The Navigator's ability to carry up to eight passengers in comfort, transport the spoils of an overenthusiastic Costco shopping spree and tow a 9,000-pound trailer all in style. There simply aren't that many luxury vehicles out there that can do all that.
The revised 2015 Lincoln Navigator maintains the previous Navigator's personality, offering a quiet cabin and a smooth, unruffled ride. The significant boost in engine output, again, makes it feel lighter on its feet while carrying a full load of passengers and while tackling hills and/or pulling a trailer. You won't hear a V8 rumble, but you might feel as if there's one under the hood.
Thanks to its independent rear suspension (available with adaptive dampers all around), the ride, and particularly the body control, is excellent for such a big vehicle. The 2015 Lincoln Navigator is perhaps the best handling large SUV on the road that actually drives smaller than it is. The same cannot be said of the Cadillac Escalade. The ride quality is also smooth, and even with those big 22-inch wheels, nearly all road imperfections are smothered out.
The Reserve package includes 22-inch alloy wheels, adaptive suspension dampers.
In simulated panic stops from 60 mph, we measured 125 feet for a Navigator 4WD to come to a standstill. This distance is a bit better than average for a large SUV.