2022 Lincoln Navigator

MSRP $76,335 Est.

Ranked #15 in Midsize Suv

6.7

Overall Rating

2022 Lincoln Navigator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Lincoln Navigator was recently released and it has grabbed all eyeballs with its breathtaking styling and luxury features. Pricing has not been revealed yet but it has received several changes this year. The exterior is refreshed while the interior is heavily influenced by luxury and technology. It now gets a 13.2-inch display featuring wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and functions through the latest SYNC 4 interface. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator

The Black Label trim gets major updates such as two new interior themes and luxury-boosting features. A 450-hp twin-turbo V6 unit continues to power the Navigator that offers effortless acceleration and can tow up to 8,300 pounds. Another highlight of this mid-cycle refresh is the debut of Active Glide, Lincoln's semi-autonomous driving mode. It competes against the Cadillac Escalade, the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, and the Infiniti QX80

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Pros

Class-leading space in 3rd-row of seats

Robust and powerful V6 engine

Exceptional interior quality and infotainment

Strong towing capability

Spacious cargo department

Cons

Fuel-thirsty powertrain

Hard to maneuver because of its size

Very expensive starting price

What's New?

New 13.2-inch SYNC 4 infotainment system

Active Glide

Few safety techs are made standard

Refreshed exterior styling

New Central Park & Invitation themes for Black Label trim

Front-facing camera for available adaptive suspension


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$76335

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

displacement

213 cu.in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

510 lb.-ft. @ 3000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$76,335 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Lincoln Navigator in Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color
Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

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

Engine and Performace

7.0

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


Lincoln has its eyes on the prize once again with its updated 2022 Navigator- Edmunds

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 Navigator takes no prisoners with a major interior and tech suite overhaul on the cards. It proves as the pinnacle of Ford’s finest technologies and interior comforts. The powertrain offers strong acceleration, defying its heavy curb weight. 

Owing to its luxury stature, it's obvious that the Navigator is a high-maintenance car. Owning the Navigator costs $84,245 for a period of five years. Yearly, it comes down to approximately $16,900 for its maintenance, repair, fuel, etc. Its running costs are n par with its rivals. Despite such high costs, people buy this SUV due to its good reliability ratings. 

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 Buying Advice

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 trim as it is worth it. It gets advanced driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera system. This trim also allows you to increase towing capacity through the exclusive Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package.

2022 Lincoln Navigator side view

2022 Lincoln Navigator Features

Buyers who choose the Black Label trim also enjoy a high level of customer service- Autotrader

The Lincoln Navigator will come in three trim levels: Base, Reserve, and Black Label. Lincoln hasn’t yet released any statement regarding the official pricing of the 2022 Navigator. We expect the price to range between $78,000 and $102,000. Except for the Black Label trim, both RWD and 4WD configurations are available. The Navigator L is also available with a longer wheelbase for more passenger volume. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator driving view

Apart from its exterior refresh, the biggest update of the Navigator is on the tech side. The SUV now packs a larger 13.2-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone integration. Lincoln complements safety by debuting Active Glide in the Navigator. If you are a fan of towing, the Heavy-Duty Tow package now offers multiple trailering views and steering guidance to make that whole process a little easier. 

Trim

Base*

Reserve*

Black Label*

MSRP (RWD)

$76,185

$81,965

N/A

MSRP (4WD)

$78,855

$84,640

$98,125

Key Features

20-inch aluminum wheels

Adds/ Upgrades to Standard trim

Adds/ Upgrades to Reserve trim

  Tri-zone automatic climate control 24-way power front seats Limited-slip rear differential
  13.2-inch touchscreen w/ wireless Android Auto & Apple CarPlay 360-degree camera Simulated suede headliner
  Heated & ventilated front seats Adaptive cruise control Illuminated grille badge
  10-way power front seats Panoramic sunroof Head-up display
  Leather upholstery for first two rows Automatic park assist

Genuine wood trim

  14-speaker sound system 22-inch Tarnish Dark Painted wheels 20-speaker Revel audio system
  Heated second-row seats

 

22-inch Ebony Black wheels
  Wireless charging   Contents of Luxury & Trailer Tow packages
  Heated, leather, power-adjustable steering wheel    Leather upholstery for the third row
  Power-folding third-row    
  Ambient lighting    
  110V power outlet    

*2021MY data used for reference

2022 Lincoln Navigator Engine and Performance

The Navigator has only one engine-and-transmission combination, but with 450 horsepower, one is all it needs- CarandDriver

The Lincoln Navigator packs a robust 3.5L V6 that 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. When properly equipped, the Navigator has a maximum towing capacity of 8,300 pounds, which is the second-best in this segment. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator engine 

The Navigator really excels when it comes to driving dynamics. The ride quality is soft and cushy although it drives a lot lighter than it looks. When tuned to Excite mode, it's going to firm up the suspension that makes this SUV leap off the line with grace  The Navigator is far from nimble but still, it's not as ponderous as one might think. The available adaptive suspension now includes a forward-facing camera to detect the road ahead and change the damping as you go. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator driving view

With the V6 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. The Navigator may not be the fastest SUV around due to its colossal weight, but it is still competent enough against its rivals in terms of downright acceleration. The wheels get large ventilated disc brakes that take 134 feet to come to a smooth stop. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator*

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Infiniti QX80

MSRP

$76,185

$76,295

$77,200

$70,600

Engine

3.5L Twin-Turbo V6

6.2L V8

3.0L Turbo Inline-6

5.6L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic

Power

450 hp @ 5,500 RPM 

420 hp @ 5,600 RPM

362 hp @ 5,500 RPM

400 hp @ 5800 RPM

Torque 

510 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

460 lb-ft. @ 4,100 RPM

369 lb-ft. @ 1,600 RPM

413 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

5.9 sec

6.0 sec

5.7 sec

6.3 sec

Quarter Mile

14.5 sec

14.4 sec

14.3 sec

14.9 sec

Top Speed

157 MPH

154 MPH

130 MPH

142 MPH

Towing Capacity 8,300 lbs 7,700 lbs 7,700 lbs 8,500 lbs

*2021MY data used for reference

The Navigator annihilates every other SUV in its segment with its refined horsepower and torque output. Although its the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class that gets appreciation for its quick acceleration due to its low curb weight. The Cadillac Escalade is the closest competitor, yet its big V8 cannot match the prowess of the Navigator’s monstrous twin-turbo V6. The least-powerful Infiniti QX80 has the slowest acceleration but impresses with its towing capacity. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator Fuel Economy

6.0/10

It doesn't matter which configuration you choose, the Navigator is a thirsty beast that drinks lots of gas- Carbuzz

In order to earn better MPG numbers, the Lincoln Navigator uses a V6 instead of a V8. The result turns out to be above-average gas mileage in its class. It returns 16 MPG in the city, 22 MPG on a highway, and 18 MPG combined. The 4WD-equipped Navigator lends a highway MPG of 20, which brings down its 17 MPG combined. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator driving view

The Navigator shells out a respectable combined mileage of 425 miles, all thanks to its humongous 23.6-gallon fuel tank. Its segment rivals deliver a much better driving range as they house a larger tank. The 4WD Navigator delivers up to 401 miles. Overall, the Navigator is not fuel-efficient but one cannot expect good fuel economy from an SUV of this size. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator*

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Infiniti QX80

MPG (City)

16

15

20

14

MPG (Highway)

22

20

24

20

MPG (Combined)

18

17

21

16

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

23.6

24.0

23.8

26.0

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles)

378/519/425

360/480/408

476/571/500

364/520/416

*2021MY data used for reference

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class surprises with its fuel-efficiency thanks to its inline engine. Therefore, people looking for a large luxury SUV with the best fuel economy should prefer the GLS-Class. The Cadillac Escalade's fuel economy is mediocre while the Infiniti QX80 is the least efficient SUV in this segment. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator Interior

7.0/10

The Navigator has interior room in spades, and its smart design maximizes ease of entry- Edmunds

The Lincoln Navigator has a well-built cabin with lots of premium materials. Just like its exterior, the interior has a few adjustments up its sleeves as well. Two new Black Label themes- Central Park and Invitation offer unique styles that help elevate Lincoln's craftmanship. All seven seats are wrapped in leather and the seats themselves are a practical haven with commodious interior dimensions. The 30-way power front seats get a revised massaging system.

2022 Lincoln Navigator dashboard

The leather-wrapped steering wheel gets heated and power adjustability as standard. Moreover, the pedals are also power-adjustable so that the driver can attain a comfortable driving position. Rear passengers will find no trouble being seated in the roomy and opulent second-row seats. The second row gets massaging system as an option for the first time, in addition to now packing standard heating and ventilation. The spacious third-row seats are also a comfortable haven for any tall individual.

2022 Lincoln Navigator infotainment system

Upfront is a new infotainment screen now measuring an impressive 13.2 inches with an updated SYNC 4 interface. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now offered wirelessly and an over-the-air software update system should make it easier to add more features over time. The second-row occupants get a 5.8-inch display that lets them adjust climate and audio settings while a new 10.1-inch rear entertainment system offers all the entertainment you could need with extra onboard storage and wireless streaming. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator*

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Infiniti QX80

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.8/65.2/43.9

42.3/65.5/44.5

39.4/59.3/40.3

39.9/63.8/39.6

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.0/65.1/41.1

38.9/64.6/41.7

40.2/58.5/41.9

40.0/63.5/41.0

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.3/64.3/40.9

38.2/62.7/34.9

38.9/50.3/34.6

36.8/60.5/28.8

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft.)

19.3

25.5

17.4

16.6

*2021MY data used for reference

The Navigator isn’t behind in terms of cargo space either. It offers 19.3 cu-ft. behind the third-row seats. This figure jumps to 57.5 or 63.6 c u-ft. depending upon the position of the sliding second row. With the second-row folded, you get 103 cu-ft. of cargo space, which is one of the best in the segment. In the above competition, only the Escalade beats the Navigator with better cargo space while the other rivals muster less space. Some notable interior features are:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Power tilt & telescopic leather, heated steering wheel
  • Power adjustable pedals
  • Rear center console with armrest and storage
  • Illuminated scuff plate
  • 30-way power front power leather seats
  • Heated, ventilated & massaged front seats
  • Heated & ventilated second-row seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 13.2-inch touchscreen w/ wireless smartphone connectivity
  • 20-speaker Revel surround sound system
  • Wireless charging

2022 Lincoln Navigator Exterior

6.0/10

The 2022 Navigator makes a big impression from the first glance with an enormous grille- Kelly Blue Book

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator received a few styling updates. Since it's a mid-cycle refresh, the Navigator doesn't look that different from the car that precedes it. But, there are a few changes for keen eyes out there such as new headlamps and taillamps, new front and rear bumpers in addition to a few unique grille designs, one of which is specific to the Black Label trim. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator side angle view

The 20/22-inch machined aluminum wheels represent an airplane turbine and the bold lines along the side draw your attention to the rear where LED wraparound taillamps bring everything together. It has an exceptional ground clearance of 9.7 inches which makes it a capable off-roader. It sports a wide wheelbase due to which its third row is the most spacious in this segment. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Navigator*

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Infiniti QX80

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,645

5,635

5,467

5,678

Length (in)

210.0

211.9

205.0

210.2

Width (in)

79.9

81.1

79.9

79.9

Height (in)

76.4

76.7

71.8

75.8

Ground Clearance (in)

9.7

8.0

7.9

9.2

Wheelbase (in)

122.5

120.9

123.4

121.1

*2021MY data used for reference

The short overall length of the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class is the reason for its easy maneuverability. The short wheelbase of the Cadillac Escalade affects the passenger space in the third row. The Infiniti QX80 is the bulkiest SUV among the lot and therefore, it is the slowest performer in both performance tests. Some cool exterior highlights are:

  • 20/22-inch machined aluminum wheels
  • Auto high-beam LED Headlights
  • LED Taillights
  • LED DRLs
  • Puddle lamps
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Chrome grille with active grille shutters
  • Illuminated Lincoln badging
  • Illuminated ower-deployable running boards
  • Dual exhaust chrome tips
  • Chrome bodyside moldings

2022 Lincoln Navigator Safety

8.0/10

Lincoln also makes its Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assistance technology standard on the Navigator- CarAndDriver

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator did not undergo any kind of tests for its safety. However, the 2021 model received a 5-star rating from NHTSA. Therefore, we expect the same safety scores to carry over to the 2022 model. The Navigator still hasn’t been tested by IIHS since its generational change. Since it is built on the same platform as the Ford Expedition, it may earn great ratings. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator driving review

The safety suite is bolstered with the addition of the Lincoln Co-Pilot360. The much-awaited semi-autonomous driving mode called Active Glide finally makes its debut this year. Also, Intersection Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0 are now standard. With so many safety technologies loaded, the Navigator is surely a safe vehicle. Some main safety features are:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rearview Camera
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Head-up Display
  • 360-degree Camera
  • MyKey
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Road Sign Recognition

2022 Lincoln Navigator Competition

6.0/10

2022 Lincoln Navigator vs 2022 Cadillac Escalade

Both these SUVs 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 Cadillac Escalade’s independent rear suspension grants it greater freedom while handling around corners. The Escalade had the bragging rights with its tech suite, but this year things look bright for the Navigator on the tech side. The Escalade offers better utility but the Navigator seems more well-rounded. 

2022 Cadillac Escalade

2022 Lincoln Navigator vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class has less power output but it does not sacrifice ride comfort its agility. It is also more fun to drive than the Navigator. However, the latter is the best option with its incredible seating space in all three rows and practicality. Both these SUVs follow different approaches to their interiors. The Naviator is the more prolific workhorse among the two with greater towing capacity. The GLS 450 may be the ideal choice if you are just looking for excellent maneuverability and convenient fuel economy.

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

2022 Lincoln Navigator vs 2022 Infiniti QX80

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

2022 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, 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. 

2022 Lincoln Navigator side angle view

2022 Lincoln Navigator FAQs

How much is a 2022 Lincoln Navigator?

The official pricing of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator has not been released yet. But roughly, it will have a starting price of $78,000. 

Is the 2022 Lincoln Navigator a  hybrid?

No, the Lincoln Navigator is powered by a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine that makes 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. of torque. 

Is Lincoln coming with a new Navigator?

The 2022 Navigator has gone through a mid-cycle refresh and received thorough updates. 

Does the Lincoln Navigator have gullwing doors?

No, the Lincoln Navigator has conventional car doors. 

What are the benefits of Black Label membership?

The Black Label trim probably adds all the possible features as standard. You will also be given entry to the brand's premium services. The Black Label also gets exclusive interior themes to stand out from the crowd. 

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