All-New Lincoln Navigator Starts From $72,055, Extended Version Joins The Family

After its debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show, the new generation Lincoln Navigator is set to arrive in dealerships this fall.

Prices for the most ‘humble’ grade start from $72,055, but customers that find it somewhat “small” should know that an even larger, ‘Extended’ version has now joined the lineup.

It’s almost one foot (30cm) longer than the regular model, which translates not only into a more spacious interior, with legroom increasing by 10in (25cm) courtesy of the extended wheelbase, but also into what Ford’s premium brand describes as segment-leading boot space, behind the second row of seats.

As expected, the 2018 Lincoln Navigator Extended is more expensive than the regular model, and it will set its future customers back for at least $80,750. However, besides the obvious difference in size, the former comes with 22-inch wheels, compared to the 20-inch ones available on the latter. Moreover, checking some boxes from the options list, while also selecting the Black Label L trim, which starts from $96,905, could easily make this SUV pass the $100,000 barrier.

Lincoln also offers a new Destination interior trim for the Black Label L top-of-the-line grade, which was inspired by vintage luggage – adding Mahogany Red Venetian leather and khaya wood laser-etched appliqués. Buyers can also opt for other themes, such as the Chalet and Yacht Club.


  • dumblikeyou2

    Looks good. Finally. Credit is given when credit is deserved and it appears that a big honk’n SUV will give Lincoln some real chops again.

    • Michael_66589

      Styling is too similar to Range Rover, Jaguar. Previous gens of this suv had great styling, right now it lost its identity.

      • thruthy

        I think it looks nothing like the Range Rover. The surfacing is so much better on the RR as are the proportion. It is as though the design team [sic] worked from a 2D picture of a RR and did not see one in 3D. Looks like it is based on a pickup truck like the Suburban,

    • Bo Hanan

      It looks like a china cabinet.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      My wife is actually looking to get one. This would be perfect for a 1000 mile road trip.

  • Six_Tymes

    looks like the Chevy (body shape) except for the grill. these things are huge, like a bus. I would not want to drive a bus as a daily driver.

    • Benjamin B.

      At least it has much more torque, better mileage (barely), a modern suspension, and much nicer materials

      • Six_Tymes

        its a 2017 ocean liner, it should.

  • Scott Carmichael

    The previous version had both a regular length and extended length too.

  • Benjamin B.

    Pretty much similarly priced to the Cadillac Escalade. At least Lincoln is better built with nicer materials and is built on a much more modern chassis.

    • thruthy

      How do you know it has better interior materials? From pictures? It looks like the same cheap shiny bits (wide fake chrome frames everything) as in the new Continental. And the picture from the back hatch showcases very cheap plastic.

      • Benjamin B.

        The Escalade is still very much a truck underneath and has much harder plastics.

      • Benjamin B.

        Navigator is far from perfect, but it’s much better than the Escalade. More torque, better suspension, and looks more nicer.

  • Spurious Squirrel

    Top of the line in utility sports,
    Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts!
    Canyonero! Canyonero! (Yah!)
    She blinds everybody with her super high beams,
    She’s a squirrel squashing, deer smacking, driving machine!
    Canyonero!-oh woah, Canyonero! (Yah!)

  • The Wrong Road Home

    Truly an abomination of epic proportion and price.

  • Bash

    Makes the big caddy looks and feel overrated!!

  • TheBelltower

    It would have been good if Lincoln had used designers to style the rear end of this thing. Instead, they used the finance guys.

    • Nordschleife

      I can respect this comment.

    • CarCzarDesigner

      Nonsense! Ford would of conducted some research prior to designing this. What that research revealed we don’t know. For all we know, buyers like the Pickup look to remind them of their work truck or a vehicle that fits right in with their farm or ranch out in the boonies to suburbia to looking slick in the inner cities.

      • TheBelltower

        I’m certain Ford did conduct focus groups. But focus groups only select from the options provided. They don’t actually design anything. This was probably the best of the options given. I’d hate to see the rejects!

        • dumblikeyou2

          Sure, but like a lot of manufacturers and Ford specifically, they were probably limited to the mounting harness and gear that forces them to design around the same points as the Expedition tail end. The distance between the top of the brake light and the bottom of the rear side window is exactly the same between the two.

          • TheBelltower

            You’re probably right. I understand the style they were going for. A wide linear vibe that a lot of cars from the 1960s had. But that rear end belongs in the mid 90s, and not a current SUV that costs over $75k. That’s just my take on the one weak spot on the exterior. Overall I think it looks really good. The front is much more successful than the Escalade IMO.

  • rover10

    Will sell like ice cream on a hot day. At last the Lincoln image is moving in the right direction. I can’t see the marque being successful in Europe, and it’s unlikely it will be offered, however, in other markets it could spell success?

  • pjl35

    a long wheelbase version was sold with the last generation too. that isn’t new.

  • SgtBeavis

    I’m definitely never going to be in the market for this (but maybe I’ll be interested in the Expedition) but damn that is a nice interior. It’s nice to see Lincoln getting their act together.

  • salamOOn

    phenomenal interior

  • Karl

    Very nice truck Lincoln but I still think you guys could have undercut the Escalade by a substantial amount and still make a killing on this nice ride. A bit too price for now,why not get the market share then go from there?

    • Status

      Because, finally, Lincoln realized that there is no point in trying to undercut others. If they want to be a luxury product, they have to price themselves like one. The price is fine where it is, and any attempt to undercut is an admission of omission. Undercutting means shortcuts, and nobody paying out $70K+ is going to want to shortcuts or cop-outs.

      Now if only Lincoln could jack up the price of the rest of their range instead of pricing them to ultimately end up on used car lots 2 years later…

      • Karl

        “Undercutting means shortcuts” that is not necessary the truth! How do you explain Hyundai/Kia/Genesis giving more for less? Lincoln is on the rise and could grab further market share with a strategic business/pricing policy. Gradually they could increase prices as they get their foot underneath themselves. Nice products are finally coming from this iconic American brand.

        • Status

          How do I explain HyundaiCo giving more for less? Easy. Vertical corporate integration and smaller margins. Ford doesn’t have that kind of leverage of scale, but thin margins aren’t anything to be happy about.

          Besides, market share is less important than profitability. JLR and Acura sell far less than Lincoln each year in North America, but they make a healthy margin on each unit sold and never have to retreat or race other luxury automakers to the bottom. Market share for them is barley 10%, but they have no reason to lessen themselves deliberately by pricing their cars like a mass-market car.

          You wouldn’t want the Navigators sole purpose to be something that can be priced thousands less than the Escalade? It’s a defeatist position that does nothing for Ford, nor does it give them an incentive to grow and expand Lincoln to new, more wealthier, customers. If you continue to only accept line drives, you’ll only ever get them.

          The Navigator may have got the jump on the Escalade, but it seemed for almost 20 years Ford forgot that they have to make the Navigator better and better each year. It had to lead and become the leading edge of large luxury SUV’s. That would mean continual product investment, and a higher MSRP to attract wealthier customers who have more disposable income who want to own the most cutting edge luxury SUV.

          Get it? It’s cyclical, and continues to foster growth. Rich people want the best luxury SUV. They buy it all the while aware of the much higher price in comparison to the lesser non-luxury offerings of which they ignore. The automaker uses the money to make an even better luxury SUV.

          Market share doesn’t matter as long as lots of money is coming in with each car sold. The opposite, the tactic you’re suggesting, is to price a car for less so that the automaker makes less, and is therefore more subject to consumer shifts.

          What you’re suggesting works for selling cars in volume, which works for Ford. But for Lincoln, they need exclusivity, much higher margins, and lower volume.

          • Karl

            Points well taken but I wasn’t suggesting that Lincoln underpriced their cars to the point of irrelevance. I firmly believe that the Lincoln brand was damaged for far too long to be taken seriously so soon. I say build back your brand equity over time then gradually increase prices along that line. Let’s admit it,Cadillac’s Escalade has been eating the Navigator’s lunch for years now because of Lincoln’s failure to update it on a timely basis so what better strategy they could employ than to undercut Cadillac initially then increase prices in the not too distant future? I personally bypassed a Ford Explorer because it was too pricey for my equivalent Nissan Pathfinder!

  • ace_9

    Very nice, especially the interior. It is a huge car, but the interior does not seem to be just a pick-up truck wrapped in leather. I would like to at least try a car like this sometime. And I live in small european country, so big american luxury SUV is not something that I usually would like to drive. To be honest, I can’t think of any SUV that I would buy 🙂 So for me it is quite a surprise that I really like this road yacht. Not really practical for our roads, or suitable for me, but I would take it as a second car anyway.

  • BlackPegasus

    Lipstick on a pot bellied pig 😒

  • Doug Z.

    There has been an extended version for a long time.

  • nice box

  • Alex

    Cadillac: Nobody can make a large soccer mom SUV look more tacky than the Escalade

    Lincoln: Hold my beer.

  • Blade t

    Not a fan of the wheels ,but I really like the new interior….

  • SteersUright

    Way, way, way, way too highly priced. $10k+ rebates acomin real soon. Pricing aside, magnificent effort from Ford, just not a brand that has not yet proven it can match the precision and quality baked into the Germans/Lexus or command $80-$100k for any vehicle just yet. Ambitious, and I like that! Wish them the best.
    Cadillac, on the other hand, should take note with its aging Escalade and in my eyes, horrendously boring, even a bit ugly design, and true lack of living up to the brands storied historic name. This Navigator isn’t perfect, but what a step in the right direction!

  • Craig

    I love it. The one that started it all [one could argue] should be in-your-face! And this one is. I hope it comes with a heart-stopping horn!

  • Six Thousand Times

    That grille’s still not good but this is a far better vehicle than an Escalade.

  • Vanquish

    Very nice interior very classic Lincoln while being modern as well. I just have issue with the price I realize its on par with the segment but 100k for a Navigator let alone any Lincoln seems outrageous cars have gotten so expensive even the Land Cruiser costs over 80k, compact cars cost what midsize cara cost running over 60k for a 3 series seems silly

    • Status

      Get used to it. Luxury product are supposed to be priced like a luxury product, not priced like a Ford.

      • Vanquish

        Yeah calling a Lincoln which is a Ford…a luxury brand is a stretch it has no prestige no real market share and frankly are for those that need to FEEL slightly better driving a subpar Ford by wasting money on overchromed Ford products…100k for a car I can guarantee will be worth half that in 2 years time if not less is foolish no matter what trolls like you without a life a status or clout have to say……enjoy

        • Status

          You think I was trolling? You think I would drive a Lincoln?

          No. My argument is in defense of every luxury product. There’s no such thing as an affordable luxury. The price of a luxury good is both a measure of it’s engineering, and the metric which brings it closer to the ultimate goal of being a Veblen good.

          And you think I’m fucking trolling. You know nothing about luxury goods.

  • Althea Later

    Everyone has different taste. All I can say is… glad I don’t have this taste!

  • U8INIT

    Y’all know this is the shit right…I’ll wait for a gently used one with that burgundy interior…stunning

    • Matt Johnson

      Won’t be cheap.

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