Another Lincoln rear-wheel-drive trim bites the dust, following the course of the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus. When Cars Direct looked over an order guide for the 2024 Lincoln Navigator, the outlet discovered the omission of an RWD variant. The site inquired with Lincoln about the absence, anf the automaker responded, “24MY Navigator will be exclusively available as a 4×4.”
The relevant news for consumer wallets is that the change automatically raises the Navigator’s base price by $3,000, the cost of adding four-wheel drive to the two trims that offer it, entry-level Premiere (currently called the Standard trim) and Reserve. The good news is that the order guide contained price data for the 2024 SUV, with Cars Direct saying the base Navigator MSRP is otherwise only going up $40. Early MSRP data for the 2024 model after the $1,895 destination charge, and the differences from 2023, shows:
- Premiere: $84,660 ($3,040)
- Reserve: $97,220 ($3,390)
- Black Label: $112,646 ($1,495)
Among the competitive set, the all-wheel drive 2024 Cadillac Escalade in base Luxury trim starts at $85,690, $1,030 more than the 2024 Navigator. The Cadillac’s price gets pushed beyond the Navigator’s by the $1,500 charge for three years of OnStar and Connected Services. Cadillac doesn’t include this in the MSRP, instead listing the line in the Options section of the Summary page on the configurator; however, the “option” can’t be removed. The 2023 Jeep Wagoneer Series III 4×4 — the top trim — starts at $77,200, the base trim of the 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 4×4 starts at $92,945. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 starts at $82,950, the BMW X7 xDrive40i starts at $82,895.
According to Ford Authority, Lincoln’s leaving the 2024 Navigator pretty much alone while the automaker prepares a refreshed 2025 model. For next year, Flight Blue returns to the color palette for the Standard and Reserve trims, displacing Ocean Blue. The most recent 2025 Navigator spy shots haven’t revealed much of note, but it’s clear it will carry design influences from the new Nautilus.