2022 Lincoln Aviator

Rating7.5

Ranked #14 in Midsize Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$51,465 - $87,905

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Key Spec of 2022 Lincoln Aviator
fuel economy

18/21/26

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

400 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

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2022 Lincoln Aviator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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John Bedrow 

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The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is carry-forwarded with no major changes except for two new exterior colors and an Appearance package for the Standard trim. It is now available for sale at $51,465 for the Standard trim and climbs up to $79,350 for the top-most Black Label trim. It equips the same 400-hp 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that delivers seamless acceleration. The Aviator is also available as a hybrid model and is a perfect choice for fuel-conscious people. The 2022 Lincoln Aviator offers a stylish exterior, a luxurious cabin, and a pair of potent powertrains like the larger Navigator



2022 Lincoln Aviator three-quarter view

The interior of the Aviator is trimmed with high-end materials and offers a roomy cabin. Although the third row is a bit tight, the cargo room is one of the strongest points of the Aviator. The cabin is also a host of the latest technological features. The 2022 Aviator is one of the safest SUVs in its class with top safety techs. In the popular midsize luxury segment, the Lincoln Aviator competes with its rivals including the Cadillac XT6, the Audi Q7, and the Volvo XC90

2022 Lincoln Aviator Latest Updates

  • Apr' 13, 2022 : The Lincoln Aviator Enters 2022 With A Starting Price of $51,465 And Two New Exterior Colors Read More »
  • Mar' 31, 2022 : Lincoln Begins Mobile Vehicle Spa Service Alongside Access Rewards Visa And Concierge Program Read More »
  • Dec' 6, 2021 : The 2022 Lincoln Aviator Gets a Package Addition, Exteriors Upgrade Read More »

ProsConsWhat's New

Refined and relaxed driving dynamics

Tight third-row

New color options including Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke

Most powerful standard engine in the segment

Cabin is not as luxurious as European rivals

A new $1500 Appearance package

Roomier cargo bay

The $2500 Driver Assistance package receives minor upgrades and will go by the name of Co-Pilot 360 1.5 Plus

Intuitive infotainment system

Elegant interior

Long list of standard safety features

Over All Rating

7.5

Out of 10

Pricing and Features8.00
Engine and Performace7.00
Engine and Performance6.00
Fuel Economy9.00
Interior8.00
Exterior8.00
Safety5.00
Competition9.00
Notable Rankings

#14 in Midsize Suv

#15 in Suv


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Trims

Base$51,465 onwards

Standard$51,465 onwards

  • 19-Inch alloy wheels
  • 50/50-split power-folding third-row seat
  • Keyless ignition and push-button start
  • Led headlights
  • Power liftgate
  • Roof rails

Reserve$57,355 onwards

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Head-Up display
  • Power-Adjustable steering wheel
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control

Grand Touring$68,360 onwards

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Head-Up display
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad

Black Label$79,350 onwards

  • Soft-Close doors
  • Turn-adaptive headlights

Black Label Grand Touring$87,905 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automated parking system
  • Lane keeping system


Colors and Styles

2022 Lincoln Aviator in Agate Gray Metallic color
Agate Gray Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Lincoln Aviator provides an upscale interior design, a comfortable ride quality and strong acceleration- Edmunds

Lincoln has a marvelous lineup of luxurious SUVs to choose from. Among these, the Aviator is a popular pick. It offers compactness that the full-size Navigator fails to, but manages to add an extra row of seating over the two-row Nautilus. It is offered with a potent powertrain, stunning exteriors, and opulent interiors for the whole family. It epitomizes luxury not only through its cabin but also its performance. 

Since it's a Lincoln, the running costs will obviously be high. It is estimated to be close to $12,000, which is average for the segment. This cover's the vehicle's maintenance, depreciation, fuel, repair, etc. Lincoln is currently offering a special lease deal for the Aviator. You can lease it for as low as $641 per month for 48 months with $5,897 due at signing. You could also finance it at a 5.9% APR rate for 72 months. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator SUV front angle view
2022 Lincoln Aviator SUV rear angle view

Buying Advice

The Lincoln Aviator is a well-equipped car right from the base trim but Lincoln has kept a few advanced and luxury features for its top trims. Thus we recommend going a step up from the base trim and choosing the Reserve trim. It adds a panoramic sunroof, ambient interior lighting, quad-zone automatic climate control, 20-inch wheels to name a few. We also advise you to buy the Co-Pilot360 1.5 Plus package for more essential driver-assist features. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator rear angle view
Features

The Standard model is already handsomely equipped- Carbuzz

The Lincoln Aviator is available in three trims, just like last year: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. Pricing starts from $51,465 for the Standard trim while the range-topping Black Label trim can go up to $79,350. The Aviator is loaded with plenty of features even in the base model. The Black Label is considered as a flagship model and hence, certain attractive and opulent interior themes are available. 

2022 lincoln Aviator three-quarter view

Some optional packages are also available for the Standard and Reserve trim. The Elements package includes a heated steering wheel and heated second-row seats for the Standard trim and can be bought for $1,000. The $2,400 Dynamic Handling package adds an adaptive suspension with a feature called Road Preview that uses a camera mounted on the windscreen to see what lies ahead and prepared the suspension accordingly. 

Trims

Standard

Reserve

Black Label

MSRP (RWD)

$51,465

$57,355

N/A

MSRP (AWD) $53,965 $59,855 $79,350

Key Features

Tri-zone climate control

Adds/ Upgrades to Standard trim Adds/ Upgrades to Reserve trim
  10.1-inch touchscreen display w/ Android Auto  & Apple CarPlay

Quad-zone climate control

Adaptive LED headlights

 

10-speaker audio setup

12-way power front leather seats 22-inch aluminum wheels
 

Blind-spot monitoring with lane departure warning

Second-row captain chairs

30-way power front seats with lumbar support

 

10-way power front leatherette seats with lumbar support

14-speaker Revel premium surround sound system

28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D surround audio

  19-inch alloy wheels 20-inch aluminum wheels Power soft-colse doors
  Heated front seats Hands-free power liftgate Heated rear seats
  Rearview camera Panoramic sunroof Perforated leather upholstery
  LED headlights Ambient interior lighting  
  Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors Wireless charging  
  Power liftgate Navigation system  
  Rain-sensing windshield wipers HD radio  
  115V power outlet 360-degree camera  
Engine and Performance
6.0/10

The Aviator kept things on an even keel even when cornering at surprisingly brisk speeds- Forbes

The Lincoln Aviator will continue offering a refined 3.0L twin-turbo V6 that cranks out 400 hp and 415 lb-ft. of torque. This is the most powerful standard engine in the midsize luxury SUV segment. The engine is paired with a buttery smooth 10-speed automatic transmission while both RWD and AWD configurations are available. The twin-turbo engine offers ample horses to cruise with ease, despite the hefty curb weight. Its towing capacity is rated at 5,600 pounds. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator engine bay

The Aviator is more comfort-biased with relaxed driving dynamics. Its handling isn't athletic like a BMW or an Audi but body lean is well maintained. The Aviator is fitted with different drive modes with each making adjustments to the stiffness of the ride, the ride height, the steering, engine, and transmission. The Aviator truly shines when fitted with the optional adaptive suspension. It glides over the harsh bumps like you're driving over a patch of freshly paved road. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator front driving view

Step on the pedal and the Aviator offers a rigorous boost off the line. It records a 5.4-second acceleration sprint time, which is one of the best in its segment. The quarter-mile drag is covered in 14.1 seconds with a top speed of 155 MPH. Acceleration is smooth thanks to its smooth-shifting gearbox. The Aviator also impresses with its braking performance. The brakes do not fade and the stooping power is terrific. It takes just 119 feet to halt from 60 MPH. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

MSRP

$51,465

$61,200

$57,300

$58,295

Engine

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6

3.0L Turbo V6

2.0L Twincharged Inline-4

3.6L V6
Drivetrain RWD AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

10-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

Power 

400 hp @ 5,500 RPM

335 hp @ 5,000 RPM

316 hp @ 5,700 RPM

310 hp @ 6,600 RPM

Torque 

415 lb-ft. @ 3,000 RPM

369 lb-ft. @ 1,370 RPM

295 lb-ft. @ 2,200 RPM

271 lb-ft. @ 5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH 5.4 sec 5.6 sec 6.1 sec 6.4 sec
Quarter Mile 14.1 sec 14.1 sec 15.3 sec 15.1 sec
Top Speed 155 MPH 140 MPH 140 MPH 132 MPH
Towing Capacity 5,600 lbs 7,700 lbs 5,000 lbs 4,000 lbs

The Audi Q7 is right at the tail of the Aviator in terms of acceleration but boasts a mighty towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. The high price of the Cadillac XT6 doesn't justify its low power outputs and weak acceleration. The Audi Q7 is the most expensive SUV among the lot but it comes standard with Quattro AWD system. Meanwhile, the Volvo XC90 offers mediocre acceleration for the power it makes. 

Fuel Economy
9.0/10

When it comes to gas mileage, the Aviator isn't great, nor is it terrible- Carbuzz

The fuel economy is always at stake when we concentrate on luxury and massive SUVs with brawny engines underneath the hood. The Lincoln Aviator is no different in this case. The 3.0L twin-turbo V6 base setup is one punchy motor and also gulps decent gallons of fuel to cruise around roads. The Aviator offers 18 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on the highway, and 21 MPG combined. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator side driving view

Opting for the AWD system sees a drop in fuel economy by 1 MPG. These numbers aren't bad for an SUV of such opulence and potential. When the 20.2-gallon fuel tank is filled up to the brim, the Aviator covers 424 miles in mixed proportions, which is decent for a midsize luxury SUV. There’s also a plug-in hybrid variant that can be availed for a few additional silent miles.

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

MPG (City)

18

18

19

18

MPG (Highway)

26

23

27

25

MPG (Combined)

21

20

22

21

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

20.2 

22.5 

18.8 

22.0

Range (City, Highway, Combined; Miles)

364/525/424 

405/518/450 357/508/414 396/550/462

From the above table, it is evident that the Volvo XC90's fuel efficiency is the best in this competition. The Cadillac XT6 delivers more range than the Audi Q7 courtesy of its large fuel tank and good efficiency. Considering the amount of power the Aviator develops, its fuel economy is really good. 

Interior
8.0/10

The Aviator is big on the inside, which results in plenty of cargo capacity- Edmunds

The Lincoln Aviator comes in a 6 and 7-seater variant, but what remains constant is the use of striking materials and premium comfort. The 6-seater captain’s chairs variant offers a center console in the middle. The optional interior themes are top-notch and are well furnished with fancy metallic accents and wood trims to compel luxury. The front seats are extremely comfortable and that is because they offer up to 30-way power adjustability.

2022 Lincoln Aviator dashboard

Everything from the cushion to the backrest to the lumbar to the headrest is adjustable electronically. The Aviator will exceed the expectations for the segment with the best cabin space in the first two rows. The second-row seats do slide fore and aft for adjusting the legroom of third-row occupants. These seats also get standard heated functionality only on the Balck Label trim. The third row is strictly for children, that too for shorter distances. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator infotainment system

The Aviator's SYNC 3 infotainment system includes a 10.1-inch touchscreen display that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The interface is intuitive and it is simple to use thanks to its simple menu structure. The traditional climate and audio controls make the Aviator's features easy to use. A dual-screen entertainment system is available for rear-seat passengers. The top two trims get 14 and 28-speaker Revel premium audio systems with prodigious sound quality. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.5/61.5/43.0

39.9/59.5/41.7

38.9/57.7/40.9

39.8/58.3/41.2

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.7/61.3/39.0

38.8/58.5/38.8

38.5/56.5/37.0

39.1/57.4/39.1

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

36.9/54.0/29.2

35.9/49.4/29.2

36.3/46.9/31.9

37.2/53.5/29.5

Cargo Space (cu-ft.) 18.3 14.8 15.8 12.6

Coming to practicality, the Aviator offers18.3 cu-ft. behind the third row. The second-row seats are split with a 40/20/40 split so that you can perfectly accommodate a mix of cargo and occupants. This expands the cargo space to 41.8 cu-ft. Even the second-row seats fold flat to expose 77.7 cu-ft. of cargo storage, which is one of the best in the segment. Some cool interior highlights are mentioned below:

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-functional leather, heated steering wheel
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Illuminated scuff plate
  • 30-way power front heated and ventilated seats
  • Heated second-row captain chairs
  • Soft-closing doors
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen display w/ smartphone integration
  • Wireless charging
  • 28-speaker Revel surround-sound system
  • Dual 10-inch rear screens
Exterior
8.0/10

Each beholder will see the beauty or otherwise in the 2022 Aviator- Kelly Blue Book

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is expected to have no changes in the exterior aspects. The Aviator is one of Lincoln's nicest-looking models. It is elegant and classy but sporty and aggressive at the same time. The chrome grille decorating the front fascia is no less of a jewel on the Aviator. The LED headlight looks stylish but the optional adaptive pixel LED headlights are really worth an upgrade. The 2022 Aviator will add new color options that will include Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator side angle view

The Aviator comes standard with 19-inch alloy wheels but 20,21 and 22-inch are available. Dimensionally, the Aviator is one large vehicle stretching at 199.3 inches. This gives it pretty good interior space. The long-wheelbase provides the Aviator with exceptional refinement in the driving, while apt ground clearance offers outstanding handling. At the back, the taillight bar in the middle that goes across and connects two taillight modules looks very clean. Down below, you get quad exhaust tips. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,745

4,971

4,522

4,690

Length (in)

199.3

199.3

195.0

198.5

Width (in)

79.6

77.6

79.1

77.3

Height (in)

69.6

68.5

69.9

69.9

Ground Clearance (in)

8.5

7.0 8.8

6.7

Wheelbase (in)

119.1

117.9

117.5

112.7

The Audi Q7 is the bulkiest SUV in this competition and yet, its acceleration is mind-blowing. The Cadillac XT6 sits low to the ground at 6.7 inches. Cadillac did so for easy entry and exit from the vehicle. At 195 inches, the Volvo XC90 is the shortest vehicle here. However, it does not affect its interior or cargo space. Its short length comes in handy will parking at tight spots. Some other exterior features are:

  • LED auto high-beam headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Power-folding, heated exterior mirrors
  • Aluminum roof rails
  • Chrome grille with active grille shutters
  • Chrome window trim
  • 19, 20, 21 & 22-inch aluminum wheels
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • Quad exhaust chrome tips
Safety
5.0/10

The Aviator gets love from the NHTSA, but it gets a rock from the IIHS- The Car Connection

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is yet to be tested by the safety organizations, but the outgoing model has some great ratings to back. It has been rated with a superior 5 stars in the NHTSA crash test ratings. Something similar was seen in the IIHS crash tests where the Aviator was rated with first-class ratings and the Top Safety Pick title too.

2022 Lincoln Aviator side view

In addition to the ratings that will surely be carried over to the 2022 Aviator, there are a plethora of standard active safety features to avouch for unrivaled safety. These features are bundles under Ford's Co-Pilot360. The Co-Pilot360 1.5 PLus package is also exclusively available for the Reserve trim that adds more driver aids. These include:

  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Traffic Jam Assist 
  • Lane Centering Assist
  • Speed Sign Recognition
  • Active Park Assist Plus
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Head-Up Display
  • 360-Degree Camera
  • Rearview Camera
  • MyKey
  • Front & Rear Parking Sensors
Competition
9.0/10

2022 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Audi Q7

The Aviator leads the Audi Q7 with a decent power gap and better cargo space but the latter's athleticism and higher towing capacity give it an edge. In a comparison of the interiors, both the rivals are plush, but Audi’s dual-screen infotainment and virtual cockpit are far better than the infotainment in the Aviator. If one wants some aggression in both aesthetics and on-road manners, then the Q7 should satisfy those needs very well.

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 and the Aviator are closely matched in delivering seamless power delivery and hugging the roads around the corner. Yet the power figures of the Aviator lead to that of the XC90. Inside, both are opulent and plush with high-quality materials and have great technology bits to make life more convenient. However, the XC90 offers one of the largest cargo rooms in the segment and is also more fuel-efficient. 

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Cadillac XT6

Both are typical American luxury SUVs, yet again, the punchy powertrain of the Aviator will attract more crowds. The Cadillac XT6 is also well-versed in offering luxury in their interiors. However, the Aviator wind more points with a larger infotainment screen and more trunk volume. Both SUVs earn top safety ratings and pack the latest driver-assist features but the Aviator's fuel efficiency is better than the XT6. 

2022 Cadillac XT6
Final Verdict

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is a tremendous force, stands out from the crowd by offering the most powerful and reliable standard engine in the midsize luxury SUV segment. It offers subtle driving, luxurious interiors with impressive infotainment features. It also stands strong in terms of safety and is backed by first-class crash test ratings and a long list of features.

2022 Lincoln Aviator front angle view

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$53965

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

183 cu in

horse power

241 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

415 lb.-ft. @ 2750 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

199.3 in

wheelbase

119.1 in

width

82.3 in

curb weight

4892 lbs

Height

69.6 in

capacity
passenger volume

144.7 cu ft

cargo volume

77.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

7 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

17/20/24 mpg


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