What Changed for the 2010 Lincoln Navigator:
- The 2010 Lincoln Navigator is a carryover model from last year
- Parents can use new MyKey technology to program a top speed of 80 mph, limit audio volume to 44 percent of maximum, persistently sound the seat belt chime until everyone is buckled up, and ensure that the traction control system is never turned off
- Trailer Sway Control is standard this year, automatically modifying engine torque and employing the brakes to help bring a trailer that is swaying under control
- Standard Sync with 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Reports, and a 3-year pre-paid subscription to Directions, Connections and Information services
- Standard power-deploying running boards
The Navigator is Lincoln's luxury SUV, first introduced for the 1998 model year. It's an upscale cousin to the Ford Expedition, with which it shares a platform. The Navigator is Lincoln's largest vehicle, and competes directly with the Cadillac Escalade. The 2010 Navigator is mainly a carryover from the previous year, but 2009's optional premium leather seats are now standard, and trailer sway control has been added, along with other advanced technological features.
Available in rear- or 4-wheel drive, the 2010 Lincoln Navigator comes in a single trim level that includes 18-inch alloy wheels, a full menu of power accessories including the liftgate and running boards, premium leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated and cooled first- and second-row seats, and a heated third-row bench seat. The 14-speaker surround sound system is coupeed with the Sync multimedia entertainment/communications system. The Elite package of options includes a sunroof, rear-seat entertainment system, and a navigation system that incorporates Sirius Travel Link. Two appearance packages-the Monchrome Appearance and the Monochrome Limited Edition-reduce the chrome accents and add ebony interior wood trim. Other options are available as stand-alones.
The Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow package includes an automatic load-leveling rear suspension, integrated tow hitch, and enhanced cooling capabilities for the radiator and transmission. Properly equipped, the rear-wheel-drive Navigator can tow up to 9000 pounds, Lincoln says.
The 2010 Lincoln Navigator features a 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It delivers 14 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.
Standard safety features on the 2010 Lincoln Navigator include anti-lock brakes with brake assist, stability control and traction control, front side air bags, and side curtain air bags. The MyKey system allows the owner to limit both speed and stereo volume when the car is on loan. In government crash tests, the 2010 Lincoln Navigator was awarded five stars (out of five) for front- and side-impact protection from the NHTSA.
Starting MSRP for the 2010 Lincoln Navigator was $54,950.For more information: