2016 Lincoln Navigator Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 Lincoln Navigator Review

2016 Lincoln Navigator Release Date, MSRP, Price, Review – For 2016 year model, the Navigator gets a completely restyled touchscreen control interface called Sync 3. Given the sheer variety of crossovers and utility vehicles in the market, it comes as no surprise that a full-size luxury crossover like the Lincoln Navigator would now occupy just a portion of it.

2016 Lincoln Navigator front angle, grille and headlights

Every specific type of buyer would be catered for by the Navigator precisely those who want three rows of seating, ability to tow a boat, spacious interior, and a vehicle overflowing with classic American style.

2016 Lincoln Navigator red color, alloy wheels

We can all reminisce how the 2015 Lincoln Navigator roped in an extensive aesthetic makeover and a robust yet a fuel efficient turbocharged V6 powerplant that aided the vehicle to get back to speed with the rest in the segment. The vehicle is also going to feature a major infotainment system overhaul, and an even stronger case for Lincoln’s large Sports Utility Vehicle if it befits your lifestyle.

2016 Lincoln Navigator taillights and tailpipe, white color

As already mentioned, there will be the BlackBerry-powered Sync 3 touchscreen electronics interface geared towards addressing some of the usability issues experienced in the outgoing model, as the company is touting a simplified menu and quicker response times. Shoppers looking forward to the upcoming new 2016 Lincoln Navigator should also take a closer look at Navigator’s two main rivals: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class and Cadillac Escalade the former comes with an agile V8 powerplant and offers features that you can’t get on the Navigator. The Mercedes, meanwhile, offers one of the nicest interiors available in the segment and also offers a diesel engine for buyers seeking efficiency.

Exterior Colors & Interior Review – 2016 Lincoln Navigator

For starters, the new 2016 Lincoln Navigator is a full-size luxury SUV available in two variants: the base-wheelbase Navigator and the extended-wheelbase Navigator L. Similar features include three rows of seats and a 2nd row captain’s chairs. Also, they can accommodate up to seven passengers.

2016 Lincoln Navigator  front
2016 Lincoln Navigator  front

Both of these versions will offer Select and Reserve equipment packages. The base select package comes with 20-inch alloy wheels, foglights, bi-xenon headlights, a heavy-duty tow package, automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, power-folding running boards, a power liftgate, keyless ignition and entry, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear auxiliary controls, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, heated and ventilated eight-way power front seats (with power lumbar), driver seat memory settings, a power-folding 60/40-split third-row bench, and second-row captain’s chairs.

2016 Lincoln Navigator  back
2016 Lincoln Navigator  back

Also included are an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Sync 3 interface with an 8-inch touchscreen, voice controls, a 110-volt household-style power outlet, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a navigation system, , a rearview camera, smartphone app integration and a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system with satellite radio, two USB ports and HD radio.

2016 Lincoln Navigator interior, leather seats

The Reserve package adds 22-inch alloy wheels, a two-tone exterior paint scheme, adaptive suspension dampers, and an upgraded leather upholstery that also covers the doors, console and dash.

2016 Lincoln Navigator  interior
2016 Lincoln Navigator  interior

Individual options include heated second-row seats, a sunroof, 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and second-row console storage. Sold as an accessory is the rear-seat entertainment system with twin, independent 7” headrest-mounted screens.

Engine Specs – 2016 Lincoln Navigator

Under the hood of the new vehicle will be a 3.5L turbocharged V6 powerplant capable of yielding about 380 hp and 460 pounds of torque. A 6-speed auto transmission system and RWD will be offered as standard. There will also be a light-duty 4WD system as an option.

In our own test drive, a standard wheelbase Navigator with 2WD gave a fuel return of 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/20/17 mpg with the 4WD systems. The long-wheelbase versions gave 15/20/17 mpg for the 2WD and 15/19/16 mpg for the 4WD.

2016 Lincoln Navigator engine

When properly equipped, the RWD Navigator is capable of hauling 9000 pounds of towing capacity. Some of the safety features that will be provided in the 2016 Lincoln Navigator include antilock disc brakes, trailer sway control, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, a post-crash alert system and three-row side curtain airbags. Front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and rear cross-traffic alert are also standard.


Wheelbase: 119 in
Length: 207.4 in
Width: 78.8 in
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 18.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 5830 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 6,2 sec
MPG: 16/22 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Velvet Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Java Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Midnight Sapphire Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat
Towing Capacity: 9000 lbs

Price & Release Date For the New 2016 Lincoln Navigator Concept

The MSRP for the 2016 Lincoln Navigator will remain almost unchanged despite the numerous changes at roughly $55,000 for the base model and up to $80,000 for the fully equipped one.

2016 Lincoln Navigator exterior, front view

The prices above will go hand in hand with its rivalries as they offer almost the similar goodies with the same price range. The vehicle is set to for sale before the fall of 2016. Are you ready for its release date? Would you like to purchase the new 2016 Lincoln Navigator? Make sure to see what the competition is cooking and consider the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and the 2016 Infiniti QX80.



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