2020 Lincoln Navigator

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2020 MODEL
$75,825 - $99,970

8.1

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2020 Lincoln Navigator Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: March 9, 2020


The Lincoln Navigator has grabbed eyeballs since it received the North American Truck of the Year award at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. The 2020 Navigator is known for its impressive build quality and performance. Last year itself, the Navigator received major redesign and it worked in its favor. The 2020 model has a ton of space and luxury features on offer.

The exterior look of the 2020 Navigator never fails to deliver a statement and that statement is a strong one. The SUV has got extraordinary capabilities in terms of carrying people and it can even tow an impressive amount. Powering this machine is a 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 450 hp. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The additional gearing helps in acceleration and fuel economy.

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Pros

User-friendly tech utility

Powerful V6 engine

Large cargo area in both standard and extended versions

An array of safety equipment

Cons

Big size creates problem in city travel

Not exactly pocket friendly

What's New?

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator remains unchanged.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$73205

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

500 lbs.-ft @ 3000 rpm

transmission

10-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

67/67.2

dimensions

wheelbase

122.5 in.

length

210 in.

width

79.9 in.

height

76.4 in.

curb weight

5685 lbs.

ground clearance

9.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38 cu ft.

cargo volume

103.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

8700 lbs.

payload capacity

1620 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

529 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr. / 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

72 months. / 70000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

6 yr. / 70000 mi.


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Styles

2020 Lincoln Navigator in Blue Diamond color 2020 Lincoln Navigator in Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color 2020 Lincoln Navigator in Ceramic Metallic color 2020 Lincoln Navigator in Infinity Black color 2020 Lincoln Navigator in Ingot Silver Metallic color 2020 Lincoln Navigator in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color 2020 Lincoln Navigator in White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat color
Blue Diamond

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Ratings

Features

8.5

Engine And Performance

8.2

Interior

8.5

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Lincoln Navigator Standard

Standard

power
450 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$75,825 - $78,495


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Standard 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $75,825 MSRP (16/19/23) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 7
Standard 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $78,495 MSRP (16/18/21) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

2020 Lincoln Navigator Base

Base

power
450 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$79,025 - $81,695


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $79,025 MSRP (16/18/22) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-Speed Automatic rear wheel drive 8
L 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $81,695 MSRP (16/18/21) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-Speed Automatic four wheel drive 8

2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

Reserve

power
450 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
19 combined

$81,365 - $87,235


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Reserve 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $81,365 MSRP (16/19/23) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 7
Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $84,035 MSRP (16/18/21) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7
L Reserve 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $84,565 MSRP (16/18/22) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 7
L Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $87,235 MSRP (16/18/21) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

Black Label

power
450 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$96,770


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Black Label 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $96,770 MSRP (16/18/21) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

2020 Lincoln Navigator L Black Label

L Black Label

power
450 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$99,970


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
L Black Label 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $99,970 MSRP (16/18/21) 450 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, regular unleaded
10-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 7

Expert Review

8.1

Overall Rating


The Navigator offers a very premium touch to the cabin with high quality materials all around. The three rows are spacious enough to fit adults even for longer journeys and the dash offers a fresh infotainment system along with modern-day tech. The only drawback of this size is problematic maneuvering in the city. Otherwise, the Navigator stands on all expectations and is likely capturing the luxury SUV market at a fast pace.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Front View
2020 Lincoln Navigator Rear View

8.5/10
Features

8.2/10
Engine and Performance

8.5/10
Interior


2020 Lincoln Navigator Features

8.5/10

The luxury SUV Navigator is offered in four trim levels: Premier, Select, Reserve and Black Label. A 3.5-liter V-5 engine comes as standard. The first three trims get rear wheel drive configuration while the Black label is offered with 4WD configuration. In terms of interior features, the Navigator is absolutely loaded up to the brim.

Trims

Premier

Select

Reserve

Black label

MSRP(RWD)

$73,205

$77,555

$85,205

$96,395

MSRP(4WD)

N/A

$80,850

$88,500

$99,690

Key Features

20-inch Ultra Bright Machined-Aluminum Wheels

22-inch Dark Tarnish Painted Wheel

22-inch Tarnish Dark Painted Wheels

22-inch Ebony Black Paint Wheels

 

1st and 2nd Row Heated Seats

Heated Steering Wheel

 

Panoramic Vista Roof

 

Technology Package

 

SYNC 3

Power Running Boards

Heated and Ventilated 1st Row Seats

Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package 22-iow Package

  Blindspot detection with trailer control Painted Ebony Black Illuminated Illuminated Lincoln Star on the grille Lincoln Connect
  Rain-sensing wind shield wipers Wireless charging pad 20 Speaker audio system 4G LTE with hotspot connectivity
  Forward and reverse sensing system Windshield wiper de-icer   "Black Label" floor mats
  Active noise control 30 way power adjustable front seats (optional)   Individual tire pressure monitoring system

The base Navigator trim is available only in standard wheelbase whereas the other trims are available in extended wheelbase Navigator L that gets more cargo volume and extra leg space.

We Recommend

The 2020 Navigator is truly expensive no matter which trim you go for. We would suggest the mid "Select" trim. The "Select" trim has received great updates like adaptive suspension and there's not much price gap as well. You may further add an optional technology package for important driver safety equipment.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Engine and Performance

8.2/10
“Despite its size, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator has composed handling, and it provides a comfortable ride even over uneven pavement. The Navigator's powerful V6 engine easily pushes this large SUV along, and it gets good fuel economy ratings for the class.”- cars.usnews

Power duties are carried out by 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that churns out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. When we take into consideration the size of the vehicle, the engine actually feels decently powered. Most of the power is concenterate towards the top end of the rev range which might make it a little difficult to overtake other vehicles in traffic.

2020 Lincoln Navigator engine 

All in all, the engine offers enough punch to hide the fact that the Navigator is a huge vehicle. Even if you plan on towing something with your $100,000 SUV, it can do a pretty good job of doing that as well. Lincoln's 3.5 liter V6 engine supports premium fuel and it makes towing heavy stuff very easy. 

Models

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infinti QX80 LUXE SUV

MSRP

$74,500

$76,490

$71,145

$53,425

$66,795

Engine

3.5L V6

6.2L V8

3.0L V6

3.5L V6

5.6 L V8

Transmission

10 Speed automatic

10 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

10 Speed automatic

7 Speed automatic

Horsepower

450 hp@ 5500 rpm

420 hp@ 5600rpm

362 hp@ 5500rpm

375 hp@ 5000rpm

400 hp@ 5800rpm

Torque

510 ft-lbs@ 3000rpm

460 ft-lbs@ 4100 rpm

369 ft-lbs@ 1800rpm

470 ft-lbs@ 3500rpm

413 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

Acceleration

The Navigator SUV weighs 6000 pounds and still manages to sprint zero to 60 MPH in around 6 seconds. While exact numbers are not available, a 0-60 time of 6 seconds is very impressive considering the dimensions of the vehicle. We do live in a world where SUVs can do a 0-60 sprint in 3 seconds, the Navigator compensates with the amount of luxury on offer. Even though the Navigator might not be able to tackle corners with ease its acceleration figures are decent. 

2020 Lincoln Navigator Acceleration

Models

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infinti QX80 LUXE SUV

0-60 MPH

5.9

N/A

N/A

N/A

6.1 sec

Quarter mile

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

14.8 sec

Engine

3.5L V6

6.2L V8

3.0L V6

3.5L V6

5.6 L V8

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.3

10.3

9.3

8.8

11.0

Ride and Handling

The biggie 2020 Navigator handles the terrain surprisingly. It takes you through various gateways without much hassle. The small turning radius enables you to corner in best manner. The SUV provides the ultimate comfort level in any road condition. The electric power steering feels lights. On the other hand, the front and rear suspension comes with adaptive dampers absorbs most of the bumps on uneven roads. The stopping distance at 125-feet allows Navigator to come at halt at any speed.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Wheel

Braking 

Model

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infiniti QX80 LUXE SUV

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

17

13.8

13

13.7

Brake Rear (in.)

13.8

17

13.6

13.5

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5685

5578

5335

5443

5679

60-0 MPH (ft.)

125

N/A

N/A

N/A

122

2020 Lincoln Navigator Fuel Economy

The fuel economy offered by the Navigator SUV is average in its class as it earns an EA rating of 16 mog in city and 23 mpg on the highway. The combination of standard wheelbase and rear wheel drive drops the mileage to 16 mpg in city and 22 mpg on the highway.

Model

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infiniti QX80 LUXE SUV

MPG (city)

16

14

16

17

14

MPG (highway)

23

23

22

24

20

MPG (combined)

19

17

18

20

16

2020 Lincoln Navigator Interior

8.5/10
“The Navigator has interior room in spades, and its smart design maximizes ease of entry. A lot of controls require some familiarization time, but ultimately they are easy to use. Cameras help you maneuver this large SUV in tight spaces.”- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

Lincoln is good at showing what the world wants to see. It has a perfect interior undoubtedly. All things just look classy and available at the right place. The look is premium and material is upmarket as well. All the three rows offer spacious accommodation and offers decent cargo space too. There’s a user-friendly infotainment system on the dash. The 0way power adjustable front seats are just marvelous.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Seating

Model

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infiniti QX80 LUXE SUV

Passenger capacity

7

7

7

8

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.8/65.2/43.9

42.8/64.9/45.3

41.2/58.5/40.3

42.0/64.9/43.9

39.9/63.8/39.6

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.0/.65.1/41.5

38.7/64.4/39.0

40.0/58.3/38.5

40.0/64.8/41.5

40.0/63.5/41.0

Interior Features

Seating features include:

  • Heated front seats
  • 10-way power adjustable front seats
  • Heated second row
  • Ventilated front seats (Optional)
  • 24 and 30 -way power adjustable front seats (Optional)
  • Massaging front seats (Optional)

Infotainment

There’s an array of features that come with Navigators infotainment. Some of them are as follows:

2020 Lincoln Navigator Infotainment Display
  • Six USB ports
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 14-speaker audio system
  • A 10-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Navigation

Cargo space

The Navigator offers amazing cargo space of 19.3 cubic feet. It shares the same figure with the Expedition. All other competitors lie behind the Navigator in this case.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Cargo Space

Model

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infinti QX80 LUXE SUV

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

19.3

15.2

16.0

19.3

16.6

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2020 Lincoln Navigator Exterior

“The new Lincoln Navigator throws off its hand-me-down schmatta and wraps itself in a glamorous new wardrobe.”- thecarconnection

Design and Styling

The bold and beautiful front grille is unavoidable for sure. There is something different about the Navigators exterior stance. It makes an impact wherever it goes. You’ll find some cool work on the LED-backed Lincoln badge on the front grille. At the rear, there’s Lincoln signature Led taillight.

2020 Lincoln Navigator Side view

Model

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infinti QX80 LUXE SUV

Curb weight (lbs.)

5685

5578

5335

5443

5679

Length(in)

210.0

203.9

202.0

210.0

210.2

Width(in)

79.9

80.5

76.1

79.9

79.9

Height(in)

 76.4

74.4

72.8

76.6

75.8

Ground clearance (in)

9.7

8.0

8.5

9.8

9.2

Wheelbase (in)

122.5

116.0

121.1

122.5

121.1

Track width (in) F/R

N/A N/A

65.2/65.9

67.6/67.2

67.5/67.9

The SUV has got better dimensions than the rivals. Though it is not the widest but stands long enough at 210 inches.

Towing Capacity

The Navigator is capable of towing upto 8,900 lbs, beating all the rivals alone. The expedition also leads the pack by offering a towing capacity of 8300 lbs..

Model

Lincoln Navigator SUV

Cadillac Escalade SUV

Mercedes Benz GLS 450 4Matic SUV

Ford Expedition XLT SUV

Infiniti QX80 LUXE SUV

Engine

3.5L

6.2L

3.5L

3.5L

 

Drive Train

2WD

2WD

4WD

AWD

 

Capacity (lbs)

8900

8100

7500

8300

 
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2020 Lincoln Navigator Safety

The NHTSA have rated the 2020 Navigator with 5 stars in most of the safety tests. The IIHS is yet to release the safety rating for this car. The carmaker offers a basic warranty of 4-yesr/50,000-mile and a engine warranty of 6-year/70,000-mile.

The Safety features comprises of:

  • Four-wheel disc anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver and front-passenger Dual Stage airbags
  • Side Impact Airbags
  • Safety Canopy with Roll Over Sensor
  • Belt-Minder
  • Child-safety rear door locks
  • Crash Severity Sensors
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Brake and Engine-Actuated Traction control
  • Rear view camera with washer
  • SecuriCode keyless entry keypad
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Battery Saver
  • Anti-theft perimeter alarm
  • MyKey
  • Electric parking brake
  • Blind Spot Monitoring

2020 Lincoln Navigator Competition

Lincoln Navigator Vs Ford Expedition

The Navigators boast of one of the best interior in its class whereas the Expedition has a long list of features. The Ford has an edge over the Navigator for its lower price and excellent towing capability. Now, it’s your call what you choose.

2020 Ford Expedition

Lincoln Navigator Vs Cadillac Escalade

The Escalade is believed to be one of the closest rivals of the Navigator. Both the vehicles offer extendd wheelbase along with spacious cabin. The Cadillac offers a V8 that is less fuel efficient in comparison to the Navigator. Here Navigator is the right car to choose.

2020 Cadillac Escalade

Lincoln Navigator Vs Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

The GLS 450 boast of maximum cargo space than the Navigator. The Navigator offers better towing capacity. However, the base Merc GLS 450 costs $10,000 less than the Lincoln. It is not luxurious as the Navigator but gets comfortable ride.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

 

2020 Lincoln Navigator Final Verdict

The Lincoln Navigator is something that can make you proud and satisfied. It offers an outstanding list of features and comfort level. The V6 engine is efficient and powerful enough to get you maximum towing capacity. If you make your mind to buy the Navigator then just be assured that you won’t regret.

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