The current generation of the full-size luxury SUV is still relatively fresh and surely can remain competitive for some more time. However, if we consider that the arch rival, Cadillac Escalade, has recently arrived with a completely new design, we are pretty sure that the next year could bring a least a couple of updates. At this point, it looks like it is still early for a major update, but a couple of tweaks are definitely expected. We presume that the 2021 Lincoln Navigator will come with a longer list of standard equipment, while visual updates will probably be left for another year.
On the other side, one of our reliable sources suggests a hybrid version for the next year, though this is pure speculation at the moment, so you shouldn’t take this too seriously. In any case, we don’t expect that the new model will arrive at a typical time of year.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Redesign
As we already mentioned, bigger changes will probably have to wait for some more time, so the 2021 Lincoln Navigator won’t come with significant modifications, at least when it comes to the overall design. When it comes to mechanics, this model is based on the current-generation, all-aluminum F-150 and it benefits a lot in terms of weight savings. Therefore, we have no doubt it can remain competitive for a long time. Also, it features standard independent rear suspension, so there is really no need for these kinds of mechanics.
Visual updates are always welcome, but keep in mind that the current model still looks pretty good. Simply, this model sticks to classic styling solutions, so it looks quite fresh, despite it has been launched two and a half years ago. On the other side, things like new color options may come.
This aspect of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator probably won’t change too much, despite the impressive look of the recently-redesigned biggest rival. Simply, we count on the same layout, which sticks to classical design solutions. You won’t find such an amount of digitalization in the Navigator, but the overall quality and opulence are at an impressive level. Of course, you may count on hi-end materials, while the dashboard looks very car-like. Seats are massive and supportive, while you can also count on power-adjustable and heated front seats. Of course, leather upholstery is standard as well.
In terms of the interior space, all three rows are generous in terms of leg- and headroom. The same things go for the cargo area. You may count respectable 20 cubic feet behind the third row, while things become really spectacular when seats fold down. There is a capacity of about 63 cubic feet behind the second row, while the overall capacity goes up to 103 cubic feet. Things are even more impressive in the long-wheelbase version.
This is the aspect where we might see novelties for the next year. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. In terms of tech goodies, the current model is already pretty impressive, as it comes with things like a 10-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, six USB ports, satellite radio, a 14-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless charging. The list of optional features includes things like a 20-speaker stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, and a panoramic sunroof, and some of these could become standard in the next year.
When it comes to safety features, the current model comes standard with things like pre-collision warning and braking system with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, and lane-keep assist. A parallel and perpendicular park assist system, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, and a surround-view parking camera are currently optional features, but some of these could become standard in the next year.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Engine
We have no doubt that the 2021 Lincoln Navigator will carry on with the same 3.5-liter V6, which delivers around 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and delivers pretty good dynamics. Also, the fuel economy is more than decent and goes around 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
Some sources suggest we might see an electrified version in the next year. According to them, the first pick would be a PHEV system from the new Explorer, which is based on a new 3.0-liter engine and delivers a pretty impressive 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. The officials are still quiet about this version.
2021 Lincoln Navigator Release Date and Price
We presume that the 2021 Lincoln Navigator will arrive in the last quarter of the year. The current model starts at around 76.500 dollars and we don’t expect significant changes for the next year.