Overview & Reviews
Big on luxury and, well, just big, the Lincoln Navigator L exists to fill the needs of those seeking a full-size luxury SUV that handles both lots of passengers and lots of cargo. The Navigator L is an extended-wheelbase version of the Navigator; while the Navigator has been on the market since 1998, the Navigator L made its debut in 2007. It seats as many as eight people, can tow as much as 9,000 pounds and as such should appeal to large families who need the use of a trailer.
While the Navigator's capabilities continue to impress, it is certainly starting to seem like a dinosaur of another time. It's more cumbersome to drive than many large luxury crossovers due to its truck-based architecture. It's also stuck with an underpowered V8 engine and a dated interior design. So while the Navigator L may still appeal to a specific demographic of buyer, most will find more sensible choices.
Current Lincoln Navigator L
With seating for seven, the Lincoln Navigator L rides on a wheelbase that's a foot longer than that of the standard Navigator. Buyers who choose this model get a whopping 128 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity (24 more than you'd get with a regular-length Navigator).
In its standard configuration, this SUV comes with two captain's chairs in the second row, but a no-cost option offers a 40/20/40 second-row bench seat that boosts passenger capacity to eight. Only one trim level of the Navigator L is available. The standard features list includes xenon headlights, heated leather seats for the front two rows, 10-way power front seats, power-folding running boards, a 14-speaker surround-sound system and a navigation system. Options include 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, a heavy-duty tow package and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Under the hood is a 5.4-liter V8 that generates 310 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that offers manual-shift capability. The engine's performance is tepid when faced with this Lincoln's bulk. Both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered, and the four-wheel-drive system features both high and low-range gearing.
This Lincoln's cabin offers lots of passenger room, with a third row that accommodates adults in comfort. Most notably, that third row folds neatly into the floor, unlike the Cadillac Escalade's that must be physically removed from the vehicle. It's hard to complain about the Navigator's ample features selection, but the cabin's interior design is looking pretty dated. On the road, the Lincoln Navigator L's acceleration is lukewarm at best. Ride quality is comfortable, but the Navigator L isn't as composed around corners as other crossover SUVs.
Used Lincoln Navigator L Models
The previous-generation Lincoln Navigator L debuted in 2007 and has seen only a handful of notable changes since. Two years after its introduction the Navigator gained 10 more hp, Ford's Sync voice control system and a more advanced hard-drive-based navigation system that allowed voice activation.
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Best SUV ever - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By abe - October 17 - 8:40 am
this truck is fun to drive, smooth ride comfortable seats . I receive lots of compliments about this truck.
Best SUV Yet - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By Mohamad - October 15 - 1:46 am
I bought this car a couple of months ago after recently selling my 2003 Navigator because we thought we needed a more room because we are family of 7 and we always said we would get a bigger car. We tried the Escallade ESV and the GMC Yukon EL but when it came to it, the Navigator was best. I have 2 teenage kids who are really tall and love the room only in the Navigator because of our last one. This car is really good for travel. My family and I went on a 14 hour trip to Tennesse from Tampa and we went none stop with all 7 of us and also we took my nephew and all of our stuff that hit to the roof in the truck. It drove nice and smooth and it was even raining and I put alot of weight. Perfect!
Missing a few items - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By familyman - December 4 - 6:33 am
Very smooth, quiet ride. We have four teenagers, all tall, and the leg room in the second and especially the third row can't be beat. Looked at the Escalade ESV, Mercedes Benz GL 450 and the QX 56. Decided on the Navigator L because of price, the roomy interior and the power fold third row. I only have had it about a month, but so far I like it. My previous SUV was a 2002 GMC Denali. Definitely an upgrade on interior space, although the Denali was not as firm to drive. I do believe that Lincoln left off a few items that should have been included on their "premier SUV". No bluetooth, backup camera, heated second row seats, mute button on steering wheel or even daytime running lights.
Outdated, needs upgrades - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By jr17 - September 10 - 3:08 am
I bought the Nav thinking I would come to love it, but it never happened. The rear end, tail lights, looks really outdated. Make the taillights more stylish and make the rear window smaller. That giant window in back is getting old and boring. Add a back up cam, and make this more aerodynamic. I like Ford, and it drives nice, but the motor like the chassis is outdated. 300 hp for a vehicle this big? Come on, this think should have 350 hp with 15-17 mpg. If you can't get this., fire your engineers and hire someone else.. No more Ford for me.
The Kids Love Her - 2008 Lincoln Navigator L
By John - April 3 - 6:00 pm
I got this car as a present from my wife & kids, and I have really loved this car! It is a 2008 Navigator L. It is great for taking the kids to school and going to work in. This SUV is my 5th car in 10 years and I think that I am going to keep this car for a long time.
best yet = love it - 2009 Lincoln Navigator L
By Allan - February 22 - 8:23 pm
This is my fourth navigator and first "L". It is by far the best yet. I absolutely love this vehicle. The Navigation is so consumer friendly. My wife has a BMW 750 which pales in comparison. I drove a Cadillac Escalade as a rental for five days recently and did not like it at all. The sync system has features not to be believed. Lincoln you really did it right this time!
My 07 Navigator L experience - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By dtipainter - November 12 - 5:43 pm
After looking at several SUV's, we decided to try a Navigator L. We were impressed with the styling, comfort, and size of the vehicle. The heated and cooled seats were a nice idea. Too bad the seat's cooling function isn't sized properly to cool on hot days. Roughly 5 months into the ownership, we are quite disappointed in the car.
Way to go ford - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By 1happyperson - June 19 - 10:46 pm
I've owned a 2004 navigator and this one blows the old one out the water. It has a ton of power and it never skips a beat, the 6 speed transmission shift with out any noise inside the cabin. Passing car will never be a problem with this car. The gas mileage is better than what you would think at 13 mpg. The exterior has a bold face that can't be beat, it looks more like a 100k car than a 60k car. From what I can see now the build quality is the best around, the cabin is so quite that you can here a pin drop. There is almost no outside noise even at speeds of 80 mph.The car feels safe and stable. The car fills so comfortable that it feels like your sitting on your living room chair. Go get it
Great New SUV! - 2007 Lincoln Navigator L
By ggzobz - June 27 - 12:36 pm
Missing are staple features in luxury cars. As stated, Bluetooth, backup camera specifically. Sirius radio is awesome! Love the seats and colors. Rear DVD is flawless and the Navi interface, rear controls and stereo controls are very easy to use, even without the 45 minute walk around from the salesman (I have no patience for such things and prefer to learn them myself). Finally, Bravo on the A/C seats (missing on the 2007 Yukon XL Denali, my ranch vehicle, but it has back up cam.)
'08 Navigator L is King of the Road - 2008 Lincoln Navigator L
By RonInBuffalo - April 4 - 11:03 pm
I could not be happier with my 2008 Lincoln Navigator L! This black beauty has top quality, awesome appearance, excellent fit and finish, total comfort and ease of operation and handles and rides great so far. My fuel use experience is 18 city/22 highway. I use the Navigator L for daily commuting and hauling/carrying cargo. Even family and friends love the best in class 3rd row seating comfort and the quietness while driving is unrivaled. Cadillac, Infiniti, Mercedes and Acura Luxury SUVs come nowhere near the Navigator L in any comparable areas. I am very pleased with this vehicle and highly recommend it!