2019 Lincoln Navigator A Brilliant American Luxury SUV
The formula for the American luxury car it was always very simple: huge size, many features, and soft-sprung ride. This rule applies to the new Lincoln Navigator, which is one of the best luxury vehicles sold today.
The Lincoln brand did not create a real leader since the original Navigator debuted as a 1998 model. The second generation of the famous Expedition did not achieve the same goal. Because a lot of sales going to General Motor’s Cadillac Escalade.
The new Lincoln Navigator was a big surprise because it drew massive profits for Ford and luring buyers away from other brands.
This Navigator on twisty roads is best described as ponderous. But get it on the highway, or around town on suburban streets, will feel very comfortable. The power of this vehicle comes from a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6, putting out 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.
That’s enough power to get this big boy up and moving with ease, or executing quick passes.
The Conserve drive mode tones things down for the sake of better fuel economy. Having in mind his size and power EPA ratings of 16 miles per gallon city, 21 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined it should not be a surprise. But, still beats the Cadillac Escalade, Infiniti QX80, and Land Rover Range Rover.
Other drive modes include 4×4 Automatic, Slow Climb, Slippery for mud and snow and Deep for even tougher terrain which can be obtained as optional tow package. Lincoln can tow up to 8,700 pounds.
In relation to other driving aids, blind-spot monitoring is standard. Adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist are also available.