2016 Lincoln Navigator

2016 Lincoln Navigator
2016 Lincoln Navigator

2016 Lincoln Navigator


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 16 mpg City, 22 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6, 380 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 7
  • Doors: 4

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  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 3 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Lincoln Navigator

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Advancetrac w/RSC Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
    • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • Real-Time Traffic Display
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • SIRIUS Satellite Radio -inc: Coverage not available in Alaska or Hawaii
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Wireless Streaming
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Premium Amplifier
    • Performance Speakers
    • THX II w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System and 10 Gb Internal Memory
    • Radio: HD w/Single CD/DVD Player -inc: THX II Certified 5.1 surround sound audio system w/14 speakers, MP3 capable, speed sensitive volume, input jack and rear audio controls
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 20" Ultra Brite Machined Aluminum -inc: 18" steel spare wheel
    • Tires: P275/55R20 AS BSW -inc: P275/65R18 AT OWL spare tire
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Full-Size Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/2 Tow Hooks
    • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper
    • Body-Colored Bodyside Cladding
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Chrome Door Handles
    • Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Flip-Up Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
    • Deep Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Composite/Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Power Running Boards
    • Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Roof Rack
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam High Intensity Low/High Beam Daytime Running Directionally Adaptive Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Full Folding Bucket Front Facing Heated Manual Reclining Tumble Forward Leather Rear Seat
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Seat Mounted Armrest
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Oil Pressure, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Transmission Fluid Temp, Engine Hour Meter, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows and Power Vented 3rd Row Windows
    • 7 Person Seating Capacity
    • Fixed 60-40 Split-Bench Vinyl 3rd Row Seat Front, Power Recline, Power Fold Into Floor and 2 Fixed Head Restraints
    • Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Front Cigar Lighter(s)
    • Ashtray
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Compass
    • Keypad
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Keyfob Rear Window
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Voice Activated Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
    • Illuminated Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Genuine Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents and Leather Upholstered Dashboard
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Digital/Analog Display
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Systems Monitor
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Power Adjustable Pedals
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins and Audio Media Storage
    • SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice rescognition, 8" center LCD touch screen w/swiping and pinch-to-zoom capabilities, AppLink, 911 Assist, (2) smart charging USB ports, (1) complimentary year prepaid subscription ((1) phone/primary account)
    • Cell Phone
    • Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Pedals
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Full Overhead Console w/Storage, Conversation Mirror, 2 12V DC Power Outlets and 1 AC Power Outlet
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination, Driver And Passenger Auxiliary Mirror
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Premium Leather Low Back Bucket Seats -inc: heated and cooled 10-way power driver and passenger seats w/power recline, 2-way power lumbar, driver seat memory and adjustable headrests
    • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
    • Leather Door Trim Insert
  • Mechanical Features
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs and Hill Hold Control
    • Mechanical Limited Slip Differential
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Short And Long Arm Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • 28 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Rear Auto-Leveling Suspension
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • 1660# Maximum Payload
    • Class IV Towing w/Harness, Hitch and Trailer Sway Control
    • 250 Amp Alternator
    • 78-Amp/Hr 675CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • Rear-Wheel Drive
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and HD Oil Cooler
    • GVWR: 7500 lbs
    • 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/SelectShift
    • Engine: 3.5L V6 EcoBoost

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Brake ABS System (Second Line) - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.8
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 86.9
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 86.9
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 49.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 103.3
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 54.4
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - 18.1
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 675
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) - 675
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 250
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - 99T
    • Engine Type - Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/213
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 380 @ 5250
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 460 @ 2750
    • Engine Oil Cooler - Regular Duty
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 119
    • Length, Overall (in) - 207.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 78.8
    • Height, Overall (in) - 78.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 67
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 67.2
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 8.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 28
    • Fuel Tank Location - Midship
    • Aux Fuel Tank Location - Midship
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 7
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.5
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 43
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 63.3
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 60.2
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.7
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 63.7
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 59.9
    • Third Head Room (in) - 37.6
    • Third Leg Room (in) - 37.7
    • Third Shoulder Room (in) - 51.9
    • Third Hip Room (in) - 50.1
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 16
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 22
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 40.8
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Lincoln Navigator
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Short And Long Arm
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Axle Type - Front - Independent
    • Axle Type - Rear - Independent
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Front - 3.73
    • Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear - 3.73
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P275/55HR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P275/55HR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Full-Size
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 9000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 900
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 9000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 1350
    • Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) - 9000
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 446
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.17
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.34
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.54
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.14
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.87
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.40
    • Trans PTO Access - No
    • Transfer Case Power Take Off - No
  • Vehicle Features
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.8
  • Weight Information Features
    • Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - 3350
    • Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - 4300
    • Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) - 7500
    • Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - 15100
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Full-Size
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • Midnight Sapphire Metallic White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Midnight Sapphire Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

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The Lincoln Navigator is a full-size, body-on-frame sport-utility. This third-generation Navigator was introduced as a 2007 model. Updating for 2015 gave the Navigator a new look along with greater power. The 2016 Lincoln Navigator carries over essentially unchanged.

Navigator is most comparable to the Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon, as well as upper-level models of the Ford Expedition, which shares the Lincoln’s basic structure. A properly equipped Navigator is rated to tow up to 9,000 pounds.

Like the Expedition and similar SUVs, the Navigator comes in either standard or Navigator L extended-wheelbase form. Measuring 207.4 inches long in standard size; the Navigator L stretches to 222.3 inches, providing an additional 24.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

Somewhat surprisingly for a vehicle of this size, the Navigator excels in ride and handling. Adaptive dampers are available for the suspension, but grouped into an expensive option package.

V8 engines are gone, but a twin-turbocharged, direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 whips up 380 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Navigators use a 6-speed automatic transmission. Lincoln claims the highest towing capacity in its class, and there’s only a slight fuel-economy penalty for choosing four-wheel drive.

EPA-estimated fuel economy is 16/22 mpg City/Highway.

Leather-rimmed seats are standard in all three rows, as is a rearview camera. A more user-friendly Sync 3 interface is gradually phasing in to replace MyLincoln Touch, which uses touch, voice-activation or steering-wheel controls to operate phone, climate, audio, navigation and other functions. We’ve found MyLincoln Touch to be an annoying and troublesome interface, so it’s good news to see a replacement.

On the highway, trailer-sway control can correct for the pendulum-like swing that a towed vehicle tends to induce. Large mirrors and a glassy cabin give the driver an expansive view.

Power-folding capability lets you stow the third row quickly and easily. Ford’s MyKey system can allow parents to limit certain functions when a teenager is driving the vehicle.

Bulky but sturdy SUVs like the Navigator typically score well in crash-testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives it a five-star overall rating. Rollover resistance rated four stars for four-wheel-drive models, three for rear-wheel drive.


The 2016 Lincoln Navigator comes in two lengths and two trim levels. One powertrain is available, with a choice of rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.

Lincoln Navigator Select ($63,195) includes leather upholstery (third row is vinyl), dual-zone automatic temperature control, navigation, pushbutton start, Sync with MyLincoln Touch interface, LED-backlit instrument cluster, cruise control; surround-sound audio, a rearview camera, heated/ventilated front seats, power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, and a power-folding third-row seat.

Select 4WD ($66,770) adds four-wheel drive.

Navigator Reserve ($71,260) features hand-wrapped dashboard leather, Ziricote wood, black power running boards, 22-inch wheels, and an adaptive suspension. Reserve 4WD ($74,260) has four-wheel drive.

Options include a power moonroof, headrest-mounted DVD entertainment, dark 20-inch alloy wheels, or 22-inch polished aluminum wheels.

Safety features include a rearview camera, reverse parking sensors, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert.


Lincoln has refreshed the Navigator’s exterior repeatedly over the years, but it’s been on sale for nearly a decade in its current form. Even so, this big Lincoln has its temptations, including a traditional profile and an airy cabin with plenty of glass. Still, it’s overdue for a redesign.

Body proportions still look appealing. Less flashy than in the past, with a slimmer and less-distracting grille, a Navigator continues to demonstrate an imposing presence. Headlights are squared off with LED accent lighting. A Navigator is less bold than Cadillac’s Escalade, but less tasteful than some rivals, including Ford Expedition.


Although the Navigator’s forthright interior might appear a bit trucklike, softer detail work gives it a more contemporary, even sophisticated, tone. Recent upgrades have rounded out Lincoln’s efforts to make the Navigator a true luxury SUV.

Leather wrapping with twin-stitched seams can decorate the twin-binnacle dashboard, while a large touchscreen now overlooks the center stack. Knobs and buttons haven’t disappeared completely, though. Within the gauge cluster is a reconfigurable screen.

The Navigator possesses one of the most spacious interiors of any SUV, able to carry as many as eight occupants and plenty of cargo, with room to spare. Navigator L is even roomier.

Seating is great in the front two rows, with wide, supportive, softly cushioned buckets up front, plus abundant space all around. Amply-sized or elderly passengers should feel quite comfortable. The second row holds twin bucket seats.

On the negative side, third-row access isn’t so easy, though a power-folding seat helps. Also, the cargo floor is rather high, making loading a challenge for some folks, but the actual cargo space is immense, and a power tailgate does ease access.

Lincoln has worked on sound quality, and the interior is largely quiet. On the highway, the cabin is nearly silent, with only a touch of exhaust sound to be heard.

Driving Impressions

Ford’s twin-turbocharged, direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 produces more horsepower and torque than the previous V8, and it does so through a broader rpm range. As a result, despite weights that push past three tons, the Navigator is now surprisingly swift when the pedal is pushed harder.

Competitors may have 8- or 9-speed automatics, but Lincoln’s 6-speed shifts gears smoothly and quickly, without delaying for a decision. With four-wheel drive, a properly equipped Navigator can tow up to 9,000 pounds.

Navigators handle better than usual for vehicles of its size and heft, maneuvering through curves with a modest degree of precision and agility. During quick stops, expect considerable body motion and extensive nosedive. Otherwise, the fully independent suspension promises a smooth ride. An option package with adaptive suspension costs plenty, but it’s standard with four-wheel drive.

Fuel economy is nothing to shout about, but better than the old V8, estimated at 16/22 mpg City/Highway, or 18 mpg Combined, with rear-wheel drive. Adding four-wheel drive or picking the extended-length Navigator L body drops those ratings to 15/20 mpg City/Highway, or 17 mpg Combined. So, expect to stop often for refills on a long journey.


Certain luxury touches finally are available in Navigators, including touchscreen controls and adaptive damping, helping it challenge gargantuan SUVs like the latest Escalade. Despite prices that start past $60,000, Navigator almost qualifies as a bargain in its class.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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