Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator

2012 Lincoln Navigator
List price range
$19,995 - $24,000

2012 Highlights

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator now has integrated blind-spot mirrors as standard. AppLink for Sync is also new; it provides voice control of certain mobile phone apps (such as Pandora).

Pros

  • Plush ride
  • upscale passenger cabin with comfortable seating in all three rows
  • power-folding third-row seat
  • may price out less than comparable competitors.

Cons

  • V8 engine feels overworked under heavy loads
  • cumbersome handling
  • many interior surfaces and buttons feel cheap
  • antiquated electronics interface.

Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator for Sale

Lincoln Navigator 2012 L 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
67,040 miles
Used 2012
Lincoln Navigator
L
List$24,000
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Lincoln Navigator 2012 L 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
112,919 miles
Used 2012
Lincoln Navigator
L
List$19,995
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Dealer Notes
Superior Financing Options Available For ALL Credit Levels! Act Now By Calling Us At 540-891-6611 To Set Up A Test Drive Before This Deal Is Gone! - Air Conditioning| Climate Control| Dual Zone Climate Control| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Leather Steering Wheel| Power Drivers Seat| Power Passenger Seat| Memory Seat Position| Heated Seat| Roof Rack| Rear Air Conditioning| Wood Trim| Clock| Tachometer| Tilt Steering Wheel| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Dynamic Stability| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Anti-Theft| Full Leather Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 3rd Row Seating| Air Conditioned Seats| Bluetooth| Child Proof Door Locks| Chrome Exhaust Tips| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Front AC Seats| Front Heated Seats| Heated Mirrors| HID Headlamps| Navigation System| Overhead Console| Power Adjustable Pedals| Power Brakes| Power Lift Gate| Premium Sound| Rear Heated Seats | Rear Radio Control| Rear Wipers| Remote Trunk Lid| Reverse Camera| Roll Stability Control| Running Boards| Side Curtain Airbags| SYNC Voice Activated| Tire Pressure Monitor| Tow Hooks| Vanity Mirrors| Xenon - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
Lincoln Navigator 2012 L 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
98,496 miles
Used 2012
Lincoln Navigator
L
National Motors
59.4 mi away
List$22,000
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Lincoln Navigator 2012 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A)
97,087 miles
Used 2012
Lincoln Navigator
Base
List$20,990
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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PA owned since new%2521 CARFAX guaranteed with a great service history%2521 Includes a warranty%2521 Navigation, back up camera, DVD, captains chairs, leather interior, all power equipment, hot and cool seats, memory seats, rear heated seats, captains chairs, 3rd seat, power tailgate, power running boards, sunroof, parking assistant, towing package, usb port, auxiliary input, Sirius Satellite Radio, bluetooth, steering controls, side airbags, dual front airbags, AC, 20&%252339;&%252339; polished wheels, and 4 nice Michelin tires on this very clean 2012 Lincoln Navigator 4x4%2521 This is a nice SUV and a great price%2521 Dont miss it%2521

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator impresses with a luxurious ride and cosmopolitan ambience, but its lackluster V8 engine will likely limit towing options for more adventurous owners.

vehicle overview

Prior to the recession and volatile gas prices, the Lincoln Navigator was a seductive poster child for conspicuous consumption. While large, flashy SUVs have lost most of their hip-hop allure in these more modest days, vehicles like the 2012 Lincoln Navigator still have their place.

As status symbols go, the Navigator -- and its long-wheelbase sibling known as the Navigator L -- can still turn heads with its brawny silhouette, spacious leather- and wood-lined passenger cabin, plush ride and glitzy chrome. Since the Navigator features a traditional body-on-frame construction, it's suited for towing trailers heavier than even the largest crossover can handle. But the Navigator's platform is also one of the oldest in the market, and its aging 5.4-liter V8 is underwhelming in the power department.

The Navigator's main competition includes the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, which offers better handling and a more prestigious image. The Cadillac Escalade and Infiniti QX56 boast much more powerful V8 engines and more up-to-date technology. The Lexus LX 570 is another worthy competitor that can boast superior off-road skills. All have interiors of higher quality, tighter construction and more modern design.

Shoppers may also consider a high-line trim of the related Ford Expedition if they want to save some money, or perhaps a Ford Flex (http://www.edmunds.com/ford/flex/2012/) for a similarly equipped vehicle with more carlike handling and fuel economy. Given this wealth of choice, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is clearly not our top pick. However, if you need to tow something and welcome the versatility of its fold-flat third row of seats (especially in Navigator L guise), this mighty Lincoln is definitely worthy of consideration.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator is a full-size luxury SUV offered in two sizes: regular and extended-wheelbase Navigator L. Both models have three-row, seven-passenger seating. The second-row bucket seats can be replaced with a three-person 40/20/40-split bench that increases seating capacity to eight.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, a power liftgate, power-folding running boards, a rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control with rear auxiliary controls, heated and ventilated power front seats, driver memory settings, leather upholstery, power-adjustable pedals, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, heated second-row seats and a power-folding third-row bench. Also standard are the Sync voice command system, Bluetooth, a navigation system, a touchscreen electronics interface and a 14-speaker surround-sound audio system with HD radio, satellite radio, a USB/iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.

If the glut of exterior chrome is too overwhelming for buttoned-down owners, Lincoln offers a Monochrome Appearance package that softens the Navigator's attitude with body-colored elements. A similar Monochrome Limited Edition package includes unique leather upholstery and Olive Ash wood trim. Other options include 20-inch chromed wheels, a sunroof, a heavy-duty tow package and a rear-seat entertainment system with twin headrest-mounted screens.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator comes standard with a 5.4-liter V8 that's rated at 310 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. It's connected to a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can choose between rear- and all-wheel-drive models, the latter featuring an electronically controlled single-speed transfer case.

The last Navigator L tested by Edmunds accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds, well off the pace for this segment. Properly equipped, a rear-wheel-drive Navigator is capable of towing up to 9,000 pounds.

EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway and 16 mpg combined for the 2WD model. The 4WD Navigator is rated at 13/18/15.

safety

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator comes standard with stability control (with a rollover sensor), traction control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, three-row side curtain airbags and a post-crash alert system. Also standard is Trailer Sway Control, which uses the stability control sensors to detect and minimize a trailer's tendency to weave in some situations. The programmable MyKey system is another nifty standard offering that allows parents to specify speed limits and stereo volumes for their teenage drivers.

driving

The 2012 Lincoln Navigator delivers what's expected from a luxury vehicle: a supple ride quality and a hushed cabin that largely insulates its passengers from the outside world. Alas, it also exhibits the flaws of such a big SUV, with noticeable trucklike body roll in sharp turns. And since the Navigator L measures almost 19 feet long, it can be a handful in tight parking situations with its 44-foot turning circle. The regular-wheelbase model isn't much better.

Acceleration seems satisfactory until you compare it to its significantly gutsier competition or fill it to the brim with people and gear. Ford's 5.4-liter V8 never was the most spirited truck engine on the market, and towing a full load just reinforces the Navigator's most glaring shortcoming.

interior

The Navigator comes with virtually every high-end feature imaginable, from heated and ventilated front seats to power-retractable running boards. You'll definitely feel pampered, but its retro design lost its luster long ago and the materials used are subpar for the class. The silver-painted buttons in particular look quite cheap.

On the upside, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator offers one of the most accommodating interiors in the segment. Seating comfort is excellent, and the seats make way for cargo with ease. The second row folds down manually, but the power-folding third-row seat is easily stowed, opening up a flat load floor. (You must physically remove an Escalade's third row.) The base Navigator holds a respectable 104 cubic feet of cargo. The longer Navigator L, thanks to its additional space behind the rear seats, offers a generous 128 cubic feet of cargo storage, and the extra length helps with access to the third-row seat when powered back to the up position.

The voice-operated Sync system is particularly useful; among other functions, it allows you to control your cell phone and iPod (or other MP3 player) without removing your hands from the steering wheel. And now the AppLink adds voice-command capability to select smartphone applications, and you can use apps like Pandora for your favorite music. Unfortunately, the Navigator's small touchscreen isn't as useful or user-friendly as the electronics interfaces found in competitor vehicles.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Lincoln Navigator.

Nothing larger or smoother for the dollar
Mo Blackwater, 3/6/2015
Versus the Cadillac, first you save $20K when optioned out off the dealers lot, that's quite a bit. Second, you can put the Lincoln in 2 wheel drive, giving you better gas mileage and a better ride. Third, you get an independent rear suspension, with the L, long wheel base, nothing rides smoother in this class, period. A Suburban rides like a base pick-up on a gravel road, my previous vehicle. Fourth, the seats don't need to be pulled out (third row). Not only are they roomier, the fold right into the floor. I am a large guy, the third seat is a pain to get out of a GM vehicle. My 5.4 drove over Colorado at 10K feet altitude with plenty of passing power. Love the truck @ 48,000 miles!
Costly
Not a fan anymore, 8/13/2016
Be prepared to fork out cash for multiple items conveniently not covered by dealer or factory. Running boards will go out and that's a wallet flatener.
Great Car!!
kllllllll, 4/13/2012
I truly enjoy this car. It is beautiful,and extremely updated in technology.I would recommend it to anyone!!
Expedition on steroids
Niddy, 11/19/2016
Only complaint is the tech package and dash and the instruments are old looking like almost trying to be retro. The new version really didn't change anything except the controls and dash. Much nicer now. Not a deal killer as the car drives and rides great. It's comfortable and fits all the gear. Stereo is great, a/c and heated seats, all add to the likability. Only other caution I'd throw out is auto running boards. If you forget about them, you may walk in to them as they deploy and forget about them as they come out and bruise your shins.
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
310 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
310 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
310 hp @ 5100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
310 hp @ 5100 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover21.2%

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Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator Overview

The Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A), L 4dr SUV 4WD (5.4L 8cyl 6A), 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A), and L 4dr SUV (5.4L 8cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator?

Save up to $300 on one of 4 Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $19,995 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator L is priced between $19,995 and$24,000 with odometer readings between 67040 and112919 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Lincoln Navigator Base is priced between $20,990 and$20,990 with odometer readings between 97087 and97087 miles.

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