2003 Lincoln Navigator Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $49,225
46 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Rear audio: rear volume control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.73 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Battery saver
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Roof rack
Safety Parking sensors: rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Suspension Air Suspension · Leveling: self leveling suspension
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $49,225 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 300 hp V8
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
15MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$49,225
Invoice$42,592

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
15MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 355 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume28 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom38.6 in
Wheelbase118.8 in
Length206 in
Width80.2 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume17.9 cu ft
Standard Payload1,478 lbs
Maximum Payload1,479 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity8,600 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity8,600 lbs
When a vehicle's base model is labeled Luxury, you can bet you're in for a treat. Those who sought a well-appointed and attention-getting SUV yet did not have a limitless budget found t... Read More
When a vehicle's base model is labeled Luxury, you can bet you're in for a treat. Those who sought a well-appointed and attention-getting SUV yet did not have a limitless budget found this trim level to be the right one for them.
The 2003 Navigator rolled out with many changes, marking the start of a new generation. Most of those changes weren't clear to the naked eye, as this incarnation still looked very much like the previous. The heart of the 'Gator - what lies under its hood - was not even altered; it remained a 5.4-liter V8 producing 300 horsepower.
The V8's 355 lb.-ft. of torque made it a capable tower, and this 2WD version could pull 8,900 pounds. Traction and stability control were optional at this trim level (and standard on the others).
Comfort, the number-one endeavor of any vehicle that labels itself luxury, is assured thanks to a full array of amenities that guarantee that factor. The contoured captain's-style seats are covered in leather, and headroom and legroom are ample. The eyes enjoy it all, too, as the interior is appointed in a pretty nice soft-touch material complemented by authentic wood accents and metal trim.
Power options complete the luxury, giving the driver lumbar support, height-adjusted pedals, and seat-position memory, seat heating and cooling, and headrest articulation with touch-button response. The power moonroof was not made available at this trim level.
The third-row bench seat is definitely more substantial than the flimsy jumpseats found in some high-capacity SUVs. It is sufficient for two adults or three children, and it has its own set of climate controls.
The 2003 Navigator scored a full 5 stars in the NHTSA's frontal crash test (but we wouldn't want to be in the other car). The vehicle was available in seven exterior colors with two interior choices.
Premium
Original MSRP: $49,735
3 national listings
Adds to Luxury:
No additional major features.
Price $49,735 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 300 hp V8
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$49,735
Invoice$43,667

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 355 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume28 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom38.6 in
Wheelbase118.8 in
Length206 in
Width78.7 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume17.9 cu ft
Standard Payload1,478 lbs
Maximum Payload1,478 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity8,600 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity8,600 lbs
The Navigator trim level known as the Premium 4x2 certainly does offer a premium list of features. In addition to the highlighted standard equipment found on the base model (leather, p... Read More
The Navigator trim level known as the Premium 4x2 certainly does offer a premium list of features. In addition to the highlighted standard equipment found on the base model (leather, power-adjustable seats and pedals, and , the Premium adds heated and cooled front seats, high-intensity discharge headlamps, stability control, and traction control.
The same engine is found in all 2003 Navigators, and that is a 5.4-liter, 300-horsepower V8. This gives the 4x2 â??Gator more power than the two-wheel-drive trim of its rival Escalade, although the Cadillac could claim better fuel economy.
Options that were made available on the Premium Navigator that were not offered on the base model are a sunroof, a navigation system, and upgraded chrome wheels. In addition to the expected complaints of poor mileage, wners of this particular Navigator have reported some electrical problems. Generally they have been highly satisfied with the SUVâ??s appearance and comfort.
Average Price:$6,351
Adds to Luxury:
No additional major features.
Price $50,955 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 300 hp V8
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$50,955
Invoice$44,716

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
12MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 355 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume28 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom38.6 in
Wheelbase118.8 in
Length206 in
Width78.7 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume17.9 cu ft
Standard Payload1,478 lbs
Maximum Payload1,478 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity8,600 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity8,600 lbs
The Ultimate trim of the 2003 Navigator certainly presented a long list of features meant to pamper its passengers. Stuff at this level that was not found on the two lower-priced trims ... Read More
The Ultimate trim of the 2003 Navigator certainly presented a long list of features meant to pamper its passengers. Stuff at this level that was not found on the two lower-priced trims included heated and cooled front seats, AdvanceTrac stability and traction control, a power liftgate, power-folding third row bench seat, and high-intensity gas-discharged headlamps. But the big attention-getter in the Ultimate's standard equipment list was the power-deployable running boards, an industry innovation at the time.
Another item on the slate of standard amenities found only on this trim level was the power liftgate, a real help for those of shorter stature or compromised strength who might have found it difficult to reach up and pull the gate down to close it. Alas, some owners of this SUV would have preferred to go without this feature, as its mechanism reduces rear visibility and cargo-area space. It's a good thing that a rear park-assist comes standard, too.
The power-folding third-row seat, however, won appreciation for its convenience factor; that seat is necessary when there will be more than four people in the Navigator, but when you need cargo space instead of passenger space, it sure is handy to convert the seat with a simple press of a button.
Unlike its rival, the Cadillac Escalade, the Navigator does not offer a more powerful engine on its highest-priced trim. The same 5.4-liter, 300-horsepower V8 propels the Ultimate as it does the basic Luxury trim; this engine provides 355 lb.-ft. of torque at 2750 rpm, with a towing capacity of 8,300 pounds. Its fuel economy, if you want to call it that, is rated at 12 mpg city and 17 mpg highway.
People who have bought this full-sized SUV sure love the luxury it affords them, in terms of both space and creature comforts. But any time a vehicle contains so many fancy doohickeys things are more likely to go wrong; as such, there have been considerable complaints of electrical problems with the 2003 Navigator. Whether this is a bigger problem than with its competitors could not be determined.
Original MSRP: $52,775
57 national listings
Adds to Luxury:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Rear audio: rear volume control
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather, wood
Convenience Features Adjustable pedals: power · Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Drivetrain 4WD Type: part time w/ on demand setting · Axle ratio: 3.73 · Limited slip differential: rear
Engine Battery saver
Exterior Features Running boards
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, power folding, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bucket
Roof Roof rack
Safety Parking sensors: rear
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Suspension Air Suspension · Leveling: self leveling suspension
Tires and Rims 18 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Towing and Hauling Trailer hitch
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $52,775 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 300 hp V8
Seating 8
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$52,775
Invoice$45,645

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 355 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume28 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom38.6 in
Wheelbase118.8 in
Length206 in
Width80.2 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume17.9 cu ft
Standard Payload1,409 lbs
Maximum Payload1,410 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity8,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity8,309 lbs
In earlier times, the term luxury SUV seemed to be an oxymoron. Luxury just wasn't a logical quality for a vehicle designed to be utilitarian (which usually entailed at least some off-r... Read More
In earlier times, the term luxury SUV seemed to be an oxymoron. Luxury just wasn't a logical quality for a vehicle designed to be utilitarian (which usually entailed at least some off-road driving).
But then came the 1990s, and the luxury SUV concept was born. The Lincoln Navigator was one of the top contenders, along with its rival, the Cadillac Escalade. The 2003 model marks a new generation for the Navigator, and this Luxury 4WD trim emphasizes both facets of its name.
Most buyers of this vehicle (and SUVs in general, with Jeeps being the most notable exception) had no intentions of taking it off-road, and it was not intended for that purpose anyway, especially with its standard street tires. Still, the average American SUV-buyer nonetheless likes knowing that he's at the wheel of a capable 4x4, and this is a "real" 4x4, meaning its Control Trac system allows a choice from among automatic 4WD (which operates like a standard all-wheel-drive system), 4 High, 4 Low, and of course 2 High.
The Navigator was redesigned for 2003, and indeed it rolled out with many changes, but most weren't obvious to the naked eye. Lincoln made no change to the powerplant, leaving the 5.4-liter, 32-valve V8 in place.
The V8's 300 horsepower and 355 lb.-ft. of torque made it a capable tower, and this Luxury 4WD version could pull 8,100 pounds. A trailer-prep set-up with tow hook came standard, but traction and stability control were optional at this trim level.
Lincoln's main goal here was comfort, and that quality was assured thanks to a full array of interior amenities. The contoured captain's-style seats are covered in leather, and headroom and legroom are ample. It all pleases the eye, too, as the interior is appointed in a pretty nice soft-touch material complemented by authentic wood accents and metal trim. The third-row bench seat is definitely more substantial than the flimsy jumpseats found in some high-capacity SUVs. It is sufficient for two adults or three children, and it has its own set of climate controls.
Power features complete the luxury, giving the driver lumbar support, height-adjusted pedals, and seat-position memory, seat heating and cooling, and headrest articulation with touch-button response. Neither the navigation system nor the sliding moonroof was made available at this trim level.
The 2003 Navigator earned a full 5 stars in the NHTSA's frontal crash test (but we wouldn't want to be in the other car). The vehicle was available in seven exterior colors with two interior choices.
Premium 4WD
Original MSRP: $53,285
2 national listings
Adds to Luxury:
No additional major features.
Price $53,285 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 300 hp V8
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$53,285
Invoice$46,720

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
16MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 355 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume28 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom38.6 in
Wheelbase118.8 in
Length206 in
Width78.7 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume17.9 cu ft
Standard Payload1,409 lbs
Maximum Payload1,409 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity8,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity8,309 lbs
Fuel economy suffers a tad on a 4x4 compared to what its 2WD counterpart achieves, in this case an estimated one mile per gallon both in the city and on the highway (12 city/17 highway ... Read More
Fuel economy suffers a tad on a 4x4 compared to what its 2WD counterpart achieves, in this case an estimated one mile per gallon both in the city and on the highway (12 city/17 highway for the 4x2 and 11 city/16 highway for the 4x4). But youâ??d be hard-pressed to find an owner of the four-wheeler who regretted that choice, especially on a snowy day.
The Navigator Premium 4x4 is certainly not a common sight on the trail, nor is it meant to be, but it does have the traditional 4x4 set-up rather than the all-wheel drive system you might expect on a large, luxury vehicle. This means that it has four settings: 2 High, 4 High, 4 Low, and Automatic 4WD.
This mid-level trim offered advantages over the base-model Luxury trim. Heaters and coolers for the front seats became standard equipment along with high-intensity gas-discharged headlamps, and stability and traction control. A navigation system, power moonroof, and chrome wheels joined the list of available options.
Drivers of the â??03 Navigator Premium 4x4 touted its good handling, especially in poor weather, and its attention-getting size and appearance. Theyâ??d have been pleased to get more miles per gallon, although the SUVâ??s guzzling tendency came as no surprise to any of them.
Adds to Luxury:
No additional major features.
Price $54,505 MSRP
Body Style SUV
Engine 5.4L 300 hp V8
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain 4WD

Price

MSRP$54,505
Invoice$47,769

Transmission

Drivetrain 4WD
4-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
11MPG city
16MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

5.4L 300 hp V8
Power 300 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 355 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume28 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom38.6 in
Wheelbase118.8 in
Length206 in
Width78.7 in
Height77.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume17.9 cu ft
Standard Payload1,409 lbs
Maximum Payload1,409 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity8,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity8,309 lbs
Everything you could want in a full-sized SUV is found on the 2003 Navigator Ultimate 4x4, hence its name. That list includes the novel power-deployable running boards, which automatica... Read More
Everything you could want in a full-sized SUV is found on the 2003 Navigator Ultimate 4x4, hence its name. That list includes the novel power-deployable running boards, which automatically extend 4 inches outward when a door is opened and retract when doors are closed. This big rig also came with rear park-assist, more or less a necessity for something this size.
Power was not in excess with this vehicle, whose 5.4-liter V8 put out 300 horsepower, a deficit of 45 horses compared to its rival, the Cadillac Escalade ESV. When it comes to torque, the Navigator supplies 355 lb.-ft. at 2750 rpm compared to the Escalade's 380 lb.-ft. at 4000 rpm. The Ultimate Navigator 4x4 is often called upon to tow, and it's definitely capable, with a capacity of 8300 pounds.
The Ultimate 4WD's Control Trac system makes it a true 4x4, although there is an Automatic setting (in addition to 2 High, 4 High, and 4 Low). But it isn't merely a workhorse - it's a luxurious ride, complete with niceties such as a power liftgate, heated and cooled power-adjustable leather seats (front), gas-discharged headlights, and a power-folding rear seat that offers seating for two or three or retracts with a touch when it's cargo you must accommodate. The standard AdvanceTrac stability and traction control really makes for safe travel in poor conditions.
Owners of this Navigator trim live with its meager 12 mpg city and 16 mpg highway. They bought it for its heft, which contributes to feelings of both privilege and safety, and the frequent fueling came as no surprise. There have been complaints about electrical problems (side mirrors and windows activating on their own) and suspension troubles, as well as some expressed displeasure at the amount of plastic in this expensive vehicle.
Base
Adds to Luxury:
No additional major features.