The 2021 model year was a good one for full-size GM SUV lovers. Vehicles such as the Cadillac Escalade got striking remakes for 2022 with new tech and sharp styling. Not to be completely outdone, Lincoln has just announced a refresh for the Navigator SUV that brings updated styling and plenty of new tech inside.
The 2022 Navigator is the first Lincoln to offer ActiveGlide functionality, which the automaker says is an “evolution of adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering with speed sign recognition.” On select highways, Navigator owners can operate the vehicle hands-free while a driver-facing camera monitors attention and readiness to take over control of the vehicle.
In terms of displays, Lincoln rival Cadillac threw the kitchen sink at its 2021 Escalade, but the Navigator sees a less dramatic setup for 2022. A 13.2-inch touchscreen sits at the heart of the center stack, while the driver gets a 12-inch configurable gauge cluster and head-up display.
The Navigator gets the latest Sync 4 infotainment software for 2022, which enables over-the-air updates. Lincoln says that the Navigator will receive updates that bring new features and conduct preventative maintenance, which should reduce the number of service trips needed over time. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, along with advanced voice recognition tech.
Amazon Alexa is on board, which brings the ability to control vehicle functions and check the status of components such as the tires from a connected Alexa device. Remote start and other functions are also available with the feature. Fire TV comes standard, allowing passengers to choose from a variety of movies, television shows, games, and music.