2023 Lincoln Navigator Safety and Reliability

Lincoln Navigator Reliability Rating

2023 Navigator Safety

While there are no official safety ratings for the 2023 Lincoln Navigator from the IIHS, the NHTSA has conducted a partial review of the model with five stars for the side-impact test and only three for its rollover resistance. Nevertheless, it comes with enough advanced safety features to put any tiger mom at ease. Most premium automakers' six-figure flagships aren't crash-tested, so this isn't too surprising. Still, the immense size and weight of the vehicle mean that it will likely come out on top in many altercations.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 Navigator Key Safety Features

Every Navigator comes equipped with Lincoln Co-Pilot360 2.0, which includes smart systems like forward-collision alert with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, automatic high-beams, enhanced park assist, and a rearview camera. This is on top of the multitude of passive systems, including ABS, stability and traction control, crosswind assist, a rollover sensor, and eight airbags.

The standard cruise control is upgraded to adaptive cruise control on the upper trim levels, and a surround-view camera and a head-up display are added. Meanwhile, inflated seatbelts are available for second-row passengers.

Lincoln Navigator TrimsStandardReserveBlack Label
Back-Up CameraSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertSSS
Rear Parking AidSSS
Blind Spot MonitorSSS
Lane Departure WarningSSS
Lane Keeping AssistSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSS
Brake AssistSSS
Stability ControlSSS
Traction ControlSSS

2023 Navigator Reliability

In terms of reliability, the Lincoln Navigator scores highly, as one might expect from a product of the most popular brand in the USA - Ford. There has been one recall for the current model year, for a failing pinion that may cause front-wheel lockup. 2022 saw two recalls for failing side-marker lights and trailer brakes, while three notable recalls were issued for the SUV in 2021; these include potential failure of the windshield wipers, possibly damaged front door side impact sensors, and a very urgent recall for fires in the engine compartment.

The bumper-to-bumper warranty on a new 2023 Lincoln Navigator is valid for four years/50,000 miles, while the powertrain is covered for six years/70,000 years.


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


Is the Lincoln Navigator a safe car?

While it doesn't have any official crash-test ratings from the IIHS and no full rating from the NHTSA, the Navigator boasts an impressive array of advanced safety systems, and its size and weight work in its favor.

How many airbags does the Lincoln Navigator have?

There are a total of eight airbags in the cabin: dual front, front side, front knee, and side curtain.

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