The All-New 2018 Lincoln Navigator Earns Top Safety Honors from the NHTSA

The only vehicle in its class to earn the highest rating from the industry safety authority, our automaker's latest full-size SUV has taken home a five-star Overall Vehicle Score.* Its lightweight aluminum construction, housing a fully boxed steel frame, and dual pyrotechnic front seat belt pretensioners, surely helped the new Lincoln luxury SUV make the grade for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to be sure. But a host of some of the most advanced driver-assist technologies in the industry also contributed. Among them:

  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability for maintaining a safe distance at a preset speed from other traffic
  • A blind spot information system, which informs you of vehicles approaching at your sides just out of view
  • A lane keeping system to help you remain on track with helpful feedback
  • Auto high beams that illuminate the road ahead in dim conditions with other drivers in mind
  • A 360-degree camera and enhanced active park assist for a panoptical view of your surroundings while reversing or settling into that sweet spot at your venue

Of course, these aren't all that define the new Lincoln Navigator. For one, it's exceptionally high-performance, offering a standard twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with an output of 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque -- plenty of pulling power for the pleasure cruise as well as trailering up to 8,700 pounds when properly equipped. Secondly, as its large SUV predecessors, it offers available premium-leather heated seating for seven to eight passengers, with optional second-row captain's chairs for a true lap of luxury. Finally, but not all, you can look forward to an expert control of entertainment and connectivity at your fingertips owing to SYNC® 3 infotainment. This 10-inch touchscreen system provides the convenience of enhanced voice recognition, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support for extending your smartphone's features to the dash, AppLink ability to manage them, 911 Assist® for help calling upon first responders, and two smart-charging USB ports for keeping your devices energized and ready for the trip.

Eager to experience the blend of luxury, performance, and safety yourself? A test drive experience unlike any other in a brand-new 2018 Lincoln Navigator is right around the corner here in Traverse City, MI, at Fox Grand Traverse Lincoln. You can find us conveniently located at 3464 N. U.S. 31 South. We're looking forward to taking you for a personal tour!

*Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov)

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