2007 Lincoln Navigator Review
The Navigator delivers a large presence, acceptable styling, generally competitive safety features, and a spacious and comfortable cabin. However, it can't match the performance and styling of others in its class.
The Lincoln Navigator was substantially freshened for the 2007 model year. Compared with other vehicles in its class, the Navigator is generally seen as providing a comfortable interior and abundant cargo space, as well as a long list of standard convenience and safety features, while lagging in overall performance and styling. "In truth, we came away impressed at how accurately and consistently the Navigator L handled," says Edmunds. "Do not mistake this with good handling in the broader sense. At about 6,300 pounds, the Navigator L is destined to feel a little like driving a large building. But taken at a reasonable clip, the Navigator floats and bobbles less than the old model." Even so, the asserts, "Lincoln didn't really intend the Navigator L to be a beast of burden. Rather, it's aimed at big suburban families with loads of money and no desire to be seen in a minivan." The 2007 Lincoln Navigator is available in three separate trims -- each as either a 4x2 or 4x4. Altogether, Kelley Blue Book asserts that the Lincoln Navigator is extremely "capable."
With regards to value, Edmunds asserts, "A Navigator buyer is likely to spend less money to get into their very expensive luxury barge than an Escalade buyer." The Cadillac Escalade is the Navigator's primary competitor. "If price and value were the only requirements, the Navigator and Escalade wouldn't even exist, says Cars.com. "Some buyers want to make a statement with their SUV, and in that way the Navigator certainly rises above the luxury competition without sapping the kids' college fund. If the wallet isn't a factor, the Escalade still wins the all-American Blingmobile prize." IntelliChoice gives the 2007 Lincoln Navigator an overall rating of "average" for its predicted five-year total cost of ownership compared with other vehicles in its class. The longer Lincoln L, however, receives a rating of "poor."