2022 Lincoln Navigator

2022 Lincoln Navigator
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2022 Lincoln Navigator Review: The New Face Of American Luxury

Now at the mid-point of its current-generation life cycle, the full-size Lincoln Navigator has received a facelift along with some important feature updates. Still based on the mechanical bones of the Ford Explorer, the more-than-capable 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 develops 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, channeling power to all corners via a ten-speed automatic gearbox. This gives the full-size SUV the kind of effortless acceleration and cruising potential that defines the premium segment and towing capacity of up to 8,700 lbs. Competitors to the Lincoln Navigator include the Cadillac Escalade, GMC Yukon, and Jeep Grand Wagoneer, while European rivals like the BMW X7 and Mercedes GLS are a little smaller but more luxurious. That doesn't mean the Navigator lacks luxury, and its soft leather and genuine wood interior - which seats up to eight - is a plush place to be and one that's vastly more opulent than it once was when the Navigator was a rapper's best friend. Will adding modern features like ActiveGlide semi-autonomous functionality be enough to turn the tide in favor of the 2022 Navigator?

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2022 Lincoln Navigator Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 Navigator?

For 2022, the Lincoln Navigator receives a cosmetic makeover that includes a refashioned grille and more sophisticated exterior lighting elements. The standard specifications have been updated, too, with a new 13.2-inch touchscreen running SYNC 4 software with enhanced voice recognition. There is also a 5.8-inch digital unit for second-row passengers that allows control of climate and audio settings in the rear. Second-row passengers now get standard heating and ventilation and the option to add massage functionality.

Black Label trims also get some attention, with two new themes available for the interior of the vehicle: Central Park and Invitation. The exterior color palette and new materials expand the aesthetic of the Navigator for 2022, including the use of unique wood appliques.

New standard driver assists include intersection assist and active park assist 2.0. A brand-new feature in the Lincoln repertoire is ActiveGlide - the automaker's patented semi-autonomous driving technology, which we are introduced to on the new Navigator. Lastly, some of the available packages have been tweaked to add more value for money.

Pros and Cons

  • Very capable twin-turbo V6
  • Imposing but sophisticated curb appeal
  • High levels of luxury and comfort
  • Loads of passenger and cargo space
  • Both RWD and 4WD drivetrains offered
  • Extensive driver assist suite and available features
  • Not nearly as engaging as the Europeans
  • 4WD doesn't make it off-road capable
  • Truck-based design hurts ride quality
  • Automatic transmission can be clunky

What's the Price of the 2022 Lincoln Navigator?

The starting price of the new 2022 Lincoln Navigator is $77,635, making it cheaper than most rivals with similar specifications. The Reserve is a moderate price increase to $89,825, putting it on par with the best models in the segment. Adding 4WD to the Standard will cost you $3,000, while the same upgrade on the Reserve costs $2,700. The top-tier Black Label comes standard with 4WD and a whopping $106,635 price tag. These prices are MSRP and do not include taxes, registration, or the $1,695 destination charge. L variants are only available in Reserve and Black Label spec, adding a further $3,030 and $3,045, respectively.

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2022 Lincoln Navigator Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
Black Label
3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
10-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
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2022 Navigator Exterior

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2022 Lincoln Navigator Front Angle View
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  • Length 210.0 in
  • Wheelbase 122.5 in
  • Height 76.3 in
  • Max Width 79.9 in
  • Front Width 67.9 in
  • Rear Width 67.2 in
  • Curb Weight 5,854.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Manhattan Green Metallic Premium Colorant +$695
  • Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat +$695
  • Ocean Drive Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat +$695
  • Flight Blue Metallic Clearcoat +$695
  • Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat +$695
  • Starlight Gray Premium Colorant +$695
  • Chroma Caviar Dark Gray Metallic Clearcoat +$1,750
  • Chroma Crystal Blue Metallic Premium Colorant +$1,750
  • Silver Radiance Metallic Clearcoat
  • Infinite Black Metallic Clearcoat

2022 Navigator Performance

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2022 Lincoln Navigator Driving Front Angle
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Engine and Transmission

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

2022 Lincoln Navigator Handling and Driving Impressions

The Lincoln Navigator is a giant brute of a car, albeit a very premium one. Despite all of its refinement, it doesn't drive like anything less than a luxury tank. It never wants for power, but you don't necessarily want to be hurtling around in 6,000 lbs of metal. Put your foot down, and the SUV launches forward quicker than you'd expect, but the brakes may struggle to bring it to an abrupt halt, so never disrespect the sheer weight of the vehicle.

The engine is an accomplished one and it comes paired to a smooth and slick-shifting ten-speed automatic transmission. On the plus side, there are seven different drive modes to help you customize your driving experience. These include Normal and the fuel-efficient Conserve, as well as would-be sporty Excite. This tightens up throttle responses and delays shifts to optimize acceleration. For dealing with treacherous road conditions, there are Deep Conditions, Slow Climb, Slippery, and Deep Sand modes.

When it comes to ride comfort, the Navigator benefits from the new road preview camera paired to an adaptive suspension setup. It reads the road ahead and reconfigures the suspension settings to deal with small or large bumps without too much hassle. It doesn't completely smooth out the experience, but it does make for a more premium feel. On the plus side, road and wind noise are easily dampened by the SUV's sturdy cabin. Most takes on the brand's ActiveGlide tech aren't overly positive, however, so sticking with the basics and driving yourself is the way to go - and, luckily, isn't unpleasant in the least.

2022 Navigator Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
  • Front Leg Room 43.9 in
  • Front Head Room 41.8 in
  • Rear Leg Room 42.6 in
  • Rear Head Room 40.0 in

2022 Navigator Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 Lincoln Navigator Trunk Space
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2022 Navigator Safety and Reliability


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

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: Is The 2022 Lincoln Navigator A Good SUV?

There is no denying that the Lincoln Navigator is a genuinely good SUV. It may not lead the pack when viewed alongside Germans like the BMW X7, but it has a lot of appealing qualities. The cabin is ultra-spacious, accommodating up to eight passengers in comfort, while still presenting enough cargo capacity for most daily needs. Other strong points include the generous helping of standard safety systems and a roomy third row. The addition of ActiveGlide means the Lincoln now matches the tech of leading competitors, although this may take some tweaking going forward. The adaptive suspension helps to underscore the premium feel on-road, too.

With the most recent refresh, the Navigator is better than ever, and while some rivals are more well-rounded, offering more in the way of fun and refinement, the Lincoln Navigator is a high-value package, since it asks for less money upfront and is literally jam-packed with standard features like heated and ventilated seats, a 13.2-inch infotainment screen, and generous helpings of safety assists. With such generosity from the brand, the Navigator is in a better position than it's ever been to challenge rivals, although those focused on an enjoyable drive will still be looking elsewhere.

What 2022 Lincoln Navigator Model Should I Buy?

There is no such thing as a cheap Navigator, so picking the right model all comes down to getting the most bang for your buck. The difference between the Standard and Reserve is larger than it was last year, but this is because the latter gets more features as standard now. This includes the adaptive cruise control, panoramic roof, and surround-view camera that were part of packages before. Sure, you miss out on the snazzy interior themes that you'll find in the Black Label, but you're also saving around $17k. If you're going to spend that kind of money, the Cadillac Escalade or a top-tier BMW X7 would be smarter buys. The Reserve is the well-rounded middle ground of the Navigator line, balancing comfort, safety, and price. You only need to venture into Navigator L territory if you require extra cargo volume.

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