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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 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2007 Lincoln Navigator

  • A big and comfy luxury SUV, the reworked 2007 Lincoln Navigator now offers the ride quality and level of luxury it needs to run head to head with its chief rival, the Cadillac Escalade. Unfortunately, it's down 100 horsepower and weighs several hundred pounds more.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Revised interior is very plush, roomy seating in all three rows, quiet ride, power fold-flat third-row seat.

  • Cons

    Sluggish acceleration, amount of exterior chrome pushes the taste barrier, unimpressive fuel mileage.

  • What's New for 2007

    For the 2007 model year the Lincoln Navigator gets a significant update. The look is almost all new, with a huge chrome grille up front and more stylized taillights out back. Inside, the Navigator also gets a new interior that uses higher-quality materials and looks more luxurious. Also new is a power fold-flat third row of seats. Mechanically, the truck gets a new frame and independent suspension, plus additional insulation and a thicker windshield to make the ride quieter. Twenty-inch chrome wheels are now an option for those who still think more is more. Finally, drivetrain warranty coverage has been extended to six years/70,000 miles.

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Customer Reviews

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Love my nav but it

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Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

Did a ton of research before buying and its one thing to read specs/view pics online and another to actually get into a vehicle. I was a little on the fence about front grill styling, didn't seem to have the "wow factor". When you actually sit and drive this SUV you will see how it simply beats out all others. I really love this truck in all aspects. If you’re concerned about gas - you should be. I average 12 city/16 freeway. HOWEVER....I live in Central Texas and the weather is usually fair. If you drive with the windows down 1/4 way, with no HVAC, gas mileage shoots up to 15-16 City and 18-19 highway!! Not bad for such a large SUV.




New lincoln navigator owner

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Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

Purchased our 2007 Lincoln Navigator 14 months ago. Test drove every large SUV, but Navigator blows all others away. Runs on regular gas. V8 is smooth and powerful yet the ride is amazingly smooth and quiet, you will not believe its really a truck! Massive interior space that is luxurious and comfortable. Power 3rd row folding seat is a very convenient feature which we use whenever we make runs to Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Power fold running boards have worked without any problems even through tough NJ winter. Able to handle rain, snow, and ice with confidence. Currently have over 22000 miles with impeccable dependability. Impressive vehicle that frequently receives compliments




2007 navigator elite

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Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

I love this truck it has a lot of power. Traded in my Safari for this huge difference. It’s the ultimate SUV. It has power towing and room and comfort. I get about 13.8 in the city and 19.4 on the highway. Better then my Safari which got 12.5mpg and had a Durango Hemi that gave 7.2mpg that was insane. The interior feels like a luxury sedan. Drives like a car. Lots of legroom in the third row. I'm 6'-2" and I just sit fine. My family loves this SUV.




2007 licoln navigator l

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Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

After owning the car for 9 months, I have few suggestions for improvement: The A/C cooled seats don't have enough cooling power on hot days. You can't even tell if they are operating if it is above 90 outside. The center console is very very busy. It is very difficult to find controls while driving for specific actions because there are so many buttons, I am 6'-3" tall and for me the vehicle has a very bad blind spot. I have almost moved over on other vehicles several times. Back up sensors are nice, but a backup camera option would have been nice.




Major upgrade from previous navigator's

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Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln Navigator Luxury 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

When the lease on our 2002 Navigator was up, we decided to get a 2007 since the '02 had been such a reliable vehicle. Now that we have put 10,000 miles on the 2007, I can definitely say that Lincoln has moved the vehicle more upscale in terms of refinement and interior appointments. The THX audio system is unbelievable and the heated/cooled seats have come in very handy. Overall, the vehicle handles much better than the 2002 with less roll. So far, the vehicle has had no problems and is a joy to drive.




Big lincoln

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Vehicle: 2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)

This is a great truck. Easy to drive taking into consideration its size. I don't think I could ever go back to a car



Full 2007 Lincoln Navigator Review

What's New for 2007

For the 2007 model year the Lincoln Navigator gets a significant update. The look is almost all new, with a huge chrome grille up front and more stylized taillights out back. Inside, the Navigator also gets a new interior that uses higher-quality materials and looks more luxurious. Also new is a power fold-flat third row of seats. Mechanically, the truck gets a new frame and independent suspension, plus additional insulation and a thicker windshield to make the ride quieter. Twenty-inch chrome wheels are now an option for those who still think more is more. Finally, drivetrain warranty coverage has been extended to six years/70,000 miles.

Introduction

Anyone who's a fan of large luxury SUVs has the Lincoln Navigator to thank. The Navigator was the first full-size luxury SUV, and although that early version was little more than an F-150 with a wagonlike body and some luxury bits thrown in, the Navigator and the segment it helped to pioneer have become a sales force to be reckoned with.

In spirit, the redesigned 2007 Lincoln Navigator isn't much different from the original. Big and capable, it's ready to take seven or eight passengers to their favored destinations with ease. But this year, Lincoln has focused much of its attention on improving the Navigator's luxury and quality. Underneath, there's a more rigid chassis that borrows its front frame section from the F-150 pickup, and revised front and rear suspension designs. Additionally, the rear driveshafts flow through the frame rails, which lowers the big SUV's center of gravity and opens up more room for third-row passengers. Other revisions include larger brake calipers and thicker brake rotors to shorten stopping distances, as well as a new master cylinder to improve pedal feel.

Inside, the dash, center console and door panels are now covered with rich-looking wood trim and the analog clock mounted in the center of the dash is a near perfect blend of modern sophistication and old Lincoln style -- two words we'd have been reluctant to use in describing previous Navigators. Even the somewhat overdone exterior has an elevated level of elegance, especially when viewed from behind. It remains to be seen if vehicles like the Navigator will continue to sell well in light of fluctuating fuel prices but Lincoln certainly deserves credit for raising the bar with the new Navigator.

But that praise comes with a word of caution. Heavier than last year and now weighing in at more than 3 tons, Lincoln's is a full-size SUV in the fullest sense. Granted, it comes with a ton (pun intended) of standard features like stability control and a cocoon of airbags. But motivation still comes from a 5.4-liter V8 (the same one you get in the similar Ford Expedition), which makes for unimpressive acceleration and some pretty ugly fuel economy numbers, especially for those who want the four-wheel-drive model.

It's big, it's bright, it's heavy and the super-sized Lincoln logo up front is almost comical in its dimensions -- not exactly our cup of tea, but for some luxury SUV shoppers, just right. If luxury is your number-one goal and you're not into subtlety, by all means you'll want to check out the 2007 Lincoln Navigator and compare it to Caddy's new Escalade or Chrysler's Aspen. If you find these domestic-brand large SUVs not quite to your liking, Infiniti's QX56 and Mercedes-Benz's impressive GL450 are solid alternatives.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 Lincoln Navigator is a full-size luxury SUV and is offered in two trim levels: Luxury and Ultimate. The Luxury version comes with such features as 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, turn signal mirrors, adjustable pedals, leather-covered 10-way power front seats with memory, a trip computer and an auxiliary jack for connecting MP3 players. Step up to the Ultimate and the standard features list grows to include a power rear liftgate, power-folding third-row seats, an overhead console, heated and cooled seats and a sunroof. Most of those features can be added as options to the Luxury trim. Major options include a THX-certified audio system, a navigation system, a rear seat DVD entertainment system and exterior enhancements like 20-inch chromed alloy wheels, chrome exhaust tips, power retracting running boards and a towing kit.

Powertrains and Performance

Lincoln's full-size luxury SUV is available in both rear-wheel and four-wheel-drive configurations. All Navigators are powered by the same 5.4-liter V8 that drives other Ford trucks. It's good for 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, and sends its power through a six-speed automatic transmission. While 300 hp sounds like plenty, the Navigator's approximate 6,000-pound curb weight keeps the truck from feeling even a little sprightly. Properly equipped, the Navigator's towing capacity is 9,100 pounds.

Safety

Lincoln offers a comprehensive list of standard safety features for its flagship SUV including stability control with a rollover sensor, antilock disc brakes with brake assist, traction control, tire-pressure monitoring and power adjustable pedals. Airbag coverage includes seat-mounted side airbags for front occupants and three-row side curtain airbags. In federal government NHTSA crash tests, the 2007 Lincoln Navigator received five out of five stars for its protection of front occupants in head-on collisions.

Interior Design and Special Features

Lincoln has spent considerable time on just the seats in the Navigator's upscale interior. To boost passenger capacity to eight, a 40/20/40-split second-row seat is available as a no-cost option, and the optional power fold-flat third-row seat is truly a luxurious option. Even the seat frames have been revised so they transmit less vibration from the truck's floor. Passenger room is excellent, and for luxury SUV buyers who intend to make use of all three rows on a regular basis, the Navigator makes a lot of sense -- most competitors have somewhat cramped third-row accommodations. Up front, the gauge cluster and other dash details are clearly intended to be reminiscent of Lincoln's past. With both the second- and third-row seats lowered, the Navigator can carry 104 cubic feet of cargo -- a good number for this class.

Driving Impressions

With slightly softer suspension tuning than other full-size Ford trucks, the 2007 Lincoln Navigator is intentionally aiming for comfort. Even so, the big truck feels reasonably agile and body roll is acceptable for a large luxury SUV. The stiffer frame and five-link independent rear suspension pay noticeable dividends here, but the truck's ride quality is smooth first and foremost. The 5.4-liter V8 is responsive, but no one would call the Navigator quick. Although acceleration is never more than adequate, power delivery is refined. The six-speed automatic serves up smooth shifts, but hunts a bit more than we'd like in passing situations.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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