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2007 Navigator
Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln
aka Ford Expedition
Production 1998-Present
Class Full-Size Luxury SUV
Body Style Five Door Wagon
2WD or 4WD
Length 208.4 Inches
223.3 Inches (L Edition)
Width 78.8-inches
Height 78.3-inches
Wheelbase 119.0 Inches
139.0 Inches (L Edition)
Weight 7,700-7,950 LBS
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
Engine 5.4L SOHC V8
Power 300 horsepower @ 5000 RPM
365 lb-ft of torque @ 3750 RPM
Similar Cadillac Escalade
Lexus LX
Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Infiniti QX56
Ford Explorer
Ford Expedition
Designer Pat Schiavone

The Lincoln Navigator serves as Lincoln's full-sized luxury SUV. The Navigator shares the same platform with the lesser Ford Expedition full-size SUV. Introduced in 1998, the Navigator has proven extremely popular, comprising 40% of the American luxury SUV market in 2001. It is the larger of the two truck-based SUVs produced by Lincoln in the early 2000s, the smaller being the Aviator (which becomes the MKX for 2007). While the current 2006 Lincoln Navigator ranges in price from roughly $50,140 to $62,645, the new 2007 Lincoln Navigator will feature a larger price range with prices ranging from $46,990 to $65,545.

See Wikicars' comprehensive Lincoln Navigator Review.


Recent Changes

The 2007 model year brings a revised grille, lamps and dash treatment to the Navigator. The exterior appearance is tailored towards the flashy crowd, with large grille, chrome wheels and trim.

Styles and Major Options

The Navigator is available in two trim levels, Navigator and Ultimate, with either two- or four-wheel drive.

Packages:

  • Elite Package - Navigation system, THX II Certified Audio System, Rear-seat DVD entertainment system, Power-deployable running boards and Sirius Satellite radio
  • Trailer Tow Package
  • THX II Certified Audio System
  • Power Moonroof

Major Standard Features:

  • Rear Auxiliary Climate Control
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Memory for Driver's Seat position, pedals and exterior mirrors
  • 10-way power front seats
  • Power-Adjustable Pedals
  • Remote Key-less Entry
  • Ultrasonic Parking System
  • Fixed Running Boards
  • 18-inch machined aluminum wheels

Pricing

Navigator Trims

Navigator 2WD

Navigator 4WD

Ultimate 2WD

Ultimate 4WD

MSRP

$45,755

$48,665

$47,755

$50,655

Invoice

$42,289

$44,899

$44,089

$46,699

Gas Mileage

As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Drive

2WD

4WD

MPG

13/18

13/18

Reliability

  • RECALL ALERT: On February 11, 2008, Ford announced a recall affecting 124,000 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators built from 2007 to 2008 due to a spring system inside their door handles that could break. Ford is offering to replace the mechanism in all affected vehicles free of charge. [1]
  • RECALL ALERT: On February 11, 2008, Ford announced another recall affecting 57,000 E-Series full-size vans and 2007 Expeditions and Navigators equipped with the 5.4L V8 due to a defective fuel rail crossover hose, which could crack and leak and potentially cause a fire. [2]

Safety

Standard Safety Equipment:

  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Driver and front passenger front and side torso airbags
  • Three-row curtain airbags
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

The 2007 Navigator was tested by the NHTSA and the full results can be found at safercar.gov.

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4

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Main Competitors

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Generations

Third generation (2007—present)

The 2007 Navigator was unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2006. It is joined by a long wheelbase Navigator L based on the Expedition EL and shares the new Ford T1 platform with that vehicle. The L model is 14.7 in (373 mm) longer than the standard Navigator.

The new Navigator sports a large chromed grille and "power dome" hood to emphasize its size and power. An independent suspension debuted in the second generation Navigator. However, the 2007 model has a greatly improved design that will cause the new Navigator to ride even better than the vehicle it replaces. The 5.4 L 24-valve InTech engine remains unchanged, however, and is now surpassed in size by the 6.2 L unit in the competing Cadillac Escalade.

Although most other Lincolns will adopt a three-letter name for 2007, the Navigator name (as well as the Town Car) will remain unchanged.

Second generation (2003–2006)

2003 Lincoln Navigator

The Navigator was updated in 2003, along with the Ford Expedition, on the new Ford U platform. The interior was also substantially revised to bring it up to the level expected by luxury buyers. Some ingenious features debuted with this redesign, including power-deployable running boards that deploy when a side door is opened, a power liftgate, and a power folding third row seat.

Tire-pressure monitoring was made standard for 2004, with Roll Stability Control an option, and the mid-level Premium trim line was deleted. Along with a light facelift the powertrain was revised for 2005, with the DOHC 5.4 L V8 being replaced by a new SOHC 3-valve design borrowed from the F-150, driving the wheels through a new ZF Friedrichshafen AG-sourced 6-speed automatic transmission. The stability system was now standard on all models. An Elite package for the Ultimate trim includes a THX audio system, rear-seat entertainment, and HID headlights for 2006, the last year of this generation.

First generation (1998–2002)

1998 Lincoln Navigator

The 1998 Navigator introduced the concept of the American luxury SUV, competing at first with only the Land Rover Range Rover. It was trimmed with leather, wood, and fine carpeting, but its humble pickup truck roots could be easily spotted. This didn't slow sales, though, upon introduction of the Lincoln Navigator for the 1998 model year waiting lines for the Navigator formed. Competitors from Cadillac and GMC with the Denali Series quickly followed. Much like the Cadillac Escalade, the Navigator found a spot with celebrities and the customized truck scene.

Upgrades came just one year later with a more powerful DOHC InTech engine and power-operated pedals. More luxury features appeared in 2000, including a satellite navigation system and reverse sensing system as well as side impact airbags. No more major changes were made in 2001, and the Navigator was redesigned after 2002.

Worldwide

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Design quirks and oddities

A Lincoln Navigator starred in a 2005 movie Are We There Yet?. Ice Cube who plays Nick Persons underwent a lot of mishaps in the roadtrip to Vancouver as his pimped up Navigator got trashed and destroyed by a failed attempt to hot-wire the car to get it starting.

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See also

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