The Lincoln Navigator does a lot of things well. There's a reason this luxury SUV commands such attention when traveling around Richmond, Ashland, and Mechanicsville, Virginia.

For starters, the interior and exterior styling are upscale. Plus, the vehicle itself is large and imposing. While the glamorous qualities of this luxury model get most of the headlines, the 2021 Lincoln Navigator MPG rating is important if you plan on using the SUV every day. Despite its size, the Lincoln Navigator is plenty efficient.

This article is an easy way to learn about the Lincoln Navigator performance specifications before test driving the model at Richmond Lincoln!


Understanding the 2021 Lincoln Navigator MPG Rating

The fuel economy rating for the Lincoln Navigator will always hover in the same area, regardless of how you configure the vehicle. There are, however, some slight differences in efficiency, depending on the drivetrain you select, as well as the length of your car.

Here are the three EPA-estimated MPG ratings you can expect:

  • Lincoln Navigator 4x2 receives an EPA-estimated 16 city/22 highway MPG.1
  • Lincoln Navigator 4x4 receives an EPA-estimated 16 city/20 highway MPG.1
  • Lincoln Navigator L 4x2 receives an EPA-estimated 16 city/21 highway MPG.1

So, what do these differences entail? Well, the drivetrain determines whether your SUV sends power to all four wheels (4x4) or just to two wheels (4x2).

As for the Lincoln Navigator L, it's a long-wheelbase version of the standard vehicle. The wheelbase of the regular Lincoln Navigator is 122.5 inches, while the Lincoln Navigator L stretches the wheelbase to 131.6 inches for more passenger and cargo space!


Other Important Performance Specs: Horsepower, Torque & Towing

The strong MPG rating of the 2021 Lincoln Navigator is all the more impressive when you realize how capable the SUV is.

If you go on family trips with a boat attached to your vehicle or maybe a trailer for extra storage, the Lincoln Navigator will be a great companion, as it offers 8,700 pounds of maximum towing capacity. This maximum towing is achieved in the 4x2 drivetrain, while the 4x4 setup maxes out at 8,300 pounds of towing.

The engine is a constant, no matter the trim level or drivetrain you choose. A 10-speed automatic transmission is mated to a 3.5L V6 boasting 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. That transmission also comes with paddle activation. If you want, you can move through the gears yourself without having to wait for the automatic transmission to do it for you!


The 2021 Lincoln Navigator MPG Rating Is Impressive

Fuel efficiency isn't the first thing most people think of when looking at large luxury SUVs like the famed Lincoln Navigator. Yet modern technology and savvy engineering have allowed Lincoln to infuse their flagship model with plenty of efficiency. Want to see for yourself? Contact us!

At Richmond Lincoln, we'll be happy to arrange a test drive for you near Richmond, Ashland, or Mechanicsville, VA.

1. EPA-estimated city/hwy MPG. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

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