2020 Lincoln Navigator L

2020 Lincoln Navigator L Review: Hey, Must Be The Money

No other country loves a massively bloated luxury SUV quite like the USA, and if you're into this kind of thing, you can't do much better than the 2020 Lincoln Navigator L. The second-generation Navigator L - although the standard Navigator is now in its 4th generation - is a true symbol of late-stage capitalism in motion. Riding on massive 22-inch wheels, the extended-wheelbase variant of Lincoln's full-size luxury SUV is about as subtle as a punch in the face and is powered by a capable 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged gasoline V6 paired with a 10-speed automatic. Power outputs are impressive: 450 horsepower with 510 lb-ft of torque. The Lincoln Navigator L doesn't only look like money, but it cradles its occupants in luxury and features premium tech such as tri-zone climate control, a panoramic roof, and heated and ventilated front seats. The natural enemies in any review of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator L are the Cadillac Escalade ESV, Ford Expedition Max, and GMC Yukon XL.

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2020 Lincoln Navigator L Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2019 Lincoln Navigator L?

Not much has changed on the long-wheelbase variant of the 2020 Navigator L, although lesser models have been impressively revised. However, some notable changes are brought to the 2020 model year, with your smartphone now being able to double as a key to open and remotely start the SUV, among other things. A new Monochromatic Package is also available that offers unique styling cues for the Lincoln's exterior. Some new colors are also added to the palette, with three similar shades dropped to make way for the new options.

Pros and Cons

  • Strong V6 engine
  • Light on fuel compared to V8 rivals
  • Lots of standard luxury items
  • Classy exterior and interior design
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Impressive five-star NHTSA safety rating
  • Its heavy curb weight affects handling
  • Large wheels affect ride quality
  • The cost of ownership is higher than average

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2020 Lincoln Navigator L Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Standard
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$79,385
Reserve L
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$84,925
Black Label L
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$100,335

Navigator L Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 221.9 in
  • Wheelbase 131.6 in
  • Height 76.2 in
  • Max Width 79.9 in
  • Front Width 67.0 in
  • Rear Width 67.2 in

Exterior Colors

  • Pristine White
  • Red Carpet
  • Ceramic Pearl
  • Rhapsody Blue
  • Burgundy Velvet
  • Iced Mocha
  • Chroma Crystal Blue
  • Chroma Molten Gold
  • Silver Jade
  • Blue Diamond
  • Silver Radiance
  • Infinite Black

Navigator L Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Lincoln gives you a single engine and gearbox option, but they work really well together. The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 gas engine produces 450 hp and a monumental 510 lb-ft of torque which gets sent to the rear wheels via a smooth 10-speed SelectShift automatic that changes cogs imperceptibly. As an adaptation of Ford's EcoBoost V6 used in everything from the F-150 to the GT supercar, the engine has also proven itself from a reliability standpoint.

In rear-wheel-drive configuration, the Navigator L can tow up to 8,400 lbs, while 4-wheel drive cars have a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds. Those who'd dare go off-road in this will be pleased to know that it features a low-range transfer case on 4WD models.

  • Engine
    3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
  • Transmission
    10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, RWD

Navigator L Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    27.0 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 16/21 mpg
* 2020 Lincoln Navigator L Standard RWD

Navigator L Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    7-seater
  • Front Leg Room 43.9 in
  • Front Head Room 39.5 in
  • Rear Leg Room 42.6 in
  • Rear Head Room 37.9 in

Navigator L Trunk and Cargo Space

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Navigator L Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    Unlimited Years \ Unlimited Miles

US NHTSA crash test result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Lincoln Navigator L a good SUV?

SUVs are expected to be more than just people movers or off-road companions these days; they need to drive like sedans and have sex appeal like coupes, especially when you're talking about luxury three-row SUVs that cost in the region of $100k. The Navigator L SUV ticks a lot of those boxes; its attractive design will appeal to those looking for an ego purchase, it's rather premium inside, and the 3rd row seating is expansive. Under the hood, that 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine delivers strong performance and excellent refinement, but road comfort is compromised by those massive 22-inch wheels. Inside, it's a classy affair, and standard features such as illuminated power-deployable running boards, a panoramic roof, tri-zone climate control, and Active Noise Control make the driving experience feel special. Lots of passenger space and ample cargo space make this SUV the perfect long-distance road tripper. Just be careful; the price of this luxo-barge can rise steeply when specced in higher trims.

🚗What 2020 Lincoln Navigator L Model Should I Buy?

One doesn't buy a 2020 Lincoln Navigator L SUV based on price; this is a luxury vehicle with a price tag to match, so naturally, we'd suggest going with the most expensive Black Label trim, but you can obviously get away with spending a bit less. A good compromise will be the Reserve model. This trim is still opulent enough and offers features such as tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front and second-row seats, a 14-speaker sound system, a heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control, all for $15k less than the top-tier trim.

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