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2022 Lincoln Navigator: Here’s What We Expect From The Refreshed SUV

As we’ve reported over the last several months, the Lincoln Navigator is preparing to undergo several changes for the 2022 model year. We expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator to receive a mid-cycle action (aka refresh) consisting of revised styling, updates to its interior and infotainment system, and the addition of a hybrid powertrain.

These updates will include a revised exterior with new front and rear fascias and a revised interior with a new, landscape-oriented infotainment system that’s different from the vertically-oriented screen that will be used in the 2022 Ford Expedition.

As is the case currently, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator will continue as a full-size, three-row body-on-frame SUV with two body style configurations: the 210-inch Navigator (standard length) and 222-inch Navigator L (extended length).

In terms of powertrains, we expect the 2022 Navigator to continue to offer the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as its standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications to present an increase in output over the 2021 Navigator, which produces 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

We also expect Ford to introduce a hybrid option for the refreshed Navigator, most likely the Ford 3.5L PowerBoost V6. In the 2021 Ford F-150, that engine is rated to produce 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic will be the only transmission offered for both engines.

We expect the 2022 Lincoln Navigator and extended-length Navigator L to be offered in Standard, Reserve, and Black Label trim levels. The 2022 Lincoln Navigator will ride on the same Ford T3 platform as the 2021 model. The Ford Expedition, which also uses the T3 platform, is also expected to receive a similar mid-cycle action for the 2022 model year as well.

The 2022 Navigator will continue to be produced at the Ford Kentucky Truck Plant alongside the Expedition and Ford Super Duty. We expect the refreshed Navigator to launch in the last quarter of 2021. The updated model will likely be revealed in the summer of 2021.

The 2022 Navigator will represent the first year of the refreshed fourth-generation model, which Ford has produced since the 2018 model year. Given the current product cadence, we expect the refreshed model to last through the 2025 model year, which will likely represent the last year of the fourth generation. After that, a completely redesigned Navigator would take its place.

We’ll have more on the 2022 Navigator soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln Navigator news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Badhac

    The articles states the 3.5 could see updates to match the more powerfull 3.5 in the F150, but the current Navi used the 3.5 HO which already has 50hp and 10 ft lbs on the 2021 F150 3.5

    1. Brett Foote

      Thanks for bringing that to our attention, the article has been updated.

  2. Bruce Holberg

    They don’t need a refresh…they need a redo. Sales versus its peers are very weak.

    1. Donald Hayes

      From what I’ve read. The Navigator falls into 2nd place regarding sales of fullsize luxury SUVS. From Personally considering the SUVs Lincoln offers. The Aviator fits what I’m looking for in a luxury SUV regarding size, and overall looks.

  3. Jose Salas

    Our 2019 always gets compliments for the luxurious interior, most people like it more than the Escalade’s. The front is great but the rear definitely needs to be updated. Overall it’s a great vehicle and as a side note, it’s faster than any Escalade we ever raced in real world applications.

  4. Marcela A

    I agree with the above poster, our 2019 has always gotten compliments since we got it. We would prefer it over any model Cadillac. We had actually considered an Escalade because I liked their exterior but the interior fell way short of the Lincoln design and comfort. I do agree that the back needs upgrading though.

  5. Roy Chile’s

    Where’s the EV and Blackwood Pickup with the same front end? The biggest thing the rearend need is dual exhaust and new taillights. How is it the Raptor has dual exhaust but the Navigator don’t?

  6. Jay

    One thing I wish they would do is hide the rear wiper under the rear spoiler. That would help clean up the rear end.

  7. Josh

    It’s a fantastic vehicle but they just need updated tech and some of the features that the Aviator has such as the adaptive air suspension, 3rd row climate controls, the ventilated seats in the second row, and a touch screen in the second row. There’s not really much they need to change overall except tech in my opinion and heated 3rd row seats would be nice also

  8. Jose

    I agree with you Josh, they just need to update the tech: adaptive air suspension, augmented reality, night vision and a bigger center screen to better compete with the Escalade


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