2003 Lincoln Navigator Overview

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4.55 stars

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Awesome by Mark
 — had a 2003, power running boards, all the awesome stuff, wasnt built for speed, built like a tank, it was white with grey accent, the best style of them all for me, exspensive insurance(my fault), gas... Read More
Great Multi Purpose Vehicle by lincoln03
 — This is a Great car. It runs beautifully you can hardly hear the engine on the highway. I drove it to work every day. Great for outings with family, perfect for highway trips. Seats 8 comfortably. Tu... Read More
Great Truck. by jjj
 — Could use a little more power. Other than that it's perfect. Beautiful interior, looks and rides great. Nice 4wd system. Good factory stereo. Has everything that a family of 4 or more could be looking... Read More

2003 Lincoln Navigator Overview

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2003 Lincoln Navigator

The Michigan-built Navigator underwent a much anticipated redesign for 2003. In addition to considerably improved response, the highlights were a new suspension and chassis.

There were also some exterior and interior revisions: the folding side mirrors are slightly larger, which those who regularly tow especially appreciate. These mirrors feature lights, which come on when the unlock button on the key fob is pressed, to illuminate the area around the vehicle as a safety function.

Perhaps the biggest question mark on the '03 Navigator is why Lincoln didn't improve upon the 5.4-liter, 300-horsepower V8, which was rather widely considered to be underpowered. They obviously did not feel the need to augment the powertrain, even though two of the 2003 Cadillac Escalade's three trims put out 345 horses and 380 lb.-ft. of torque.

Handling is good on this Navigator for what it is รข?? a monster - but it just does not compare with a well-handling car. Some of the engineering minds from Jaguar helped to design this vehicle, and it's clearly no slouch.

The 2003 Navigator featured a totally new interior with a symmetrical instrument panel that recalled the 1961 Continental. Like the leather seating surfaces, the soft-touch material that makes up the interior (dash and door panels) had a pebbly grain. The available color schemes were solid black or two-tone parchment with espresso. The elegant accent touches were made of walnut and satin nickel.

There was dual-zone climate control for the front row while the second and third row of seats got separate auxiliary controls. The second row came as two separate captain's-style seats separated by a large console, but a three-person 40/20/40 bench seat was available with no change in cost. Parents of tiny ones appreciate the sliding center portion of that second-row bench option, as it serves to position a baby seat about a foot closer to the front row of seating.

The third row can seat average-sized adults comfortably, although access to it is of course not as ready as to the second row. It is slightly more spacious as far as legroom than its competitors, the Cadillac Escalade and Chevrolet Suburban. Best of all, this third-row seat retracts into the floor with the touch of a button, greatly increasing cargo capacity.
Safety equipment consisted of ABS, rear park assist, a safety canopy airbag system (which covers 65 percent of the window area when deployed), and AdvanceTrac stability and traction control.

Options included a power tailgate release, power moonroof, a navigation system, a rear-seat entertainment system, 18-inch chrome wheels, and, on the Ultimate trim, power-deployable running boards.

Reviewers both professional and amateur praised the '03 Navigator's style and space as well as its precise steering and good handling. The well-designed independent rear suspension helps to eliminate the floating sensation that often affects large vehicles, and this improvement did not go unnoticed.

Constructive criticism still calls for a boost in fuel economy, if that is at all possible, and more realistically a boost in power - the acceleration could be better for such a big truck, especially since its nemesis the Escalade surpasses it by nearly 50 horses. A lack of tie-downs and recessed (grocery bag-type) features in cargo area didn't sit well with some practical reviewers.

A few opinions found that some controls (such as those mounted on the steering wheel as well as the overdrive button, which was inexplicably placed on the back side of the shifter shaft) are not easy to use. The new placement of said shifter in the console area received some nods of approval, however.

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