2016 Lincoln Navigator Review: Luxury SUV Powered By A Potent V6 With EcoBoost

Considered as a top contender in the full-size luxury SUV segment, the 2016 Lincoln Navigator has muscle, power and standard tech updates to share. The Lincoln Navigator is a V6-powered premium family SUV, which acquired recent interior and exterior enhancements.

"If you crave a big, brawny, premium SUV that can tow up to 9,000 pounds, the 2016 Navigator is worth a look. Its roughly $64,000 starting price also undercuts its American rival the Cadillac Escalade," Kelly Blue Book noted.

The new Lincoln Navigator is offered in two wheelbase lengths and provides 9,000 pounds of herculean towing power. For 2016, this premium SUV acquires the latest version of Sync 3 infotainment unit with 8-inch touchscreen.

Favorite features by reputable auto reviewers for the 2016 Lincoln Navigator is the small V-6 engine with EcoBoost system. Also excellent is the new upscale leather interior of the Navigator matched with Ziricote wood trim that provides a more modern appearance to this big SUV.

The all-new 2016 Lincoln Navigator is included in the top 10 list of Premium SUVs by Autobytel, for people who want more luxury in their already first-class rides. According to this car buying guides list, the Navigator sets another benchmark by offering its resplendent Reserve Package that provides the Ziricote wood trim and hand-wrapped leather materials for the instrument panel.

The Lincoln Navigator's twin-turbo V6 in 3.5L engine displacement with EcoBoost delivers more power and provides better efficiency. Compared to the outdated V8 powertrain used on previous Navigator models, this V6 EcoBoost engine makes 380 horsepower, 460 pound feet torque and scores 22 MPG on highway driving.

The enhanced independent rear suspension provides the Navigator capable handling. It is available with three-mode Drive Control: Comfort, Sport and Normal settings. A six-speed automatic stick shift with manual shift mode is standard for the Lincoln Navigator.

Both Navigator wheelbases are offered in two trim levels: Select and Reserve. The base trim gets standard 14-speaker THX II-certified sounds system, leather seats, Sync 3 system with voice command for navigation and entertainment, and heated/cooled front seats. Also featured are adjustable pedals, power tilt/telescopic steering column, rearview camera, push-button start, warning sensors and blind-spot monitoring.

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