Join Date: May 2001
2004 Lincoln Navigator Overview
The Lincoln Navigator is a premium full-size sport utility vehicle.
On the heels of a major redesign in 2003, the 2004 model receives several changes to equipment, colors and features.
As the luxury sport utility that created the class, Navigator continues with a spacious, comfortable interior and refined driving dynamics.
Navigatorís refined ride and handling are direct benefits of a four-wheel independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and a stiff frame.
Luxury and convenience features, including optional power-deployable running boards, power-folding seats in the third row and a power liftgate, provide a comfortable experience for Navigatorís occupants.
The refined exterior and interior mix design cues from the 1961 Lincoln Continental with modern finishes and white light-emitting-diode technology.
An updated DVD-based navigation system, which was introduced on the 2003 Navigator, continues to be available for 2004. The system includes voice activation, a touch-screen system interface, in-dash six-disc CD changer and quick coordinate recalculation.
Navigator is built in Wayne, Mich.
Design and Equipment
Navigatorís distinctive design includes a number of industry-first features and options that improve comfort, convenience and utility.
The interior mixes walnut burl, premium leather trim, satin nickel finishes and white light-emitting-diode lighting to create a luxurious and contemporary cabin.
Navigator has available first-in-the-industry power running boards that quietly deploy a full four inches from the rocker panel when a door is opened, then retract automatically when the door is closed. A power liftgate that can raise or lower the door in about 10 seconds is also available.
A 300-horsepower DOHC 5.4-liter InTechô V-8 powers the Navigator. It is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission with either two- or four-wheel drive.
The engine has lightweight aluminum pistons with low-friction coated skirts, low-tension rings and floating pins with cracked powdered metal connecting rods.
A fail-safe cooling feature allows the vehicle to be driven temporarily if coolant loss is detected, preventing the driver from becoming stranded.
Navigatorís well-balanced chassis, precise steering and powerful brakes provide the first measure of defense in emergencies: controllability. If a collision is unavoidable, a robust frame and a comprehensive portfolio of safety features help protect the driver and passengers.
For 2004, Roll Stability Control has been added to vehicles equipped with AdvanceTracô . The system adds a new industry-leading technology that can reduce the risk of untripped vehicle rollovers. The system also provides drivers with an interactive vehicle dynamics aid that can help correct oversteer and understeer skids.
Additional safety features include Safety Canopyô, dual front air bags and a standard tire-pressure monitoring system.
Major Equipment and Options
Luxury: 300-horsepower V-8, four-wheel independent suspension, fold-flat third-row seat, power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, full-size spare tire, four-corner load-leveling air suspension, Class III trailer tow capability, keyless entry, extended rear park assist, tire-pressure monitoring system, power heated and power folding signal mirrors with puddle lamps, accessory power delay, SecuriLockô, dual electronic automatic temperature control, AM/FM audiophile sound system with in-dash six-disc CD changer (includes front sail-mounted tweeters and subwoofer), automatic headlamps, analog clock, power windows with driverís express up/down feature, auto-dimming rearview mirror, steering-wheel-mounted audio and climate controls, leather seating surfaces (first and second row), eight-way power driverís and passengerís seat, driverís-side memory with power-adjustable pedals, color-keyed steering wheel trimmed in leather and wood and universal garage door opener.
Ultimate adds to Luxury: high-intensity-discharge headlamps, power operated liftgate, AdvanceTracô with Roll Stability Control, power moon roof, heated and cooled driver and passenger seats and power fold-flat third-row seat.
Options include: Lincoln Navigation System with touch screen, integrated audiophile AM/FM sound system with in-dash six-disc CD changer, power deployable running boards, 40/20/40 split bench second-row seat, rear-seat entertainment system with second-row overhead DVD player with 7-inch screen and wireless headphones, heavy-duty trailer tow package, chrome wheels and monochrome appearance package.