We are still getting used on all those amazing changes that the current generation of the famous SUV has brought. Despite the 2020 Lincoln Navigator will represent the third production year, it is still pretty fresh in all aspects, so we don’t expect any particular changes. The upcoming model is about to continue in the same way, with the design that made a big turn in the company’s design approach.
Compared to some previous versions, the new model looks much more mature, so it’s no wonder most experts consider it a class leader. Excellent ride quality, plenty of luxury and attractive but classical design are some of the things that make this luxury SUV so great. Therefore, we really don’t see any reason why the company would make bigger changes for the next year. Most likely, the Navigator will remain in the current form for a couple of more years, until we see a facelift.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, there is really no reason to spend too many words on this amazing SUV. The new model is, naturally, based on the F-150 pickup truck. It rides on the same platform, which means that it utilizes all those lightweight materials, such as aluminum and HSS. Therefore, the new model is significantly lighter compared to its predecessor. This resulted in much better performances and overall drive quality.
Technical improvements are great, but the current generation also looks much better. Lincoln has finally dropped that funny design language of the previous generation and now delivers a genuine premium styling. The new look is rather classical and it instantly became a basis for all Lincoln models that came recently and that are about to come. Therefore, we don’t expect any notable styling change for the next year, though things like new color options seem possible.
One of the things that impress most is the interior quality. The 2020 Lincoln Navigator will definitely continue in the same way. This SUV features a modern but also elegant cabin, full of plush leather materials and wood accents, which deliver that genuine premium look. The dashboard looks amazing and it combines modern design solutions with some pretty classic elements. OF course, everything is filled up with modern technologies, and the 2020 Lincoln Navigator changes in this aspect will b minimal.
When it comes to comfort, this is one of the best vehicles you can find on the market. The ride is quiet and smooth, while the seats are extremely comfortable. Of course, you can count on Lincoln’s famous 30-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, which is available in higher trims. The SUV accommodates up to eight passengers, but you choose second-row captain’s chairs, it reduces to seven.
As we already mentioned, we won’t see too many changes when it comes to standard equipment. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering that base models already come with a full load of features. All models come standard with things like 10-inch touch screen, navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, satellite radio, six USB ports etc. In higher trims, you can also, get things like a 20-speaker Revel Ultimate audio system and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Speaking of higher trim levels, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label will definitely continue to be the most exclusive version of the SUV. Besides tons of additional standard features, it also comes with numerous distinctive details, both in terms of the exterior and interior styling. This trim also includes numerous advanced safety systems, including adaptive cruise control, parallel and perpendicular park assist, a head-up display, collision mitigation, and lane departure warning.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect no surprises. The upcoming model will continue with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which is good for about 450 horsepower. With such amount of power, you can count on nothing less but amazing performances. Also, the ride is pretty smooth, thanks to a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. This transmission is very refined and works very good, though downshifts can be slow sometimes.
When it comes to fuel economy, you can count on 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. These are pretty decent numbers for the class, and a great thing is that no premium gasoline is required. Another strong point of this SUV is towing capacity. It goes up to 8.700 pounds, which are some of the highest ratings in the class.
Various reports were also suggesting 2020 Lincoln Navigator Hybrid to come. From this perspective, it looks like we will have to wait for a little bit longer to see some electrification of the luxury SUV.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
The upcoming model should hit the market sometime late in the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in 2020 Lincoln Navigator price, so base models should go around 74.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Land Cruiser, Mercedes-Benz GLS etc.