2022 Lincoln Navigator

MSRP $76,335 Est.

Ranked #15 in Suv

6.7

Overall Rating

FILTER BY YEAR

FILTER BY STYLE

2022 Lincoln Navigator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 5, 2021

Nathan Dyer's image
Nathan Dyer 

Senior Editor


The Lincoln Navigator is the shining jewel of Ford’s luxury automobile unit. This robust full-size SUV represents the pinnacle of Ford’s finest technologies and interior comforts. The SUV has always set a benchmark for other prestigious SUVs like Mercs, Bimmers, and Cadillac when it comes to the full-size luxury SUV segment. However, lately, rivals like the Cadillac Escalade and the GMC Yukon have set new standards for the segment and have grabbed all eyeballs with their breathtaking styling and luxury features. 

See detailed review »

Pros

Incredible practicality with a class-leading 3rd-row of seats and spacious cargo department

Robust and powerful V6 engine

Exceptional interior quality and infotainment

Strong towing capability

Cons

Fuel-thirsty Powertrain

Hard to maneuver because of its size

Very expensive starting price

What's New?

Full LED headlamps and taillamps

Larger horizontally-oriented touchscreen

Larger digital instrument cluster

Updated infotainment system

New interior colors added to the palette


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$76335

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

510 lbs.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$76,335 Est. onwards

Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

6.0

6.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.7

Overall Rating


The onus is on the Lincoln Navigator to lead the way once again. Previously criticized for its rather ancient interior setup compared to its rivals, the 2022 Lincoln takes no prisoners with a major interior and tech suite overhaul on the cards. One of the segment leaders in the power charts as well, the Navigator was also rumored to get a hybrid powertrain. However, let’s not delve too deep into unconfirmed news as we present you with what’s really on the store with the much-awaited 2022 Lincoln Navigator.

2022 Lincoln Navigator SUV front angle view
2022 Lincoln Navigator SUV rear angle view

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 Lincoln Navigator Features

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is likely to come in three trim levels: Base, Reserve, and Black Label. Each trim is powered by a 450 hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine and comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

You can avail of long-wheelbase or L models with the Navigator. The extended models add up to 10-inches in length, extending the cargo area and passenger volume. The real-wheel drive is standard across all Navigator trims while all-wheel drive is optional. 

Trim

Standard

Reserve

Black label

MSRP (RWD)

$76,185

$81,965

N/A

MSRP (4WD)

$78,855

$84,640

$98,125

Key Features

20-inch Ultra Bright Machined-Aluminum Wheels

22-inch Tarnish Dark Painted Wheels

22-inch Ebony Black Paint Wheels

 

First and Second Row Heated Seats

Panoramic Vista Roof

Technology Package

 

SYNC 3 Infotainment system

Heated and Ventilated 1st Row Seats

Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package 22-tow Package

 

Blindspot detection with trailer control

Illuminated Lincoln Star on the grille

Lincoln Connect

 

Forward and reverse sensing system

20 speaker audio system

"Black Label" floor mats

 

Rain-sensing front wipers

Remote start system 

Genuine wood trim

 

Panoramic Vista roof

Piano Key shifter

Premium cargo area mat 

 

Lane Keeping assist

Active Grille shutters

Hands-free power liftgate

We Recommend

With an array of features with the base model, it is hard to move forward to the higher trims. However, we would go with the Reserve as it is worth it. It gets advanced driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and a surround-view parking camera system. The Reserve trim also allows you to increase towing capacity through the exclusive Trailer Tow package.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Price

Lincoln hasn’t yet released any statement regarding the official pricing of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. However, since there is no major redesign on the cards, we may expect a $500-$1000 increase on its current price range ranging from $77,480 to $102,680.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Release Date

There hasn’t been any news or teasers regarding the official on-sale dates of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator. However, judging on the pattern of Lincoln’s previous releases, customers can expect to get their hands on a 2022 Navigator by the fall of 2021.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Engine and Performance

The 2022 Navigator brings in the same muscular engine aboard the Ford F-150 EcoBoost. This robust 3.5-liter V-6 features a twin-turbocharged unit and can pump out a juicy 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox and power is sent to the rear wheels as standard. Buyers can also opt for a 4x4 drivetrain to tackle the tough terrains like a true off-roader. Unfortunately, no V-8 powertrain is added to the engine lineup this year either in order to compete with its archrival, the Cadillac Escalade.

2022 Lincoln Navigator SUV in action mode

Besides, the driver has a selection of seven drive modes to choose from as per his preference- namely Slippery, Excite, Conserve, Deep Conditions, Normal, 4x4, and Slow Climb. The Slow Climb drive mode was just added last year. We await any official news to see if any new driving mode will be added this year as well. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2021 Infiniti QX80

MSRP

$76,185

$76,195

$76,000

$69,050

Engine

3.5-liter Twin-turbocharged V6

6.2-liter Naturally Aspirated V8

3.0 L Turbo Inline-6

5.6 L Premium V-8

Drivetrain

RWD/4WD

RWD/4WD

AWD

RWD/AWD

Transmission

10-speed automatic with Overdrive

10-speed automatic

9-speed Automatic with Overdrive

7-speed Automatic with Overdrive

Power (hp @rpm)

450 hp @ 5500 rpm 

420 hp @ 5600 rpm

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

400 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb-ft@rpm)

510 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm

460 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

369 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

413 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (Seconds)

5.9 seconds

6.0 seconds

5.9 seconds

5.9 seconds

Quarter Mile (Seconds)

14.5 seconds

14.4 seconds

N/A

14.3 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

157 MPH

154 MPH

130 MPH

142 MPH

*2021 figures used for reference 

With the V-6 powertrain under its hood, the Navigator clocks in the 0-60 mph run in 5.9 seconds. The 10-speed automatic transmission keeps the momentum and throttle response constant to clock in a quarter-mile timing of 14.5 seconds for the Navigator. The Navigator may not be the fastest SUVs around due to its colossal weight, but it is still competent enough against its rivals in terms of downright acceleration.

The Lincoln Navigator annihilates every other SUV in its segment with its refined horsepower and torque output. The Escalade is its closest competitor, yet its big V-8 cannot match the prowess of the Navigator’s monstrous twin-turbo V-6.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Fuel Economy

6.0/10

With the base powertrain remaining unchanged, the Navigator is expected to retain the same EPA estimates as its predecessor. Subpar fuel economy figures are pretty much a norm for this class as the Navigator only lends out a city MPG of 16. On the highway, it returns an MPG of 22. EPA rates its combined MPG at a decent 18. 

The Navigator shells out a respectable mileage of 368 miles within the city and 506 miles on the highway, all thanks to its humongous fuel tank. Equipping the 4x4 drivetrain sheds a few digits of its MPG. The 4WD-equipped Navigator lends a highway MPG of 20, which brings down its combined MPG to 17. The city MPG remains the same as the rear-wheel variant.

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS

2021 Infiniti QX80

MPG (City)

16

15

20

14

MPG (Highway)

22

20

24

20

MPG (Combined)

18

17

21

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23

24

23.8

26

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

368/506/414

360/480/408

476/571/500

364/520/416

*2021 figures used for reference 

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 has an advantage over its rivals in the fuel economy sector thanks to its inline engine. The GLS 450 has the best mileage and MPG figures, which are pretty decent for an SUV its size. The Navigator only emerges second best, while the Escalade and QX80 follow suit.

2022 Lincoln Navigator Interior

7.0/10

The Navigator’s biggest changes this year will obviously be focused on its interiors to offer fierce competition to the Cadillac Escalade. A number of new upmarket features and materials will be added this year to raise the hysteria around the opulent cabin. Most of the exceptional interior traits like the wood trimmings on the Black Label trim and the Panoramic Vista roof on the Reserve trim will be retained. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator SUV seats

The seats are a practical haven too with commodious interior dimensions and power adjustability features. Rear passengers will find no trouble being seated in the roomy and opulent 2nd-row seats. The spacious third-row seats are also a comfortable haven for any tall individual. The Navigator isn’t behind in terms of cargo space either, with the SUV offering about 21 cubic feet of space behind the 3rd-row seats. This figure jumps to a wondrous 109 cubic feet when you fold both the 2nd and 3rd-row seats.

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2021 Infiniti QX80

Seating Capacity

7

7, 8

6, 7

7, 8

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.8/65.2/43.9

42.3/65.5/44.5

39.4/59.3/40.3

39.9/63.8/39.6

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40/65.1/43.9

38.9/64.6/41.7

40.2/58.5/41.9

40/63.5/41

Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

37.3/64.2/40.9

38.2/62.7/34.9

38.9/50.3/34.6

36.8/60.5/28.8

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

21

25.5

17.4

16.6

*2021 figures used for reference 

It is a tough duel in the interior department between the Navigator and the Escalade as well. While the Escalade has a more spacious front row, it cannot beat the Navigator’s commodious second and third row of seats. The Escalade just edges out the Navigator in the cargo department, with 25.5 cubic feet of space behind its third-row and 121 cubic feet with all rear seats folded. Some of the notable interior features are:

  • Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control 
  • Head-Up Display
  • Wireless Charging Pad
  • Active Noise Control
  • Auto-dimming frameless rearview mirror
  • Genuine Wood Trim: Center Console and Door Panels
  • 12-inch Instrument Cluster LCD Display
  • Active noise control

2022 Lincoln Navigator Infotainment system

The major addition this year is reserved for the infotainment suite. The 2022 Navigator is reportedly getting a larger infotainment screen, replacing the smaller 10-inch display on its predecessor model. This display will be a horizontally-oriented one instead of the vertically-oriented version on its sister SUV, the Ford Expedition. The driver information display will also sport a refreshed look. Both these systems will run on Ford’s updated Sync infotainment software.

2022 Lincoln Navigator SUV infotainment sceen

Some of the notable features of an infotainment system are:

  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 14-speaker Revel sound system
  • Wireless charging
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Navigation

2022 Lincoln Navigator Exterior

6.0/10

Based on the latest spy shots, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator doesn’t look too much different from its 2021 iteration. We could only figure out a few visual refreshments like the updated LED headlights and taillights, a level 2 autonomy, improved driver positioning, and a dual exhaust system on the right side of the rear bumper. We can also expect some minor cosmetic upgrades to the front and rear fascia. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator SUV 

Experts also pointed out that the Navigator prototype seen during testing used Goodyear Terrain AT/S tires, instead of the usual Michelin tires. We still believe that the Navigator that just went through a major refresh in 2018, will only implement a minor facelift this year.

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator

2021 Cadillac Escalade

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2021 Infiniti QX80

Curb Weight (lbs)

5995

5650

5467

5813

Length (inches)

210

211.9

205

210.2

Width (inches)

79.9

81.1

77

79.9

Height (inches)

76.4

76.7

71.8

75.8

Ground Clearance (inches)

9.7

8

7.9

9.2

Wheelbase (inches)

122.5

120.9

123.4

121.1

*2021 figures used for reference 

The Lincoln Navigator is one of the bulkiest full-size SUVs, with almost 6000 pounds of curb weight. Yet, its exceptional ground clearance makes it a capable off-roader. We await to see if the 2022 Navigator loses some pounds of its weight or undergoes any other exterior dimension changes.

Some of the notable exterior features of 2022 Navigator include:

  • 20/22-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • "Navigator" badging over the body
  • Adaptive, Automatic LED Headlights
  • LED Taillights
  • LED DRLs
  • Active Grille Shutters
  • Illuminated Lincoln Star in Grille
  • Illuminated Power-Deployable Running Boards
  • Dual Exhaust with Chrome Tips
  • Hands-Free Power Liftgate
  • Chrome accents on body panels

2022 Lincoln Navigator Safety

8.0/10

The Lincoln Navigator shares its platform with the Expedition and uses a sturdy body-on-frame structure like a true traditional SUV. The 2021 Navigator aced the NHTSA crash tests with an overall safety rating of 5 stars. The Navigator still hasn’t been tested by IIHS since its generational change. We expect these solid safety scores to carry over to the 2022 model as well.

The safety suite is bolstered with the addition of the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 in 2020. We expect this splendid safety suite to be carried forward to the 2022 iteration, alongside a host of standout safety features such as:

  • Automatic emergency braking with pre-collision assist
  • Blind-spot assist with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rearview camera with a washer
  • SOS post-crash alert system

2022 Lincoln Navigator Competition

6.0/10

2022 Lincoln Navigator vs Cadillac Escalade

The Navigator and the Escalade have always locked horns in the battle for supremacy in the luxury SUV segment. The Navigator has the upper hand in terms of power and acceleration. However, the Escalade’s independent rear suspension grants it greater freedom while handling around corners. To our surprise, it drives better than most unibody cars half its size. The interior is the most defining factor for any luxury car. The Escalade and the Navigator both follow different approaches to their interiors. The Cadillac had the bragging rights with its tech suite, but this year things look bright for Lincoln on the tech side. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference- whether you crave the retro style of the Navigator or the modern elegance of the Escalade.

Cadillac Escalade

2022 Lincoln Navigator vs Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is a splendid option for buyers who are looking for some sort of parking convenience with a full-size SUV. The Navigator's massive size is either a hit or miss for you depending on your preference. If you are someone who finds himself chauffeuring around a lot, the Navigator is the best option with its incredible seating space and opulence. The Merc is the more prolific workhorse among the two with its towing capacity, although the Navigator has the better power output. In a nutshell, the GLS 450 may be the ideal choice if you are just looking for a full-size SUV with excellent maneuverability and convenient fuel economy.

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

2022 Lincoln Navigator vs Infiniti QX80

The Navigator ranks higher in the power charts than the QX80. Even in the all-important interior sector, the Navigator’s finely crafted interior outclasses the QX80. The Navigator has the upper hand in fuel economy and the cargo department as well. Also, there is a comparable difference between the price tags, with the QX80 emerging as the more expensive of the lot. The Navigator is justified as the winner here, with its well-rounded traits.

Infiniti QX80

 

2022 Lincoln Navigator Final Verdict

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator looks set to exert Ford’s dominance in the luxury SUV market again. With its GM rivals turning on the heat with their well-rounded Escalade and Yukon SUVs, the Navigator’s mid-cycle refresh proves crucial. The new interior and technological changes onboard the Navigator will surely set the roadmap for the rest of Ford’s future vehicles. For the incredibly high price range, the Navigator has everything that places it on the top charts. 

Similar Cars

2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 Cadillac Escalade

MSRP: $76,195- $102,995

7.2/10
2021 Infiniti QX80
2021 Infiniti QX80

MSRP: $66,750- $76,450

7.6/10