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Top-Rated Large Luxury SUV with A Host of Standard Tech Features
Price From $78,965- To $110,010

by | Nov 21, 2022


In this 2022 Lincoln Navigator review, we will help you decide whether this luxury SUV is a good fit for you or not. We will delve into its performance, engine, fuel economy, interior build, safety features, and pricing, so you have a complete and comprehensive idea about the vehicle. 

The all-time favorite Lincoln Navigator has been around for a long time. It first entered the market in 1998, and the 2022 iteration is the 4th generation of this large luxury SUV. It’s not a limousine, but it does offer a fancy flair, be it in terms of external appearance, interiors, driving experience or the massive cargo capacity. 

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator, much like its predecessors, has a particular customer base in mind. One that can afford to spend a premium on a vehicle purchase, prefers capacious cars with large boot space, and likes the unmatchable experience of a luxury car. 

The 2022 version has added a few notable features to sweeten the deal further for Navigator enthusiasts. Now second row passengers can enjoy massaging seats with ventilation, and the driver can make use of a hands-free semi-autonomous driving system called Active Glide. The infotainment system display has been made bigger than before, equipped with Sync 4 software. There is now a forward-facing camera to detect road conditions and mould the suspension accordingly. The front grille got a facelift, and so did the lighting on the outer part of the vehicle.


The interior looks and feels luxurious in the true sense of the word. It's spacious enough with a convenient third row, there's ample legroom and headroom, and optional 30-way adjustable messaging to make you feel at home.
There is a single 440 horsepower engine option available, but it's incredibly powerful.
The leather trim and thoughtfully designed interior, coupled with the handsomely styled exterior make this lineup a class apart from competitors.
You get loads of driver-assist tech as standard, and the list of optional add-ons are quite large too.


You don’t expect a large SUV to offer stellar fuel economy. But even if you curtail down expectations, the numbers aren’t great.
Because of its massive size, handling can become awkward at times.
Ride quality is overall good, but it feels slightly to be on the stiffer side.

Performance, Engine, and Comfort


There’s not much to complain about on the performance front. The engine is powerful and reliable, the suspension can adapt to the road conditions to ease out roughness, and you experience a comfortable ride. The interior is tastefully designed with ample touches of luxury, be it the seats, lighting, infotainment, or safety features. The only drawbacks would be the numb steering and the poor fuel economy.

Engine & Performance


The 2022 Navigator’s engine is good enough to get a thumbs up from a modern SUV enthusiast. While it’s not a V-8 engine, it doesn’t disappoint with its performance.


Under the hood of the Lincoln Navigator is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged and intercooled V-6 engine. It generates 440 hp @ 5850 rpm, and 510 lb-ft of torque @ 3000 rpm.


The engine is paired with 10-speed automatic transmission.


It comes with front suspension control arms and multilink rear suspension. For this year, the Navigator lineup gets a forward-facing camera, similar to that of the Rolls Royce Cullinan. The camera observes the road condition (such as bumpy terrains) ahead and makes sure the suspension does a good job at enhancing the ride quality, without making the jitter obvious.


There is a power-adjustable steering wheel available from the middle level trim Reserve onwards. The steering feels somewhat numb or light, which can be a turnoff for gearheads.

Safety & Reliability


The 2022 Lincoln Navigator has not been rated by IIHS or NHTSA yet. However, looking at its standard safety suite Co-Pilot 360 and the available add-ons, it’s clear that the makers have not kept their focus limited to luxury, but also prioritized safety.


There is a 13.8-inch ventilated disc for front brakes and a 13.2-inch vented disc for rear brakes. The vehicle also gets 4-wheel ABS as a part of its safety features.


The vehicle is well-equipped to maintain driver’s and passengers’ safety in case it encounters an accident. It comes with dual front side-mounted airbags as well as head airbags for front, rear and middle rows.


Lincoln’s list of standard and optional electronic features is quite long. The notable ones are pre-collision safety system, blind spot monitor, lane departure warning, stability control, emergency braking assist, remote anti-theft alarm, and adaptive cruise control.


There are newly added lights on the body of the Navigator that give it a brand new look. You get adaptive headlights, self-leveling headlights, front fog lights, and daytime running lights, dusk sensing headlamps, and auto delay off headlamps.

Traction control

The Navigator comes with Lincoln’s traction control system called AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control). It prevents the vehicle from losing traction and stops or reduces wheelspin. When facing cornering, RSC stabilizes the vehicle and prevents the risk of a rollover. These systems allow the SUV to swiftly move on different road conditions.

Fuel Economy


Despite ditching the more powerful V-8 engine and settling for a V-6, the Navigator fails to impress with its fuel economy. Like any other large SUV, the fuel consumption is on the higher side. The only saving grace is the highway numbers, but overall, fuel economy is not the strongest suit of this vehicle.

Engine size

The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is powered by a 3.5 liter twin-turbo 6-cylinder engine.

Gas per mileage consumption

As per EPA estimates, the 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engine offers 17 mpg in city, 23 mpg on highway, and 19 mpg combined, when equipped with rear-wheel drive.



Whether you choose the entry-level trim or the higher end trims, you’ll be greeted with a stunning interior in both cases. Luxury additions like 30-way massaging seats, premium wood trims, adjustable thigh support make journeys all the more convenient.


The interior is divided into three spacious rows. With 43.9 inches of front legroom and 41.1 inches of rear legroom, passengers can sit comfortably, even during long road trips. The heated seats make the riding experience even more pleasant and premium, and gives you the feel of true luxury.


Lincoln Navigator’s design language makes it look similar to a classic limousine, despite not being one. The elongated body and the stylized exterior makes a statement as you drive through the city, and it definitely makes heads turn.


The 2022 lineup got a major infotainment upgrade—now you’ll enjoy a 13.2-inch display instead of the usual 10-inch one. Other features include 14 speakers, surround audio, satellite radio, speed sensitive volume control, 5G wifi hotspot, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay, to mention a few. The infotainment system is easy to operate.

Overall height and space

The overall length of the SUV is 210 inches, and it’s 79.9 inches in width and 76.3 inches in height. The total passenger volume comes to 178 cubic feet.

Trunk space

The Navigator’s cargo space is large enough to fit in a big family’s luggage, without compromising on seating capacity. With the standard wheelbase model, you’ll have 19.3 to 20.9 cubic feet of boot space behind the third row, and anything between 57.5 cubic feet to 63.6 cubic feet behind the second row. When you fold down the second and third row, the total cargo space comes to around 103 cubic feet. 

In case you go for the Navigator L with an extended wheelbase, you’ll get a bigger cargo area. You’ll have 34.3 to 36 cubic feet behind the third row, and 73.3 to 79.6 cubic feet at the back of the second row. With both the seats folded, the total available space will be 120.2 cubic feet.

Price and Extras


There’s not much to say about the 2022 Lincoln Navigator’s pricing—as a buyer, you already know this is a high-end vehicle. But the question is whether Navigator justifies its price tag or not. The simple answer would be yes, because the moment you step inside the vehicle, you’ll be impressed with its luxurious interior, modern tech, driver-assist features, spaciousness, and the overall thoughtful build quality.

Market Price

As we were earlier, the price of the trim levels are on the higher side, as you’d expect in case of a large SUV in the luxury segment. The top-tier trims are priced above the six-figure mark. While they do come equipped with a host of additional features, unless you have such a high budget or a serious appetite for luxury cars, it doesn’t make sense to invest such a huge amount. The mid-level trims a Reserve and Reserve L would serve you well, combining the right amounts of luxury and tech features such as heated front seats, power-adjustable steering wheel, and so on.

Trim Level Price 
Standard $78,965
Reserve $91,155
Reserve L $94,185
Black Label $107,965
Black Label L $111,010

You can add extra features or to the interior and exterior, or personalize your vehicle for an extra fee. A chrome roof rack will cost you $250, all-weather floor mats would be an additional $200. You could also purchase the Navigator Plus Exterior Package for $1895, which includes panoramic vista roof with power sunshade, ebony paint, 22’’ aluminium wheels, among other features.


The standard offering is rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive available as optional.


The Lincoln Navigator comes with a limited warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, along with a powertrain warranty of 6 years or 70,000 miles. The standard complimentary maintenance is available for 4 years or 50,000 miles for those purchasing the Black Label trim.


Those looking to maximize towing capability of the vehicle have to opt for the heavy-duty trailer tow package. With this, your Lincoln Navigator can tow as much as 8700 pounds.


On the whole, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator is a good purchase for those who have a high budget. It’s a good pick for families, as it offers ample space for kids and parents to sit comfortably, and the ride quality is great, be it for city cruising or driving on the highways. The boot space is also large enough to suit the needs of a big family. The only drawback is that this vehicle may not be the best option for hard-core off-roading. It’s good enough for casual, not-so-intense off-road journeys but it performs best when driven on highways.