Lincoln introduced an all-new three-row luxury crossover based on the Ford Explorer dubbed the Aviator. Since its arrival in 2020, its seen only mild feature shuffling and has otherwise remained unchanged. We expect the same from the 2022 Lincoln Aviator.
Nestled between the full-size Navigator and compact Corsair, the current Aviator boasts both upscale crossovers' design cues. It boasts the sleek body lines and sweeping headlights the Corsair brings to the table, but it also has a touch of boldness with its upright grille and powerful shoulders and hips, which are borrowed from the Navigator. We expect no changes to the 2022 Aviator's outward appearance.
Inside, the current Lincoln Aviator is a luxury leader with its clean, wide-looking instrument panel with black accents and extra-wide air vents. It also boasts a dash-top screen, upscale materials, two-tone color options, and much more. Other than its standard 10.1-inch touchscreen, the Aviator's cabin is a great exercise in simple luxury, and we expect this to remain the same in the 2022 Aviator.
Powering the current Aviator is a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. This power shuttles through a 10-speed automatic transmission and out to the rear wheels or all four wheels with all-wheel drive. This adds up to a 7-second 0-60 time and up to a 6,700-pound towing capacity. We expect this to remain the same in the 2022 Aviator.
The current Aviator is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and boasts a long list of standard safety gear, including automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors, and automatic high beams. Optionally, buyers can add front parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, a head-up display, and automatic park assist. We expect the 2022 Aviator to continue with the same safety features and ratings.
Pictured: 2020 Lincoln Aviator