2011 Lincoln Navigator

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$57,630

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2011 Lincoln Navigator
2011 Lincoln Navigator

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Stability system with Roll Stability Control
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows

The bad:

  • Overly ornate gauges, interior trim pieces
  • Poor gas mileage

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Power liftgate
  • Power-folding third row
  • Standard backup camera
  • Long-wheelbase Navigator L available
  • 310-hp, 5.4-liter V-8
  • Standard navigation system

2011 Lincoln Navigator review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Navigator is Lincoln’s full-size luxury SUV that can seat up to eight people in three rows. Related to the Ford Expedition, the SUV is also available in long-wheelbase Navigator L form. Competitors include the Cadillac Escalade and Infiniti QX56.

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New for 2011
A voice-controlled navigation system with HD radio technology and Sirius Travel Link is now standard instead of optional for the Navigator, which also gets free maintenance for the first 12 months or 15,000 miles.

Exterior
The Navigator’s most prominent feature is its grille. It’s an eggcrate design with a large horizontal bar running through the Lincoln logo. Flanking the grille are standard xenon headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard capless fuel system
  • Standard rain-sensing wipers
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels; 20-inch chrome rims optional
  • Optional moonroof

Interior
The leather-upholstered heated-and-cooled front seats include power adjustments, and there are adjustable pedals to add to driver comfort. Wood accents are found throughout the cabin. Second-row captain’s chairs are standard, but a split-bench seat can be substituted at no extra charge. There’s a standard power-folding third-row seat.

The Navigator also comes standard with Ford’s Sync voice-operated entertainment and information system and MyKey, which gives buyers the ability to set maximum speed and volume limits based on the key that’s in use — handy for parents sharing the Navigator with a teen driver. Power-lowering running boards are standard, too. Interior features include:

  • Seats seven or eight
  • Standard Sync voice-activated multimedia system
  • Standard backup camera
  • Standard heated second-row bucket seats
  • Standard Sirius Satellite Radio with 14-speaker audio system
  • Optional backseat entertainment system with 8-inch screen

Under the Hood
The Navigator has standard V-8 power and is available with rear- or four-wheel drive. Mechanical features include:

  • 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 that makes 365 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Runs on regular gas
  • 9,000-pound (RWD) or 8,700-pound (4WD) towing capacity when properly equipped

Safety
The standard electronic stability system includes trailer sway control, which can detect if a trailer is out of control and apply the brakes or reduce engine power.

Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control and trailer sway control
  • Side-impact airbags for front-seat occupants
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Navigator L
Though similar in appearance to the regular Navigator, the long-wheelbase Navigator L is about 15 inches longer and provides 42.6 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats in place — nearly 25 cubic feet more than the shorter model.

Like the Navigator, the Navigator L is powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 that drives a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear- and four-wheel-drive models are offered, but the Navigator L’s towing capacity of 8,700 pounds for the rear-wheel-drive model and 8,500 pounds for four-wheel-drive versions are both slightly lower than what the regular Navigator achieves. Back to top

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 3.8
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great Looking vehicle with plentiful power.

We were looking for a vehicle to pull a boat & go on family vacations! This vehicle fit our family’s needs. It has plenty of space and plenty horsepower.

5.0

Very Comfortable.

The vehicle met my needs. It’s spacious and clean and sanitized. Car was ready for test drive when we arrived. It had gas and was ready to go.

5.0

Lincoln.navigator

So far so good ... whomever owned this vehicle took very good care of it im so excited to take over taking care of it

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Warranty

New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
72 months/70,000 miles

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