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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
front seats are large and thickly padded
big, plush seats welcome the driver and passengers
No shortage of room in any direction
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator is as big inside as it is on the outside, with comfortable seats and plush appointments.
As last year, the 2008 Navigator comes in two editions for 2008: standard and long-wheelbase L, which is 14.7 inches longer than the standard model and has more storage capacity (42.7 cubic feet. vs. 18.2 cubic feet). With both the second- and third-row seats folded, the standard Navigator boasts 103.5 cubic feet of cargo space, while the L model ups that to a cavernous 128.2 cubic feet.
Automotive.com reports "any version of this full-size sport-utility vehicle can seat either seven or eight." According to Cars.com, "inside the cabin, big, plush seats welcome the driver and passengers." It is noted here that the Lincoln Navigator 2008 "third row was about as cramped as any third row in a large SUV these days, but the power fold option was nifty to watch." In any event, the Lincoln Navigator has "no shortage of room in any direction...the seats are generously sized and very supportive," says ConsumerGuide.
Storage and cargo space are equally generous. While Cars.com remarks that the Navigator’s "center console sports four cupholders for the incredibly thirsty traveler," this source points out that "it didn't fit much other stuff...there were no smaller cubbies for things like breath mints, change, a cell phone, etc." However, Automotive.com states that folding "the second- and third-row seats...the Navigator L opens a whopping 129 cubic feet of cargo space."
The materials used in the Lincoln Navigator draw mostly favorable notice. ConsumerGuide notes "luxuriously soft leather upholstery and real-wood interior trim are standard," but the "premium ambiance is let down by low-budget switchgear feel, painted plastic panels, and a few too many unpadded surfaces." Cars.com also contends there's "something odd in the texture of 2008 Lincoln Navigator's new interior plastic...it doesn't seem nice enough to be in a pseudo-luxury vehicle."
Kelley Blue Book says the 2008 Lincoln Navigator is "uncannily quiet inside due to a new acoustic windshield, thicker side glass and increased insulation throughout."
The 2008 Lincoln Navigator interior is wonderfully luxurious, but marred by some lower-grade materials.