2018 Lincoln Navigator


Ranked #4 in Suv

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$75,210 - $94,205

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Key Spec of 2018 Lincoln Navigator
fuel economy


fuel type

Regular Unleaded


450 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Muscular engine

Less athletic than rivals

Fully redesigned

Class-leading cargo volume

Not that engaging to drive

Great towing capacity

Spacious and opulent cabin

High reliability

Low ownership costs

Long list of standard features

2018 Lincoln Navigator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator has been fully redesigned this year and enters into the fourth generation. It is available for sale with a base price tag of $72,555 and is offered in four trims- Premier, Select, Reserve, and Black Label. The Navigator is also available in a long-wheelbase version called Navigator L that is for sale at $79,555. It is powered by a 450-hp V6 engine that is muscular and is also available in RWD and 4WD configurations.

2018 Lincoln Navigator side angle view

It has a towing limit of 8,700 pounds, the best in its class. Just like its exterior, its interior layout is modern and the materials selected are exquisite, At 103,3 cubic feet, the Navigator is the most practical SUV in its class. It also has low ownership costs and high-reliability ratings. In view of safety, the Navigator packs the latest safety equipment. The main rivals in its class include the Cadillac Escalade, the Infiniti QX80, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

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Out of 10

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#4 in Suv

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Premiere$75,210 onwards

  • 10-Inch touchscreen display w/ Sync 3 interface
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Keyless ignition and entry
  • Led headlights
  • Power hands-free liftgate
  • Tilt-And-Telescoping steering wheel
  • Tri-Zone automatic climate control

Select$76,555 onwards

  • Adaptive suspension dampers
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-Folding running boards
  • Surround-View parking camera system
  • Wireless charging pad

Reserve$81,705 onwards

  • 24-Way power-adjustable front seats
  • Exterior welcome lights
  • Illuminated seat belt buckles
  • Panoramic sunroof

Black Label$94,205 onwards

  • 20-Speaker stereo sound system
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Upgraded leather upholstery


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2018 Lincoln Navigator SUV


Est. $631/mo
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$5,952 Below market
RMV: $52,474
Gainesville, GA
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2017 Lincoln Navigator
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $4100022 Jul 2022

2017 Lincoln Navigator Select

Select 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $543/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,014 Below market
RMV: $45,014
Morrison, TN
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Est. $677/mo
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$6,121 Below market
RMV: $56,021
Hutto, TX
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2019 Lincoln NavigatorHome Delivery
Price Drop, $1800
Previous Price: $5579026 Jul 2022

2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Est. $733/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,229 Below market
RMV: $60,219
Newport News, VA
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2018 Lincoln Navigator Select

Select 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Est. $678/mo
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$5,561 Below market
RMV: $55,556
Irvington, NJ
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2017 Lincoln Navigator
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3500025 Jul 2022

2017 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $468/mo
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$3,749 Below market
RMV: $38,249
Sterling, VA
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2017 Lincoln Navigator SUV


Est. $441/mo
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$3,495 Below market
RMV: $35,995
Bardstown, KY
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2018 Lincoln NavigatorHome Delivery
Price Drop, $400
Previous Price: $4695007 Jun 2022

2018 Lincoln Navigator Premiere

Premiere 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

Est. $632/mo
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$4,908 Below market
RMV: $51,458
Hurst, TX
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2017 Lincoln Navigator
Price Drop, $500
Previous Price: $3299516 Jun 2022

2017 Lincoln Navigator Select

Select 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Est. $441/mo
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$3,195 Below market
RMV: $35,690
Mundelein, IL
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Colors and Styles

2018 Lincoln Navigator in Black Velvet color
Black Velvet

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Not only is the Navigator is now one of the most distinctive luxury SUVs, but it’s also the most functional, practical, and capable- Autotrader

In the past, some may have viewed the Lincoln Navigator as a little more than fancied-up Ford Expedition but that is no longer the case. The new Navigator still shares its core structure with the Expedition but it's very much a Lincoln. Its small V6 engine is muscular and offers a plush ride. The cabin is the main highlight as it feels the return of American luxury. 

The Navigator has the lowest ownership costs in its class after the QX80. Its maintenance and repair costs are very much alike to its non-luxury cousin, the Expedition. Annually, the true cost to own is estimated to be $13,300, which is really a great thing for those who want to drive the Navigator on regular basis. The miles per dollar ratio is 5.99, which is great for a large SUV. 


The Lincoln Navigator is priced competitively with other full-size luxury SUVs- Carfax

The all-new Lincoln Navigator is available in four trims which include Premier. Select, Reserve, and Black Label. The base model has a starting price of $72,055 and it ranges up to $93,705.  A separate destination fee of $1,195 is applicable to these prices. The Premier and Select trims are offered in both RWD and 4WD configurations whereas the top two trims come standard with the 4WD system only. A wide array of luxury and comfort features are available in the base model itself. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator three-quarter view

The Black Label trim gives the vibes an ultimate Lincoln life as it offers a range of customization options along with concierge services like complimentary car washes, vehicle maintenance delivery services, and VIP access to restaurants. Among the many enticing options are a panoramic roof, a head-up display, dual 10-inch rear entertainment screens featuring USB and HSMI inputs. Get reckless with the options sheet and it's possible to spec in nearly $100,000 Navigator. 

Trims Premier Select Reserve Black label
MSRP (RWD) $72,555 $76,555 N/A N/A
MSRP (4WD) $75,210 $79,210 $81,705 $94,205
Key Features 20-inch aluminum wheels Adds/ Upgrades to Premier trim Adds/ Upgrades to Select trim Adds/ Upgrades to Reserve trim
  10-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Wireless charging 22-inch Tarnish Dark Painted Wheels 22-inch ebony black wheels
  10-way power front seats Heated steering wheel Panoramic roof Rear-seat entertainment system
  Genuine leather upholstery Adaptive suspension 24-way power front seats 30-way power front seats
  Heated first & second-row seats Surround-view camera Ventilated front seats Trailering package
  Synthetic leather third-row seats   Second-row center console  
  14-speaker Revel audio system      
  Ambient lighting      
  Navigation system      

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Although the base Premier trim is loaded with a long list of standard features, it lacks the available safety technologies. Therefore, we suggest you buy the Select trim and upgrade to the technology package for getting access to the best driver aids. This trim adds a heated steering wheel, an adaptive suspension, a surround-view camera, and wireless device charging. Some available features are 30-way power front seats, panoramic roof, rear-seat entertainment system, and a trailering package. 

Engine and Performance

This Raptor-sourced variant of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 makes more than enough power for the nearly 6,000-pound Navigator- MotorTrend

2018 Lincoln Navigator Engine and Transmission

Moving the Lincoln Navigator around is a 3.5L twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. of torque. All this power is sent groundward through a 10-speed automatic transmission. The lower trims come in both RWD  and AWD configurations while the higher trims get a standard AWD system.

2019 Lincoln Navigator engine

In operation, the automatic transmission largely fades into the background, which is a good thing with almost any transmission but especially within the context of a luxury SUV. The power delivery is good and the engine feels responsive at all times. The V6's maximum power is only available when running premium fuel. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
MSRP $72,555 $74,695 $65,550 $69,550
Engine 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 6.2L V6 5.6L V8 3.0L Turbo V6
Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD AWD
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Power 450 hp @ 5,500 RPM 420 hp @ 5,600 RPM 400 hp @ 5,800 RPM 362 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 510 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM 460 lb-ft. @ 4100 RPM 413 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM 369 lb-ft. @ 1,700 RPM

The expensive Navigator is the most powerful SUV in this class while the Cadillac Escalade is right behind it in terms of power and houses the biggest engine here. The Infiniti QX80 is one of the few SUVs in the segment to use a V8 engine but still comes with a 7-speed automatic. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class engine is the least powerful but you get all that power at 1,700 RPM.

2018 Lincoln Navigator Acceleration

Moving around a 5,673-pound SUV is a big task and the V6 surely does it but it is not agile as its rivals due to its high curb weight. It sprints from 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds and races to a quarter of a mile in 14.9 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 115 MPH. These numbers are decent for a large SUV. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator takes 5.9 sec to reach 60 MPH

Despite having 450 horsepower, acceleration is not as life-altering as you might expect. Nonetheless, with rare exceptions, if you want to get ahead of traffic, the Navigator will get the job done. The partial credit should go to the 8-speed automatic for its quick and timely shifts. It doesn't feel laggy and there is no delay at all. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
0-60 MPH 5.9 sec 5.5 sec 6.2 sec 6.1 sec
Quarter Mile 14.9 sec 14.0 sec 14.8 sec 14.6 sec
Engine 3.5L 6.2L 3.5L 3.5L

Top Speed

115 MPH 115 MPH 120 MPH 130 MPH

The Cadillac Escalade's performance numbers are the quickest in this competition. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class' acceleration is really impressive and despite making the least power, it is just a few milliseconds away from the Navigator. On the other hand, the Infiniti QX80 is the slowest contender due to slow shifts from its transmission. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator Ride and Handling

Rolling down the road, the Lincoln Navigator has a cushy demeanor facilitated by an independent rear suspension and optional adaptive dampers. The Navigator's suspension does good things for ride quality but for best results, the standard 20-inch wheels are a smart bet, though the optional 22-inch wheels look cool.

2018 Lincoln Navigator side driving view

It might be big but the Navigator's steering is light and easy. For close-quarters maneuvering, it's not that bad. The Navigator stays surprisingly well through corners, especially for a vehicle of this size. There is a noticeable body roll but you won't find yourself reaching for the handle. Overall, the Navigator provides balanced handling.  

2018 Lincoln Navigator Braking

To stop this behemoth, Lincoln has provided ventilated disc brakes that measure 13.8 inches in size on the front and rear wheels. In the brake test, the Navigator was able to stop from 60-0 MPH in 132 feet. Compared to its class rivals, the Navigator takes one of the longest braking distances. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator brakes

Along with weak brakes, the high curb weight of the Navigator is to blame for its poor braking performance. The pedal feels mushy at times and once the brakes are applied, the vehicle takes its time to decelerate. The pedal travel is decent for an SUV while braking technologies will surely help reduce braking distances. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Brake Front 13.8 in 13.0 in 13.8 in 13.8 in 
Brake Rear 13.8 in 13.6 in 13.8 in  13.6 in
Curb Weight 5,673 lbs 5,578 lbs 5,644 lbs 5,335 lbs
60-0 MPH 132 ft. 133 ft. 122 ft. 110 ft.

Owing to its low curb weight, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class takes the shortest braking distance in this segment. It is followed by the Infiniti QX80 with 122 feet and it is similarly weighted as the Navigator. The Cadillac Escalade has weak brakes as the Navigator and hence, takes the longest braking distance among its rivals. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator Towing Capacity

When it comes to towing capacity, the Lincoln Navigator doesn't sacrifice anything versus V8 competitors. It can handle up to 8,700 pounds with an RWD drivetrain while the 4WD models can tow up to 8,300 pounds. The optional $1,865 Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package adds pro-trailer backup assist, trailer brake control, electronic traction assist, and a heavy-duty radiator. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Towing Capacity 8,700 lbs 8,300 lbs 8,500 lbs 7,500 lbs

The Navigator proves to be a worthy contender in this field and that's a great thing. The Infiniti QX80 is right behind it with 8,500 pounds and it is followed by the Cadillac Escalade with 8,300 pounds, which is decent for a big engine keeper. The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has the least tow ratings but still, 7,500 pounds is not a small number. 

Fuel Economy

Gas mileage is lower this year than last, despite the 2018 Lincoln Navigator’s updated powertrain- The Car Connection

For a large SUV, the fuel economy of the Lincoln Navigator is decent. The RWD models return 16 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on a highway, and 19 MPG combined whereas the 4WD variants have a combined mileage of 18 MPG. These ratings will not be impressive for those who want to save a couple of bucks but they stand out pretty well in the class. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator front driving view

Unlike its rivals, the Navigator is fitted with a small fuel tank that measures 23 gallons in size. In RWD form, it delivers 448 miles of combined driving range while the range falls down to 425 miles if you select the 4WD system. Should the fuel tank be larger, the Navigator would have delivered the segment-best range. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
MPG (City) 16 14 14 17
MPG (Highway) 23 23 20 22
MPG (Combined) 19 17 16 19
Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 23.0 26.0 26.0 26.4
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 368/529/448 364/598/481 364/520/442 449/581/515

The fuel estimates of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class are almost similar to the Navigator but it delivers the best driving range owing to its large fuel tank. The Infiniti QX80 has the worst fuel efficiency here. The Cadillac Escalade's highway rating is better than the QX80 and therefore, results in a better driving range between them.



The quality of the furnishings would not be out of place on a vehicle costing much more than the Navigator's sticker price- Autoweek

2018 Lincoln Navigator Seating and Comfort

The new Lincoln Navigator makes a quantum leap in the cabin. It incorporates beautiful design elements and the straight lines and floating panel complement for a visually striking interior. Nearly every surfaces is covered in soft, swanky materials making the Navigator feel like a properly premium product. It seats up to 8 people and they are treated with genuine leather. As expected, the front seats are supremely comfortable and they can be adjusted in 30 directions. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator dashboard

Moreover, comfort features such as heated, ventilated, and massaged front seats are also available. Getting in and out is a cinch due to available power running boards. The heated second-row seats are big, comfortable, and provide plenty of legroom. As you recline, the bottom of the seat extends so you can really stretch out. Some 7-passenger model includes a near cantilevered center console that mirrors the console upfront. The third row also offers good space for adults. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Passenger Capacity 7 7 7 7
Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 41.8/65.2/43.9 42.8/64.9/45.3 39.9/63.8/39.6 41.2/58.5/40.3
Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 40.0/65.1/41.5 38.7/64.4/39.0 40.0/63.5/41.0 40.0/58.3/38.5
Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in) 37.3/64.2/40.9 38.1/62.6/24.8 36.8/60.5/28.8 38.9/50.5/35.0

The Ford Expedition also comes with seating for eight and is priced much less than the Navigator. However, you will have to compromise on the luxury feel and plush interior which you would not get with the Ford. With outstanding towing capacity and lower price, the Ford makes a good option to go for.

2018 Lincoln Navigator Infotainment System

The Lincoln Navigator comes with a 10-inch touchscreen display and runs Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system.  For navigation, phone, and entertainment functions, this is an agreeable interface. The screen is big but it isn't a distraction. So are the icons and fonts and you get real volume and tuning knobs. The touch response is quick and smooth. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator infotainment system

Things like pairing your smartphone and setting your radio presets are all very easy. It gets all the latest features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa. A 14-speaker Revel audio system is standard while the Black Label upgrades it to 20 speakers. The graphics are a bit dull but all the buttons are within the driver's fingertips. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator Interior Features 

Seating features include:

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-function steering wheel
  • 30-way power front genuine leather seats
  • Heated, ventilated, and massaged front seats
  • Second-row heated seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Leather & heated steering wheel
  • Chrome, illuminated scuff plate
  • Wood interior accents
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 14-speaker Revel premium audio system
  • 110V household power outlet
  • Wireless charging 
  • Panoramic sunroof

2018 Lincoln Navigator Cargo Space

For hauling, the Lincoln Navigator offers 19.3 cubic feet behind the third row. Drop the second-row seats and you get 57.5 cubic feet. With all the seats folded, the cargo capacity lands at a sizable 103.3 cubic feet. For better managing your cargo there is an optional cargo management system. The tailgate is hands-free power for all Navigators.

2018 Lincoln Navigator cargo space

To open just wave your foot under the bumper. The cargo floor is covered with plush floor mats and you also get power buttons to power-fold both the rear rows. The trunk is square-shaped which is good for storing a lot of items but the leftover height is high. There is also plenty of storage for bags, devices, and snacks for long trips. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

19.3 15.2 16.6 16.0

The Navigator is the leader in terms of cargo capacity and there is no other vehicle in the class close to it. The Infiniti QX80 and the Cadillac Escalade have almost equal cargo capacities whereas the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is the least practical SUV here. Therefore, the Navigator is the go-to choice for all those space lovers. 


The silhouette may be the same as a Ford Expedition, but the Navigator has enough detail work to make it distinctive- Kelly Blue Book

2018 Lincoln Navigator Design and Styling

In this class, big and bold is the name of the game, and the new Lincoln Navigator certainly has that covered. The Navigator's chiseled aluminum body and assertive chrome face paint a distinct, audacious picture of opulence. But it's not grotesque like some of the rivals can be since it has Lincoln's simple and elegant new grille just like on the Continental. It's chrome with little Lincoln emblems inside while the large Lincoln logo is illuminated only on the Reserve and Black Label trims. The LED headlights kind of have a similar shape to other models with LED fog lights as standard too.

2018 Lincoln Navigator three-quarter view

The ground clearance of 9.7 inches is pretty high for a large SUV although most will never go off-pavement.  As you would expect from a luxury car, there are plenty of wheel designs available while the wheel options include 20 and 22-inch aluminum wheels. This year, the Navigator has grown to 210 inches in overall length for the standard wheelbase. Around to the rear, this is where it bears any small resemblance to the old generation model or the new Ford Expedition. Lincoln is spelled out across the back with chrome underlining it and then the signature full LED taillights below that. 

Models 2018 Lincoln Navigator 2018 Cadillac Escalade 2018 Infiniti QX80 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Curb Weight (lbs) 5,673  5,578  5,644  5,335
Length (in) 210.0 203.9 208.9 201.6
Width (in)  83.6 80.5 79.9 84.3
Height (in) 76.4 74.4 75.8 72.8
Ground Clearance (in) 9.7 8.0 9.2 8.5
Wheelbase (in) 122.5 116.0 121.1 121.1
Track Width (in) F/R 67.0/67.2 68.7/68.7 67.5/67.9 65.2/65.9

The Cadillac Escalade sits 1.7 inches lower than the Navigator which means egress and ingress will be easy. At 5,335 pounds, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is the lightest vehicle in this competition. Hence, its acceleration is quick despite making less power. The overall width of the Infiniti QX80 is nearly 3 inches less than the Navigator. Therefore, its cabin lacks enough shoulder room. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator Exterior Features

Some cool exterior features of the Navigator are mentioned below:

  • LED headlights, DRLs
  • LED fog lights
  • LED taillights
  • Exterior entry lights
  • Door courtesy lights
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome grille with active grille shutters 
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Chrome window trim
  • Body-colored door handles with chrome accents
  • Power-retractable illuminated running boards
  • Chrome exhaust tips


Only NHTSA has allotted safety ratings to the Lincoln Navigator. It gave an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. All three tests i.e. frontal, side-impact, and rollover crash tests were conducted. The Navigator received five stars for the frontal and side-impact crash tests. In the rollover test, RWD models were given 4 stars only whereas the AWD versions got 4 stars.

2018 Lincoln Navigator head-up display

There is plenty of active safety equipment on board. The Navigator comes with limited safety features. Therefore, upgrading to the $2,640 Technology package adds some of the industry-leading safety technologies to the SUV. This package is optional on the Select and Reserve trims and standard on the Black Label model. Below is the list of safety features available:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Surround-View Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Parking Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Head-up Display
  • Driver Attention Monitoring
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • MyKey Driver Monitoring

2018 Lincoln Navigator vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Having an initial price of $69,550, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class' base engine is underpowered but still, it gives a good challenge to the Navigator in both performance tests. However, this engine's efficiency is not good while its towing capacity is also less for the class. The GLS-Class cabin feels smaller than the Navigator and its cargo volume is also average. On the positive side, it offers as many safety features as the Navigator. 

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2018 Lincoln Navigator vs 2018 Cadillac Escalade

The Cadillac Escalade houses a punchy V8 but its ride and handling are not better than the Navigator. Its towing limit is up to the mark but it suffers from bad fuel efficiency. On the inside, the Escalade's infotainment system can feel clumsy sometimes and it also offers a cramped third row. On the matter of cargo space, the Escalade loses another point but keeps up with the Navigator in terms of driver assistance features. 

2018 Cadillac Escalade

2018 Lincoln Navigator vs 2018 Infiniti QX80

Although the Infiniti QX80 makes less power, it offers a gentle ride while its towing capacity is decent in the segment. Another strong point of this SUV is the low est ownership costs in its class but it has the worst fuel economy. Moving to the interior, the QX80's cabin feels less luxurious and its infotainment system is outdated. It also provides a smaller third row than the Navigator. Safety-wise, the QX80 packs all the important features. 

2018 Infiniti QX80
Final Verdict

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator spells the return of American luxury and the brand has put some effort into making the navigator stand out. It should also be said that you could enjoy most of the Navigator's features and functions for less money with its platform-mate, the Ford Expedition. Even so, these days there are good reasons to choose Lincoln over Ford. The Navigator isn't just a fancy SUV that embodies the grandeur of Lincoln's past. If you want a full-size expression of American indulgence that can also tow a boat, look for the Lincoln Navigator. 

2018 Lincoln Navigator front angle view


vehicle bio
base price


body style

4dr SUV

engine type

213 cu in

horse power

450 hp @ 5500 rpm


510 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm


10-Speed Automatic


210 in


123 in


84 in

curb weight

5760 lbs


76 in

Ground Clearance

10 lbs

passenger volume

159.5 cu ft

cargo volume

103.4 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

16/19/23 mpg

highway range

529.00 mi

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

Lincoln Navigator 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $97,273
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$5,241$4,155$3,086$2,007$725$15,214
Taxes and Fees$6,945$486$370$402$367$8,570
Total Cost-To-Own$31,726$17,704$14,973$17,837$15,033$97,273
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