2009 2010 Lincoln Navigator Reviews







The 2009 Lincoln Navigator adds additional standard equipment including Front Park Assist, Lincoln SYNC, EasyFuel capless fuel fill, rain-sensing wipers, heated second-row seats and rear-view camera system. In addition, a next generation, voice-activated navigation system and SIRIUS Travel Link are available. The Monochrome Limited Edition Package for 2009 features unique badging and body-color exterior elements including the lower grille, lower body-side cladding and power folding heated memory mirrors with puddle lamps. The Monochrome package is offered in four exterior colors: White Platinum Tri-coat, Black Clearcoat, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic and Stone Green Clearcoat Metallic. Inside, the package includes unique black carpet, floor mats, Ebony wood trim and unique Stone or Camel seats with black leather inserts and black piping
Make no mistake. The Navigator still has ample style, especially with a new, shiny, silver-colored grille that reminds me of someone with braces on his teeth.
The Navigator has retained its segment-first, power-deploying running boards that automatically come out from under the doors whenever a car door is opened. They're part of an option package.
The Navigator's 5.4-liter single overhead cam Triton V8 has good, confident sounds.
But it puts out 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque at 3750 rpm, which is far less than the 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque in an Escalade. It's also less power than what's in a Yukon Denali.
Meantime, Mercedes' GL320 CDI gets 398 lb-ft of torque starting as low as 1400 rpm from its much smaller-displacement, diesel V6.
Too bad the Navigator's lower power doesn't translate into better fuel mileage.
A two-wheel-drive Navigator was rated by the federal government at 13 miles a gallon in city driving and 18 mpg on the highway for 2007, or sixth worst among all SUV nameplates. This drops to 12/17 mpg with the federal government's stricter computation formula in 2008.
No matter. In combined city/highway travel, the test Navigator 4X4 got only 14.3 mpg. But note that because four-wheel-drive Navigators are exempt from government fuel economy ratings, the government doesn't publish official estimates for these Navigator models.

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