OK, so we don’t like the new front end. But that’s not the whole story when it comes to the upgrades made to the 2007 Lincoln Navigator. Chief among them is an all-new frame that provides improved handling and ride quality, a redesigned interior with new seats for added comfort, specific design and tuning to produce a “whisper quiet” interior, and a new extended-length Navigator L model that adds 25 cubic feet of additional cargo space.
The new Navigator also gets cleaned up flanks which look quite nice, the taillights are redesigned to look like the Zephyr sedan (called MKZ for 2007), and 20-inch chrome wheels are available as a factory option.
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Designed for added long distance support, the new front seats are 10-way power adjustable and can be equipped with heaters and cooling fans for four-season comfort. Even the seat frames were re-engineered to reduce vibration coming up from the Navigator’s floor. Power adjustable pedals help the driver to find a proper driving position, regardless of her size, and a memory function helps different drivers in the same household recall their fine-tuned seat and pedal settings. To make it easier to climb in and out of the 2007 Lincoln Navigator, power running boards that automatically deploy when the doors are opened are integrated into the lower rocker panels.
The Navigator’s second- and third-row seats tumble and fold to create a wide variety of cargo carrying options. When serving as an eight-passenger conveyance, the new extended-length Navigator L can carry 42.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the third-row seat; fold ‘em all flat and it swallows 128.2 cubic feet of stuff. An optional PowerFold third-row seat makes maximizing cargo space even easier, if pulling levers and pushing seatbacks just isn’t your style.
People riding in the 2007 Lincoln Navigator’s rear seats will love the optional DVD entertainment center connected to a 600-watt THX-II Certified premium audio system – and Hollywood executives can’t figure out why theaters are empty these days. Combined with thicker glass and added sound insulation for a “whisper quiet” interior, watching your favorite movies inside the new Navigator is just like seeing them on the big screen – almost. The new Navi also features a DVD-based navigation system with a touch screen and voice command control, available Sirius satellite radio, and an integrated auxiliary jack for your iPod or other MP3 player.
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Engine Horsepower: 300 at 5,000 rpm
Engine Torque: 365 lb.-ft. at 3,750 rpm
Transmission: Six-speed automatic
Curb weight, lbs.: 5,872 (base 2WD); 6,221 (Navigator L 4WD)
Length: 208.4 inches (base);223.3 inches (Navigator L)
Width: 78.8 inches
Wheelbase: 119 inches (base);131 inches (Navigator L)
Height: 78.3 inches (base); 78.1 inches (Navigator L)
Leg room (front/2nd row/3rd row): 41.2/39.1/37.7 inches
Head room (front/2nd row/3rd row): 39.6/39.7/37.6 inches (base); 39.5/39.7/38 inches (Navigator L)
Max. Seating Capacity: Eight
Max. Cargo Volume: 103.5 cubic feet (base); 128.2 cubic feet (Navigator L)
Max. Payload: 1,650 pounds
Max. Towing Capacity: 8,950 pounds
Competitors: Cadillac Escalade, Chrysler Aspen, Infiniti QX56, Land Rover LR3, Lexus GX 470, Lexus LX 470, Toyota Land Cruiser
Photos courtesy of Lincoln