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• Standard Comfort: Several comfort and convenience features are now standard on Lincoln’s full-size SUV. They include Front Park Assist, Lincoln SYNC™; EasyFuel™ capless fuel fill; Rain-Sensing Wipers; Heated Second Row Seats, and the Rear View Camera system.
• Travel Made Easy: Now available is the next generation, voice-activated navigation system and the class-exclusive SIRIUS® Travel Link™.
• New Appearance Package: Lincoln Navigator unveils a new limited edition Monochrome Appearance Package.
America’s original full-size SUV, the Lincoln Navigator, has been delivering uncompromising levels of luxury, capability and convenience since 1998. For 2009, the award-winning Navigator brings even more to the big game by making many must-have options standard equipment while adding innovative new features and choices.
The Lincoln Navigator’s commanding design brings a unique elegance and an unrivaled presence to the full-size luxury utility segment. And Navigator’s frame and independent suspension deliver superior ride and handling while its acoustic windshield, thicker glass and ‘tuned’ mirrors contribute to Navigator’s ‘whisper quiet’ interior.
For 2009, Lincoln Navigator continues to chart its own path, offering confident ride and handling, outstanding comfort and craftsmanship, and class-leading capability, not to mention road secure visibility.
Navigator and Navigator L are both available in 4×2 and 4×4 configurations. All Navigators are built at the Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, Mich., and will be available starting in August 2008.
New for 2009
For 2009, Lincoln continues to simplify the packaging of Navigator and Navigator L, making standard many previously-optional features.
Standard items now include: Power lift gate; heated and cooled front seats; heated second row seats; PowerFold™ third-row seats; front park assist sensors; EasyFuel™ capless fuel filler; rain-sensing wipers; perimeter anti-theft alarm; integrated four-button key fob; Rear View Camera; flexible fuel-capable V8 engine; Lincoln SYNC™ and a 14-speaker THX® II-Certified audio system with SIRIUS Satellite Radio.
The standard Rear View Camera System in the rear lift gate handle activates when the vehicle is shifted into reverse, giving the driver a clear view behind the vehicle or for ease of hooking up trailers. The video image is displayed in the self-dimming rearview mirror on the standard Navigator or through the instrument panel next generation navigation system on the Elite package.
The new next generation navigation system is available for the first time ever with SIRIUS Travel Link, which gives drivers and passengers access to up-to-the-minute information and entertainment through the vehicle’s navigation system. Working through the standard feature SIRIUS satellite radio network, Travel Link offers uninterrupted, coast-to-coast coverage of real-time traffic data; weather reports (current and five day forecasts with storm information and even ski resort conditions); fuel options sorted by price or distance from more than 120,000 gas stations; major league pro and college sports as well as movie listings from more than 4,500 theaters. A six-month introductory subscription to SIRIUS is included at no cost.
The Monochrome Limited Edition Package for 2009 features unique badging, along with body-color exterior accents including lower grille, lower bodyside cladding, and power folding heated memory mirrors with puddle lamps. This package is offered in four monochromatic exterior treatments: White Platinum Tri-coat, Black Clearcoat, Vapor Silver Clearcoat Metallic and Stone Green Clearcoat Metallic. Inside, the package includes unique black carpet and floor mats, Ebony wood trim, and unique Stone or Camel seats with black leather inserts and black piping. A stitched Lincoln logo is also placed on each headrest.
The Elite Package includes the moonroof; next generation navigation system; power running boards; rear seat entertainment system and the Rear View Camera display in the navigation system.
Three new exterior colors are available for 2009: Monterey Grey Clearcoat Metallic; Sangria Clearcoat Metallic and White Platinum Tri-Coat.
Expressive Design Makes a Dramatic Statement
The 2009 Lincoln Navigator’s distinctive design combines power and refinement to deliver Lincoln luxury.
The statement of power begins with the bold chrome grille, with vertical and horizontal lines inspired by the Lincoln star. The precision detailing of the grille extends into the high-intensity-discharge (HID) projector headlamps. The lower grille continues the theme and houses the integrated fog lamps.
Above the upper grille, chiseled chamfer lines define the prominent ‘powerdome’ hood, reinforcing Lincoln Navigator’s imposing presence.
The profile of the Lincoln Navigator is defined by clean, tapered surfaces. That design language is consistent throughout the vehicle, from the smooth quarter panels to the chiseled side mirror shells. A Lincoln signature chrome strip highlights the beltline, while chrome body-side trim extends from the front wheel well to the back for a tailored appearance. A proud and stable stance on standard 18-inch machined aluminum or available 20-inch chrome wheels plants the vehicle firmly to the road.
Lincoln Navigator offers power-deployable running boards. With the cabin doors closed, the running boards retract out of sight and are integrated into the lower body wrap. When one of the side doors is opened, the running boards fold out in presentation, offering a place to step for easy ingress and egress.
The tail lamps give a nod to the Lincoln MKZ luxury mid-size sedan, with wing-shaped lamps that cut into the lift gate and wrap around the rear of the vehicle. A bold chrome outline and white inserts in the red optic area complete the exterior.
Interior Sets the Bar
The Navigator’s features a flow-through center console that sweeps up into the rectangular ‘eyebrows’ that frame the dash panel. The strong graphic presentation is echoed in the shape of the instrument bezels, a design inspired by popular fashion eyewear.
Lincoln Navigator offers the elegance of Dark Ebony or Anigre wood trim on the console and upper door panels. The wood trim is book-matched so that the grains are precisely aligned. Even the coin tray cover is laser cut from the wood trim of the center console to perfectly match the wood grain.
Details like satin-nickel accents on the center stack, the binnacle inserts and the door trim along with chrome accents on the cup holder rings and door releases speak to Lincoln Navigator’s fine craftsmanship. A touch of black on the center stack and instrument panel provides a further emphasis of refinement. At night, the interior is bathed in Lincoln’s signature cool-white lighting, creating a soothing atmosphere.
Lincoln Signature Seating
Premium leather contributes to the overall comfort, further improving Lincoln’s signature seating.
The standard 10-way power driver and front passenger seats are designed to comfortably accommodate a diverse group of occupants, from 4-foot-10 to 6-foot-5 and from 90 pounds to 300 pounds. Power-adjustable pedals and memory functions enable drivers to fine-tune and recall their positions.
The front seats are also heated and cooled for the ultimate in comfort – another Lincoln hallmark. Also standard for 2009, the second row seats are heated.
This premium seating extends to the available 40/20/40-split second row seat and 60/40-split third row, which effortlessly tumble to create a flat load floor. With seating for up to eight, the Lincoln Navigator offers 18.2 cubic feet of cargo space, while Navigator L offers 42.7 cubic feet.
The second row seats feature mechanisms that enable one-hand fold-and-tumble operation to access the third row. For increased visibility, the second-row head restraints fold forward 90 degrees to improve the driver’s rear view.
Lincoln Navigator’s third-row seat folds flat into the floor for added cargo space. The standard PowerFold™ third row offers 54.5 cubic feet of cargo space at the touch of a button.
A standard power lift gate provides even more convenience, and uses side-mounted pistons for improved rear visibility.
State-of-the-Art Entertainment
Lincoln Navigator offers a host of features and options that provide a high level of convenience. Standard is the Lincoln SYNC system which offers class exclusive, voice-activated control and connectivity of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and digital media devices in the vehicle, from iPods to memory sticks.
The next generation voice-activated DVD-based navigation system features a 6.5-inch touch screen designed for improved clarity and incorporates text-to-speech technology that reads and communicates directions and street names in three languages.
The Navigator is available with the industry’s first THX II-certified audio system designed by THX, a California company renowned for its movie theater sound systems.
The award-winning THX II system uses the latest in patented THX technologies to bring the home theater surround sound experience to the open road. The system uses a 12-channel amplified to deliver 600 watts of power to 14 speakers, including two subwoofers that have been strategically placed in the cabin.
The system’s processor takes into consideration bandwidth, peak audio levels and coverage uniformity to deliver a smooth spectral balance and wide dynamic range. Multi-channel equalization and digital signal processing match the speaker placement to the cabin acoustic to assure this level of performance.
With the push of a button, the system can be configured for three specific listening modes – Driver, Front Seats and All seats – ensuring that all passengers can enjoy optimal sound quality.
The system also features a fast-loading six-disc changer that reads CDs in normal audio, MP3 compressed or text formats. The AM/FM tuner is compatible with the Radio Data Broadcasting System (RDBS) and displays participating radio station call letters, formats and song titles.
If rear passenger entertainment is in order, Lincoln Navigator has an available entertainment system with an 8-inch screen and two wireless headphones to keep the sound contained.
Whisper-Quiet Refined Ride
Enjoying the Lincoln Navigator’s entertainment offerings is even easier, since engineers ‘soundly’ beat their initial targets for interior quietness. The result is a vehicle that will provide customers with a truly unexpected quality of quietness on the road.
Noise-dampening insulation is used in the headliner and dash to decrease wind and powertrain noise. Sound-absorbing passing is also used in the carpeting to further reduce tire and road noise. Thicker side glass and cutline seals are included for decreased wind noise.
Engineers also added structure to the roof to reduce body ‘boom.’ The Lincoln Navigator’s stiffer chassis and body mounts were incorporated to further isolate road noise and vibration while side mirrors were ‘tuned’ to reduce wind noise in the cabin, and tire tread designs were engineered to minimize road noise.
Luxury Driving Experience
Lincoln Navigator offers a confident, refined driving experience commensurate with a luxury vehicle. The vehicle features a stiff frame for confident handling and decreased susceptibility to squeaks and rattles. The frame features a tube-through-tube design, creating one of the stiffest frames in the industry.
Navigator has an independent rear suspension (IRS) that features a five-link design, with the fifth link controlling fore/aft movements while the short and long arms control lateral forces. This allows for greater control of wheel movement, as well as enabling lighter suspension components for improved response.
Power is provided by Lincoln Navigator’s 5.4-liter, 3-valve V-8 engine, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, that generates 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque. For 2009, the engine is fully flex-fuel capable.
A wide-ratio, 6-speed transmission has smaller steps between gears than a typical 4-speed automatic and offers improved shift quality and faster acceleration. With a wide 6.02:1 gear ratio and two overdrive gears (fifth and sixth), the Lincoln Navigator’s 6-speed offers up to a 7 percent increase in fuel economy on the highway over a typical 4-speed automatic.
Standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control)
Lincoln Navigator’s confident handling helps prevent accidents from occurring. Lincoln Navigator’s safety system features a comprehensive package of features, including standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC®, which utilizes two gyroscopic roll rate sensors to enhance the vehicle’s rollover resistance.
Additional standard safety features include:
• Dual-stage second-generation driver and front-passenger air bags that tailor deployment based on crash severity, safety belt usage and occupant size.
• Three-row Safety Canopy™ side curtain air bags designed to activate in rollovers and side impacts for enhanced head protection.
• Seat-mounted side air bags for the first row and energy-absorbing knee bolsters and glove box for the front passenger.
• Frame design meets the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash compatibility voluntary agreement.
Key Features and Options
Standard features include: 300 hp 5.4-liter flex-fuel V-8 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission; Genuine wood, leather, and satin nickel trim; 18-inch machined aluminum wheels; HID headlamps; Dual-zone electronic air temperature control; Lincoln SYNC; THX® II-Certified audio system with 14 speakers, six-disc player compatible with normal audio, MP3 compressed or text format CDs; MP3 audio input jack; SIRIUS Satellite Radio; 10-way power adjustable driver/passenger seat with power lumbar and recline; Auxiliary climate control; Power adjustable pedals; Keyless entry keypad; Power lift gate; Power-Fold™ third-row fold-flat seat; Heated and cooled front seats; Heated second row seats; Front Park Assist; Rain Sensing Wipers; Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS); AdvanceTrac with RSC; Three-row Safety Canopy™ side curtain air bags; Front seat-mounted side air bags; Chrome exhaust tip; Dual power-folding mirrors with memory, integrated turn signal and puddle lamps; Reverse Sensing System; Rear View Camera; Driver memory seats and mirrors; perimeter anti-theft alarm; Easy Fuel capless fuel fill.
Lincoln Navigator L (Long Wheelbase) standard features include: 25 cubic feet of additional cargo space, Cargo management system and power running boards.
Options include: Monochrome Limited Edition Package; Elite Package; Trailer Tow Package; 20-inch Chrome Aluminum Wheels, Chrome Hood Accent; Premium Leather Seats with Piping; Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System; Power deployable running boards and Power Moonroof; SIRIUS Travel Link.
Price this car:
MSRP: $51,130-57,030
Invoice: $44,133
Source: Lincoln Press Release

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