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The Ford F-150 Raptor Engine Also Powers This Expensive Luxury SUV

While the Ford F-150 Raptor certainly has its fair share of appeal, it’s still a big brawny Ford pickup truck. For some, power is best enjoyed in a cushy, expensive luxury SUV. While the Raptor is desert dune royalty, the Lincoln Navigator is a luxury SUV with just as much power, but a lot more class.

2020 Lincoln Navigator
2020 Lincoln Navigator | Lincoln

Many drivers never outgrow the desire for a lifted pickup truck with off-road tires built for speed on sandy trails. On the other hand, there’s a number of buyers out there that are ready for an upgrade. Furthermore, some just want power and performance in a luxury package.

The Lincoln Navigator is an expensive luxury SUV that’s easy to love

The interior of the Lincoln Navigator is deluxe. Soft-touch materials are everywhere, including lower areas on the doors. It’s not extremely fancy tech-wise, but it’s ergonomic and well thought out. In fact, it’s difficult to find anywhere inside the cabin that doesn’t feel luxurious. That is one way this expensive luxury SUV begins to tell the tale of its high price tag.

The inside of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator that's been upgraded with a rear-seat entertainment system.
Lincoln Navigator interior | Navigator

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The 2020 Lincoln Navigator has a starting price range from $75,825 – $96,770, according to the video below. The specific model in review is the 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve trim level. 23 minutes and 25 seconds into the YoutTube review we get to take a look under the hood.

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Low and behold, the Ford F-150 Raptor knows how to share. Well, at least second-gen Raptors do. The Lincoln Navigator continues to put its money where its mouth is with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. While they couldn’t be more different in their aesthetic and driving appeal, the Ford F-150 Raptor engine also powers this luxury SUV.

Paired with the same 10-speed transmission as well, the Raptor and Navigator each have an output of 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. However, there’s no thwarting the status of the Lincoln Navigator as a luxury SUV. It’s serene and easy to drive. But it has the power to work hard as well.

How much does the Ford F-150 Raptor weigh?

With the 2017 redesign, the Ford F-150 Raptor engine made the switch from V8 to the EcoBoost V6. Automobile Mag reports that the second-generation Raptor reduced its weight by around 500 pounds the and power to weight ratio saw a 20% increase. The Raptor’s new weight is roughly between 5,518-5,694 pounds.

A red 2020 Ford Raptor runs through the desert.
2020 Ford F-150 Raptor | Ford Motor Company

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On the other hand, the 2020 Lincoln Navigator weighs 6,083 pounds––according to The Car Guide. So it will certainly feel different than a 2020 Raptor. Different though they may feel, the engines are the same. Different badging separates extreme dune hopping from luxurious carpooling.

Similar beasts with differing purposes

While the Ford F-150 Raptor shares its engine with this expensive luxury SUV, these vehicles are designated differently. While the 2020 Lincoln Navigator can tow a boat or a camper, it’s more of a city SUV. It’s fancy and smooth with room for family, friends, and gear.

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator L SUV on display at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show
The 2020 Lincoln Navigator L | MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images

The Raptor can be a family truck for certain families. In addition, a 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor has a starting price of $53,455. This truck can be optioned out to the max and barely reach the starting price of a Navigator. The Ford F-150 Raptor engine may power the Navigator too. But each is a vastly different truck on separate ends of the spectrum.