2014 Lincoln Navigator

MSRP $56,165 - $61,230

Ranked #4 in Suv

8.1

Overall Rating

2014 Lincoln Navigator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 11, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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There are not many large, full-size 7 seater luxury SUVs in the market. However, if you’re in the market looking for one, the 2014 Lincoln Navigator’s low price tag might just catch your eye. Priced at around $57000, the Navigator has been in the market for a long, long time. But then it just lacks the charm that would compel buyers to purchase it. The Navigator hasn’t had a major refresh for quite some time and hence it looks and feels dated compared to rivals. 

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Pros

Spacious and well laid-out cabin

Decent ride quality

Best in class cargo capacity

Cons

Lousy powertrain

Outdated interior and exterior design

Fuel economy leaves a lot to be desired

What's New?

Remains unchanged for 2014


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$56165

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

top speed

131 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

330 cu.in.

horsepower

310 hp @ 5100 rpm

torque

365 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

short and long arm front suspension

suspension rear

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

dimensions

wheelbase

131 in.

length

221.3 in.

width

78.8 in.

height

78.1 in.

curb weight

6031 lbs.

ground clearance

9.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

168.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

128.2 cu ft.

towing capacity

6000 lbs.

payload capacity

1600 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

8.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.7 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

184 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

14/17/20 mpg

highway range

670 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

powertrain warranty

6 yr./ 70,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$56,165 onwards

L$58,330 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Lincoln Navigator in Bronze Metallic color
Bronze Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


It comes with a slightly underpowered engine and a dull design and that’s the very reason why it has been struggling to sell. The third-generation Navigator is pitched up against the likes of the Cadillac Escalade, INFINITI QX80, and the GMC Yukon Denali. All of those come with fresh design and updated features and equipment. So does the 2014 Navigator make any sense? We find out in this review of the 2014 Lincoln Navigator.


8.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2014 Lincoln Navigator Features

8.0/10

The Navigator is offered in just one trim level and it covers all the features that you may need. The SUV with a rear-wheel-drive configuration is priced a shade over $56,000 while getting an all-wheel-drive configuration will cost you more than $59,000. We’ve listed down all the key features and equipment offered with the 2014 Navigator in the table below:

Model

Lincoln Navigator

MSRP (RWD)

$56,165

MSRP (AWD)

$59,065

Key Features

18-inch, 7-spoke bright machined aluminum wheels

 

Heated, power-folding outside rearview mirrors

 

Powered liftgate

 

14-speaker, THX sound system

 

Voice command

 

Leather upholstery

 

10-way power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats

 

Heated second-row seats

 

Leather-wrapped and wood-trimmed heated steering wheel

 

Leather-wrapped gear shift lever

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

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There’s just one trim level on offer and there’s nothing for you to choose from. If you do not live in a snowy area, the RWD configuration would just be fine as most owners will be driving it on paved surfaces only and hardly anybody will be taking their Navigator off-roading. However, if the Navigator should be your choice is a decision to make at the end of this review. 

2014 Lincoln Navigator Engine and Performance

9.0/10

Powering the 2014 Lincoln Navigator is a 5.4L, normally aspirated, V8 unit. The engine is capable of churning around 310 horses and 365 lb-ft of torque which is pretty decent but not all that great by class standards. All the power as standard goes to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic gearbox and you need to pay more to get the all-wheel-drive configuration. The powertrain of the Navigator has a lazy and slow character and almost has a truck-like vibe to it. It reminds you that you’re driving a vehicle that has an engine from a pickup truck. The engine is slow to react to throttle inputs and gear shifts are not the quickest either. 

On the straight line, the Navigator does a 0-60 MPH in about 8.7 seconds, travels the quarter-mile distance in 16.5 seconds, and maxes out at 16.5 seconds. Ride quality is supple, although there’s a fair amount of body roll that’s enough to dent your confidence while going through sharp turns. Body control again is not the best and you’d expect a vehicle in this class to have such lame driving dynamics. Not the most fun-to-drive machine and we expect Lincoln to work on the SUV’s driving dynamic.

Models

2014 Lincoln Navigator 

2014 Cadillac Escalade Base 

2014 INFINITI QX80 

2014 GMC Yukon Denali 

MSRP

$57,160

$63,745

$62,700

$58,320

Engine

5.4L V8

6.2L V8

5.6L V8

6.2L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power

310 hp @ 5,100 RPM

403 hp @ 5,700 RPM

400 hp @ 5,800 RPM

403 hp @ 5,700 RPM

Torque

365 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

417 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

413 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

417 lb-ft @ 4,300 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.7

6.2

6.3

6.4

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

16.5

14.8

14.9

14.9

Top Speed (MPH)

129

143

135

140

The Navigator is way behind its rivals in terms of power and performance. All the rivals of the Lincoln, even though they are slightly pricier, deliver more than 400 hp and are quicker than it by quite a margin. The Navigator’s powertrain and performance are simply disappointing and Lincoln badly needs to develop a new and powerful engine and gearbox. The Escalade is the overall best performer in terms of numbers, but the Infiniti and GMC are very close. 

2014 Lincoln Navigator Fuel Economy

9.0/10

Now, you might think that the Navigator’s engine’s small size and low power figures might give it an advantage in terms of fuel economy. However, that’s not quite the case at all. If you’re driving around the city, the Navigator will sip a gallon for every mile you travel while on the highway it will haul on for about 20 miles on a gallon. It gets an EPA rating of 16 MPG combined which, quite frankly far from impressive because all the more powerful cars equipped with larger engines deliver the same numbers.

Models

2014 Lincoln Navigator 

2014 Cadillac Escalade Base 

2014 INFINITI QX80 

2014 GMC Yukon Denali 

MPG (City)

14

14

14

14

MPG (Highway)

20

18

20

18

MPG (Combined)

16

16

16

16

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

28.0

26.0

26.0

26.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; miles)

392/560/448

364/468/416

364/520/416

364/468/416

All the other cars in the class deliver 16 MPG combined. The Navigator does deliver slightly better on the highway. But the more powerful QX80 also does the same. If the power and performance are compromised, one would expect to be compensated by fuel economy figures but we don’t see that happening here.

2014 Lincoln Navigator Interior

7.0/10

The only plus of the interior of the 2014 Lincoln Navigator is the fact that Lincoln has distributed passenger space well across three rows. Yes, in the process the space on the first two rows is compromised a bit but the third row in this SUV is usable and you can fit average-sized adults on the third row. The first rows of seats are also pretty spacious and can accommodate tall passengers well but it’s just that there are vehicles that offer better room on the first two rows. The SUV as standard comes with captain’s chairs on the middle row and thus can accommodate 7 passengers.

Seats as standard come wrapped in leather and are pretty comfortable. Seats on all three rows offer adequate support and bolstering and won’t feel uncomfortable sitting on them even when on long journeys. What disappoints though is the cabin design. The cabin has an old and dull vibe and feels outdated. The plastics and the materials also feel a little cheap by class standards. The Navigator can swallow up to about 18.1 cubic feet of luggage when all seats are up. On the other hand storage spaces on the inside are not many. 

Models

2014 Lincoln Navigator 

2014 Cadillac Escalade Base 

2014 INFINITI QX80 

2014 GMC Yukon Denali 

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.5/63.3/41.1

41.1/65.2/41.3

39.9/63.8/39.6

40.3/65.2/41.3

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.7/63.7/39.1

39.2/65.2/39.0

40.0/63.5/41.0

39.2/65.2/39.0

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

37.6/59.1/37.7

37.9/61.7/25.6

36.8/60.5/28.8

37.9/61.7/25.6

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

18.1

16.9

16.6

16.9

In terms of passenger space, the Lincoln has the best laid out seats, and all three rows are usable and can accommodate adult passengers. The third row in the other 3 rivals is best suited for kids and adults won’t be all that comfortable. However, the Navigator isn’t up to the mark when compared to other cars in the class. 

The Escalade and the QX80 feel much plusher and fresher on the inside and the quality of materials and fit and finish is simply way superior in these cars. The only area where the Lincoln scores over these 3 vehicles are the cargo area but disappoint again when it comes to interior storage spaces. Some of the standout interior features are as follows:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated, leather, and wood-trimmed steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped gear shift lever

How intuitive is the 2014 Lincoln Navigator’s infotainment system?

The Navigator comes equipped with Ford’s SYNC infotainment system. The system is quite simple to use and the functions and the menus are quite easy and clear. The system also comes with a voice command which is surprisingly responsive and works and responds to your inputs most of the time. It’s interesting how the Navigator doesn’t get a touchscreen infotainment system while most other cars in the competition offer one. The audio system is a 600-watt THX 5.1 Surround Audio System with 14 speakers including an 8" rear-mounted subwoofer and a 12-channel amplifier. Some of the highlights of the infotainment system are as follows:

  • 14-speaker THX surround sound system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio with a 6-month trial subscription
  • Voice activation
  • Bluetooth smartphone integration
  • Audio controls on steering wheels
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD/DVD player
  • HD radio

2014 Lincoln Navigator Exterior

7.0/10

The 2014 Navigator is a part of the generation that was rolled out back in 2007. Despite multiple facelifts and cosmetic upgrades over the years, the Navigator looks outdated. Upfront there’s a horizontally slated grille along with simple rectangular headlights. It has a sculpted bumper and a scooped-out hood that try to enhance the car’s rather bland design. At the back, you get a large glass panel on the tailgate along with rectangular split LED taillights. The overall design of the SUV is neat and clean; however, it just looks dull compared to the other vehicles.

The Navigator is a pretty large vehicle and spans over 206 inches. It has a large ground clearance of about 9.2 inches and you can take over all sorts of bad roads without any issue, although not many owners will take this one off-roading. It has a boxy, old-school SUV design but it just doesn’t have the presence and the appeal. The design of the Navigators needs to be upgraded and we hope it comes with a fresher and more upscale design with the next model year.

Models

2014 Lincoln Navigator 

2014 Cadillac Escalade Base 

2014 INFINITI QX80 

2014 GMC Yukon Denali 

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,794

5,527

5,878

5,491

Length (inches)

208.4

202.5

208.3

202.0

Width (inches)

78.8

79.0

79.9

79.0

Height (inches)

78.3

75.9

75.8

76.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.2

9.3

9.2

9.0

Wheelbase (inches)

119.0

116.0

121.1

116.0

In our opinion, the INFINITI QX80 is the most handsome-looking car in the class. It has a tall and commanding stance, boldface, a boxy shape, and looks pretty brawny. On the other hand, the Cadillac and the Yukon share the same underpinnings, although they both look quite different. Again, both these vehicles have fresher designs and have better appeal and presence than the Navigator. Some of the standout exterior features are as follows:

  • 18-inch 7-spoke bright machined aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Powered and heated side mirrors
  • Speed sensitive, rain detecting wipers
  • Power running boards
  • Powered liftgate
  • Fully automatic projector-beam headlights
  • Chrome door handles

2014 Lincoln Navigator Safety

8.0/10

The 2014 Lincoln Navigator gets a 4-star safety rating from the NHTSA and that’s pretty decent because none of its rivals get a full 5-star rating. The IIHS hasn’t rated the 2014 Navigator and hence there’s no data. The ratings from the NHTSA however tell the story that this indeed is a pretty safe vehicle. The only downside though is that it doesn't come equipped with advanced safety features. We’ve listed a few standout safety features offered with the Navigator below:

  • AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control)
  • ABS and driveline traction control 
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Backup camera

2014 Lincoln Navigator Final Verdict

Finally, it all boils down to one question, should the 2014 Lincoln Navigator be your next car purchase? Well, considering its sluggish engine, low fuel economy numbers, outdated interior, and exterior design, and very few safety features, we would hesitate to put our money on it. The INFINITI QX80 and the Cadillac Escalade both are fresh vehicles and come equipped with better features and powerful engines. And even if the price of the Navigator undercuts its rivals, spending a few extra bucks could just fetch you a much better vehicle.

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