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2013 Lincoln Navigator

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$16,328 — $29,560 USED
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Sport Utility
7-8 Seats
15-16 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
  • Gas mileage
2013 Lincoln Navigator exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2013 Lincoln Navigator
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-folding third row
  • Long wheelbase
  • Navigator L available
  • 310-hp, 5.4-liter V-8
  • Standard navigation system

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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.

(Skip to details on the: Navigator L)
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
The Navigator's most prominent design feature is its grille. It has an egg-crate appearance with a large horizontal bar running through the Lincoln logo. Flanking the grille are standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard capless fuel system
  • Standard rain-sensing wipers
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard power running boards 
  • 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. 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. Interior features include:

  • Seats se...
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.

(Skip to details on the: Navigator L)
New for 2013
There are no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
The Navigator's most prominent design feature is its grille. It has an egg-crate appearance with a large horizontal bar running through the Lincoln logo. Flanking the grille are standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard capless fuel system
  • Standard rain-sensing wipers
  • Standard power liftgate
  • Standard power running boards 
  • 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. 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. Interior features include:

  • Seats seven or eight
  • Standard Sync voice-activated multimedia system
  • Standard heated second-row bucket seats
  • Standard satellite radio
  • Optional rear 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 the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Backup camera

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 of the seats up — nearly 25 cubic feet more than the regular Navigator.

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 the regular Navigator's. Back to top

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.9
15 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Very reliable SUV

by Wendy S from Macungie, Pa on October 25, 2018

This SUV fits my four growing boys and their sports and our packed family vacations Always feel safe in this Truck and like the way it drives Read full review

(5.0)

Nice Luxury Large SUV

by Dt2018 from Indianapolis, IN on March 1, 2018

Very nice luxury interior with every option you can think of. Smooth ride and nice handling on the road. Spacious on the inside and sits up high for better driving view. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2013 Lincoln Navigator currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Lincoln Navigator has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Lincoln

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    unlimited months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Navigator received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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