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$31,000 - $52,800
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2021 Standard 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $51,570
2021 Standard 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $54,070
2021 Reserve 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $57,585
2021 Reserve 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $60,095
2021 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $69,545
2021 Black Label 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $79,345
2021 Black Label Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $88,985
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3.7 (Good)

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Overview

What's New

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator continues into the new model year with more available features such as a cabin-air cleaning system and automatic heated and cooled seats that are now tied to the climate control system. Also, the Lincoln signature color, Flight Blue, is now offered on the Grand Touring model instead of only the Black Label.

Choosing Your Lincoln Aviator

The Aviator is available in five trim levels: Standard, Reserve, Grand Touring, Black Label, and Black Label Grand Touring. Pricing starts at $52,840 including destination for the base model and reaches $90,245 for the Black Label Grand Touring.

Engine Choices

The Aviator starts with a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Grand Touring and Black Label Grand Touring models denote a plug-in hybrid powertrain, where a 75-kW electric motor and a 13.6-kWh battery pack coexist with the same gas engine.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueFuel Economy (Combined)
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6400 hp415 lb-ft21 mpg
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-In Hybrid494 hp630 lb-ft23 mpg

Rear-wheel drive comes standard, as does a 10-speed automatic transmission. The plug-in hybrid powertrain and Black Label come standard with all-wheel drive, while it's a $2,500 option elsewhere.

The hybrid system includes two additional drive modes to either preserve the electric power or to maximize electric propulsion. The EPA estimates that the plug-in hybrid Aviator can travel up to 21 miles on electricity alone.

The Aviator can haul up to 6,700 pounds when equipped with the Tow Package, however, the hybrid is limited to 5,600 pounds.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Aviator stretches to 199.3 inches in length and rides on a 119-inch wheelbase, which is enough to seat up to seven passengers and still manage 18.5 cubic feet worth of cargo space. With the third row folded, the cargo room expands to 41.8 cubic feet and, with all rows stowed, there are 77.7 cubic feet of space. The second-row passengers have 40.1 inches of leg room and those in the third row have 29.2 inches.

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Safety Features

The Aviator is standard with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring (with provision for trailers with the Trailer Tow Package), lane keeping assist, automatic collision notification, automatic high beams, and forward and reverse parking sensors.

The second tier of driving assist (360 Co-Pilot Plus) features are offered for $2,500 on the Reserve and Grand Touring trim and includes full-speed adaptive cruise control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, reverse automatic emergency braking, and an automated parking system. This package is standard on the top-tier Black Label trim.

Connectivity

The Aviator is standard with a 10.1-inch infotainment touchscreen that operates SYNC 3 and incorporates Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, and 4G wi-fi. In the Reserve trim, it supports Amazon Alexa functions. Ensuring those devices remain charged is the job of four USB ports, two 12-volt power ports, and one 110V/115W power outlet. Wireless charging is available through the Convenience Package.

The base trim makes do with 10 speakers and a subwoofer while a Revel premium sound system with 14 speakers and HD radio is standard on the Reserve trim. The Luxury Package's Revel Ultima 3D with Clari-Fi audio system, with 28 speakers (eight of those are in the headliner), promises a concert hall-like performance.

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Standard - From $52,840

The base Aviator incorporates 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, a power tailgate, quad exhaust tips, power-folding heated and auto-dimming exterior mirrors, aluminum roof rails, a chrome grille mesh with active shutters, and a capless fuel filler.

Proximity entry with approach lighting and a power door latch release ease the process of entering the cabin where synthetic leather seats with heat, 10-way power adjustability, and memory position for the driver, await. A 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, acoustic-laminated front glass, brushed aluminum interior trim, a power-folding third row, and a piano-key shifter denote the Aviator’s luxurious aspirations.

A $1,000 Elements Package adds heating for the second-row seats, the steering wheel, and wiper blades for faster windshield clearing on frosty mornings. Navigation is also available for $500.

Reserve - From $58,850

The Reserve trim adds 20-inch wheels, a surround-view camera system, a handsfree power tailgate, LED fog lights, and a panoramic sunroof. Heated leather seats with 12-way adjustability, second-row captain’s chairs, four-zone automatic climate control, and ambient lighting are notable interior upgrades.

The list of available equipment is where the Reserve trim becomes more enticing. As a standalone package, the Elements Package Plus ($1,450) adds to the Elements Package with heated and cooled first and second-row seats and a cabin-air cleansing system. The remaining available packages can be added individually but require the Reserve I Package, which costs $3,930 and includes the features from Elements Package Plus and 360 Co-Pilot Plus.

From there, the $3,300 Luxury Package can be added. It features 30-way adjustable front seats with active massage and the top-tier audio system. The available $2,400 Dynamic Handling Package trades coil springs for an air-suspension system that can adjust to different ride-height levels that provide for easier entry, more-efficient highway cruising, and better clearance for deep snow. Also, suspension’s adaptive dampers utilize the forward-facing camera to detect significant upcoming road-surface changes to make near-instantaneous adjustments.

The $2,100 Convenience Package adds sensible features such as a head-up display, wireless charging pad, and a Phone as a Key connection which allows for locking/unlocking and starting the Aviator.

Grand Touring - From $70,810

The Grand Touring trim features AWD, the hybrid powertrain, 21-inch wheels, and unique blue badging.

The first-level option package is the $8,050 Grand Touring I, which includes features from the Co-Pilot 360 Plus, the Elements Package Plus, the Convenience Package, and more.

Black Label - From $79,960

The Black Label includes standard features from the Reserve II, the Convenience Package, and unique 22-inch wheels. The interior receives special attention in the form of upgraded leather seats, soft close doors, and color-coordinated design schemes (Alpine, Luggage, and Mahogany Red) that match the headliner, seats, steering wheel, and interior trim pieces.

Black Label Grand Touring - From $90,245

The Black Label Grand Touring combines the standard features of the Black Label trim with the upgrades provided by the hybrid drivetrain.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Black Label trim proves the 2021 Lincoln Aviator can do premier luxury, but Reserve trim, with the Luxury Package and Convenience Package, equips the Aviator with a premium level of comfort and convenience for a much more reasonable price.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Stylish inside and out
  • Soft ride
  • Good tech features
Cons
  • Cramped third row
  • Pricey
  • Not agile
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Redemption song. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator is what happens when an automaker finally gets fed up with its critics. For years, auto journalists and industry insiders were all but taking bets on when Ford would finally put their luxury brand out of its misery – and not without reason. (Remember the MKT?)

But those days are now past. The latest crop of Lincolns are stylish, snazzy, highfalutin rides. And though the Lincoln Navigator tops the lineup hierarchy, the next-rung-down Aviator probably best encapsulates the flavor of luxury Lincoln is now pursuing.

Powerful, laid-back. Spoiler alert: Lincoln's luxury doesn't equate with sportiness. In fact, sport isn't even a drive mode – the feistiest mode here is Excite. And even then, the Lincoln remains as unflappable as Matthew McConaughey in one of the brand's commercials. Big curb weight and a veritable ton of sound deadening keep the relaxed and soft-riding Aviator a world apart from, say, a Porsche Cayenne or Audi SQ8.

But don't take this as a bad thing. This Lincoln still has the effortless power so definitive of a luxury vehicle; specifically, it generates 400 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6. It just uses this power in a subtle, restrained manner. It only reveals itself fully on straight roads with the pedal floored, where doing so brings the Aviator up to illegal speeds in an instant. Unfortunately, whatever sounds do permeate the cabin during such antics aren't exactly melodious.

In the spirit of the times, the Aviator also comes in hybrid form, which tacks on a 13-kWh battery and a single electric motor to the twin-turbo six. The result of this marriage is 494 hp and 630 pound-feet of torque. Curb weight crosses 5,600 pounds in this guise, so any outright performance gains from the power boost are pretty well muted.

According to the EPA, the hybrid will go about 21 miles on electric power and get 56 MPGe combined when both the gas and electric bits are working. That beats the regular Aviator's 18 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 combined for rear-wheel-drive models or 17/24/20 mpg (city/highway/combined) for all-wheel-drive models.

Style, inside and out. The Aviator looks and feels like the real McCoy both inside and out. Catch a glance of it from across the street and it could nearly pass for a Land Rover Range Rover Velar. An elegant tapered roof, sinewed bodysides, and restrained trim provide the sort of regal appearance that's the mark of good taste.

What's perhaps most striking about the Aviator is that it isn't retro, it isn't angry, and it isn't sporty. In 2020, that's a rare thing. We think the move to tread in a new direction is a wise one, and whether it is deemed trendy or not is beside the point. The classy looks should be enough to tempt buyers who may otherwise never consider the brand.

And while the exterior pulls you in, the interior will have you hanging around. The shrewdly-designed, elegantly-arranged interior seems to take the best of Audi's minimalism and pairs it with materials that look pilfered from Mercedes. There's a rich cohesiveness to the execution that is apparent at once.


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Comfortable, too. It doesn't just look pretty, either – the Aviator is a fine place to whittle away the miles. Front seats are soft enough to settle into yet firm enough for all-day driving. Power adjustment options range from generous to absurd; does anyone really need 30 different directions to fiddle with in order to find the perfect seating position?

The three rows provide provide seats for up to seven, but our favorite layout swaps out the middle bench seat for a pair of captain's chairs. They can be heated and even cooled and offer fore and aft adjustability.

That last bit is a boon to the cramped third-row passengers. Leg room in the wayback is a mere 29 inches even with the second row scooted forward, leaving it nearly unsuitable for adults. It's the one blemish in an interior that otherwise generously coddles its passengers.

And we would be remiss if we didn't mention the Black Label. Sitting atop the Aviator hierarchy, the Black Label decorates the Aviator with one of three exclusive interior themes. The themes – Chalet, Yacht Club, and Flight – each use a unique color combination as well as top-notch materials and trim. The dramatic and eye-catching designs have earned the Black Label name some real respect and cachet.

Abundant technology. The Aviator is nothing if not advanced. Standard tech features include the 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10.1-inch infotainment screen. Running Ford’s latest Sync 3 software, the interface is easy to learn and can be operated without much ado even while driving. Standard features bundled into the infotainment include navigation, in-car wi-fi, USB charging ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

A smartphone app is also in the cards, and once buyers set up the app they can remotely lock and unlock their Aviator as well as see servicing reminders and other vehicle parameters and settings.

Safety hasn't been neglected, either. Every Aviator gets the Co-Pilot360 suite of safety features, which includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams.

One of our favorite indulgent features? The fancy Revel audio system, which employs 28 speakers in order to produce a 360-degree musical immersion. The system has three different modes – stereo, audience, and on-stage – and includes an immersion slider for a more personalized listening experience.

Final thoughts. Lincoln has come a long way from even just a few years ago, and the 2021 Lincoln Aviator epitomizes the new era for this old brand. With heady performance, plenty of tech, and an interior that puts to shame most of the competition, it isn't playing games as it looks to win over shoppers who might otherwise shop the German competition. We'll take ours in Black Label duds, pretty please.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 400 HP / 415 ft.lbs.
Transmission
10-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 400 HP / 415 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
20.2 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$77
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
77.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
145 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
199.3 "
Exterior Width
82.3 "
Exterior Height
69.6 "
Front Headroom
41.5 "
Rear Headroom
39.7 "
Front Legroom
43.0 "
Rear Legroom
40.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
61.5 "
Rear Shoulder Room
61.3 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,774 Lbs.
Wheel Base
119 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
7
Seat Trim
Lincoln Soft Touch Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
35-30-35 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Blind Spot Information System (blis) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Lane Keeping Aid Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Pre-collision Assist With Pedestrian Detection Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Alert Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Lincoln Co-pilot360 - Auto High Beam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear Sensing System Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Securilock
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
Unlimited Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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