2014 Lincoln Navigator | new car review

Posted on May 8, 2014 by
2014 Lincoln Navigator
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Navigator is a full size luxury SUV built by Ford’s luxury division, Lincoln. Currently in its third generation, the Navigator faces stiff competition from its arch rival, the Cadillac Escalade, but has a few neat tricks up its sleeve.

Pros

A commanding presence is something that comes as standard with this gargantuan SUV.

Cons

Limited engine choice.

Looks

Ideal for a drug baron, rapper or football player, the 2014 has a slightly different appeal than your normal family hauling SUV’s. Based on its Ford Expedition sibling, the Navigator receives the ‘chrome treatment’ which sees its grille, wheels, side mirrors, window lining, exhaust tip and a lot more covered in the sun reflecting material. With design and presence that commands respect, the 2014 is one of those vehicles that pulls up to the security gate with completely tinted windows and goes through; no questions asked.

2014 Lincoln Navigator front - 2

Feels

It’s difficult to pinpoint what exactly was going on through the designers’ head when it came to the interior, but it’s safe to assume they were inspired by a tank. The sheer size of the dashboard, steering, centre armrest and centre console is enough to make even the brawniest of gym-going blokes feel a little insecure. While wood trim sprints around the cabin, the 2014 Lincoln Navigator offers seating for up to eight individuals depending on the configuration you opt for.

2014 Lincoln Navigator interior

Engineering

Due to the amount of space offered, the Lincoln Navigator would make for some great Ikea trips and the designers were probably aware of that, which is why they’ve equipped the gargantuan American SUV with power folding third row seats and second row seats that fold completely flat to reveal a boot that is big enough to be considered a studio apartment in some parts of the world!

2014 Lincoln Navigator rear

What’s on offer?

The mammothous Navigator is powered by a 5.4 litre V8 engine that churns out 310 horsepower @ 5,100 RPM and a tree uprooting 495 Nm of torque @ 3,600 RPM. Mated to a six speed automatic transmission, the 2.8 tonne American beast touches the 100 km/h mark from standstill in 9.8 seconds.

2014 Lincoln Navigator side

Summing it…

The 2014 Lincoln Navigator is somewhat of an underdog, people are aware of its existence, but it’s never the fist SUV that comes to mind. And that is a real shame, because it’s a brilliant car in every aspect and even comes in for price that is inferior to the Cadillac Escalade.

2014 Lincoln Navigator front

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