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2022 Lincoln Aviator

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3.7 (Good)

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2022 Standard 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive
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Price:   -  From $51,780
2022 Standard 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $54,285
2022 Reserve 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $57,675
2022 Reserve 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $60,205
2022 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $68,680
2022 Black Label 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $79,675
2022 Black Label Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $88,230


What's New

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator enters its third model year virtually unchanged. The Aviator is positioned between Lincoln's two-row Nautilus crossover and the full-size Navigator SUV.

Choosing Your Lincoln Aviator

The Aviator is offered in five trims: Standard, Reserve, Grand Touring, Black Label, and Black Label Grand Touring. Pricing starts at $52,560 including destination and climbs to $89,000 for the Black Label Grand Touring.

Engine Choices

The Standard, Reserve, and Black Label trims are powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine. The Grand Touring models get a plug-in hybrid setup consisting of the gas V6 and a 75-kW electric motor.

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

All-wheel drive is standard on the hybrid-powered Grand Touring models, which can travel up to 21 miles on electricity alone. AWD is also standard on Black Label trims. The Standard and Reserve start out with rear-wheel drive, and AWD can be added for $2,530. All models use a 10-speed automatic transmission.

With the gas V6, the Aviator can tow up to 6,700 pounds. Capacity dips to 5,600 pounds on the Grand Towing trims.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Aviator is a midsize, three-row crossover with room for seven in Standard trim. The other trims feature a second-row captain's chair for six-passenger capacity.

With all rows occupied, cargo space registers at 18.5 cubic feet. Folding the third row opens up 41.8 cubic feet. With both rear rows down, the Aviator can handle up 77.7 cubic feet, which is typical for a vehicle of this size.

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Safety Features

Every Aviator comes equipped with Lincoln Co-Pilot360, which includes: lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sensors, and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The Reserve and above also carry a surround-view camera system with front and rear washers.

Optional on the Reserve and Grand Touring is Co-Pilot360 Plus ($2,500), which adds adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, an automated parking system, and reserve automatic braking. This bundle is standard on Black Label trims.


The Standard trim offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, four USB ports, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Navigation is a $500 standalone. The nav system is standard on the Reserve and Grand Touring, along with wireless device charging and a 14-speaker Revel sound system with an HD radio. A 28-speaker Revel system is available on Reserve and Grand Touring as part of the $3,300 Luxury Package — and standard on the Black Label trims.

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Aviator Standard — MSRP From $52,560

The Aviator starts out with synthetic leather upholstery, heated 10-way power front seats with driver memory, aluminum interior trim, a power-folding third row, a 12.3-inch digital instrument display, proximity key access, automatic wipers, and a power liftgate. The exterior receives LED headlights and taillights, aluminum roof rails, power-folding side mirrors, and 19-inch wheels.

The $1,000 Elements Package adds a heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, and heated wiper blades. The Premium Package ($1,500) tops things off with a panoramic sunroof and 20-inch wheels.

Aviator Reserve — MSRP From $58,450

The Reserves gets genuine leather seats with 12-way power in front, four-zone climate control, a hands-free power liftgate, second-row captain's chairs, LED fog lights, wood interior trim, ambient interior lighting, and 20-inch wheels. The Premium Package is also standard. The Elements Package Plus ($1,450) adds automatically heated and ventilated front seats, heated and ventilated second-row seats, a cabin air purifier, and the heated steering wheel and wiper blades.

The Reserve I Package ($6,380) contains the Elements Package Plus and Co-Pilot 360 Plus, along with a head-up display and technology that allows the owner's smartphone to function as a key fob. Beyond that, buyers can add the $3,300 Luxury Package with 30-way massing front seats, the 28-speaker Revel system, and rear door sunshades. There's also a Dynamic Handling Package ($2,400) that adds an adaptive air suspension that scans the road ahead and adjusts accordingly.

For the outside, Lincoln offers an Illumination Package ($2,100) with speed-sensitive adaptive front lighting and an illuminated grille emblem. The $2,000 Monochromatic Package, exclusive to the Reserve, furnishes 22-inch black wheels and body-color trim.

Aviator Grand Touring — MSRP From $69,455

The Grand Touring adopts the hybrid power plant and standard AWD. Other equipment and options are shared with the Reserve, except the Grand Touring which rides on 21-inch wheels.

Aviator Black Label — MSRP From $80,445

The Black Label reverts to the gas engine but keeps the standard AWD. Exclusive features include 22-inch bright wheels and the buyer's choice of interior design themes: Chalet, Flight, and Destination. Nearly everything available on the preceding trims is standard. Only the Dynamic Handling Package remains optional. Owners receive complimentary maintenance and priority service from Lincoln dealers.

Aviator Grand Touring Black Label — MSRP $89,000

The ultimate Aviator combines the hybrid powertrain with the Black Label treatment. For added distinction, the Dynamic Handling Package is standard.

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CarsDirect Tip

The Standard trim offers a lot of luxury crossover for the money, but the lack of genuine leather seats is a non-starter for many buyers shopping in this class. We prefer the Reserve or Grand Touring, which can be scaled to meet some pretty demanding tastes. The Black Label models are worth it for buyers in search of ultra-fine interior appointments.

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Expert Review

  • Nearly a Navigator
  • Available plug-in hybrid
  • High-end Black Label
  • Impressive tech
  • Spacious cabin
  • Tight third row
  • Pricey trim levels
  • Loud V6 engine
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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Automotive Editor

Return to form. The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is a pint-sized Navigator in the best way possible. While the SUV has plenty of power, it puts comfort and smoothness above all else. If that sounds familiar, it’s almost like Lincoln returned to its glory days, but in SUV form.

With sumptuous interior materials and a stylish design, the Aviator looks nothing like the Ford Explorer that it’s based on. Lincoln’s done a great job with sound deadening and engineering the Aviator to remain quiet at highway speeds, resulting in a hushed cabin that lets passengers enjoy the ride. Speaking of the ride, the Aviator’s cushy ride absorbs bumps incredibly well, further increasing the SUV’s comfort.

While the Aviator has three rows of seating, the third row is cramped and best left for kids. There is some good news, as the first two rows of seats are spectacularly comfortable. The front seats are available with 30-way adjustments and the available second-row captain’s chairs are just as cozy as the front seats. Available features like heated and ventilated front- and second-row seats, massaging front seats, and excellent audio systems also help the Aviator feel like a true luxury vehicle that can compete with Europe’s finest.

Stick with the V6. Lincoln offers the Aviator with two engines, one of which is a nifty plug-in hybrid. The standard engine isn’t a pushover, offering 400 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. Available with either rear- or all-wheel drive and a 10-speed automatic transmission, the standard V6 operates effortlessly. When pushed hard, the V6 engine can get noisy.

Grand Touring trims come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that consists of the same twin-turbo engine but adds an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack for 494 hp. The plug-in hybrid powertrain adds extra weight, which slows shifts. In its all-electric mode, the plug-in hybrid powertrain offers up to 21 miles of range.

While it’s nice to see Lincoln offer the Aviator with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, we think that most consumers will prefer the standard engine. The plug-in hybrid is a $16,895 upgrade over the standard turbocharged engine and isn’t worth the cost unless you’re able to take full advantage of the 21-mile all-electric range.

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Packed with tech. In addition to being a cushy, comfortable luxury vehicle, the Aviator comes loaded with technology. The SUV’s list of standard equipment includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, navigation, and four USB ports.

Anyone would be happy with the Aviator’s standard list of features, but higher trims add more upscale amenities. Moving up the ladder opens the door to a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, a rear entertainment system, and a 28-speaker Revel audio system that fills the cabin with rich sound.

The Aviator’s list of safety features is just as impressive. Only a handful of safety features are optional, including adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, rear collision warning, hands-free park assist, and a surround-view camera. Other than that, every other modern feature is standard. A lot of the SUV’s standard safety features are part of the Co-Pilot360 suite.

One of our favorite tech features with the Aviator is the available smartphone app that lets owners remotely lock and unlock their SUV. It comes incredibly handy when you don’t remember if you locked the vehicle and also reminds you about upcoming services and other vehicle parameters.

Stylish without going overboard. One of the Aviator’s best qualities is just how gorgeous it is. The SUV doesn’t look to the past for retro cues or attempt to be an overly futuristic SUV. Instead, it’s simple, with straightforward and clean lines. The exterior design wows you, while the interior design keeps you hooked.

While the Aviator’s starting price of $52,560 (with destination) is average for the segment, higher trim levels turn the SUV into a pricey luxury vehicle. The range-topping Black Label models are downright expensive for what you get, starting at $80,445 and going up to $89,000 for the Black Label Grand Touring. While these trims feel extravagant, they have the price tags to match.

Final thoughts. Lincoln was going through a rough patch a few years ago but is back in full swing by doing what it does best, focusing on luxury and comfort. The 2022 Lincoln Aviator channels Lincoln’s best vehicle — the Navigator — to help the brand enter a new era. With an upscale cabin, powerful engines, impressive tech features, and a lavish cabin, the Aviator feels every bit as luxurious as its competitors.

The Genesis GV80 is a standout option in the class. It’s an excellent value option, has an opulent interior, comes with high-tech features, and is a serious flagship SUV. For consumers looking for a safe SUV, there’s the Volvo XC90. It’s packed with safety features, has an upscale cabin, is available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, and is also a comfort-forward option.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 400 HP / 415 ft.lbs.
10-spd SelectShift w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
18 / 26 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
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
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
18 / 26 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
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
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 " / 40.2 "
Rear Headroom
39.7 " / 38.4 "
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
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With Black Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Dual Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Lincoln Soft Touch Leatherette
Front Seat Type
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 / 35-30-35 Captain
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
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
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
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
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
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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