2015 Lincoln Navigator Review — Disappointing Or Impressive?
An epitome of style and luxury, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, comes this year. This SUV is redesigned and therefore, it may bring some surprising changes.The 2015 Lincoln Navigator redesign is excellent, but is it good enough to compete with some of the best SUVs? Considering the big resurrection of the Lincoln brand and the significance of the Lincoln name in the luxury vehicles stratum, we may expect more than it would be natural to anticipate. Having in mind all the superb features of Cadillac Escalade or Mercedes Benz GL, the most prominent luxury SUVs on the market, the manufacturer of the 2015 Lincoln Navigator had to place all of its ambitions and big plans withing the Navigator’s beautiful body. Besides the new front and rear end, the obvious characteristics which make the 2015 Navigator one of the most desirable SUVs already, they will offer a very competitive price, but something more, too.
2015 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR REDESIGN (ACTUALLY, A REFRESHMENT)
There will be two wheelbases — the Navigator standard length and the Navigator L extended. The redesigned front will have a recognizable grille whose lines are inspired by the way an eagle in flight looks. New LED headlights and a big air intake will make a perfect picture of the Navigator’s face. The rear end will have new exhaust tips and modern LED tail lamps. The manufacturer’s decision to skip a major redesign for the 2015 Lincoln Navigator was a disappointment, since other Lincoln models got a new look. That way, the new Navigator looks a little bit outdated compared to the other vehicles of its brand. Should they fight for a market share with more elaborate redesign? Who would pay for a new SUV which doesn’t look new enough? However, they tried to compensate that by investing a lot in other details which will make the 2015 Navigator competitive in the luxury SUVs market segment.
2015 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR INTERIOR — ALL ABOUT LUXURY
As for the interior and comfort level, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator doesn’t have to brag about it. It is enough to say its name. As a member of the Lincoln family, it inherits a natural inclination towards the limits of the style and luxury. However, it has to prove it. Oh, it proved it! There are heated leather seats in first and second row of this three-row full-size SUV. The standard steering wheel will be coated in Wollsdorf leather with European stitching.
The Reserve Package will bring the 2015 Lincoln Navigator into another world of luxury — all seats will be wrapped into the Trevino leather, an optional moonroof and 22-inch aluminum wheels, two inches bigger than the standard wheels. It would take time to make just a poor list of all the 2015 Lincoln Navigator features. There will be a redesigned instrument panel, hand-wrapped in leather, an impressive touchscreen located at the center console, which is used to control the infotainment system and other features using a very intuitive interface. Needless to say, there is a three-zone climate control, DVD player, the MyLincoln Touch connectivity, SYNC etc. The 2015 Navigator safety systems list will start with the ABS brakes for every wheel, traction control, tire pressure monitoring, stability control, post collision safety system etc.
THE ENGINE OF THE 2015 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR — NEW 3.5-LITER ECOBOOST
The manufacturer is probably proud the most of the engine located under the hood of the new Navigator. The engine will be a direct-injected 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 EcoBoost engine, which delivers 370 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It will send its power to the wheels via a six-speed automatic gearbox. Someone may wonder will this V-6 EcoBoost be enough to successfully power an SUV this big. The truth is this engine generates more power in comparison with the old 5.4-liter V-8 engine and has better fuel economy.
2015 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR RELEASE DATE
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator will originate from Kentucky, since it will be manufactured there. The production will start during summer and the new Navigator will be available in early fall this year.