2021 Lincoln Navigator Interior and Cargo

Lincoln Navigator Interior & Cargo Rating

2021 Navigator Interior

The Navigator majors on size, luxury, and comfort and was designed to transport seven passengers, but offers up to 8 seats when optioned up. As such, passengers occupying the front seats get a center console with winged armrests, overhead sunglasses storage, and a conversation mirror, and passengers in the second and third rows get fast-charging USB ports. Premium materials are used and they are of excellent quality, even if the squidgy plastics don't have quite the solidity and density of a BMW X7's. Tri-zone climate control with rear controls and vents is standard, there's genuine wood trim, and heated and ventilated front seats. Overall, the interior ambiance is among the best in class.

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2021 Lincoln Navigator Central Console
2021 Lincoln Navigator Start/Stop Button
2021 Lincoln Navigator Central Console 1

Seating and Interior Space

The Lincoln Navigator seats seven or eight passengers, depending on whether you spec a bench seat for the second row. With adjustments for bolsters, leg length, middle back angle, and headrest, these might be the best seats out there for adjustability. If we had to complain, we might ask for a little more padding.

The central, woodgrain armrest is huge, with spaces for drinks and other storage. Overall the cabin feels massive - especially in the front. It's within an inch of the Cadillac Escalade in first-row headroom at 41.8 inches. It's close in legroom and shoulder room, too. The second row feels huge as well. With Captain's chairs specified, head-, leg-, and shoulder room measure 40 inches, 41.1 inches, and 65.1 inches, respectively. This is plenty of space for an adult, and more than enough for anyone smaller than average size. Surprisingly, the third row is relatively roomy too, with 37.3 inches of headroom, 42.3 inches of legroom, 64.2 inches of shoulder room, and 51.4 inches of hip room. It also folds flat when you need to carry something big.

2021 Lincoln Navigator Interior Dimensions:

Lincoln Navigator TrimsStandardReserveReserveBlack LabelBlack Label
Headroom Front Seat41.8 in.41.8 in.39.5 in.41.8 in.39.5 in.
Headroom Back Seat40 in.40 in.37.9 in.40 in.37.9 in.
Legroom Front Seat43.9 in.43.9 in.43.9 in.43.9 in.43.9 in.
Legroom Back Seat42.6 in.42.6 in.42.6 in.42.6 in.42.6 in.
Shoulder Room Front65.2 in.65.2 in.65.2 in.65.2 in.65.2 in.
Shoulder Room Rear65.1 in.65.1 in.65.1 in.65.1 in.65.1 in.
Hip Room, Front61.9 in.61.9 in.61.9 in.61.9 in.61.9 in.
Hip Room, Rear61.5 in.61.5 in.61.6 in.61.5 in.61.6 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The premium leather seat upholstery in the Standard Navigator can be had in either Ebony or Cappuccino hues. The Reserve trim also offers these two but adds Dark Slate and Ebony/Russet as well. For Venetia Leather, you'll have to opt for the Black Label, which comes in Alpine/Espresso, Blue Bay/Sand, or Mahogany Red. However, you can also select certain interior themes, the default being Chalét, with Destination and Yacht Club as options. Depending on the theme, some of the interior and exterior color choices may be linked and others excluded, so check your combination carefully. None of these options attracts an extra charge. Genuine wood trim and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard on all derivatives.

2021 Navigator Trunk and Cargo Space

The Navigator offers decent trunk space behind the third row; the 19.3 cubic feet offered in this configuration is plenty for the weekly shopping or the kids' paraphernalia on the school run. Folding down the 60/40-split third row liberates lots of extra space and this varies from 57.5 to 63.6 cu-ft, depending on the position of the sliding second row. With both second and third rows folded, a cavernous 103.3 cu-ft is on offer.

If the second-row bench is specified, it splits 40/20/40. Still, as good as these figures are, they are beaten by about 20 percent on average by the Escalade, although the Navigator soundly bests the X7. The BMW can only muster 12.8 cu-ft behind the third row, rising to 48.6 behind the second row and 90.4 with all seats folded.

In terms of interior storage options, all passengers are well catered for and there are many cubbies and receptacles of various sizes for passengers' oddments. There is an overhead console with a sunglasses holder and the center console bin in front is sizable too.

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2021 Lincoln Navigator Rear Passenger Seats
2021 Lincoln Navigator Interior Overview
2021 Lincoln Navigator Trunk Space

2021 Navigator Infotainment and Features


The list of standard features is impressively long, even on the base model. This includes leather upholstery, an overhead sunglasses holder and conversation mirror, a 12-inch configurable digital gauge cluster, a heated steering wheel, adaptive LED headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, tri-zone climate control, a 110-Volt/150-Watt AC power outlet, active noise control, ambient lighting, and a wireless phone-charging pad. Among the many standard safety features are blind-spot warning, forward collision mitigation, cruise control, and lane-keeping assist.

A variety of extra features are added at Reserve level, such as a panoramic sunroof, more luxurious front seats, adaptive cruise control, powered and illuminated running boards, and a 360-degree camera system. A head-up display is optional.

The Black Label gets even better front seats with a massaging function and Venetian leather, the head-up display as standard, unique interior trim packages, and the heavy-duty towing package.


A 10-inch LCD capacitive touchscreen sits atop the center dash and offers sharp graphics through the SYNC 3 system and is easy to read on the move. Incorporated in the infotainment system are USB ports for all three rows, along with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The system works in conjunction with the Lincoln Way smartphone app (with related services), to which owners are subscribed for free for five years. Satellite navigation is standard and included with it is a six-year SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link subscription. The navigation system can be activated with voice controls, and a 14-speaker Revel sound system is standard.

The Revel Ultima 20-speaker audio system is part of the optional Luxury Package on the Reserve trim, but comes equipped to the Black Label. An onboard Wi-Fi hotspot is included. There is also a rear-seat entertainment system can be specified on upper trims.

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