Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
December 1, 1999
Vehicle Overview Navigator is a dressier version of the Ford Expedition, and this full-size sport utility vehicle debuted in the 1998 model year, one year after the Expedition. Navigator distances itself further from the less-expensive Expedition with a new but optional satellite navigation system and climate-controlled front seats.
A five-inch screen and CD-ROM drive are mounted in the center console for the navigation system, which provides route directions, finds points of interest and links to an emergency assistance center. The climate-controlled seats use small fans to circulate warm or cool air through the perforated leather upholstery.
Interior Leather-covered seats are standard, with two captain's chairs in both the front and middle rows. The rear bench is a removable three-place bench. A three-seat bench is optional for the middle row for eight-passenger capacity. Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals with a three-inch range are standard.
Exterior A Lincolnesque grille and unique taillights and rear trim are Navigator's chief styling differentiations from the Expedition. Both come in four-door styling.
Under the Hood The 300-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 with dual overhead camshafts engine available in the Navigator is not available in the Expedition. Two- and four-wheel-drive models are available, and the latter engages automatically and can be used on smooth, dry pavement.
Safety Side-impact airbags for the front seats will be offered as an option later in the model year. Also coming later in the year is the sonar Reverse-Sensing System, which detects objects while the vehicle is backing up. The system, also used in the Ford Windstar minivan, alerts drivers that objects behind the vehicle are within 5.9 feet with warning beeps. As objects become closer, the beeps sound more frequently and become a continuous tone when the object is within 10 inches.