of the vehicle. However, considering the fierce competition in the existing market, the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator will definitely offer a reasonable price. Our best guess for now is a figure not less than $63,090.
We should expect the vehicle anywhere from now.