The base model of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator will come unchanged. The new generation of the premium SUV arrived last year and first updates will happen in 2021 or even later. Well, the company will reshuffle things in higher trim levels. Black Label SUV is getting new themes and the Reserve trim extra equipment. We still believe that the diesel model is potentially on the way to improve towing capacity and mpg output. Hybrid is unlikely for the next season, although it is coming for sure in the near future. The parent company announced the Expedition SUV will get such drivetrain. Navigator is its premium version, and these two will definitely share the same hybrid configuration.
Dimensions and the look of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator will remain the same. The company is focusing on new breeds of drivetrains before they do another update on this premium SUV. Well, Lincoln is changing names of its other models. Instead of the previous MK- nomenclature, now we have Nautilus, Corsair, and Aviator.
Most of the vehicles in the full-size SUV segment, premium, and non-premium, are using V8 engines. Most. The 2020 Lincoln Navigator is one of the rare that gets power from the V6. It is the only drivetrain, not just the base one, while you can upgrade your SUV with V8. The sole choice is a high-output version of 3.6-liter mill with twin-turbo system. Navigator is not lacking power. This unit can provide 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Two-wheel drive is getting power through a new ten-speed automatic gearbox. The same transmission is able to distribute energy to all corners as well.
Towing Capacity and MPG
The gas mileage of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator will be on the same level as for the previous edition. That means the SUV will return 16 mpg in urban areas, no matter which drive mode you choose, or if you purchase standard or extended model. For the highway drive, it will affect the fuel consumption. Standard 4×2 vehicle returns 23 mpg, Navigator L 22 mpg and 4WD consumes 22 mpg on the open road. The full-size SUV is one of the best haulers in the segment. It can tow up to 8,700 pounds. Towing capacity of the L model is 8,500 lbs.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Diesel and Hybrid
Which is the better fit for the 2020 Lincoln Navigator? Both engines are possible. Ford is already offering its F-150 truck with diesel drivetrain. It is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel unit capable to produce 250 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator are using the same platform as the legendary truck. Both SUVs are big enough to handle such power and size of the engine. So, why wouldn’t Ford take advantage of this possibility? There are only a few downsides – uncertain future of diesel engines, the higher price of models with these units, and emissions.
What is a downside for diesel, that is an advantage of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator Hybrid. This one would be a greener variant. Restrictions are not too tough for this segment. Also, electric power is the future of the industry. Finally, Ford is spending over $15 billion into electrification. By 2022 there will be 15 new models with some kinds of the electric drivetrain. In next 5-year period all vehicles will have at least one hybrid, PHEV, or EV version, both in Ford and Lincoln families.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Trim Levels and Dimensions
There are three base models available for purchase. Standard configuration is not appearing if you want to purchase Navigator L. Mid-range offer is Select, while the most expensive unit is going to be the 2020 Lincoln Navigator Reserve. The SUV is 210 inches long, with the wheelbase of 122 in. These dimensions grow to 222 in and 132 inches with extended Navigator L version. It will mostly affect the interior room. Both models are 8-seat vehicles. If you opt for captain’s chairs in the middle row, the capacity drops to seven. Cargo space is class-leading with total 103 cubic feet available with all seats folded. Behind the second row there is 64 cubic feet, and with all seats up, Navigator offers 20 cubic feet. The extended model offers 120/80/36 cubic feet of cargo space.
2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label
We see the Black Label vehicles as the unique model, so we are not considering this package as a trim level. The exterior of this model is the same, but the interior is customized to provide the special level of comfort and convenience. Every year the company launches new themes for every single model. We still don’t have any signs of what to expect from the 2020 Lincoln Navigator Black Label. The last edition brought three cool themes. We believe the new one will either replace all of them, or it will add another one.
The cost of the 2020 Lincoln Navigator will remain the same. The MSRP starts at $74,000 for Standard trim. The price of the Select package is $78k, and long wheelbase SUV adds $2,000. Reserve trim is going to cost $86,000 and the Black Label, with its unique upgrades, goes over $100,000 next season.