Trucks & SUVs

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator Is the Best Luxury SUV Made in America

Let’s face it, for most of us, our vehicle is like our second home. In fact, people who travel a lot for their job may spend more time in their vehicles than they do their own house. That’s why so many owners love their Lincoln Navigator. It’s got so many great standard features that it’s hard not to fall in love with it. 

Lincoln put a lot of focus on making sure that the driver and any passengers who pile in the back are comfortable, and it really shows. That’s why the Navigator getting so many rewards and why U.S. News has ranked the 2020 Lincoln Navigator as the No. 1 luxury SUV made in America.

Here’s why everyone is falling in love with the 2020 Lincoln Navigator

Critics are going crazy over the 2020 Lincoln Navigator, especially U.S. News. The review site gave the Navigator a score of  8.8/10 and had only good things to say about it. The Navigator comes equipped with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 450 hp. This is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive standard. Four-wheel drive is available if you plan to drive through some questionable weather or want to tow something. If you have big plans for the weekend, you can tow up to 8,700 pounds. 

One of the features most owners love about the 2020 Lincoln Navigator is the interior. It seats up to seven or eight adults, and they don’t feel like they have to take a yoga class just to squeeze in the back. Leather seating also comes standard, which many drivers love.

Other standard features on the Navigator include a 10-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system that is intuitive and easy to use. Charging your device is also simple, no matter where you end up seated because there are six USB ports scattered throughout the Navigator. 

There’s also plenty of safety and driver assistance features, thanks to the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 package. It includes automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and more.

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator dominated the competition 

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With so many families looking for a large SUV that provides comfort, great looks, and plenty of tech features, the SUV division is packed. The fact that the 2020 Lincoln Navigator manages to stand out from the crowd is very telling of just how great it really is, but don’t just take our word for it. Let’s check out some of the facts.

Lexus is one of the top names in luxury, but the 2020 LX still didn’t manage to outshine the Lincoln Navigator. The LX is simply dated. In spite of the fact that this is 2020, the LX still has tech onboard better suited for 2008. For consumers who are looking for something modern, the LX is a definite no. 

The GMC Yukon makes for a more worthy opponent, especially since it’s about $10,000 cheaper. Yet, when you compare the two side-by-side, the Lincoln Navigator is the clear winner. It’s bigger, can tow more, received a better safety score from the NHTSA, and has the superior powertrain.

It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty close

As great as the 2020 Navigator is, there are a few problems to be aware of. A recall was issued because of certain headrests. It appears that something went wrong with the welding process, and now the headrests don’t lock into place. The Lincoln Navigators that are affected were built between February 27th and March 16th, 2020.

In the best-case scenario, drivers may be mildly annoyed by the headrest wobbling about. In the worst case, it could go flying around the SUV in the event of a wreck. If you have a Navigator that’s part of the recall, you should be hearing from Ford about getting this repaired.

The final problem with the 2020 Lincoln Navigator is the price. It costs $76,185, which some consider to be too much, even with all the glitz and glamour. In fact, some wonder if consumers might be better off going with the Lincoln Aviator, which costs $20,000 less. 

The Navigator has also taken a hit for its clumsy handling. Why exactly would anyone want to pay that much for an SUV that can’t even handle a turn without feeling like you’re driving a bus? Of course, most people who want sharp handling go with something much smaller, so the Navigator gets a pass on that one. It seems that despite its minor flaws, consumers and critics alike are in love with the Navigator.