2007 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate SUV

 

Details

  • Year: 2007
  • Make: Lincoln
  • Model: Navigator
  • Trim: Ultimate
  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Doors: 4 Door
  • Mileage: 112,895 miles
  • Engine: 5.4L V8 F SOHC / REAR WHEEL DRIVE
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Line: 4x2
  • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
  • Exterior Color: Black
  • Interior Color: Beige
  • VIN: 5LMFU27527LJ10559
  • Model Code: U27
  • Stock #: 11189NG

Fuel Efficiency Rating

City MPG:
13
Hwy MPG:
18

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

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    Leather / Heated Seating 
    3RD Row Seating 
    2007 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
    5LMFU27527LJ10559
    4 DOOR SPORT UTILITY
    5.4L V8 F SOHC
    REAR WHEEL DRIVE

    2007 Lincoln Navigator
    Lincoln didn't redesign the new Navigator from the ground up, like Cadillac did with its latest Escalade, but it sure did a number inside and out to make it look completely different. The Navigator's appearance could be its major selling point, because in most other ways it doesn't stand out. The question is: How many buyers will like the looks enough to buy it, and will they like it enough to pick it over the all-new Escalade?

    The Bling Factor
    The dumbest question an automotive journalist could pose in regard to the new Lincoln Navigator would be, "What do you notice first when looking at it?" Duh! It might as well be called the Blingmobile, as my wife and I nicknamed it, thanks to its giant, diamond-cut chrome grille. Wait a second, is that chrome? Nope; chrome is very expensive these days and is rarely used on new cars and trucks. The grille is actually painted plastic, and when you get up close you can tell it isn't substantial. It sure looks real from far away, though, and will look that way to the people and drivers you pass on the street.

    Personally, I liked the old blade-like grille on the previous Navigator and thought it could have been enlarged and chromed for the 2007 version, much like the Lincoln Mark LT's. That's enough virtual ink devoted to the grille, I think, and at least the headlights are well-integrated into the otherwise busy design. Take a walk around the rest of the Navigator and you'll wonder why it's so busy up front when from every other angle the design is incredibly subtle. My black test vehicle was the perfect color, and I couldn't really fathom anyone going for anything else — though I saw one in purple recently, and certainly that would not go unnoticed. 

    Interior
    Inside the cabin, big, plush seats welcome the driver and passengers. There's a giant center armrest with storage between the driver and the front passenger seat, as well as one splitting the second-row seats. Up front, the center console sports four cupholders for the incredibly thirsty traveler, but it didn't fit much other stuff. Besides the cavernous center console, there were no smaller cubbies for things like breath mints, change, a cell phone, etc., and that actually left me feeling a bit cramped, even though there's no shortage of head, leg or hip room.

    The huge dashboard didn't leave a great impression on anyone during our week with the Navigator. There's something odd in the texture of Lincoln's new interior plastic. It's hard to put my finger on what it is, but it doesn't seem nice enough to be in a pseudo-luxury vehicle — though it isn't what I would call cheap, either. My wife immediately voiced her preference for the Cadillac Escalade's passenger seat. We spent considerable time in both SUVs, and her immediate distaste for the Navigator isn't shocking if you compare the two interiors side by side.

    There were some highlights on the inside. For one, I loved the retro gauges. They reminded me of my grandfather's Cadillacs of the 1970s and early '80s. Easy to read and extremely distinctive, the gauges make an elegant statement.

    The third row was about as cramped as any third row in a large SUV these days, but the power fold option was nifty to watch. You'll probably end up hitting that switch an extra time or two, because it's just that cool.

    By far, the best feature was the ability to enter the Navigator with ease via automatic power-extending running boards that remain hidden until a door is opened. This received high marks from my petite mother-in-law during the holiday season, and even I appreciated the resulting shorter step into the driver's seat. They're offered as a $1,095 option on their own, as well as part of a larger option package. I would say it's probably the most useful option I've found in any large SUV, and Lincoln was generous to offer it as a stand-alone option. 

    Performance
    A big SUV is all about imposing looks and a muscular engine. The Navigator has the looks part down, but the 300-horsepower V-8 engine seems woefully lacking in the power department, especially at takeoff. There was zero excitement about pressing the gas pedal, and leaving a stoplight never elicited joy of any kind.

    Steering, on the other hand, was surprisingly accurate and relatively light for an SUV. When driving a large vehicle it's often hard to tell how wheel input will translate to the road, but not in the Navigator.

    Unfortunately, the brakes didn't offer the same great feedback and were unreliable in bad weather; I made sure to give myself extra room in highway and city driving. Even the best of brakes would have a tough time slowing down so much weight, and Lincoln should consider upgrading these stoppers, even though they're already of the four-wheel-disc antilock variety.

    The ride was pleasant on most surfaces, but nothing spectacular; wind noise was also pronounced, as you would expect. The comfortable seats and soft suspension were both welcome on long rides.

    Mileage is rated at 13/18 mpg (city/highway), and the trip computer stated I was averaging 14 mpg with a lot of highway miles. After a full tank fill up, the mileage was just under 13 mpg. That might sound horrible, but considering the class and how often I was trying to test the V-8's throttle response, it's probably a positive for the Navigator.

    Safety
    There's a standard brake-based stability control system with rollover mitigation, and a tire pressure monitoring system, both of which are must-haves for large SUVs. Tire pressure is always important to keep an eye on, and even more so with SUVs. There are three rows of side curtain airbags, along with seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and front passenger.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Navigator a five-out-of-five-star frontal crash-test rating and a four-out-of-five-star rollover rating for the four-wheel-drive model. The Navigator has not been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which has a more stringent testing process than NHTSA. 

    Will You Navigate?
    There's nothing inherently wrong with the new Lincoln Navigator that would make me say someone shouldn't buy one. If the looks grab you, then it makes perfect sense. If you're remotely on the fence about picking the Escalade, the near-$10,000 difference in price between the $45,755 Navigator and the $54,500 Escalade could be the difference, though many drivers would be just as happy with a Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer Edition for $35,575 as with a luxury SUV.

    If price and value were the only requirements, the Navigator and Escalade wouldn't even exist. Some buyers want to make a statement with their SUV, and in that way the Navigator certainly rises above the luxury competition without sapping the kids' college fund. If the wallet isn't a factor, the Escalade still wins the all-American Blingmobile prize. 

Options

  • Trip Odometer
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • 3rd Row Seating
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Windows
  • CD player
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Cruise Control
  • All Wheel Drive
  • Cup Holder
  • Power-Assist Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Power Seat
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Climate Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Power Lift Gates
  • Premium Audio
  • Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
  • Engine: 5.4L 3V SOHC V8
  • GVWR: 7500 lbs
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/OD
Convenience Features
  • Steering wheel mounted A/C controls
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Garage door transmitter
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • 1-touch down
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear door bins
  • Steering wheel memory
  • Memory seat
  • Pedal memory
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Adjustable pedals
  • Overhead console
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Driver door bin
  • Rear air conditioning
  • 1-touch up
Off-Road Capability
  • Ground clearance (min): 239mm (9.4")
  • Approach angle: 22 deg
  • Departure angle: 22 deg
  • Ramp breakover angle: 19 deg
Entertainment Features
  • Rear audio controls
  • Premium audio system
  • Radio data system
  • AM/FM radio
  • MP3 decoder
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • CD player
Seats and Trim
  • Genuine wood door panel insert
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Genuine wood console insert
  • 3rd row seats: split-bench
  • Front seats: bucket
  • Genuine wood dashboard insert
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power driver seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
Specs and Dimensions
  • 3rd row headroom: 955mm (37.6")
  • Compression ratio: 9.80 to 1
  • Engine horsepower: 300hp @ 5,000RPM
  • Front headroom: 1,006mm (39.6")
  • Rear legroom: 993mm (39.1")
  • Exterior height: 1,989mm (78.3")
  • 3rd row hiproom: 1,275mm (50.2")
  • Exterior body width: 2,002mm (78.8")
  • Front legroom: 1,046mm (41.2")
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 2,931 L (103 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior length: 5,293mm (208.4")
  • Engine torque: 365 lb.-ft. @ 3,750RPM
  • GVWR: 3,402kg (7,500lbs)
  • Front hiproom: 1,529mm (60.2")
  • 3rd row legroom: 958mm (37.7")
  • Payload: 748kg (1,650lbs)
  • Turning radius: 6.2m (20.4')
  • Passenger volume: 4,466L (157.7 cu.ft.)
  • Curb weight: 2,663kg (5,872lbs)
  • Front shoulder room: 1,608mm (63.3")
  • Wheelbase: 3,023mm (119.0")
  • Engine bore x stroke: 90.2mm x 105.9mm (3.55" x 4.17")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,521mm (59.9")
  • Rear headroom: 1,008mm (39.7")
  • 3rd row shoulder room: 1,328mm (52.3")
  • Engine displacement: 5.4 L
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,618mm (63.7")
  • Interior cargo volume: 515 L (18 cu.ft.)
Body Exterior
  • Door mirrors: chrome
  • Trailer hitch receiver
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Power door mirrors
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Roof rack
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Skid plates
Powertrain
  • Fuel economy city: 13mpg
  • Horsepower: 300hp @ 5,000RPM
  • Fuel economy highway: 18mpg
  • Transmission: 6 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine liters: 5.4
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Fuel tank capacity: 28.0gal.
  • Cylinder configuration: V-8
  • Engine location: front
  • Recommended fuel: regular unleaded
  • Torque: 365 lb.-ft. @ 3,750RPM
  • Drive type: rear-wheel
  • Number of valves: 24
Safety and Security
  • Traction control
  • ABS brakes
  • Electronic stability
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Panic alarm
  • Overhead airbag
  • Ignition disable
  • Dual front impact airbags
Suspension/Handling
  • Front tires: 255/70HR18.0
  • Rear tires: 255/70HR18.0
  • Wheel size: 18"
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation
  • Tachometer
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Trip computer
  • Rear window wiper
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Parking sensors: rear
  • Rear window defroster
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Outside temperature display
  • High intensity discharge headlights
  • Front reading lights
  • Front fog lights
  • Compass
  • Voltmeter
  • Rear reading lights
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