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Lincoln Navigator Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.4 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Lincoln Navigator

  • A spacious and stylish full-size luxury SUV, but the Escalade is more powerful and the Lexus LX 470 more refined.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Lots of room for passengers and cargo, handles well for its size, stylish interior, smooth drivetrain, extensive list of luxury features.

  • Cons

    A few low-grade interior materials, still can't match the Escalade's power, some confusing controls.

  • What's New for 2005

    A revised version of last year's 5.4-liter V8 engine mated to an all-new six-speed automatic transmission gives the Navigator a boost in performance and refinement. The AdvanceTrac stability control system now features Roll Stability Control and is standard on all Navigators. Design changes include a new front fascia, revised side cladding and running boards. A new 18-inch chrome wheel design is also available.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Solid.

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

This was my first car, and overall, it's been outstanding. The timeless exterior and interior design are, in my opinion, more attractive than the latest generation. I haven't had trouble with rattles or squeaks, and all of the trim pieces have been extremely durable. It's been very reliable, just a couple of minor fixes here and there. The driving dynamics are reminiscent of a much smaller car, and the acceleration is impressive. The air ride suspension makes Texas dirt roads feel like the Nurburgring. Naturally, fuel economy is a pain; I usually get around 14 mixed. However, I drive pretty assertively and use regular gas. Overall, fantastic vehicle, I just wish I could afford the gas.




3 great years

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

Our Navigator is 3 years old with 45,000 miles and has had no issues. The maintenance is very inexpensive but definitely is not fuel efficient, averaging around 13 miles per gallon. Very pleased with this purchase will likely keep this one for at least another 45k miles.



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Fordwarrior

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

I have been a satisfied Ford product owner for 50 years. I have owned a 2004 and a 2005 Navigator and have been very disappointed in their fuel economy and the quality of construction. The 2006 has had transmission problems from the day it was delivered and it took 17 months for the dealer to get the problem corrected. The brake rotors had to be turned at 7,000 miles, replaced at 10,000 miles, turned again at 27,000 mile and replaced at 30,000 miles. This is on a vehicles that has 95% highway mileage on it. The master brake cylinder had to be replaced at 32,000 miles. The 2006 model is much noisier than the 2005 in terms of wind noise and engine/road noise.




Awesome suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

Drove many different SUVs, ranging from Lexus 470 to Expedtion. This by far was the best SUV.




Super suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

This is my second Navigator. I currently own two Mustangs as well. I have driven many suvs and luxury cars. This Navigator is by far the nicest vehicle I have ever riden in or driven. The comfort of the seats have no equal. I do wish it had a touch more low end torque to move out a little better without mashing the gas so much. It is thirsty and has a much larger blind spot than my 99 Nav did. Biggest problem with buying a Navigator is the price and the fact that if you get one, that is all you will ever be satisfied with. It is that far ahead. I have the black interior with silver exterior. Others considered were the Lexus and Expedition and lastly Escalade.




My awesome navigator 2005

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Navigator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

This is a fun vehicle to drive. I consider my Navi my second love. My wife is jealous. The drive is smooth. I just love to drive my Navi even for minor errands to the store. Everytime I drive my Navigator I feel like I am in the best SUV on the market. I seek out Escalades, Yukons, Expeditions, Denali's, etc. just to show off my Velvet Red w/chrome trim Navigator. I have the best looking and best performing SUV on the road today.



Full 2005 Lincoln Navigator Review

What's New for 2005

A revised version of last year's 5.4-liter V8 engine mated to an all-new six-speed automatic transmission gives the Navigator a boost in performance and refinement. The AdvanceTrac stability control system now features Roll Stability Control and is standard on all Navigators. Design changes include a new front fascia, revised side cladding and running boards. A new 18-inch chrome wheel design is also available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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