Since the Navigator is based on the Ford Expedition, it’s unsurprising that they’re very similar mechanically. The Navigator has aluminum construction, and it’s propelled by a version of the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 found in so many Ford products. However, the Navigator’s engine makes an impressive 450 horsepower compared with the expected 375 horsepower from the Expedition. Those plush ponies goes through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Inside, the Navigator stays true to the concept, and most important, shares essentially nothing with the plebeian Expedition. Like in the concept, the dashboard is low and wide and features plenty of wood and leather. The instrument panel is a configurable 12-inch display, and to its right is an upright, floating touch screen for infotainment. The buttons for shifting hang off the trailing edge of the dashboard, where a gap opens