2012 Lincoln Navigator Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$18,138 - $20,655
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
14 City / 20 HWY
Horsepower
310
Seats
7-8

How 2012 Lincoln Navigator Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.2Interior 3.2Comfort 4.1Value 3.0Safety 4.0

Editor's Overview

As a main rival to the Cadillac Escalade and formidable competitor to others in its class, the Lincoln Navigator puts an enticing foot forward by being comparably equipped as the rest, but at much lower price point. With a plush, quiet interior and an even more comfortable ride, the Navigator is ready to haul any family in a luxurious manner while towing their boat or horse trailer.

Lincoln Navigator Models & Trims

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Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5, 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Horsepower: 310 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol V8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5, 20 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.44
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An automatic floor board comes out when the doors open.

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I have no problems with the navigator. I have owned a Lincoln since 1988. The comfort, performance and reliability are a 10+. The majority of the features come standard. The only feature that I wish I had is a front camera. I really love the backup camera. Some vehicles have both front and back cameras.

Delores H
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My vehicle has a built in television in it.

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My vehicle is spacious with leather seats that are comfortable. It also has a built in television for entertainment. I love the design of my vehicle because it is very sleek. It performs really well; I haven't had any problems with it. Overall, my vehicle looks quite modern and luxurious.

Theresa T
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Navigator features review.

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The navigator has very comfortable seats, a fantastic cabin, and adequate legroom. The features are exceptional for a vehicle in this price range. The navigator handles well in all weather conditions. We have had no problems with performance or reliability.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$18,138 - $20,655
$18,138 - $20,655

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
5.4L SOHC 24
5.4L SOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Optional
Optional
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Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 (in.)
41.1 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.5 (in.)
39.5 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 (in.)
39.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.7 (in.)
39.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Entertainment System
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Optional
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Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7 - 8
7 - 8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
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Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
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Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
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Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
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Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P275/55R20
P275/55R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
119 (in.)
119 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.8 (ft.)
40.8 (ft.)

Length

Length
208.4 (in.)
208.4 (in.)

Width

Width
78.8 (in.)
78.8 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
310 (hp)
310 (hp)

Torque

Torque
365 (ft. lbs.)
365 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
28 (gal.)
28 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
17 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

City

City
14 (mpg)
13 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
20 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
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CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Brake assist
  • Engine braking
  • AdvanceTrac w/Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • Dual stage driver & front passenger front air bags -inc: passenger on/off switch
  • 1st row seat mounted side airbags
  • Safety Canopy -inc: 1st/2nd/3rd row side curtain air bags
  • Reverse camera w/sensing system *
  • Forward sensing system *
  • SOS post crash alert
  • Safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pre-tensioners, load limiting retractors
  • MyKey -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system for child safety seats
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (3)

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Exterior Lighting > Back Up Lights Apr 30, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 30, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V190000
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.
Consequence:
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE "R" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE "R" MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE'S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.
Remedy:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JUNE 25, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.
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Power Train Apr 27, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 27, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V248000
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured August 19, 2011, to March 9, 2012, 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to December 19, 2011, and 2012 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to February 21, 2012. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.
Consequence:
An unexpected downshift into first gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly without warning and the rear tires may slide or lock, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 23, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S19.
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Seats > Mid/rear Assembly Jan 30, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 30, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V034000
Summary:
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 19, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 2, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 202, "HEAD RESTRAINTS." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE INADEQUATE WELDS ON THE HEAD RESTRAINT SUPPORT BRACKETS FOR THE SECOND ROW, RIGHT-HAND SEAT.
Consequence:
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE SEAT HEAD RESTRAINT MAY NOT PROVIDE THE REQUIRED STRENGTH, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY.
Remedy:
FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE HEAD RESTRAINTS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 20, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

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