After the launch of the all-new generation of Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln reacted quickly and updated its flagship SUV already for the 2022 model year. This update brought a lot of notable changes, starting from a new styling, new interior details, new technology features etc. That’s why we are pretty sure that the current generation is about to remain in production for a few more years. This also means that the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will come without more important changes.
So, you may count on familiar design characteristics. This SUV has so much to offer, starting from a spacious and very luxurious cabin, and a very long list of standard equipment. Furthermore, we like its peppy twin-turbo V6 engine, as well as its smooth and comfortable ride. On the other hand, the biggest complaint goes to maneuverability, but that’s the problem that troubles other full-size SUVs as well.
Since there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Lincoln Navigator shouldn’t change at all. The current generation has been around for a while and the overall design has a lot in common with Ford Expedition. Of course, everything looks more upscale, starting from the styling, which has been updated recently. There is a new grille, along with the new bumper design, which makes this large SUV look more stylish.
Besides attractive aesthetics, this SUV also offers a comfortable ride. There are a few reasons for good ride quality and one of them is the standard independent rear suspension. Additionally, you can get a forward-facing camera system, which recognizes bumps in the road and adapts the suspension, in order to provide the smoothest possible ride. Range-topping models also come with Active Glide, which is a semi-autonomous driving system, designed to match GM’s Super Cruise.
The 2023 Lincoln Navigator interior will also continue in the same way, without notable changes. The recent update has brought new materials and color schemes, as well as a bigger infotainment screen. So, we could see that the dashboard looks very attractive and that it should remain fresh-looking in the following years. The overall quality is pretty impressive, even when compared with class leaders, such as Mercedes-Benz GLS and Cadillac Escalade.
Besides impressive ride quality, this SUV also offers plenty of passenger space, more than you get from most rivals. Of course, it comes with three rows of seats and all rows accommodate adults with ease. The cargo area also offers pretty respectable numbers, though we have to say that the new Escalade is more generous in this aspect. The Navigator offers around 20.9 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 103 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
Of course, we could see a couple of additions to the list of standard and available features. Still, most of the things are about to remain the same. So, all models should come standard with goodies like a 13.2-inch touchscreen with the new SYNC4 infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 5G Wi-Fi hotspot, 14-speaker sound system, satellite radio, wireless charging, USB ports in all rows etc. Additionally, you can get upgrades like a 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D stereo, dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, a panoramic sunroof etc.
Base models will come with a long list of standard safety features. Some of the highlights will be goodies like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Engine
Even though some sources speculate about a hybrid version of the 2023 Navigator, we are pretty sure that the company will leave electrification of the next-generation model. So, the next year’s model will most likely continue with a familiar 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out around 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Obviously, these numbers ensure strong acceleration and overall performance, which is comparable with other models in the class. The max towing capacity is where this luxury SUV really shines, as it can tow up to 8.700 pounds.
The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which is smooth and shifts on time. When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway in the standard RWD setup. Models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2023, with a starting price of around 78.000 dollars. As we’ve already mentioned, key competitors are models like Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS, BMW X7 etc.