The Lincoln Navigator is the pinnacle of Ford’s luxury vehicles. Large and in charge, it’s been a favorite among luxury buyers for years. But as time goes on, the Navigator must contend with more rivals. And it’s getting harder to stand out from the pack.
However, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator’s performance in a recent MotorTrend comparison proves it’s still the biggest, baddest three-row luxury SUV.
The 2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label is the biggest and baddest in this comparison
MotorTrend recently challenged full-size luxury SUVs to a head-to-head competition to see which one prevailed. And after thorough testing of four 2020 models — BMW X7, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, and Lincoln Navigator Black Label — one stood above the rest. In fact, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label edition is MotorTrend‘s number-one pick.
In fact, MotorTrend named the 2020 Navigator number one among the above three-row luxury SUVs. “It’s easily the most luxurious of the four vehicles we have here,” MotorTrend said. Experts had a hard time finding fault with the Navigator. They said that everywhere they looked, “we found a feature we loved.”
They also raved about the Navigator’s vast improvements, including its superior interior, beautiful driving experience, and “old-school kind of flavor.” They said it’s “a cut above and beyond the others.” And they praised it for the “best balance of actual honest-to-goodness luxury, comfort, value, and driving experience.”
Why the Lincoln Navigator Black Label ranks above the rest
The 2020 Lincoln Navigator has also impressed other experts. Kelley Blue Book named it number one on its “Best Large Luxury SUVs of 2020” list. In fact, the model earned the highest expert rating of all competitors, with 4.5/5 stars. KBB said that “its standout styling and opulent interior puts the 2020 Lincoln Navigator at the top of this list.”
Kelley Blue Book calls it a “crowning jewel” that has finally “come into its own.” In addition to having “the finest luxury interior in an SUV,” the 2020 Navigator also boasts more space and horsepower than its rivals. It’s spacious, smooth-riding, and “as functional as it is opulent.”
The 2020 model at a glance
According to Lincoln, the 2020 Navigator Black Label costs around $97,000. That’s nearly $20,000 more than the base model. But as the top-of-the-line trim, the Black Label offers various themes to maximize luxury styling. Buyers can choose from “Yacht Club,” “Destination,” and “Chalet” themes. Each customizes interior and exterior color and styling to reflect the water, mountain slopes, or French elegance.
The Black Label Navigator also packs a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 450 hp. It’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel drive. It also comes with adaptive suspension and Lincoln drive modes. Plus, it has one of the best towing capabilities of all large SUVs, with a maximum capacity of 8,300 pounds and a tow package as standard.
In addition, standard luxury features on the Lincoln Navigator Black Label include a panoramic moonroof, tri-zone automatic climate control, a 12-inch LCD instrument cluster, ambient lighting, a head-up display, a foot-activated power liftgate, a 20-speaker sound system, and a 10-inch touchscreen display. The Black Label also comes with a special membership that includes a Premium Maintenance package for four years/50,000 miles, car washes, and other perks.