2012 Lincoln Navigator L Overview
If you have a lot of stuff, or if your family is so large it makes the Brady Bunch pale in comparison, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator L is the extended SUV for you.
Not much has changed this year in the 2012 Lincoln Navigator L except for the addition of spotter mirrors that provide a more complete view of the driver’s blind spots and full voice control of smartphone applications with the available Sync AppLink system. The Navigator L has a smaller sibling, (Navigator) and competes with other super full-size luxury SUVs such as the Ford Expedition EL and the Chevrolet Suburban.
Available in one trim and with one engine, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator L has a 310-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 (with E85 capability) engine that generates 365 pounds-feet of torque. The Navigator L receives its best tow rating in rear-wheel drive at 8,700 pounds compared to 8,500 pounds for the four-wheel-drive models. Equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, the Navigator gets 13-14 mpg in the city and 18-20 mpg on the highway.
The 2012 Navigator L is 15 inches longer than the regular Navigator and boasts 42.6 cubic feet behind the third row (nearly 25 more inches than the Navigator). Captain’s chairs for the second row are standard, but you can get a split-bench seat instead at no extra charge. The power-folding third row is standard and provides an easy solution when extra cargo space is needed. With all of the seats down, the Navigator L has an impressive 128 cubic feet of volume.
Not only is the interior spacious, but luxurious as well. Features include power, leather, heated and ventilated front seats, power adjustable pedals, wood accents, heated second-row bucket seats, satellite radio, 14-speaker, 600-watt THX certified surround sound system and Sync voice-activated multimedia system that manages your Bluetooth hands-free calling and mobile audio device integration via a USB port are all standard features. A navigation system with SiriusXM Traffic and a dual headrest seven-inch color LCD DVD entertainment system are optional.
Standard features abound outside of the 2012 Lincoln Navigator L with xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a power liftgate, 18-inch wheels and power-lowering running boards. A moonroof and 20-inch chrome rims are optional.
Safety is taken seriously because the Lincoln Navigator L has antilock brakes, front and rear parking sensors, backup camera, electronic stability system with Roll Stability Control and trailer-sway control and MyKey, which limits the top speed and volume so you don’t have to worry too much about your kids when they borrow the keys.
You will never run out of space in the 2012 Lincoln Navigator L.