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2012 Ford Explorer

2012 Lincoln Navigator

  2012 Ford Explorer 2012 Lincoln Navigator
MSRP
$28,280
$57,775
Invoice $26,837 $54,301
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 13/20
Rating
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse. Read Full Review Lavish and large, the 2012 Lincoln Navigator is luxury, American-style, but its powertrains are a step behind those of the competition. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Great mix of SUV, crossover cues
  • Cabin is spacious, with plenty of headroom
  • Electric steering is wired for fun
  • MyFord Touch breaks down new tech walls
  • Gas mileage up strongly, EcoBoost or no

Dislikes:

  • A soft-roader with less dirt under its nails
  • MyFord Touch's glitches and learning curve
  • EcoBoost costs more, not less, than V-6
  • Second-row bench seat needs a lifestyle lift

Likes:

  • Spacious third row
  • Retro, classy design
  • Smooth, slick-shifting six-speed automatic
  • Comfortable ride and good handling

Dislikes:

  • Underpowered
  • Noisy engine
  • Limited outward visibility
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