Complete Lincoln Aviator lineup, specs, economy, dimensions

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The Lincoln Aviator is a mid-sized SUV manufactured by Lincoln, the luxury division of Ford Motor Company. The Aviator SUV gives a sense of calm and intense emphasis that pushes you through every trip, with accommodation for up to seven people.

History of Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln Aviator First Generation UN152 (2003 - 2005)

The Lincoln Aviator is a luxury SUV with wooden flooring manufactured by Lincoln. Lincoln initially unveiled the model at the New York Auto Show in 2003.
Lincoln assembled it in Hazelwood, Missouri, at Ford's St. Louis Assembly (USA). The same factory manufactured the Lexus GX, Cadillac SRX, and Infiniti FX. The company based the platform for a new luxury SUV on the Ford Explorer. The Lincoln Aviator's look reinterpreted its older brother, the Lincoln Navigator. As a result, the Aviator fell behind Navigator, which underwent considerable upgrading and had far more popularity at the time. Lincoln emphasized the SUV's resemblance to the Navigator full-size SUV. The Aviator seemed to have received mostly good press attention.

Lincoln Aviator First Generation (Discontinuation)

The first-generation Lincoln Aviator was discontinued after the 2005 model year and the Ford Explorer's production phase, with the final car manufactured at St. Louis Assembly on August 19, 2005. Lincoln showcased a planned second generation of the Aviator during the 2004 Detroit Auto Show. In a shift from the Explorer, the model range moved from a three-row SUV to a two-row crossover SUV and became a Lincoln equivalent to the Ford Edge CUV. The second-generation Aviator was supposed to be introduced in early 2007, completely skipping the 2006 model year.

Lincoln Aviator Second Generation U611 (2020 - Present)

Lincoln showed a prototype model of the projected second-generation Aviator at the 2018 New York Auto Show, with production set to begin in 2019. The Aviator is positioned above the Nautilus and below the standard-wheelbase Navigator, despite not being officially declared a successor for the MKT. On November 28, 2018, Lincoln unveiled a much more detailed version at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Lincoln announced that the Aviator would be on sale in North America in the summer of 2019 as a 2020 generation, followed by China. Lincoln sold the Aviator as a mid-sized SUV.


The 2020 Lincoln Aviator costs $52,195 and goes up to $90,000 in price. Meanwhile, the company also offers their 2022 Lincoln Aviator with different trim levels and prices, and they are the following:

  • Standard - $52,975
  • Reserve - $58,870
  • Grand Touring - $69,875
  • Black Label - $79,965
  • Black Label Grand Touring - $88,520


Exterior Features of 2022 Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln has a proven track record of manufacturing over-the-top automobiles, but the sportier Aviator exhibited some discipline. Lincoln relies primarily on the lower bumper, mesh grille, and daytime running lights. Therefore the headlights are nearly identical. The back is stunning, with slim lights joined by a tiny LED light. The quad exhausts offer a bit of power, but not too much. The tailgate's typeface is stylish as well. The blue emblems and side badges spread throughout the car distinguish the hybrid variant. Wheel sizes for the Aviator range from 19 to 22 inches. All versions feature LED headlights. However, the base Aviator lacks LED fog lamps, which are only available on the Reserve.

Interior Features of 2022 Lincoln Navigator

On the inside, Lincoln went for a contemporary, clean aesthetic. It is a luxurious interior, even if it does not feel like other models. You also receive a lot of room, making it an excellent choice for a typical middle-class family. The climate control buttons have been retained distinct, even though most of the car's features are handled via the touchscreen interface. Compared to Lincolns in the early 2000s, the Lincoln Aviator is a huge step ahead. The overall quality has increased, and the different surfaces' color combination is beautiful and tasteful.

Additional features for the model are as follows:

  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • Piano key gear shifter
  • Power-adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column (Reserve trim)
  • 10 Exterior Colors
  • Ten-way power-adjustable front seats with lumbar support and memory (Standard trim)
  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats (Reserve and Hybrid)
  • 30-way power-adjustable seats (Black Label trim)
  • Vista Roof
  • Ebony and Sandstone leatherette
  • Sandstone premium leather (Reserve and Grand Touring trims)
  • Savannah Leather (Black Label trim)
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay
  • A Wi-Fi hotspot
  • SiriusXM radio
  • Android Auto
  • Four USB ports


The Lincoln Aviator engine delivers 400 hp (294 kW) at 5,500 rpm and 415 lb-ft (563 Nm) at 3,000 rpm of torque. The Aviator accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 kph) in 6.0 seconds with a top speed of 145 mph (233 kph) and a curb weight of 4,862 lb (2,205 kg). Lincoln sold the Aviator as an all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicle powered by a twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0L V6 engine.

Release Date

Lincoln released the first-generation Aviator in 2003 at the New York Auto Show, and the 2020 Lincoln Aviator was released in 2019 as a 2020 model.