2022 Lincoln Aviator

MSRP $51,100 Est.

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2022 Lincoln Aviator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 3, 2021

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If you ever find yourself being arrogant about the American automakers being all about raw power, then Lincoln could change your mind instantaneously. Apart from the proven mechanicals and platform from Ford, the Lincoln Aviator epitomizes luxury throughout its cabin, whether it be the materials used, the layout of the dashboard, or the ride quality and noise insulation.

The Lincoln has a marvelous lineup of luxurious SUVs to choose from. Among these, the Aviator is a popular pick, the smaller sibling to the Navigator SUV. The 2022 Lincoln Aviator offers compactness that the full-size Navigator fails to, but manages to add an extra row of seating over the two-row Nautilus. The Aviator has received its first refresh after 2020 and is now offered along with a wide range of potent powertrain options, stunning exteriors, and opulent interiors for the whole family. 

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Pros

Offers the most powerful and reliable standard engine in the mid-size luxury SUV segment

Refined and relaxed driving dynamics

Cons

The plug-in hybrid variant is sluggish

Pricing seems to get volatile in higher trims

What's New?

New color options including Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke

A new $1500 Appearance package

The $2500 driver assistance package receives minor upgrades and will go by the name of CoPilot 360 1.5 Plus


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$51100

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

400 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

415 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Base $51,100 Est. onwards

400 hp @ 5500 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Lincoln Aviator in Agate Gray Metallic color 2022 Lincoln Aviator in Bronze Metallic color 2022 Lincoln Aviator in Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color 2022 Lincoln Aviator in Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri Coat color
Agate Gray Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


For the 2022 Lincoln Aviator, the brand has announced a diminution in the prices. The base rear-wheel-drive model will start at $52,090. While the all-wheel-drive costs $54,590. The plug-in hybrid 2022 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring starts from $69,980 which is $1185 less compared to last year. The range-topping Black Label Grand Touring will empty $88,520 from your hefty pockets, yet it is $1080 less compared to the last year.

2022 Lincoln Aviator Features

The 2022 Aviator is available in five trim just like last year. The Aviator Standard trim starts at $51,100, the Aviator Reserve trim starts at $57,110, and topmost Black Label trim starts at $78,865. All the trims come equipped with a 3.0-liter turbo V6 engine and latest features, luxurious interior, and beautiful exterior design. All the safety features and drive assists are offered as standard across all trims. 

Trims

Standard*

Reserve*

Black Label*

MSRP

$51,100

$57,110

$78,865

Features

Three-zone climate control

Adds or upgrades to “Standard”

Adds or upgrades to “Reserve”

 

Cruise Control

Four-zone climate control

Adaptive headlights

 

10-speaker audio setup

Reclining rear seats

Adaptive cruise control

 

Blind-spot monitoring with lane departure warning

Surround view camera

30-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support

 

10-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support

14-speaker Revel premium surround sound system

14-speaker Revel Ultima 3D surround audio

 

Pre-and post collision safety system

Rear volume control

 

*expected

The Reserve trim adds four-zone climate control, surround view camera, and reclining rear seats, over the base trim. While the top most Black Label trim adds more advanced features like adaptive headlights, cruise control, 30-way power adjustable front seats, and 14-speaker premium Revel Ultima 3D surround sound audio setup. 

We recommend

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 carries a small premium of six grand over the base trim but adds premium audio setup from Revel, four-zone climate control, rear reclining seats to name a few.

Release Date

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator will soon arrive at dealerships this summer according to a Lincoln spokesperson.

2022 Lincoln Aviator Engine and Performance

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator will continue with the same engine offerings as the previous model years. That means the Aviator will continue offering a refined 3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 that cranks out 400-hp and 415 lb-ft of torque, regaining its status as the most powerful standard engine in the mid-size luxury SUV segment. The twin-turbo engine offers ample horses to cruise with ease, despite the hefty curb weight. Although, don’t expect it to deliver an athletic punch or rigorous boost off the line as one would expect from BMW X5 or Volvo XC90. It delivers streamline and refined power delivery, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator is more comfort-biased with relaxed driving dynamics. The engine is paired with a buttery smooth 10-speed automatic transmission.

In place of a brawny V8 option, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring offers a plug-in hybrid powertrain that will empower the buyer with more responsibility to nature. The plug-in hybrid option combines the base V6 engine with a 100-hp electric motor and 13.6 kW battery, big enough to push the Aviator for 18 miles in Pure EV mode. The hybrid powertrain flaunts much more power over the standard Aviator, though it lacks the refinement of the latter. The engine growls when re-engaged, and the electric motor lacks aggressive instant motivation, hence it takes efforts to accelerate the Aviator in Pure EV mode.

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator (Expected)

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

MSRP

$52,000

$54,800

$48,350

$53,690

Engine

3.0-liter turbo V6

2.0-liter turbo inline-4

2.0-liter turbo inline-4

3.6-liter V6

Transmission

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power 

400hp @ 5500rpm

248hp @ 5000rpm

250hp @ 5500rp m

310hp @ 6700rpm

Torque 

415lb-ft @ 3000rpm

273lb-ft @ 1600rpm

258lb-ft @ 1500rpm

271lb-ft @ 5000rpm

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator offers unmatched power figures, with just the 2022 Cadillac XT6 being the closest in the lot. The Audi Q7 offers better, enjoyable driving dynamics behind the wheel, and the Volvo XC90 is a more sedate driver with an efficient but capable engine. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator Fuel Economy

The economy is always at stake when we concentrate on luxury and massive SUVs with brawny engines underneath the hood. The 2022 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 fossil fuel to cruise around roads. The Aviator offers 18/26/21 mpg in city/highway/combined driving dynamics, which isn’t bad for an SUV of such opulence and potential.

There’s a plug-in hybrid variant that can be availed for a few additional silent miles. The 2022 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring will offer 21-miles of pure electric range by a 100-hp electric motor paired to the base engine and a 13.6 kWh battery pack. The range-topping Grand Touring delivers 23 mpg when the battery drains out completely. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator (Expected)

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

MPG (City)

18

19

21

18

MPG (Highway)

26

25

30

25

MPG (Combined)

21

21

25

20

Fuel Capacity

20.2 gallons

22.5 gallons

18.8 gallons

19.0 gallons

Range (City, highway, combined)

363/525/424 miles

NA/NA/472 miles

394/564/470 miles

342/475/380 miles

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator does not match the impressive economy of the 2022 Volvo XC90, though the smaller fuel tank results in a tie of range with other, less economical rivals. Coming to the hybrid variant, the Volvo offers 18-miles of a pure electric range which is 3 miles less to the Aviator plug-in hybrid.

2022 Lincoln Aviator Interior

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator comes in a 6 and 7-seater variant, but what remains constant is the use of striking materials and premium comfort. For 2022, the Aviator is expected to be hit with minor updates like new interior color options and updated software for the infotainment and driver’s display. Besides these, no major changes would be expected inside the cabin, as the Aviator is already competitively flourished with great options. 

The 6-seater captain’s chairs variant offers two different center console options that can vary the ease of utilizing the third seat. The materials, standard and optional are top-notch and are well furnished with fancy metallic accents and wood trims to compel luxury. The optional Perfect Position seats offer 30-way adjustability and massaging capability. Every row offers roomy headroom and legroom, except the third row which suits children, that too for shorter distances. 

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator (Expected)

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

Seating Capacity

7

7

7

7

First Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.3/61.5/43.0

39.9/59.5/41.7

38.9/57.7/40.9

39.8/58.3/41.2

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.7/61.3/39.0

38.8/58.5/38.

38.5/56.5/37.0

39.1/57.4/39.1

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator will exceed the expectations for the segment with the best cabin space. While the rivals match the Aviator in terms of quality and comfort, they fail to provide the levels of headroom and legroom the Lincoln offers.

The infotainment is quite functional, it offers a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability as standard. The interface is very intuitive, the single screen and traditional climate control buttons and dials make the Aviator’s features easy to use. The infotainment highlights include:

  • Intelligently placed 28 speakers sound system
  • 10.1 touchscreen infotainment
  • Alexa Compatibility
  • Automatic 3-zone Climate Control
  • Tidal Music Streaming and subscription service from Harman International Industries
  • Phones can be used as a Key to connect and control some features of the Aviator through the Lincoln Way app
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot service inside and outside the SUV (up to 50 ft)

2022 Lincoln Aviator Exterior

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is expected to have no changes in the exterior aspects. The stunning and subtle design cues will remain unchanged, with stylish front headlights. The chrome grille decorating the front fascia is no less of a jewel on the Aviator. The 2022 Aviator will add new color options that will include Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke. 

The recent updates have added three new color options and new options of 21” and 22”-inch 12-spoke wheels, so there are tons of options to choose from. A $1500 Appearance package on the base Aviator will fetch the buyers with a panoramic sunroof and 20-inch wheels.

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator (Expected)

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

Curb weight

4764 lbs

4729 lbs

4394 lbs

4441 lbs

Length 

199.3”

199.6”

194.9”

198.5”

Width

79.6”

77.5”

79.1”

77.3”

Height

69.8”

68.5”

69.9”

69.9”

Ground clearance

8.6”

9.6”

9.4”

6.7”

Wheelbase

119.1”

117.9”

117.5”

112.7”

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is subtle and classy, but also the heftiest SUV in the lot. The long-wheelbase provides the Aviator with exceptional refinement in the driving, while apt ground clearance offers outstanding handling. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator Safety

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is yet to be tested by the safety institutions, but the 2021 Aviator has some great ratings to back. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator has been rated with a superior 5-star 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 2021 Top Safety Pick title too. In addition to the ratings that will surely be carried over to the 2022 Aviator, there are a plethora of safety features to avouch for unrivaled safety:

  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
  • Pre-Collision Assist
  • Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) With Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Traffic Jam Assist 
  • Lane Centering
  • Speed Sign Recognition
  • Active Park Assist Plus
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Dual Stage SRS Airbags
  • Belt-Minder for All Seating Positions
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2022 Lincoln Aviator Competition

2022 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Audi Q7

If refinement is what one is looking for then the 2022 Lincoln Aviator offers relaxed driving and leads the 2022 Audi Q7 with a decent power gap. But the Audi Q7s’ athleticism gives 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 Lincoln Aviator. If one wants some aggression in both aesthetics and on-road manners, then the 2022 Audi Q7 should satisfy those needs very well.

2022 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Volvo XC90

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator and the 2022 Volvo XC90 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 Volvo XC90. Both are opulent and plush with high-quality materials and have great technology bits to make life more convenient. Both the rivals offer hybrid variants, but the Lincoln Aviator offers a slightly more claimed all-electric range to the Volvo. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Cadillac XT6

Both are typical American luxury SUVs, yet again, the punchy powertrain of the 2022 Lincoln Aviator will attract more crowds. The Cadillac XT6 offers symbolic luxury and a bold stance that the Aviator can’t quite match just yet. Both rivals are competitively well-versed with offering luxury in their interiors and provide similar fuel economy as well. 

2022 Lincoln Aviator 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 along with a plug-in hybrid option as well. It offers subtle driving, with 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.

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