2018 Lincoln Model Changes
The 2.3-liter engine can now be equipped to tow up to 3000 pounds, the same as the 2.0-liter.
The Navigator is new for 2018. Not as dramatic as the concept from the 2016 New York Auto Show, but much more refined, powerful and luxurious. It has a new aluminum body to go with its body-on-frame construction and steel ladder frame. Weights are down about 150 pounds.
The 3.5 twin-turbocharged V6 is up 120 horsepower for a total of 450. Torque is huge at 510 foot-pounds. Transferring it to the rear or, optionally, all four wheels is a ten-speed automatic. Fuel mileage is up by one or two MPG. 16 city/23 hwy rear-wheel-drive and 16 city/21 hwy all-wheel-drive.
Forward Collision Warning with Collision Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning, Driver Alert Monitor, 360-degree camera, Enhanced Park Assist (steering into parking spots for you), heated steering wheel, heads-up display and automatic high beams are now available. Wiper deicers are standard on all but regular wheelbase Premiere models.
An electronic parking brake replaces the old foot pedal.
All windows now have automatic one-touch up/down and global open and close from the remote or the outside door handle.
Cooled front seats are no longer standard. They are optional, as is memory on the passenger seat to go with the standard driver's seat memory.
Hands-free keyless entry is still standard and now includes sensors on the rear door handles as well as the front and rear door. A hands-free tailgate is also now standard which opens and closes with a kick under the rear bumper as long as you have the key on your person. The glovebox now locks.