After the mid-cycle refresh, designers will focus on the minor details inside the 2023 Lincoln Navigator. Also, the Black Label package should deliver a few new options. Maybe a new layout could be available for the full-size luxury SUV. Nevertheless, expect to pay at least $100k for the high-end versions. Under the hood will still be a mighty V6 configuration with 450 hp. Other possibilities might be a diesel or a V8.
The big rig is offering plenty of space for passengers and cargo. The cabin can take up to eight passengers. The towing capacity is among the best in class, and even wider. As a luxury model, the 2023 Lincoln Navigator will be eye-catching. The interior is hiding even more stunning design and features. If you need more space, the Navigator L is the long-wheelbase version with extra room behind the rear seats.
Downsides are hard to find. We can say the price, but this is a big luxury vehicle. You can’t expect to pay it cheap. Massive size is going to make the maneuvering a little tougher until you get used to it. Nevertheless, parking will be always a problem. High gas consumption is also something you expect from a full-size luxury SUV with so much power under the hood. Well, whoever spends $80k or more for the ride, won’t care too much about the gas prices and savings.
The SUV is going to be offered in three trim levels with a few optional bundles. The base version is already equipped with stunning features, such as 20-inch wheels, adaptive lights, and a 10-inch touchscreen. The infotainment also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The gauge is digital. Front seats are heated and ventilated, while the second row is coming only with heating function. Each row will feature climate control. Drivers can tune the suspension for the best performance. At the safety end, the SUV offers forward collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and lane-keep feature.
The 2023 Lincoln Navigator Reserve trim spices the styling up with 22-inch wheels and a panoramic roof. Power running boards are also added, as well as the HUD. Adjustable front seats now feature 24 positions. Overall comfort gets a boost by adding leather buckets. Safety is at a higher level thanks to various upgrades. The most notable is the around-view camera system. If this is not enough, the Reserve trim unlocks Luxury and Trailering packages.
2023 Lincoln Navigator Black Label
Those two bundles are standard when you pick the 2023 Lincoln Navigator Black Label. This is the high-end version and many see this SUV as a competitive model to German luxury models. What’s so special about the Black Label? Well, mostly everything. Unique wheels are 22-inchers. Exterior offers exclusive colors. The warranty covers extended maintenance and car wash. But, the unique interior themes are something that draws the most attention.
For the 2023 Lincoln Navigator Black Label, we might see an extended lineup. There will be three packages for sure. The current edition offers Yacht Club, Chalet, and Destination. Seats are now available with a massage function and 30 positions. The company will install premium Revel audio with surround sound.
A 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 is the only powertrain for the luxury SUV. Engineers tuned the high-output mill to deliver maximum power – 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The same configuration is available for the Ford F-150 Raptor. The SUV can haul 8,700 pounds. No other model from its class can do it better. Even some trucks, specialized for working, can’t haul as much as the Navigator. A ten-speed gearbox is the best transmission for this amount of power. It sends energy to rear wheels, while the 4×4 is optional (standard for the Black Label). The gas mileage is not great, but at some point, the luxury SUV can return 21 mpg (highway).
The company might extend the engine lineup. For such a vehicle, engineers will have to find a potent unit. One of the options is a diesel unit. A 3.0-liter mill can deliver 460 pound-feet of torque, improve the gas mileage, but the power is suffering the most. A 7.3-liter V8 is a new powerplant, but available only for heavy-duty trucks. It is more likely to see it if Ford, the parent company, decides to bring back Excursion SUV.
2023 Lincoln Navigator L
Domestic carmakers are delivering SUVs with extended body. The 2023 Lincoln Navigator L is going to cost about $5,000 more than the standard configuration, and all the options are available in both lineups. The overall length gains 12 inches. Converted to space, that is 16 cubic feet more behind the third row. The maximum volume jumps to 120 cu.ft. If you keep all three rows up, the cargo space is 36 cu.ft., and 79 cubic feet with the back row folded.