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Here’s Why The 2022 Lincoln Navigator Didn’t Get Ford’s Hybrid V6

Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6 hybrid launched in the 2021 Ford F-150 and has quickly gained its fair share of accolades, as well as customers. The first-ever F-150 hybrid has become a valuable addition to the perennially best-selling pickup’s lineup, consistently ranking as one of the most considered electrified vehicles on the market and also attracting owners of vehicles from other brands at a rapid rate. Thus, many expected the refreshed 2022 Lincoln Navigator to also offer some sort of hybrid powertrain – perhaps the PowerBoost – though that didn’t happen. As it turns out, there is a reason for that absence.

“So we heard our clients and it’s really important for us to listen to our clients and what they were telling us was that the powertrain that we currently had really met their needs,” Laura Clark, Lincoln Navigator Marketing Manager, Ford Authority executive editor, Alex Luft, in a recent interview. “And that’s why we stuck with the powertrain we had now because it was what they were looking for.”

That powertrain is Ford’s twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which is rated to produce 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque in the full-size luxury SUV and is backed up by the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s a bit more powerful than the version used in most 2022 Ford Expedition models – the Navigator’s Ford T3 Platform mate – which churns out 400 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque – but the same as the Expedition Timberline and Stealth Performance Package.

Regardless, the refreshed 2022 Navigator has earned its fair share of praise thus far, having recently been named one of Consumer ReportsMost Satisfying Luxury SUVs to Own. As Ford Authority reported earlier this week, the range-topping Navigator Black Label is also attracting younger customers at a higher rate than other variants, too.

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

  1. David Dickinson

    I can’t blame her for saying that, but I don’t believe it. I think the current runaway inflation in battery costs is the likely culprit, and Ford needs to allocate battery power to the vehicles it already promised to have that capability. This low volume Big Boy can wait.

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  2. Everyday Patriot

    I’ve little doubt the Power Boost option will be available on the Navigator in as few as five years. As more F150 owners speak of their experiences with their Power Boost trucks, the interest will grow for Lincoln owners, too. I don’t think it’s inconceivable that there’ll be some sort of Power Boost option for the SuperDuty line at some point, as well; and for the same reason it’s growing exponentially in orders of the F150.

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  3. HARLAN J BERGEMANN

    I’ve owned 3 hybrids and loved all of them the last 2 were Ford fusions. I gave my grandson the last one and he hasn’t asked me for a gas card since. I regret to say that the dealer never mentioned that an Escape could be had as a hybrid and now ford’s management is pushing electric and you can’t even find find a basic gas on dealers lots unless they are 10k above MSRP Those dealers should have there franchise revoked I know my shadow won’t cross there doorway while my memory intact !

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    1. rmkilc

      Never rely on a dealer for product information! Always do your own research prior to visiting a dealership. A dealer’s only incentive is to sell vehicles, not tell the truth about the products.

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