What’s Happenin’, Captain: 2015 Lincoln Navigator Pricing and Options Announced

2015 Lincoln Navigator Pricing

Do the “nearly two dozen upgrades” on the 2015 Lincoln Navigator—a refresh that didn’t even merit so much as a company speech at its Chicago debut—constitute an extra $5315 for this seven-year-old SUV? If you’re diametrically opposed to better, brand-new competitors such as the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport and 2015 Cadillac Escalade, then the answer is a halfhearted “Yes.”

The rear-wheel-drive 2015 Navigator starts at $62,475, with the stretched Navigator L starting at $64,640 (both models demand $5315 more than comparable 2014 models). Four-wheel-drive models, which include newly standard adaptive dampers, hill descent control and hill start assist, begin at $66,050 and $68,215 for the L’s 12-inch longer wheelbase.

A slightly revised interior with standard push-button start, Sync with MyLincoln Touch infotainment and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alerts—both previously unavailable—join electric power-assisted steering, revised full-width taillamps, a new hood and grille, and Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo V-6 good for 380 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. That engine alone—up 70 hp and 95 lb-ft from the dismissed 5.4-liter V-8—is at least worth half the additional cost, by our own estimation. When equipped with a tow package, the 2015 Navigator carries the same 9000-pound tow rating and is expected to deliver greater fuel economy than the 14-mpg city, 20-mpg highway rating that current 4

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