in 2009 Luxury Large SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $23,066 - $27,913
Original MSRP: $53,120 - $59,020
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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2009 Lincoln Navigator Interior

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Reviewers praise the 2009 Navigator for having a spacious and comfortable interior, superior cargo room and a long list of modern standard features. The third-row seat, according to most, is even comfortable enough for adults.

  • "The Navigator's retro-fabulous interior features a throwback dual-cowl dash design, square gauges that evoke a '77 Continental Mark V, and an impressive array of standard luxury features." -- Edmunds
  • "The Navigator's ultra-quiet, leather-lined cabin is divided by a "flow-through" center console that sweeps up into rectangular "eyebrows" that frame both sides of the dash." -- Kelley Blue Book

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On balance, most test drivers were pleased with the seating in the Navigator, noting its spacious layout with room to spare in almost every direction. 

  • "First and second-row seating offers good head and legroom . . . Seating is soft but supportive." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "Passenger room is excellent, even in the third row." -- Edmunds
  • "No shortage of room in any direction. The seats are generously sized and very supportive." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The non-telescoping wheel made it difficult to find a truly comfortable driving position. Sure, movable pedals may help shorter drivers fit better, but when you're over 6' tall and prefer to sit close to the wheel, there isn't much room for your legs. My complaint applies to pretty much all modern Ford products, but it felt especially cramped in this Navigator given its prodigious dimensions." -- Automobile Magazine

Interior Features

The  2009 Lincoln Navigator has retro-styled gauges that are not well-liked by reviewers. They also complain of the center console, which takes up too much room. However, Ford's SYNC infotainment system wins praise.

  • "What's with those giant center consoles, anyway?!? . . . . soon the whole world will be singing my tune about the wonders of Sync!" -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Navigator strays from Expedition's large, clear presentation of gauges with a retro design of smaller, fussier, and harder-to-read shapes. The dashboard otherwise shares the Ford's straight-forward arrangement of controls" -- Consumer Guide


Cargo space in the Lincoln Navigator is abundant. With the second- and third-row seats folded down, the Navigator delivers 103.3 cu. ft. of storage space. With only the third row folded, the vehicle maintains 54.4 cu. ft. of cargo room. When all the seats are placed in their upright positions, the Navigator still maintains a respectful 18.1 cu. ft. of space. The folding third-row seat gives the Navigator a distinct advantage over the Escalade, which has a heavy third-row seat that must manually be removed for extra cargo space.

  • "In any event, the power fold-flat third-row seat makes hauling cargo easy. With both the second- and third-row seats folded completely flat, the Navigator can carry 104 cubic feet of cargo, respectable for this segment" -- Edmunds
  • "The 2nd- and 3rd-row seatbacks fold flat into the floor, creating a vast storage area. The available power-folding 3rd row is a terrific feature as it saves awkward stretching. A big glovebox, large center console, and sizable door pockets furnish abundant small-item storage." -- Consumer Guide

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