The legendary full-size luxury SUV has just received a mid-cycle refresh. We saw a lot of interesting novelties, starting from a refreshed exterior styling, new interior features, a massive infotainment screen etc. Therefore, it’s quite easy to predict that the 2023 Lincoln Navigator, which will come just a year after this update, won’t bring bigger changes. Of course, minor tweaks are always possible, in terms of new standard equipment and similar things.
In any case, the overall layout will remain the same. You may count on a familiar design, which has so many great things to offer. The Navigator offers a smooth and comfortable ride, while we particularly like its interior. It is spacious and very luxurious, equipped with a pretty long list of features.
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Design
Design-wise, the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will definitely continue in the same way. We are about to see the same design, which has been updated last year but which is essentially the same as in the initial 2018 model year when this generation was introduced. The styling has been refreshed last year with a few details, but we are still talking about elegant and rather smooth aesthetics, which isn’t a typical thing for this segment.
Of course, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle is particularly impressive. The current-generation Navigator is light and efficient, thanks to the massive use of lightweight materials. Also, the suspension setup is very refined, which ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. At this same time, even the handling is at a pretty decent level, with a reasonable amount of body lean in corners.
The cabin design will remain one of the strongest points. The 2023 Lincoln Navigator will continue in the same way, including the last year’s updates. The cabin features excellent quality. There is a lot of attention to detail, and while materials are really nice. Furthermore, there is a long list of tech and convenience features, which come in a combination with elegant, conventional aesthetics, which make the cabin look even more upscale.
Besides attractive looks and impressive build quality, this cabin also offers plenty of space. Thanks to the fact that the SUV features 122.5 inches in wheelbase, all three rows of seats accommodate adult passengers with ease. Of course, the front seats are the most comfortable, with excellent support and great ergonomics. The second row is as spacious, while the third is slightly tighter, though still adult-friendly.
The cargo area offers around 21 cubic feet behind the third row, 63 cubic feet behind the second and 103 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is great for a full-size luxury SUV, even though rivals like the Escalade and new Grand Wagoneer offer more room.
Minor tweaks in this aspect are possible but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, expect to see base models equipped with goodies like remote start, tri-zone climate control, a 13.2-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, a Wi-Fi hot spot, satellite radio, five USB ports, a 14-speaker Revel audio system, and wireless device charging. The list of available features should include a panoramic sunroof, a 28-speaker Revel audio system and a dual-screen rear entertainment system with Amazon Fire TV compatibility.
In terms of safety, expect to see base versions equipped with a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high beams etc. Also, expect to see available upgrades like adaptive cruise control, head-up display, surround-view camera, automatic park assist etc.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Engine
Under the hood, we are about to see a familiar setup. The 2023 Lincoln Navigator will continue with a familiar 3.5-liter V6, which puts out around 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. This turbocharged engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and the whole system looks very refined. It also provides pretty impressive driving dynamics.
When it comes to fuel economy, you may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good for a full-size SUV. Of course, models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
Since there are no significant changes to come, we believe that the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. The starting price should go around 78.000 dollars.