Remaining completely unchanged from the 2020 model year, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator, is available for sale now. Released in Fall 2020, the prices also remain the same at a starting MSRP of $76,185. Based on the Ford Expedition, the SUV gets a 3.5L turbocharged V6 that churns out 350 hp. Currently, it is offered in three trims, Standard, Reserve, and the Black Label. However, the interior luxury quotient is spectacular with the 2021 Lincoln Navigator Black Label priced at $98,125.
Despite the starting price of $76,185, the cost to own the 2021 Lincoln Navigator for 5 years is $87,785. The average maintenance cost is $553 per year. The interior of the Black Label has set the tone in terms of luxury, spaciousness, and practicality with a cargo space of 19.3 cu-ft in the normal build. With the Navigator L, the cargo size jumps to 34.3 cu-ft along with more seating room for the rear passengers.
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2021 Lincoln Navigator Pricing and Features
The big Lincoln has near endless space for people and cargo, a great engine, excellent tech, and solid design.- Motor Trend
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is available for sale in three trim levels. These trims are- Standard, Reserve, and the special edition Black Label. The prices begin from $76,185 for the Standard trim, and go up to $98,125 for the Black Label. Since there are no updates in the trim features and specs, the MSRP also remains the same as last year. That being said, Lincoln has introduced 4 new colors namely, Iced Mocha, Silver Jade, Blue Diamond, and Rhapsody Blue that replace 4 old colors.
For $81,965, the Reserve trim of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator strikes the right bargain for the price. It gets the bigger 22-inch wheels and more luxury and creature comfort features like the heated and ventilated seats in the interior. When compared to rivals like the Cadillac Escalade or BMW X7, a similarly specced out build goes well over 85 grand!
2021 Lincoln Navigator Engine and Performance
You won’t miss a V-8 in the Lincoln Navigator.- The Car Connection
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is powered by a 3.5L turbocharged V6 engine. The same engine was also used in the 2020 model and makes 450 bhp and 510 lb-ft of peak torque. This powertrain comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and delivers the power to the wheels via the standard AWD drivetrain. Though the engine has remained the same, the brand has said that it has tweaked the engine for better throttle response.
There are 7 drive modes available on the 2021 Navigator, namely, Slippery, Excite, Conserve, Deep Conditions, Normal, 4x4, and Slow Climb. The predecessors had 6 modes, and the Slow Climb mode is the latest addition to the list. Each mode has a different throttle and steering response, and overall driving dynamics which make the driving manners of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator as sublime as its predecessors.
Being a vehicle of this class and size, the fuel efficiency figures of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator are decent. The car gets a claimed fuel economy of 16 MPG for city usage while the highway economy figures stand at 21 MPG. This translates to a combined fuel economy of 18 MPG. In real-world usage, many individual testers have also claimed to get a city economy as low as 13 MPG.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator comes with a standard fuel tank capacity of 23.2-gallons. This allows it to offer a total combined range of 417.6 miles and tops out at 487.2 miles of range on the highway. Despite being the higher priced sibling to the Ford Expedition with the same engine, the MPG figures of the Lincoln Navigator are considerably low.
The Navigator has an elegant cabin adorned with high-quality materials. It's quiet and spacious, and it's one of the finest interiors in the class.- Cars.USNews
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator comes with a very spacious interior. It not only offers a comfortable space for seven passengers to sit at ease but also offers a premium and upmarket cabin loaded with features. Furthermore, for a price of $81,965, the Reserve trim upgrades from a conventional roof to a Panoramic Vista Roof that uplifts the vibe of the interior. Depending on the trim you get, the material and layout of the cabin start to get more upscale with wood trims also being used in the Black Label trim.
With ample storage and 19.3 cu-ft of cargo space, the 2021 Navigator proves it’s functionality and practicality. At the front, the vehicle gets 10-way power-adjustable bucket seats for both driver and the passenger. The seats at the front and the rear are comfortable and provide great under-thigh and lumbar support. The third-row seats also have a fairly spacious headroom and legroom making the Navigator comparatively more comfortable than most of its rivals.
2021 Lincoln Navigator
2021 Cadillac Escalade
2021 BMW X7
2021 Ford Expedition
First Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room; in inches)
41.8 / 65.2 / 43.9
42.8 / 64.9 / 45.3
41.3 / 63.9 / 42.5
42.0 / 64.9 / 39.6
Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room; in inches)
40.0 / 65.1 / 41.5
38.7 / 64.4 / 39.0
39.5 / 62.8 / 39.6
40.0 / 64.8 / 41.0
Third Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room; in inches)
37.3 / 64.2 / 36.1
38.2 / 62.7 / 34.9
36.6 / 47.9 / 33.3
37.3 / 64.2 / 40.9
Standard Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator also comes equipped with a 10-inch touchscreen system with inbuilt navigation. The infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity as well for added convenience. The sound system is a Revel 14-speaker setup with HD Radio. The infotainment system is crisp, responsive, and user-friendly making it one of the highlighting features.
With a feature-packed cabin, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator offers some of the best creature comforts for the price it demands. The following are the highlighting features of the interior and infotainment system:
Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control with Rear Auxiliary Controls and Vents
Move to the side, and the 20-inch (Standard) or 22-inch (Reserve and Black Label) aluminum alloy wheels come into full display. The wheels have a unique design, unlike anything you might have come across so far, striking the perfect balance between style and class. The silhouette is humongous, thanks to the 212-inch length and 76.3-inch height. Furthermore, from the side, the windows almost cut the car into two separate halves.
The rear end of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator might remind you of the eyes of Robocop probably, but in a good way. The LED Taillamps run from end to end with chrome details and dual exhaust outlets. All of this comes together very cohesively to form a spectacular road presence. Some of the notable features of the exterior of the 2021 Navigator are:
The IIHS has not rated the Navigator since its generational change in 2018. If and when that does happen, we expect the Lincoln Navigator to perform well. In 2020, the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 was added as standard to the ride which helped make it safer than it already was. The standout safety features of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator are:
Blind Spot Assist with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Four-wheel disc anti-lock brake system (ABS)
Driver and front-passenger Dual Stage airbags
Brake and Engine-Actuated Traction control
Rearview camera with washer
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tether Anchors for Children)
SOS Post-Crash Alert System
Crash Severity Sensors
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking.
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator, though you might not get a whole lot of updates, what you do get is a bang for the buck ride. So, you can even pick up a used 2020 Lincoln Navigator, for a lot lesser price today. The 2021 Navigator packs a powerful V6 engine, and some of the best interior features in a relatively low price. Overall, the Lincoln Navigator is one of the best vehicles in the segment when gauged against the competitors.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When can I order the 2021 Lincoln Navigator?
The 2021 Lincoln Navigator was launched in Fall 2020 and is available for sale right now. Orders can be done now through online bookings and walk-ins on dealerships.
How much is a fully loaded Lincoln Navigator?
A fully loaded Lincoln Navigator would be the Black Label trim which carries a price tag of $98,125.
Which is better, Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade?
Comparing both, the Lincoln Navigator is the more value for money option since both offer similar features and specs. The Cadillac Escalade offers better MPG figures though.
How many miles will the Lincoln Navigator last?
If maintained properly, the Lincoln Navigator is fit to last more than 200,000 miles.
Is the Lincoln Navigator worth it?
With a comfortable and opulent interior, stylish and extravagant exterior, and a fairly lower price as compared to the segment average, the Lincoln Navigator is one of the best SUVs in the market, and definitely worth it.