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2009 Lincoln Navigator L SUV - Overview

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Overview

What Changed for 2009:

  • Standard AdvanceTrac traction control with Roll Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Control
Overview
For 2009, the Lincoln Navigator is mostly carryover, with the exception of adding flex-fuel capability to its 5.4-liter V-8 engine. The Navigator was extensively refreshed in 2007, when the maker added the longer-wheelbase model (Navigator L). One of the first luxury SUVs on the market, the Navigator shares its platform with the Ford Expedition. According to the manufacturer, the Navigator is the flagship of the Lincoln SUV lineup, and has been in the market now for a decade. With its full-size truck frame, the Navigator is capable of towing a maximum of 8950 pounds.

Model Lineup
For 2009, the Lincoln Navigator is available in regular- and extended-wheelbase (L) models. Both come in either rear-wheel drive (RWD) or 4-wheel drive (4WD). Standard equipment includes genuine wood trim on doors, instrument panel, shift knob and steering wheel; high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlamps; fog lights; dual-zone automatic climate control; leather seats; 10-way power seats for driver and front-seat passenger; heated/cooled front seats with driver memory; front dual power lumbar support; second-row dual reclining/folding heated bucket seats; power-adjustable pedals with memory; rear-seat heating and air conditioning controls; roof rack; perimeter lighting on exterior mirrors; keyless entry; multi-function remote that operates doors, panic button, liftgate and illuminated entry; power liftgate; power windows and locks; electrochromic interior rearview mirror; universal garage door opener; rain-sensing windshield wipers; chrome grille; and 18-inch machined aluminum wheels. The extended-wheelbase "L" version adds 25 more cubic feet of cargo space over the short-wheelbase model, a cargo management system, and power running boards that fold in when the doors are closed.

Options on the 2009 Navigator include remote start (dealer installed); premium leather seats with piping; Class III/IV trailer tow package; power moonroof; second-row 40/20/40 leather bench with third-row bench; power-retractable running boards; rear-seat DVD entertainment system; 14 upgraded speakers; voice-activated navigation system; 20-inch chrome alloy wheels; and three packages: Elite, Monochrome Appearance and Monochrome Limited Edition.

Powertrain
New for 2009, Lincoln adds flex-fuel capability to its 5.4-liter V-8 engine, making it capable of operating on E85 ethanol, gasoline, or any combination of the two. In the RWD and AWD Navigator, the V-8 engine generates 310 hp at 5100 rpm and 365 lb.-ft. of torque at 3750 rpm. EPA fuel-economy estimates for the FFV engine in RWD are not yet available and there are no ratings for the 4WD version. The V-8 engine is mated to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive.

The Lincoln Navigator has a wishbone independent front and multi-link independent rear suspension, both with stabilizer bar and air springs, and front and rear automatic suspension leveling. Vented disc brakes, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), brake assist, electronic brake distribution, electronic stability and traction control are all standard.

Safety
Safety features found in the 2009 Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L include dual-stage driver and front passenger air bags; front and rear side head curtain air bags; seat-mounted front side air bags; seat belt pre-tensioners; child safety locks; Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system; AdvanceTrac with roll stability control and vehicle stability control; traction control; 4-wheel ABS; tire-pressure monitor; and a crash sensor that activates flares.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L received a perfect 5-star rating in frontal- and side-impact crash tests. In the agency's rollover testing, Navigator and Navigator L earned 3 stars for 2WD and 4 stars for 4WD. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not crash tested the 2009 Lincoln Navigator.

Technology
Technological features of note on the 2009 Lincoln Navigator include the standard AM/FM radio with 600 watts, THX-II Certified audio system with 14 speakers, 6-disc CD changer, MP3 player and subwoofer; Sirius satellite radio (with 6 months free); Sync voice-activated controls for phone, audio, and Bluetooth wireless-enabled devices; steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; and front and rear electronic parking assist with ultrasonic sensors and rear camera. Lincoln's PowerFold seats make it easy to fold and raise third-row seats for additional cargo/people-carrying capability. Optional remote start (dealer installed), power moonroof, power-retractable running boards, rear-seat DVD entertainment system and 14 upgraded speakers add even more upscale technology to the Navigator.

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