The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will come to market powered by Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6.
On top of the new engine, the 2015 Navigator gets a refreshed exterior design and enhanced interior appointments; it will go on sale with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at $62,475, including destination and delivery charges.
Under the hood of the new Lincoln Navigator is the same 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that is found under the hood of the 2015 Ford Expedition, a vehicle sharing frame, dimensions and general conception with the Navigator. The twin-turbocharged, direct-injected engine is rated at 380 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and 460 pound-feet of torque at 2,750 rpm.
Lincoln said this engine is providing best-in-class fuel economy for the standard-wheelbase 4×2 model.
Talking about fuel consumption, Lincoln stated the standard-wheelbase 4×2 Navigator gets an EPA-estimated, best-in-class fuel economy rating of 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway and 18 mpg combined. Standard-wheelbase 4×4 Navigator gets EPA-estimated 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined, while the extended-wheelbase 4×2 model returns EPA-estimated 15 mpg city, 20 mpg highway and 17 mpg combined and the 4×4 configuration gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city, 19 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined.
Designed to seat up to eight, Lincoln explained the Navigator offers second-row options that include two captain’s chairs with or without a center console, or a fold-flat bench. Due in part to Navigator’s patented independent rear suspension, true fold-flat, PowerFold third-row seats enable standard-wheelbase and extended-wheelbase versions to deliver what the company classifies as segment-leading cargo volume behind the third row.
To back this statement, Lincoln said extended-length models provide 128.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row, 86.3 cubic feet behind the second row and 42.6 cubic feet behind the third row. Standard-wheelbase models have 103.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the first row, 54.4 cubic feet behind the second row and 18.1 cubic feet behind the third row.
SYNC with MyLincoln Touch is standard equipment; the driver connect system allows drivers to use voice-activated or touch screen controls to make phone calls, play music, manage the navigation system or set cabin temperature. The system includes a 4.2-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster, an 8-inch touch screen in the center stack and traditional knob controls for easy operation.