New for 2002
The 2002 Lincoln Navigator is positioned as the premium leader in sport utility vehicle. Navigator proves that a rugged and powerful truck can also be a true luxury vehicle.
From the trademark Lincoln waterfall grille, to the more modern and stylish wraparound bumper, Navigator is unmistakably a Lincoln.
Navigator has a sculpted hood and headlamps that are integrated into the surface just above the sleek wraparound bumper. Navigator has a consistent style from the bright accent luggage rack, beltline and door handles to the 17-inch cast aluminum wheels.
Other design details include the rear chrome license plate surround, integrated illuminated running boards, concealed antenna in the passenger rear quarter glass, and the available moonroof.
The vehicle has a spacious interior that seats up to eight. Three rows of leather seating surfaces are standard and the low-back front bucket seats are power adjustable with extended power lumbar and offer premium comfort for prolonged driving.
The fold-flat second-row seating provides low back reclining bucket seats with a second-row floor console that includes cup holders and storage. The third-row seating has a tip/fold-up stow and lock bench with roller systems that allows for quick removal when extra cargo space is desired.
Navigator offers optional climate-controlled-seats, providing ideal comfort in three minutes or less in either hot or cold weather. The driver and front passenger seats diffuse hear or air-conditioning through specially designed seating elements, providing comfort from the moment of entry.
Additional climate control ducts are placed in the headliner above the second-and third-row seats, with controls located on the rear of the center console.
Power-adjustable brake and accelerator pedals with memory allow drivers of varying heights and stature to assume their most comfortable driving position.
The Navigator has an available vehicle navigation system. This CD-ROM activated system uses voice technology to five audible directions and an easy-to-see, five-inch color console display for visual reference.
Other features include auto-dimming rearview mirror, available hands-free portable cellular phone, wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel with duplicate climate and audio controls and an available power moonroof.
Navigator's maximum cargo volume is 104.7 cubic feet. Tie-down hooks are recessed below the carpet height to help secure cargo and remain out of the way when not in use. A removable pocket-style cargo area net spans the width of the liftgate from the beltline to the floor to help secure loose items.
For security, storage bins on both sides of the cargo area can be used to keep items out of view. Navigator also has solar-tinted windows and privacy glass that helps keep the interior from fading.
Naviagor has a responsive 4-valve DOHC V-8 engine with electronic engine control system.
The engine produced 300 horsepower at 5000 rpm, with a torque rating of 355 lb.-ft. at 2750 rpm.
This efficient balance of low-rpm torque and high-rpm horsepower gives customers power for any on- or off-road pursuit.
The fail-safe cooling system is designed to help protect the engine from potential damage due to coolant loss.
Ride and Handling
For 2002, Navigator 4x4 continues to offer the proven benefits of the standard Control Trac four-wheel drive system.
In "4x4 Auto" the system continuously monitors conditions and adjusts front wheel torque up to 50 times per second.
In "4x4 High" the system lock the front and rear drive shafts together in a 50/50 torque slit for optimal
traction in severe weather and off-road conditions. In "4x4 Low," it locks the front and rear drive shafts
together, but it adds a 2:48:1 gear reduction for low-speed off-road driving.
Navigator has an available Reverse Sensing System that makes it easier to
back into a parking spot by detecting the warning of obstacles. The rear
load-leveling suspension adjusts the height of the vehicle based on cargo
weight to deliver a consistently smooth ride and confident handling.
The vehicle also has speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering that
provides more control at highway speeds and aids in low-speed maneuvering.
The long wheelbase of the vehicle provides added ride stability and comfort.
Its ladder-type frame resists twisting motions for excellent torsional strength
and stability on bumpy roads. A 30-gallon fuel tank ensures long cruising ability.
Safety and Security
The Navigator offers a second-and-third-row LATCH system that uses top and lower tether anchors to provide
convenient, secure attachment of a child-safety seat. Rear-door child-safety locks prevent children from
opening a door from inside the vehicle. An airbag system adds extra safety with the driver and
front passenger second-generation airbags and side-impact driver and front passenger airbags.
Color-keyed bodyside cladding protects the paint from road debris and parking lot mishaps.