Over the last several months, Ford Authority has reported extensively on the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator. We’ve spotted numerous prototypes out driving around wearing various types of camouflage, reported on the vehicle’s large new infotainment screen and refreshed interior, and even been teased by a short video showing off the 2022 Navigator’s revised front-end design, but now, Lincoln has finally pulled the covers completely off the latest version of its flagship SUV.
On the outside, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator sports a fresh appearance thanks to its aforementioned new front-end design, which is highlighted by an updated signature grille flanked by standard adaptive pixel projector headlights. In the rear, new 3D taillights provide an interesting display of light that fades from the center outward as a way to welcome the driver to their vehicle, which then fades from the edges to the center as a way to bid farewell. A pair of new exterior colors – Starlight Gray and Manhattan Green Metallic (exclusive to Black Label models) join the Navigator’s palette as well.
Inside the cabin, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator features a new and larger 13.2-inch infotainment screen with SYNC 4, as well as a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a 5.8-inch digital module for second-row passengers with climate and audio controls, and a new head-up display, while Lincoln Enhance keeps the SUV current via wireless over-the-air updates. A number of new interior themes are available for 2022, including the Black Label-only Central Park and Invitation, as well as unique wood appliques including Espresso Ash Swirl and Santos Redwood.
Lincoln has upgraded the massage system in the 2022 Navigator’s 30-way Perfect Position Seats, while second-row seats gain standard features including heat, ventilation, and available Active Motion. Revel’s Ultimate 3D sound system provides a substantial 28-speakers and six symphonic chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that replace standard vehicle alert sounds.
Perhaps most significantly, the 2022 Navigator will be the first Lincoln vehicle to offer ActiveGlide – the automaker’s hands-free highway driving technology that combines Intelligent Active Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition and Lane Centering, which Ford Authority was the first to report back in May. At launch, ActiveGlide will offer drivers 130,000 miles of hands-free highway driving across North America.
The 2022 Lincoln Navigator is powered by Ford’s twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is rated to produce 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which is backed up by the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission. In the handling department, the refreshed SUV features Lincoln’s new Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview feature, which uses 12 sensors and the front-facing camera to constantly monitor inputs and road surfaces and make adjustments to ensure the most supple ride possible.
Trailer Reverse Guidance joins the Navigator’s Heavy-Duty Trailer Tow Package for 2022, providing a number of views around the vehicle and steering guidance graphics to make trailering easy. Meanwhile, Lincoln Co-Pilot360 2.0 has been updated to include Intersection Assist and Active Park Assist 2.0 in addition to standard Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation, Forward Collision Warning, Post Collision Braking, Dynamic Brake Support, Distance Alert, Pedestrian Detection, Auto Hold, hill start assist, automatic headlamps, and Phone As A Key.