Lincoln's largest SUV is redesigned for 2018 and wowed us so much that we gave it the Best in Show Award at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. The Navigator's polished exterior styling and extra-luxurious cabin had us drooling.
Now, after spending a couple days in it, does the new model live up to the hype? Some things work better than others.
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On the plus side, riding in the Navigator is like being driven in giant, plush, cushy leather recliner. Its interior is among the most impressive I've ever experienced in terms of both features and comfort. One highlight is the seats, which are nap-worthy. They're enormous, cushy yet supportive and offer seemingly infinite adjustments for maximum comfort; they're available with 30 different power adjustments, and are also heated and ventilated, and come with a massage function.
However, in terms of road manners, the Navigator drives like a couch, too — a really big, quiet one. On the road, it drives like the long, heavy vehicle that it is. Its ride is soft and it shimmies over broken pavement. Its handling also feels clumsy at times, and it takes corners with a lot of body roll. Maneuverability is aided immensely by a multiview camera, which makes parking much more manageable.
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