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2023 Lincoln Aviator

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Used Car Price Range
$57,040 - $871,961
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2023 Standard 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $53,340
2023 Standard 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $55,845
2023 Reserve 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $59,005
2023 Reserve 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $61,535
2023 Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $70,190
2023 Black Label 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $80,725
2023 Black Label Grand Touring 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $90,280
Expert Rating
3.4 (Good)

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: 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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Overview

What's New

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator is available with two new exterior black-out packages, Jet Appearance and Black Label Special Edition Luxe. The current Aviator debuted in 2020 and slots between the two-row Nautilus crossover and full-size navigator SUV in the Lincoln lineup.

Choosing Your Lincoln Aviator

The Aviator continues in five trim levels: Standard, Reserve, Grand Touring, Black Label, and Black Label Grand Touring. Pricing starts at $54,535 including destination and tops out at $90,475 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 and Grand Touring Black Label get a plug-in hybrid setup consisting of the gas V6 and a 75-kW electric motor.

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 the gas Black Label. The Standard and Reserve start out with rear-wheel drive, and AWD can be added for $2,505. All models come with 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 Touring trims.

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

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

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

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

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Safety Features

Every Aviator comes 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 reverse automatic braking. This bundle is also available in the comprehensive Reserve I ($6,950) and Grand Touring I ($5,840) packages, along with a head-up display and other features. All of these items are standard on the Black Label trims.

Connectivity

The Standard trim offers a 10.1-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, four USB ports, satellite radio, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Navigation can be added for $500.

Navigation is standard on the Reserve and Grand Touring, along with wireless phone charging and a 14-speaker Revel sound system with an HD radio. A 28-speaker Revel sound 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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2023 Lincoln Aviator Standard – MSRP From $54,535

The Aviator Standard comes equipped 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 keyless 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) offers second-row captain's chairs, a panoramic sunroof, and 20-inch wheels.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Reserve – MSRP From $59,700

The Reserves gets a genuine leather interior with 12-way power front seats, four-zone climate control, wood trim, and ambient lighting. The Premium Package is standard, along with LED fog lights and a hands-free power liftgate. 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 ($6,950) 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 sound system, and rear door sunshades. For the outside, Lincoln offers an Illumination Package ($2,100) with speed-sensitive adaptive front lighting and an illuminated grille emblem.

There's also a Dynamic Handling Package ($2,400) that adds an adaptive air suspension that scans the road ahead and adjusts accordingly. The new Jet Appearance Package ($2,670) adds 22-inch black wheels and black exterior trim with body-color accents.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring – MSRP From $70,385

The Grand Touring receives the hybrid power plant, standard AWD, and 21-inch wheels. Other equipment and options are shared with the Reserve.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Black Label – MSRP From $81,920

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: Flight, Chalet, and Destination. Owners receive complimentary maintenance and priority service from Lincoln dealers.

The Dynamic Handling and Jet Appearance packages remain optional, but nearly everything else available on the preceding trims is standard on the Black Label. This year, buyers can spring for the Black Label Special Edition Luxe ($7,250), which adds a painted black roof, 22-inch black wheels, and black exterior design elements.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Black Label – MSRP From $90,475

The ultimate Aviator combines the hybrid powertrain with the Black Label treatment. This is the only trim where the Dynamic Handling Package is standard.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator in Standard trim offers plenty of features for the money, but genuine leather upholstery is not one of them. That means most buyers shopping in this league will want to advance to the Reserve or Grand Touring, which also provides access to the Aviator's most interesting options. The Black Label models are worth considering for their sumptuous interiors and exclusive ownership perks.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Stylish inside and out
  • Well-appointed cabin
  • Excellent seats and ride
  • Strong infotainment
Cons
  • Noisy V6 and jerky hybrid
  • Rides well but handles poorly
  • Black Label models cost a lot
  • Third-row seats are cramped
Expert Rating
3.4 (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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Light of the Navigator. If you’ve always found the Lincoln Navigator a bit full-fat, the Aviator is its lighter, sprightlier sibling. Effectively a Navigator that’s been scaled down in size, the three-row Aviator is still a substantial vehicle, extending to almost 200 inches in length and weighing at least 4,700 lb. As we’ll see later, you can purchase a far heavier model if you’re so inclined.

The Aviator hides its dimensions and bulk better than its bigger brother, particularly in light paint colors. There’s no disguising the lengthy overhang beyond the back axle, but this remains a handsome enough SUV. There’s a strong family resemblance to the smaller Nautilus up front, a few Range Rover cues towards the rear, and enough chrome detailing to give premium models a sense of exclusivity.

Big outside, big inside. Those substantial dimensions have enabled Lincoln to offer a three-row cabin that can seat seven people in varying degrees of comfort. Those up front certainly won’t be complaining if they’re able to benefit from the optional 30-way seat adjustment – a 12-way adjustment is also available. Second-row passengers can have a three-seater bench or our preference – a pair of captain’s chairs offering greater comfort and 40 inches of legroom. That’s 11 inches more than third-row occupants get, while the seat base compounds matters by being awkwardly positioned.

Whichever seating configuration or model you choose, comfort is a given. The synthetic leather seat coverings are high caliber, while real hides are fitted higher up the range alongside ventilation in the front. Even with a glass roof fitted, there’s loads of headroom, while cargo space extends between 18 and 77 cubic feet depending on how many seats are folded. Quality is excellent, with only Standard models missing out on wood and leather; Lincoln aficionados will also appreciate the numerous rectangular dash details, from air vents to buttons. Like the illuminated Lincoln badge on the nose, it suggests a brand that’s confident in itself.

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This is sounding expensive… It can be, but our preferred way into the Aviator range is through the aforementioned Standard model. Costing $54,535 if you’re happy with rear-wheel drive, it includes everything from a power tailgate to a navigation-equipped 10.1-inch touchscreen. If your budget stretches to $60,000, Reserve models add a 14-speaker Revel audio system, a head-up display, and a panoramic sunroof, while Black Label offers three travel-themed interior designs. It’s also the only one to offer complementary concierge maintenance alongside its four-year, 50,000-mile warranty.

The Aviator has been given top marks by the NHTSA for crash safety, while the pickier IIHS gave it a Top Safety Pick (without a plus) if the model in question has upgraded headlights. This is a trend we’ve noticed from other Lincoln models, and their headlamp design is something they urgently need to rectify. The standard safety kit runs to auto high beams, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking, though on a 200-inch vehicle, it’s disappointing to see front parking sensors on the options list.

An engine to cherish – and one to avoid. Buy a standard Aviator, and power is supplied by a three-liter twin-turbo V6 that spits out 400 hp via a ten-speed automatic transmission. That’ll shift this beast of burden to 60 from a standstill in around seven seconds, though it won’t go quietly. The Nautilus is far better soundproofed. We also wouldn’t bother with the selectable drive modes, since this isn’t a vehicle built for sporty driving. Leave it in Comfort and revel in the softly sprung suspension, rather than worrying about how much it’ll lean in the corners.

Hybrid models are in vogue nowadays, but the Aviator isn’t a particularly good example of the genre. For one thing, it adds almost a thousand pounds onto the curb weight. Even with a 75kW motor fitted, that dulls driving dynamics and reduces towing capacity. It is faster, but the transmission isn’t especially smooth and results in jerkier progress. When you factor in the price premium, a 21-mile electric-only range isn’t much consolation.

Final thoughts. The Aviator might seem like a pointless model when the Navigator offers more of everything, but in many respects, that’s a key aspect of its appeal. Here’s a three-row SUV you might actually fit into your garage, and you’ll be happy to back it out again with that high-quality interior and generous standard specification. Lincoln has done a good job of making the Aviator feel like a premium product inside, and Black Label buyers can add the white leather and silver timber of the Chalet pack for a first-class environment.

The Aviator’s flaws are a curious mixture of unavoidable and unnecessary. It’s frankly not good enough that parking sensors are optional given the size of this SUV; we’d like to see other safety elements added as standard, alongside an immediate headlamp upgrade. There’s not much Lincoln can do about the added weight of a hybrid powertrain, but it’s impossible to justify Grand Touring’s far higher prices and far lower towing capacity, especially when it’s allied to a jerky transmission. Stick to the Standard trim, add AWD, and you’ll have the best version of a likable and extremely comfortable people-mover.

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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 " / 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
Wheels
19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat 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
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
35-30-35 Split-bench / 35-30-35 Captain
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 9
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
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
Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot Information System (blis) Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keeping Aid Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
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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