The 2015 Lincoln Navigator has a new nose, tail and (most importantly) a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 that makes around 370 hp and 430 lbs-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission will handle shifting duties. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator also sports a heavily revised interior with a raft of new technology.
The 2015 Lincoln Navigator’s new nose is accented with LEDs and the tail is all LEDs. Up-close and in person, the new nose visually shrinks the massive front end and it ties the looks to Lincoln’s line. The rear ends’ design has a rope-light gathering of LEDs. Despite the exterior upgrades, the vehicle is still unmistakable as being a Navigator.
Still, it is, for the most part, a new SUV.
The question that only a full test can answer is: what about the closest contender – the Cadillac Escalade? Can the 2015 Lincoln Navigator finally compete against the Escalade? Visually – no. Lincoln has yet to conjure a design that can take the dramatic styling of Cadillac on. With that said, the components under the skin might change car-buyer’s perception.
Cadillac comes standard with a 420 hp V8 that puts out 460 lb-ft of torque.
The good news for the 2015 Lincoln Navigator is: EcoBoost engines have tested very well at high altitude. There is a chance that, given its twin-turbocharged engine, it could out accelerate the Escalade in our neck of the woods. Only time will tell.
Pricing has yet to be posted. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator goes on sale this fall.
Check out another “boosted” SUV/Crossover – the 2015 Volvo XC60!