What Is The Towing Capacity Of The Lincoln Navigator?


Defined by power, the Lincoln Navigator towing capacity is ready to handle all your relaxing getaway gear or exciting expedition toys. "Power," in fact, defines everything about the Lincoln Navigator. Powerful performance. Powerful interior roominess. Powerful technology. Powerful comfort. Powerful style. The list rolls on, and when you combine the incredible luxury of the Lincoln Navigator with its immense towing capacity, you get the total package for SUV greatness.

Motorsports enthusiasts will most likely be able to haul along their race car project and all the necessary equipment, and outdoors enjoyers will be able to bring larger campers than ever before. From carefree enjoyment to down-and-dirty work, the Lincoln Navigator towing capacity is ready for all your lifestyle's demands. Learn more about specific Lincoln Navigator towing figures, features, configurations, and more below.

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What Makes the Lincoln Navigator Towing Capacity Possible?

Under the skin of a new Lincoln Navigator, two virtues join forces to let you haul it all. The first is the Lincoln Navigator SUV's engine: an innovative powerhouse. It's a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 with auto start/stop, and it offers you the best of both worlds. You'll enjoy the effortless acceleration of its 440 horsepower without any guilt; despite the Lincoln Navigator SUV's commanding presence, this model delivers an impressive EPA-estimated 17/23 MPG (city/highway)1 with its 2WD drivetrain format.

The drivetrain is another factor behind the Lincoln Navigator tow capacity. Backing all the power, the Lincoln Navigator is the very essence of durable, strong construction: a body-on-frame layout. With the option of standard 2WD or available 4WD at your command and a hefty 510 pound-feet of torque sent through an advanced 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, the extra-strong Lincoln Navigator towing capacity is a natural result.

Lincoln Navigator Towing Capacity By Configuration

So, what is the Lincoln Navigator towing capacity? It varies depending on your chosen configuration. The first factor is whether you've decided to drive home the magnificently luxurious Lincoln Navigator or the extra-spacious Lincoln Navigator Black Label L. The lengthened Lincoln Navigator Black Label L has a higher curb weight, naturally reducing its towing capacity; yet, it still easily tops the competition.

The second configuration-based factor to consider is whether you lease a new Navigator with a 2WD or 4WD layout, as 2WD models will have less mechanical drag to overcome. Your choice of trim level will not affect the towing capacity, though.

With that in mind, any Lincoln Navigator 2WD will offer you an incredible towing capacity of 8,700 pounds when properly equipped.

Its extended brother, the Lincoln Navigator Black Label L 2WD, will provide a still-competitive towing capacity of 8,400 pounds when properly equipped.

Choose the Lincoln Navigator 4WD, and you'll get an impressive towing capacity of 8,300 pounds when properly equipped.

As the final configuration, a Lincoln Navigator Black Label L 4WD will offer a towing capacity of 8,100 pounds when properly equipped.

The towing capacity of the Lincoln Navigator configurations is a powerful figure across the board. It can handle everything from a small horse trailer to a large camper.

Lincoln Navigator Towing Capacity vs. the Competition

The towing capacity of our new Lincoln Navigator SUVs isn't just impressive in a bubble; the body-on-frame, three-row luxury SUV competition can't keep up.

For instance, the Cadillac Escalade and Chevy Suburban can only tow a maximum of 8,300 pounds when properly equipped — 400 pounds short of the maximum Lincoln Navigator towing capacity.

Another competitor is the Infiniti QX80, and it can only tow a maximum of 8,500 pounds when properly equipped — 200 pounds short of the top Lincoln Navigator towing capacity.

If you want to command the epitome of luxury and power, the Lincoln Navigator will satisfy.

The Lincoln Navigator Towing Features & Heavy Duty Tow Package

The powerful Lincoln Navigator towing capacity can accommodate some serious cargo, but as any towing pro knows, power is only half the battle. The other half is a set of figurative eyes, ears, and hands to assist you on your journey. In every Lincoln Navigator, you'll find a confidence-inspiring roster of features and assists to help you out during every towing job.

The first benefit is the standard Lincoln Co-Pilot360 2.0 safety technology, offering an easier journey with features like a lane-keeping system. A 360-degree camera makes hitching up, one of the more challenging aspects of towing, a much more straightforward task.

But, the ultimate Lincoln Navigator towing capacity is befitting of the ultimate towing features; with the Heavy Duty Tow Package, that's precisely what you get.

For starters, this package sets your vehicle up with a Class IV trailer hitch and 4-/7-pin connectors. But more importantly, it includes a Smart Trailer Tow Connector with a trailer brake controller and trailer sway control to take the worry out of windy situations or rougher stretches of road. Even more desirable is the innovative Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which makes maneuvering your trailer more convenient.

With Slow Climb driving mode and a configurable cargo management system, this heavy-hauling package is the best way to take full advantage of your powerful Lincoln Navigator towing capacity.

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The Lincoln Navigator towing capacity will unlock a new world of possibilities. Your next Lincoln Navigator will offer you an experience based on complete satisfaction, and our Lincoln finance center will make enjoying it even more satisfying.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much will a Lincoln Navigator tow?

The Lincoln Navigator towing capacity will vary with your chosen drivetrain and model configuration. Specifically, when both properly equipped, a 2WD Lincoln Navigator will tow up to 8,700 pounds, while a 4WD model has an 8,300-pound towing capacity. A 2WD Lincoln Navigator Black Label L will tow up to 8,400 pounds,2 and a 4WD Lincoln Navigator Black Label L can tow 8,100 pounds.2

Does the Lincoln Navigator have a towing package?

The Lincoln Navigator has two available towing packages. The first provides the towing essentials and comes standard with most models: the Trailer Tow Prep Package. The second Lincoln Navigator towing package is the Heavy Duty Tow Package, and it offers spectacular innovations that will make even the most strenuous towing trips a breeze. Contact Fiesta Lincoln to learn more.

What can you tow with the Lincoln Navigator?

The Lincoln Navigator can tow up to 8,700 pounds when properly equipped. This towing capacity can typically accommodate a horse trailer, a large enclosed utility trailer, a 25-foot camper, a large boat trailer loaded with an aluminum-hull fishing boat, or a flatbed trailer loaded with a race car and a weekend's worth of racetrack supplies.


1EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.

2When properly equipped.

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