The 2017 Lincoln Navigator Offers Best Seating and Towing in a Luxury SUV

The 2017 Lincoln Navigator offers options for people looking for a full-size luxury SUV at car dealers in Bloomington, IN, and for those who need space for passengers and towing capabilities. While there are several other vehicles in this car class, the Navigator is the only one to offer the highest towing capacities and passenger seating.

Lincoln Navigator Black Label

The Navigator offers two different seating configurations—one for up to seven passengers and another for up to eight passengers. With the seven-passenger configuration, the first and second rows of seats are captain-style seats, with a 3-passenger third-row bench style seat. With the eight-passenger configuration, the second row is replaced with a 3-passenger bench style seat.

When it comes to towing, the Navigator has the largest capacity on the market for full-sized SUVs. It can easily support up to 9,000 pounds of towing—700 pounds more than a competitor model, to make it easy for you to tow your boat, camper, or trailer.

Trim Packages

The 2017 Navigator has two different trim packages available on both the standard model and the Navigator L, which has an extended wheelbase and is longer. Both models have sufficient room for third-row seating and this is one of the only third rows that is comfortable for adults.  Trim packages offered are the Select and the Reserve

Features and Options

The Select Navigator has plenty of standard and luxury features, including:

  • Rear and Front Parking Sensors
  • Automatic Headlights (Bi-Xenon)
  • Heavy-Duty Towing Package
  • Power Liftgate
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Sync 3 Infotainment Center with 8-inch Touchscreen
  • Backup Rear Camera
  • 14-speaker Surround Sound Stereo System
  • Front Heated Seats
  • Driver Memory Settings
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Dual Zone Climate Controls
  • Power Adjustable Pedals
  • Remote Keyless Entry and Ignition

The Reserve trim package offers two-tone paint, expanded leather upholstery, adaptive suspension dampers, and 22-inch wheels, along with the same features found in the Select.

Options upgrades available in either trim package or body style include:

  • Second Row Storage
  • Entertainment Center for the Rear Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Sunroof

Navigators also come standard with the MyKey system, which allows parents of teen drivers to set certain restrictions, including volume levels on the stereo system and speed limits.

Crash Test Ratings

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rated the Navigator with an overall five-star rating, along with five-stars in these categories:

  • Frontal Passenger
  • Frontal Driver
  • Side Passenger
  • Side Driver
  • Side Pole Driver

The all-wheel drive Navigator received a 4-star Rollover Rating, while the rear-wheel drive model received a 3-star Rollover Rating.

Fuel Efficiency

All trim packages/models of the 2017 Navigator have similar fuel efficiency ratings, with a combined 17mpg (city/highway).


Compared to other luxury SUVs on the market, the Lincoln Navigator has the lowest standard price on base models for this car class. Plus, there could be dealer incentives, special manufacturer incentives, sales, and other promotions to reduce the price even further.

For more information about the 2017 Lincoln Navigator or to take one for a test drive, please feel free to stop by Community Ford Lincoln in Bloomington or call us at 812-331-2200 today!