The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is about to come without more important changes if we can rely on the latest reports. Simply, the current generation is still pretty fresh, considering that it has been around for just a couple of years. Add to this the fact that engineers did a fantastic job and that the Navigator is arguably the best full-size SUV at the moment. It offers exceptional driving experience, which includes loads of luxury, an impressive list of standard and available equipment, all combined with a spacious and comfortable cabin. Finally, there is an efficient twin-turboV6 engine, more powerful than most V8 rivals.
However, things could change in the near future, as the arch-rival, Cadillac Escalade, is coming completely new. It receives a complete overhaul and comes better than ever. Still, Lincoln engineers won’t rush with the response, so a mid-cycle update will probably happen a year later, for the 2022 model year. This indicates that the 2021 Lincoln Navigator release date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year, since there are no bigger changes to come.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Design
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator changes will be minimal, reports say. This particularly refers to the overall design, which shouldn’t receive any notable update. We count on the same design, which has been introduced a couple of years ago. This full-size SUV is based on the F-150 pickup truck and shares most of the mechanics. On the other side, it comes with Lincoln’s contemporary aesthetics, with the styling that nicely combines classic and modern design solutions. The next year won’t bring anything in particular, so you may count on familiar details. This includes the 2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label, the models range-topping version, which comes with several exclusive details.
Changes on the inside won’t come either. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator interior will carry on in the same way, which means you may count on a familiar layout, with familiar characteristics and features. In terms of the overall quality and design, this model looks really amazing. The combination of classic and modern elements makes the cabin look very opulent, especially with all those tech goodies.
Besides the amazing overall quality, this cabin also offers an impressive level of comfort. As we are talking about a full-size SUV, it seems normal that all three rows are adult-friendly. This SUV accommodates 8 people with ease. Of course, you can also get versions with the second-row captain’s chairs, which reduce capacity to seven. Along with plenty of passenger room, you may also count on some of the best seats in the class, as well as on great visibility in all directions.
The cargo area is also very generous. You may count on about 21 cubic feet behind the third row and 103 cubic feet of total cargo space. If you need more than that, check the long-wheelbase version which offers over 120 cubic feet of total cargo space.
Yearly updates are such a typical thing for Lincoln models and those are mostly about novelties in terms of features. Still, we don’t expect to see too many changes for the next year. The list of standard equipment won’t be much different compared to the current model, which comes with goodies like a 10-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, six USB ports, satellite radio, a 14-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with features like a pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and lane keep assist. That’s a quite respectable list of features but you can get even more in higher trim levels.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is about to carry on with a familiar 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6. Although most rivals come with eight cylinders, the Navigator outpowers pretty much all of them, including the Escalade and Lexus LX 570. The total output goes around 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to ensure pretty solid acceleration and overall performances. Also, the engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which does the job pretty well.
Besides plenty of power, this engine is also characterized by a decent fuel economy. You may count on about 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, which is more compared to most rivals in the class.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
The next year won’t bring bigger changes, so it’s no wonder that the release date has been scheduled for November 30. However, the order book will open already in September. When it comes to the 2021 Lincoln Navigator price, base models will go around 77.000 dollars.