Lincoln has redesigned their Navigator and it’s getting a lot of positive attention. It should be. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator has a beautiful exterior and finely designed interior, promoting the luxury we’ve hoped for so long that Lincoln could be capable of.
With so much to see, I’ll break down for you the five most admirable features of the Navigator.
Those wheels. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label model that I test drove included 20-spoke wheels that are a statement in and of themselves. They are different, and they are gorgeous giving you no need to buy new rims from an aftermarket parts seller.
The illuminated grille. Take a move out of the Mercedes-Benz playbook, Lincoln has electrified the grille of the Navigator to include an available LED-illuminated Lincoln Star logo that shines white light as you approach with the keys to the vehicle on you. When you get behind the wheel and set off with your headlamps illuminated, the star continues to shine.
Sleek transmission tabs. Though I’m a big fan of a shifter, I can understand why Lincoln went with the push-tab transmission option in the Navigator. It’s loads easier to use than a dial shifter and serves as a sleek, almost unnoticeable addition to the center stack. It easily blends in with the rest of the dashboard but is still easy to find.
Comfortable seating. You may not “ooo” or “ahh” at some of the color themes available but you’ll certainly relax once you’re seated in the Navigator’s comfortable seats. During my test drive, I had plenty of row in both front seats while the teens in my house were more than happy to test out every seat in the second- and third-rows, reporting back that they “love them.”
Black glass. You can’t look at a 2018 Navigator and miss the long lengths of black glass that make up the SUV’s side windows. It’s a stunning look- rich and dominant. The design echoes the Navigator’s price tag.
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is on sale now with a starting price of $72,555. For more “ooos” and “aahs” you may want to consider the Navigator Black Label models, which starts at $94,205.