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Make It a Combo No need for a fleet of sedans and cargo vans. One SUV will do it all.

By Jill Amadio

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If you had to select one vehicle to do triple duty as a luxurybusiness sedan, a cargo vehicle and a weekend SUV for gentleoff-roading or hauling family members, you'd probably pickLincoln's elegant 2003 Navigator. With features that makedriving a pleasure and loading up the back end easier than anyother full-sized SUV, the new model, while similar in design to the2002 version, is far more functional and driver-friendly.

Wider, powered running-boards automatically extend outward whenthe front doors open, then retract when the doors close. A singlepush of a button folds the split third-row seats flat into a floorwell. A power liftgate raises and lowers in 10 seconds at the touchof the key fob, and if you're sharing the Navigator withothers, memory power-adjustable brake and gas pedals make it easyto return the pedals to your setting. The leather and walnut-burlinterior echoes Lincoln's luxury sedan ambience, and its airspring suspension makes for a restful ride.

Under the hood, a 5.4-liter, V-8 engine provides 300 horsepowerat 5,000 rpm, while torque is 355 pound-feet. Muscle is just asimpressive: 8,300 lbs. towing capacity and 1,456-lbs. payload. Atraction control system helps correct oversteer and improverollover stability and low-speed maneuverability.

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