Back in January, Ford Authority was the first to report that the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator would be receiving a large, horizontally-oriented infotainment screen. Now, a new photo gives us our very first look at the 2022 Lincoln Navigator interior completely uncovered, and it confirms our initial report by showing off the luxurious SUV’s new, larger screen in all of its glory.
The 2022 Navigator’s infotainment screen retains the current Navi’s general aesthetic and enclosure, while removing the bezels, thereby making the screen larger to better compete with its chief rival – the all-new 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
Interestingly, it’s also completely different than the 15.5-inch vertically-oriented screen found in the 2022 Ford Expedition, which that model will share with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Ford F-150 Lightning. This is particularly noteworthy because the Navigator and Expedition both ride on the Ford T3 platform.
Aside from this new infotainment screen for the 2022 Lincoln Navigator interior, the rest of the center stack appears to be identical to that in the current model.
Additionally, Lincoln’s refreshed luxury SUV is expected to receive a host of other updates, including a revised exterior with new front and rear fascias.
We expect the 2022 Navigator to continue to offer Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6 gasoline motor as its standard powerplant, possibly with some modifications to present an increase in output over the 2021 Navigator. Additionally, the Navigator is expected to add a hybrid powertrain option, most likely in the form of the 3.5L PowerBoost V6 introduced in the 2021 Ford F-150. Both engines will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
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 second half of the 2021 calendar year as a 2022 model. The updated model will likely be revealed this summer.
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Making Escalade look positively hooptie.
Given that Escalade outsells the entire segment including the Navigator combined, I think it’s safe to say that you’re off your meds if you really think so.
I personally drove the Escal & the Nav and I’d have to say I prefer the Nav.
Did you drive the NEW 2021 Escalade? Unless you’re a Ford fanboy, there is absolutely zero reason to “prefer” the Navigator over the 2021 Escalade.
Escalade has a V8, an amazing interior, Air Suspension and Magnetic Ride Control, and a presence that’s second to none. Ford needs to step the game up with the Navigator because currently its just an also ran with no unique reasons for anyone to buy it.
Stop going through the motions Ford/Lincoln and build us a Navigator that out-Escalades the Escalade.
I think you’re missing the point, Lincoln isn’t trying to ‘out Escalade the Escalade’. Lincoln is leaning towards luxury, elegance over glitz. No it doesn’t have a loud raucous V8, but it does have more power and torque. Interior is a matter of taste as both have amazing interiors. And even with air suspension and Magnetic Ride Control, from what I have read they both ride about the same. They are both amazing vehicles, one going for glam while the other shouts glitz.
I agree with you. Unfortunately Chris is offended by you having your own opinion, that says a lot about his character and what type of person he is. Sales does not make someone better, it only is an example of what people may prefer that is it. I prefer the Navigator for many reasons. To me, the Navigator excuses elegance and class, something that the Escalade just doesn’t scream not even with the interior.
What are you smoking??
You do realize the Navigator is missing two cylinders yet out preforms cadillac 6.2 in every department? Before you come on here to try and justify why the Escalde is better in your opinion, do more research. Look at what online reviewers like Doug Demuro have to say about it. Theres a GOOD reason why the Navigator scores higher than the escalde.
I personally don’t really like the front end but maybe it’s better without the camouflage but I love the large touchscreen and the rear is a major improvement
So what? It’s a mid-cycle refresh. Not very newsworthy.
Are you dumb?
As much as I bleed Ford blue I have to say the Escalade will continue to dominate the segment with the new Escalade against this. That new Navigator screen is kind of a joke compared to new screens in the 2021 Escalade. I also couldn’t agree more about curb appeal especially the front end, Escalade wins hands down that why it has such segment dominance. The Navigator just fell further behind IMHO.
Lincoln don’t know LUXURY it’s simply a upgrade from Ford Expedition. Are those Aviator / Explorer headlamps? While the Cadillac Escalade is above everything in GM SUV line up in style and options and Cadillac dashboard puts Lincoln to shame
And what is the Escalade an upgrade from?? Oh ya, the Tahoe/Yukon twins.
This is just a mid-cycle refresh, not a full redesign. There is only so much they can do
Then they shouldn’t have done a mid-cycle. Makes me mad I waited on buying the Escalade. Which by the way short of the screen I was also disappointed in the Escalade redesign.
I traded my 2018 Navigator L in for a new 2021 Navigator. Very little change in vehicles. I’m thinking just a little less fuel economy – interstate driving old 21 mph and 19.5 on newer and lighter weight std. model…? And- what’s with my new model not coming with the plastic like trim out top engine cover. Injector and intake wiring etc.. all exposed when hood raised!! Very poor – so before I would take delivery, the dealer had to take the engine cover off my trade in 2018 and screw it in place using all the new existing attachment brackets that were in the new Nav!! Made me think someone at factory FORGOT TO PUT IT ON! Then I looked at another 21 and a new Aviator and they were missing as well?!? Can you spell COST CUT CHEAP??! Also- I noticed the 2021 Navigator Brochure states standard Chrome Tip Exhausts pipes—-They are not chrome either! This is where the next door Caddie dealer has something to show!!
Come on Ford Lincoln – dress it back up! And put this stuff on the 2022 otherwise I will probably turn in my Blue Blood Badge and trade for a Caddi Escalade! Sure would like an explanation to my complaint? So far – no comments back from Lincoln! JG
Does anyone ever answer these comments-questions – concerns?? If so – where? JG
Well i was waiting to see the new dash to sell my current 2021 Escalade, which i hate as fact, owned a 18 navigator and was a better SUV by far than the escalade, i abuse on my cars and Caddy dont hold up, driving thru dip roads over 100mph feels way better on Navi than caddy, also towing the caddy sags and uses way more gas, and Navi way faster but c’mon dont see the point to spend extra money for a 2022 if dash is almost the same, will stick to cheaper year 2018 till they compete with Caddy dash (only win win for Escalade)
I’ll stick with the Escalade untill the navigator gets a diesel
That is it? That is the new inside?? Terribly disappointed. I don’t think I have a reason to wait for it to come out. Outside is beautiful but the inside is a total waste of expectations.