2018 Lincoln Navigator


Ranked #2 in Fullsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$72,555 - $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

Strong engine with great towing capacity

Less athletic than rivals

Fully redesigned

Class-leading cargo volume

Not that engaging to drive

Spacious and opulent cabin

High reliability & Low ownership costs

Long list of standard features

2018 Lincoln Navigator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 23, 2022

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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator has been fully redesigned this year and enters the fourth generation.  It is powered by a 450-hp V6 engine that is muscular and is also available in RWD and 4WD configurations. The Navigator is also available in a long-wheelbase version called Navigator L with more interior and cargo space. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator price starts at $72,055 excluding the $1,295 destination & handling fees and sees a price jump of $8,860 over the previous model.

Featuring a 4-trim lineup of the Navigator, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator MSRP can be an expense of $72,055-$93,705 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label 4WD will cost you $21,650 more than the base 2018 Navigator for enhanced specs and assets. 


Invoice Price



$68,928 $72,055
Select $72,345 $76,055
Reserve $76,803 $81,205
Black Label $88,035 $93,705

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2018 Lincoln Navigator for Sale

The Lincoln Navigator finance offers begin at $1,258/month for a tenure of 60 months at 3.9% APR. The 2018 Navigator lease deals start at a monthly premium of $1,193 for a period of 36 months with a 10,000-mile annual mileage limit. Both options require a $7,200 down payment. 

For budget-oriented buyers, the used Lincoln Navigator can be availed of with a base price of $1,950. Going for older model years like the 2016 Lincoln Navigator could be a matter of $18,424 and Lincoln Navigator 2016 can cost as much as $42,995 along with a listing of up to 155 in total. 

Model Year

Staring Inventory Price

No. Of Listing

2022 Lincoln Navigator (Check Now) $88,783 27
2021 Lincoln Navigator $72,298 161
2020 Lincoln Navigator $53,992 387
2019 Lincoln Navigator $43,995 464
2018 Lincoln Navigator $39,999 349
2017 Lincoln Navigator $22,995 196
2016 Lincoln Navigator $18,424 155
2015 Lincoln Navigator $15,295 218
2014 Lincoln Navigator $10,998 83
2013 Lincoln Navigator $8,500 88
2012 Lincoln Navigator $9,795 47
2011 Lincoln Navigator $5,995 56

We Recommend

The base Premiere trim comes pretty loaded with goodies, but we recommend opting for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator Select trim which adds plenty of creature comforts and driver aids. 

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator interior is spacious for passengers in all three rows and it also 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. The main rivals in its class include its arch-nemesis Cadillac Escalade, the affordable Infiniti QX80, and the luxurious Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Trim wise pricing breakdown

NameInvoice PriceMSRPNumber of Listings
Black Label 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)$88035$9420566 Listings
Premiere 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)$71449$7521013 Listings
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Over All Rating


Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#2 in Fullsize Suv

#3 in Luxury Suv

#6 in Suv

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Premiere$72,555 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

Used Lincoln Navigator For Sale

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2018 Lincoln Navigator Select

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

Est. $563/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,551 Below market
RMV: $48,046
Springdale, AR
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $703/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,935 Below market
RMV: $59,785
Troy, MI
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $638/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,130 Below market
RMV: $54,125
Farmingdale, NJ
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2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label

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

Est. $651/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,973 Below market
RMV: $54,954
Avenel, NJ
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $760/mo
Excellent Deal
$8,042 Below market
RMV: $64,042
Troy, MI
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $794/mo
Excellent Deal
$8,090 Below market
RMV: $66,591
Atlanta, GA
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $767/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,435 Below market
RMV: $63,983
Covington, KY
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $760/mo
Excellent Deal
$7,315 Below market
RMV: $63,310
Edison, NJ
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2019 Lincoln Navigator Reserve

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

Est. $650/mo
Excellent Deal
$6,310 Below market
RMV: $54,198
Butler, NJ
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Colors and Styles

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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

The new Navigator still shares its core structure with the Expedition but it's very much a Lincoln with a strong 3.5L twin-turbo V6 pumping out 380 horsepower and producing enough to tow as much as 9,000lbs. The Lincoln Navigator cabin is the main highlight as it feels the return of American luxury with embedded top-of-the-line features.

The Navigator falls light on the wallet when it comes to owning a vehicle with an estimated maintenance cost of $8,344 along with repairs costing $4,675 over the period of five years. The depreciation in Lincoln Navigator price can go as high as $28,752 in the same time.

Buying Advice

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, a panoramic roof, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a trailering package. 


The all-new Lincoln Navigator is available in four trims which include Premier. Select, Reserve, and Black Label. The base variant, the premium Navigator Lincoln comes in with 10-way power front seats, Genuine leather upholstery, Heated first & second-row seats, and a 14-speaker Revel audio system. The select variant goes on to add Wireless charging, a Heated steering wheel, Adaptive suspension, and a Surround-view camera.

Trims Premier Select Reserve Black label
MSRP (RWD) $72,055 $76,055 - -
MSRP (4WD) $74,710 $78,710 $81,205 $93,705
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
  14-speaker Revel audio system   Second-row center console  

The Lincoln Navigator 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, and dual 10-inch rear entertainment screens featuring USB and HDMI inputs. Get reckless with the options sheet and it's possible to spec in nearly $100,000 Navigator. 

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 Lincoln Navigator gas mileage 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. The Navigator is fitted with a 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.

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 with 3.4 Liters on the Lincoln Navigator. The Infiniti QX80 has the worst fuel efficiency here with a deficit of 2mpg on the Navigator. 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

The new Lincoln Navigator cabin makes a quantum leap. It seats up to 8 people and they are treated with genuine leather. As expected, the front seats can be adjusted in 30 directions, spec comfort features such as heating, ventilation, and massage along with second-row seats which provide heating. As you recline, the bottom of the seat extends so you can really stretch out. The third row also offers good space for adults. For hauling, the Lincoln Navigator cargo capacity is 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.

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

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

19.3 15.2 16.6 16.0

The Lincoln Navigator interiors offer the most shoulder room along with headroom and legroom that falls next to the Cadillac with deficits of not more than 1.5 inches. The second-row seating leads against the competitor with advantages of as much as 6.8 inches in shoulder room. Lincoln Navigator cargo space leads with an added maximum of 3.3 cu-ft against its competitors. The Lincoln Navigator comes with a 10-inch touchscreen display and runs Ford's SYNC 3 infotainment system. 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.

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

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

The Lincoln Navigator exterior exudes a chiseled aluminum body and is characterized by a  simple and elegant new grille with a large Lincoln logo illuminated on the Reserve and Black Label trims. The LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights come as standard along with Exterior entry lights. The rear has the looks inherited from its predecessor with Lincoln spelled out across the back with chrome underlining it and specs with chrome-dipped exhaust tips. 

The ground clearance of 9.7 inches is pretty high for a large SUV although most will never go off-pavement. 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. 

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.

  • 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 safety. It gave an overall safety rating of five out of five stars. 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. But the standard 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
  • 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 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 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. 

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. 


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


73 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

16/18/21 mpg

highway range

483.00 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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