2022 Lincoln Navigator Black Label Review & Test Drive

Before the Electric Vehicle motion gets ahold of big SUVs, manufacturers are working diligently to keep what they have fresh and pertinent, which is simply what Lincoln is making with the latest Navigator through smart updates and refreshing for the 2022 design year.
The updates for the new 2022 Lincoln Navigator go the distance to potentially place it back in the king of the hill position after Cadillac redesigns their Escalade. To address back at Cadillac, Lincoln surpasses the same platform with some outside styling updates that move more detailed to the appearance of the Aviator brother or sister, in addition to receiving some welcomed interior updates for both luxury and innovation.

Lincoln has definitely raised the presence and standing of the new 2022 Navigator. Doing such has kept it well within the leading running for the sought after big SUV section to highly punch against new lorries like the upgraded Cadillac Escalade. Continuing the availability of the top-trim Navigator Black Label with its distinct “style” choices offering you a set palette of colors and great interior trims and an unique Black Label Special Edition Package as discovered on my $115,275 totally packed test car.

Other small updates to the new 2022 Navigator include what has been filtered through the rest of the Lincoln lineup, such as the Detroit Symphony tones for the warning notifies and various interior lorry chimes, updated gauge cluster graphics with a more simplified settings menu, updated Automatic high beam Adaptive Pixel LED headlights that are among the best in business, and a Black Label Special Edition Package that includes a number of black/black-painted accent, black 22-inch wheels and exterior trim pieces to highlight an unique contrasted total appearance.

The brand-new 2022 Lincoln Navigator tows as much as 8,700 pounds in the 4 × 2 normal-wheelbase configuration and up 8,300 pounds for the 4 × 4 normal-wheelbase. Selecting the long wheelbase will yield a little lower tow maximus at 8,400 pounds for the 4 × 2 and 8,100 for the 4 × 4 Navigator L.
Driving Character
The guiding wheel rack has a great artificial-feeling weight to it but needs several turns from lock to lock, once again, advising you that youre driving one of the biggest production passenger automobiles on the road. Theres an invited sense of simple driving where the Navigator doesnt challenge the driver to be stressed when navigating or parking, partly thanks to the high-resolution 360-degree electronic camera system and a huge selection of active security features assisting to monitor the road.
Move your head for too long or become sidetracked and the ActiveGlide system and the system will signal you to restore attention or control of the lorry. The system appears to work effortlessly however my dissatisfaction is that it didnt work on lots of regional highways in my location, just significant Interstate roads.
Interior and New Updates

The total feel of the brand-new 2022 Lincoln Navigator seems more improved where theres a new adaptive suspension setup where the system uses a forward-facing camera to search for roadway imperfections (pits and such) and the information taken 100 times per minute from the road quality to make millisecond changes to the dampers. The system is comparable to what is found in the brand-new Lincoln Aviator, which also succeeds to keep body motions and pothole mitigation stations less impactful to the cabin. The rear suspension still feels a bit lofty at some rare instances discussing undulations and steady roadway rises but is frequently checked by the adaptive dampers quickly tightening for a second.

To keep with the style of elevating the new Lincoln Navigator for its high-end disposition, the 2nd row of seats not only function heating and ventilation, however they now promote massaging as an availability, which comes as a $625 choice on my packed Navigator Black Label trim test vehicle. The brand-new Cadillac Escalade does not have the accessibility of both second-row seat ventilation and massage. The 2nd row also benefits from an optional pair of 10.1-inch home entertainment touchscreens with the integration of a number of streaming service apps comparable to lots of brand-new wise TVs. You still get the standard 30-way perfect position front seats with the Active Motion Massage functions, heating, and ventilation and the third row has an unexpected amount of area for 3 adults and access to a number of USB charging ports beside the storage cubbies and cup holders.

The brand-new Navigator has impressed me a lot that I d think about a purchase only if it would suit the garage bay where our brand-new Lincoln Aviator lives with only a couple of inches of space to spare– something to be mindful of with the brand-new Navigator and even more so with the long-wheelbase version, which costs an additional $3,045.

My only fault with the drivetrain is the drive mode selector, which provides you access to a number of drive modes (Conserve, Normal, Normal Automatic 4 × 4, Excite, Deep Conditions, and Slippery), which go back to a default Normal drive mode upon restarting the car instead of leaving it in a mode like Normal 4 × 4, which will use the equipped all-wheel-drive system in an automatic mode. My thought here would allow all-wheel-drive when it is needed upon rear-wheel slippage without an act to make it possible for the mode each time you get in the lorry– if you pick the option once it would keep that feature with each car start.

Other welcomed changes for the new 2022 Lincoln Navigator include the brand-new Sync 4 infotainment system now fed through a bigger 13.2-inch touchscreen that perfectly streams into the lower control panel and center climate vents. The new screen, 3.2-inches larger than the older Sync 3 setup, tends and includes lots of enhancements to be simply as easy to use as Sync 3 however makes much better use of the screen realty with numerous details sets displayed at one time.

The adequate power from the twin-turbo V6 runs the large Navigator together with authority and hits 60 mph in just 6 seconds, rather the quick big SUV. Theres never a need for more power and there isnt much turbo lag to distress the driver when theres a need to jump out in traffic.

Engine and Drivetrain
Continuing to power the Lincoln Navigator is the brands 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine great for 440 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque and still mated to a 10-speed automated transmission. If youre taking notification to the new horsepower figure, youll wonder why the brand-new Navigator has lost 10 horsepower over the outgoing design years. Well, that modification, which isnt even seen, is due to an increased compression ratio of the engine causing added performance, which yields an improvement of 1 mpg on the highway for the all-wheel-drive setup. Now, the Lincoln Navigator normal-wheelbase all-wheel-drive gets 22 mpg highway, a small enhancement however the city mileage stays at 16 mpg along with the combined at 18 mpg.

If youre taking notice to the brand-new horse power figure, youll wonder why the brand-new Navigator has lost 10 horsepower over the outbound design years. The total feel of the brand-new 2022 Lincoln Navigator appears to be more improved where theres a new adaptive suspension setup where the system uses a forward-facing electronic camera to look for roadway flaws (holes and such) and the information taken 100 times per minute from the road quality to make millisecond adjustments to the dampers. The system is similar to what is discovered in the brand-new Lincoln Aviator, which also does well to keep body motions and hole mitigation stations less impactful to the cabin. To keep with the style of elevating the new Lincoln Navigator for its luxury personality, the 2nd row of seats not just feature heating and ventilation, however they now promote massaging as an availability, which comes as a $625 option on my packed Navigator Black Label trim test lorry. Lincoln has certainly raised the existence and standing of the new 2022 Navigator.

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