2015 Lincoln Navigator

by Mike Hunter

2015-Lincoln-Navigator15LincolnNavigator_14_HRIn a year when gas prices are seeing a decline and other carmakers are seeing “all-new” redesigns of their luxury SUVs, Lincoln has simply remodeled its Navigator for 2015 — giving it a new grill and some technological upgrades that make this vehicle attractive both by way of amenities and its sticker price.

Standard is the Twin Turbo 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine by Ford. This re-engineered engine boasts more power per cubic inch of displacement than the conventional engines and impresses with 380 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric power-assisted steering is part of the Lincoln Drive Control system that provides ease in steering, a more fluid feel at lower speeds and total control at higher speeds. The technology continuously monitors and adjusts suspension. The available Trac Four-Wheel-Drive system enhances handling on slippery surfaces and off-road terrain. Drivers can select their driving mode to a custom setting (Comfort, Normal and Sport) to experience the road to their specific taste.

Luxury abounds throughout the cabin with all of the amenities Lincoln is known for. The SYNC® with MyLincoln Touch™ lets occupants personalize their driving experience, from entertainment to climate, with simple voice commands, touch-screen controls or customizable “cluster screens” controlled by steering wheel-mounted buttons. These screens allow for navigation, mechanical measurements and even communication elements to ensure the driver gets what he or she wants in a dash-mounted instrument display. The 8-inch touch screen display is a virtual command center where voice recognition makes managing sound, communication, navigation and climate a breeze. The vehicle is also a Wi-Fi hotspot for passengers who wish to connect beyond their communication device.

The Lincoln Welcome Mat is an inviting entry luxury that truly prepares the vehicle for the arrival of the occupants. The ambient lighting inside and out, an illuminated Lincoln insignia and predetermined climate needs are activated as the driver approaches the vehicle. The Reserve package includes elegant upgrades to the interior and sound package as well that surely hikes the price but adds some premium levels of comfort and ambience.

2015 Lincoln navigator
City: 13
Highway: 18
0-60: 8.3 sec
Trans: 6-speed automatic
MSRP: $61,480

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