A couple of years ago, Lincoln’s flagship SUV received a so-much-needed redesign and these days, it is considered as one of the best models in the class. From the buyer’s perspective, this model has so many good things to offer, starting from an exceptional level of luxury. Of course, the list of standard equipment is very long, while we particularly like the fact that all three rows are very generous in terms of passenger room. Finally, there is a powerful and efficient V6 engine, which ensures a great driving experience. All in all, enough reasons to expect 2021 Lincoln Navigator without bigger changes.
Despite all the goodies, the competition isn’t any weaker. This segment is full of amazing SUVs, especially if we consider the all-new version of the arch-rival, Cadillac Escalade. It comes with significant improvement for the next year, so we presume that Ford’s luxury division is working on a good answer. According to the latest reports, that won’t happen so soon. The current model will stay in the same form for another year, while bigger updates are expected for the 2022 model year.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator is about to come without more important changes. Therefore, you may count on a familiar layout, which has been around for a couple of years. Like the previous generation, this one is also based on the popular F-150 pickup truck. The two models share the platform, but the Navigator is built in Kentucky Truck Plant, alongside Expedition and Super Duty models.
Visually, this model established the brand’s new design language. These days, pretty much all models from the lineup share the familiar front end, which comes with quite conventional lines and design solutions. For the next year, we won’t see any changes in this part of the SUV. The rest of the body will remain untouched as well.
Once again, there are no changes to come. However, that definitely isn’t a bad thing in the case of 2021 Lincoln Navigator, as the current model already features one of the nicest cabins in the class. The overall quality is really impressive. Soft-touch surfaces are all around the cabin, while the dashboard nicely combines classic and modern design solutions. Additionally, the long list of standard and optional tech goodies makes the cabin look even more opulent.
Besides a high level of quality, this cabin is also impressive in terms of interior space and comfort. All three rows are generous in terms of leg and headroom and accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area is as impressive. You may count on about 21 cubic feet behind the third row, while the overall volume goes up to 103 cubic feet. Of course, you can also pick a long-wheelbase version, which is even more impressive in this aspect and offers more than 120 cubic feet of the overall cargo space.
Evert model year brings a couple of tweaks to the list of standard and optional equipment. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator shouldn’t be any different. Still, we expect that these changes will be minimal and that most of the things will remain the same. Therefore, the list of standard equipment should include tech goodies like a 10-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, six USB ports, satellite radio, a 14-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging etc. In higher trim levels, you may also count on goodies like a 20-speaker stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a panoramic sunroof.
When it comes to safety features, the current model comes standard with goodies like a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and lane keep assist. Additionally, you can get things like a parallel and perpendicular park assist system, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control etc.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Engine
Things under the hood will definitely remain the same. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator will carry on with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out a pretty impressive 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Such numbers ensure excellent driving dynamics, while the 10-speed automatic transmission works great too.
When it comes to fuel economy, the Navigator is slightly better than most V8-powered rivals. You may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the order books will open in about a month, while sales should start in December. We don’t expect significant changes in price, so base models should go around 77.000 dollars.