The Navigator received a total redesign in 2017 for the 2018 model year. It is now bigger than before, but at the same time more powerful and more luxurious and lighter – thanks in part for usage of aluminium in its construction.
The Navigator is now available with two wheelbase options. The standard version rides on a 122.5-inch wheelbase and measures 210 inches long. The extended-length Navigator L sits on a 131.6-inch wheelbase and is 221.9 inches long.
LWB variants are also offered in Select, Reserve and Black Label trim. Rear-wheel drive is standard on Premiere and Select editions. All-wheel drive is standard on upper trims and this feature is an option for the lower spec models.
The SUV uses a 450hp 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 engine mated with a 10-speed auto transmission. Interestingly, the closely related Ford Expedition’s same V6 develops just 400hp. The 6,000-pound SUV can do 0-96km/h in less than 6 seconds.
Generous glass area gives the Navigator better outward visibility than GM’s full-size SUVs. Parking can be a tad challenging, because of the squarish front end and wider pillars at the rear.
Upper trim levels can be tailored according to customers’ wishes and includes a host of safety options to choose from. A safety package for Reserve trim includes forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, lane-departure warning, active parking assist, and a head-up display. These features come as standard on Black Label models.
All Navigators get a rearview camera as standard and surround-view cameras are available for all except the Premiere.
Navigator Premiere comes with rear-wheel drive, automatic climate control, 20-inch wheels, a digital instrument display, navigation with real-time traffic, 4G connectivity, a power tailgate, leather seat upholstery, heated front and second-row seats, 10-inch touchscreen, Sync 3, and 14-speaker audio. A second-row bench seat can be ordered with captain’s chairs.
The Select model gets 22-inch wheels, cooled front seats, surround-view cameras, illuminated power running boards, a heated steering wheel, and wireless smartphone charging pad. Select comes in Navigator L, 4×4, and 4×4 L versions.
|Engine||V6 3.5L 4WD|
|No. Of Gears||10A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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