in 2010 Luxury Large SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $27,706 - $32,693
Original MSRP: $54,950 - $60,015
MPG: 14 City / 20 Hwy
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2010 Lincoln Navigator Interior

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Reviewers praise the 2010 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. A few reviewers say the Navigator stumbles with down-market materials and switchgear.

  • "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
  • "Luxuriously soft leather upholstery and real-wood interior trim are standard. The premium ambiance is let down by low-budget switchgear feel, painted plastic panels, and a few too many unpadded surfaces." -- Consumer Guide

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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 2010 Lincoln Navigator has retro-styled gauges that are not well-liked by reviewers. However, Ford's SYNC infotainment system wins praise. The system allows drivers to control the stereo, navigation, and even their Bluetooth-enabled phones through voice commands. Plenty of other features, like leather, a rearview camera, heated and cooled front seats, and heated rear seats, are standard. Options include a DVD entertainment system.

  • "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. Reviewers especially like the fact that the third row power folds with just the touch of a button.

  • "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." -- Consumer Guide

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