2015 Lincoln Navigator | new car review

Posted on Dec 16, 2014 by
2015 Lincoln Navigator
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AEDAED 285,000 - 295,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 90%

Review Summary:

The Navigator is a full size luxury SUV built by Ford’s luxury division, . 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

* While the redesigned interior is a job well done, the same cannot be said for the exterior.

Looks

Ideal for a drug baron, rapper or football player, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator has a slightly different appeal to your normal family hauling SUV’s. Sharing underpinnings with its Ford Expedition cousin, the Navigator receives the ‘chrome treatment’ which sees its grille, wheels, side mirrors, window lining, exhaust tip and a lot more covered in the reflective substance. With design and presence that command respect, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is one of those vehicles that pulls up to the security gate with completely tinted windows and goes through; no questions asked.

2015 Lincoln Navigator front

Feels

Complementing the exterior upgrades, the interior has been spruced up, too. Welcoming ample amounts of wood trim and an even greater amount of leather, the Navigator feels every bit as premium as its badge connotes. 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.

2015 Lincoln Navigator interior

Engineering

Equipped with power folding third 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, the gargantuan American SUV offers more space than most would know what to do with.

2015 Lincoln Navigator side

What’s on offer?

Bidding farewell to the mighty V8 engine that powered its predecessors, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator proves the benefits of a smaller turbocharged engine. Generating 380 horsepower and a staggering 624 Nm of torque, the Navigator isn’t only more powerful than previous models, but more fuel efficient too. Mated to a six speed automatic transmission, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator accelerates to 100 km/h in 8.3 seconds and bears a top speed of 170 km/h.

2015 Lincoln Navigator front

Summing it…

The 2015 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 vehicle in every aspect and it even comes in for a price that is inferior to that of the Cadillac Escalade. Definitely one we need to see on the roads more often…

2015 Lincoln Navigator rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Lincoln Navigator
Engine/ Cylinders3.5 litre twin turbo / V6
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
380 hp @ 5,250 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
624 Nm @ 2,750 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic
DriveFour Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h8.3 secs
Top speed170 km/h
PriceAED 285,000 - 295,000

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