Used 2019 Lincoln Navigator SUV
Which Navigator does Edmunds recommend?
While the base trim is appealing for its lower starting price, and the top-of-the-line Black Label trim comes with standard with almost everything, we say go with the midlevel Select trim. The Select has some appealing upgrades, such as an adaptive suspension, and still keeps the price reasonable. Just make sure to get optional Technology package that adds some useful advanced driver safety aids.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Lots of cargo room in both the standard and extended-length versions
- Easy-to-use tech interface
- Strong turbocharged V6 has plenty of power for towing
- Long options list full of available safety equipment
- Limited off-road ability
- The 2019 Lincoln Navigator is essentially unchanged
- Part of the fourth Lincoln Navigator generation introduced in 2018
|Overall||8.4 / 10|
Considering the size and weight of the Navigator, it does a surprisingly good job of keeping itself tidy. The drivetrain is quick and responsive, the steering is low-effort, and the suspension is relatively slop-free. The one caveat is it performs best on premium fuel, which may get expensive.
You'd expect the Navigator to be comfortable, and it delivers. Seat comfort is excellent, and the adaptive suspension is good at filtering out sharp impacts. The climate control system works effectively to keep you delightfully cool or warm and toasty.
The Navigator has interior room in spades, and its smart design maximizes ease of entry. A lot of controls require some familiarization time, but ultimately they are easy to use. Cameras help you maneuver this large SUV in tight spaces.
If it's space you want, it's what you'll get, even without the extended L Navigator model. There's an abundance of in-cabin storage for everyone's personal effects, and power-folding seats make loading longer cargo items a breeze. Need to tow something? The Navigator can handle up to 8,300 pounds.
With an excellent infotainment interface, superb sound-system quality, comprehensive driving aids and ample device-charging options, the Navigator has embraced the latest technology without reservation. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hotspot are icing on the cake.
Most helpful consumer reviews
Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
I moved from the Cadillac Escalade to the Lincoln Navigator and I am so happy I did. The seats are so amazingly comfortable, I feel like we all have more room (even though I went from extended version of Cadillac to the smaller sized navigator) and the technology is amazing! It drives so smooth and has so many wonderful features! Couldn’t be happier!
L Reserve 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
We’re a Ford family, a new Superduty every 3-4 years for towing and still have my 2003 F-150 for routine ranch duties. I can count on one hand the number of check engine lights in >15 years and hundreds of thousands of miles (and tons), on multiple trucks. That being said there was a lot of gripes for my last Navigator (‘08), wallowing with every breeze or rut, gutlessly, down the highway. Grudgingly we stuck with the always-something-wrong but more planted and fun to drive Escalade ESV’s—just never past the end of the warranty. Lincoln finally did it right and this is easily the most comfortable vehicle I’ve ever owned: the seats are unparalleled, ergonomics are perfect, great storage and it drives like a crossover. My only gripe is I miss the Caddy’s V8 punch. Although the speedometer climbs faster it just doesn’t feel as fast or confident during 2-lane highway passing. It linearly hurdles into, and calmly/quietly handles, speeds which get you one free phone call and maybe that’s why it doesn’t feel as fast but I really wish the turbos were blowing into two banks of 4 cylinders. Well and the rear TV’s can only be figured out by the kids. Of note we’ve averaged 16.6 MPG over ~8,300 miles of mixed driving, albeit we live in rural Texas so not much city and higher-speed highway.
L Black Label 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
UPDATE!!! I FILED FOR LEMON LAW AND FORD HAD TO BUY THE NAVIGATOR BACK FROM ME!!! Three months ago, my dealer picked up my 2019 Navigator L Black Label for service. While in their possession they crashed it due to an ongoing technical problem and backed it into their building causing over $44,000 in damage to the vehicle. Now, three months later, Ford is unable to provide some of the parts. In particular, the glass for the rear tailgate; the sensors for the cross vehicle detection system, and others. The crash was caused because when one of their employees went to put the car in reverse, it lunged backward apparently at full throttle and crashed through a wall in the dealership, causing over $44,000 in damage to the Navigator. While the dealership has been very helpful, getting the parts from Ford is a problem. Also, since I have had ongoing issues with the vehicle's computers, I am now scared to drive it.
Black Label 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
I went from luxury sedans all of my life to a Black Label Navigator. By far the most comfortable vehicle I have ever driven. Just drive one first to see if if the size to too difficult to maneuver. It took me a couple of days but piece of cake now. At stop lights on lookers stare. It an awesome ride. Brosky
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Navigator models:
- Surround-View Camera
- Provides a top-down view of the car on the center screen to help you navigate in tight spaces.
- Allows owners to specify speed limits and stereo volume limits for secondary drivers (think teenagers and valets).
- ACC with Collision Mitigation
- Adaptive cruise control follows at a set distance, and collision mitigation can bring the car to a complete stop in emergency situations.