2023 Lincoln Aviator

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$55,160 - $60,525

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Key Spec of 2023 Lincoln Aviator
fuel economy

18/21/26

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

254 hp @ 3750 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Opulent cabin

Soft suspension setup hinders handling at high-speeds

No changes

Superbly-comfortable ride quality

Lackluster fuel economy

Abundance of headroom and legroom for 1st and 2nd-row passengers

Hindered outward visibility both at front and back

Impressive amount of standard safety and in-cabin features

Quick acceleration for its heft

2023 Lincoln Aviator Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 22, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Ford practically established a new automotive segment, the personal luxury car, with the help of its subsidiary, Lincoln. Moreover, the brand also introduced its first full-size luxury SUV, the Navigator, in a bid to rival the Cadillac Escalade. Riding on the success of the Navigator, the Aviator was launched and slotted under the former and the Nautilus. The Aviator received a major upgrade recently in 2019 and its platform was upgraded to unibody crossover while retaining its class. After entering its second-gen model, the Aviator has remained unchanged.

2023 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 »

Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Suv


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Trims

Standard$55,160 Est. onwards

Reserve$60,525 onwards


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2022 Lincoln Aviator Reserve

Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 10A)

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$62,028
Est. $842/mo
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$10,547 Below market
RMV: $72,575
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MSRP $68,500
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$62,095
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$70,570
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$62,795
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Colors and Styles

2023 Lincoln Aviator in Alloy Silver Metallic color
Alloy Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator will see no updates and will continue to ride on the Ford CD6 platform which it shares with the Ford Explorer. The 2023 Aviator will be offered in a total of five trim levels of which two are plug-in hybrid models and will be covered in separate reviews. The regular models get a standard twin-turbo V6 that provides strong performance for the class. The SUV also gets a wide array of driver assistance techs that work flawlessly. The base price of the 2023 Aviator is expected to start from $51,780. In its class, the SUV will challenge the likes of the Audi Q7, the Volvo XC90, and the Cadillac XT6.


Features

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator will be offered in three trim levels excluding the plug-in hybrid models. The base price for the SUV will start at $53,340 where the SUV will get an RWD layout. In terms of features, the SUV gets a long list that includes features such as tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-operated liftgate, 19-inch wheels, driver’s seat memory settings, and power-folding third-row seats with 50/50-split capability. The mid-level Reserve trim further adds ambient interior lighting, hands-free operation for the power liftgate, power-adjustable steering column, wireless device charging pad, and a 360-degree camera system, and these features absolutely justify the five grand premium the brand asks for over the base model. The top-end Black Label trim is offered only in the AWD layout and gets additional features such as soft-closing doors, a special illumination package, big 22-inch wheels, and a heads-up display among a few others.

Trims

Standard

Reserve

Black Label

MSRP (RWD)

$53,340

$58,505

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

$55,845

$61,035

$61,035

Key Features

19-inch wheels

Ambient cabin lighting

Special illumination package for cosmetic purpose

LED headlamps with automatic high beam

Hands-free power-operated liftgate

Bigger 22-inch wheels

Power-operated ORVMs with heating

Premium leather upholstery

Premium leather seats

Roof rails

Quad-zone automatic climate control

Soft-closing doors

Power-operated liftgate

Wireless device charging pad

Heads-up display

Three-zone automatic climate control 

Power-adjustable steering column

Phone key support

Fully power-adjustable front seats with heating

In-built navigation system

Remote ignition with keyless entry and push-button start

Premium 14-speaker audio system

Memory settings for driver’s seat

360-degree camera system

Power-folding third-row seats with 50/50-split ratio

Lincoln Co-Pilot360 1.5 Plus safety systems

Fully digital driver’s information cluster

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The base trim would suffice for most shoppers since the SUV gets several optional packages too. Furthermore, AWD is also available right from the base trim as well. However, to have access to more convenience and creature-comfort features, the mid-level Reserve trim would be a better choice.

Release Date

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator was released back in April 2022 and is available for purchase through the dealerships.

Engine and Performance

While upgrading the Aviator from the ground up, Ford blessed the SUV with a potent powertrain that can take care of almost everything you throw at it. The motor in question is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 unit that puts out 400 horsepower along with 415 lb-ft of torque. While the hybrid motor makes slightly more horsepower, almost close to 500 horses, the normal output figures are more than adequate and respectable for the segment. The motor is paired to a Ford 10R80 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission that offers quick shifts. While driving inside the city limits, the motor remains relaxed, you’d be surprised how it manages to pull all the heft of the vehicle along with the occupants as well. Out on the highways, the motor offers plenty of punch and once you floor the throttle, the two turbochargers put in their best efforts while the transmission manages to put down all the power to the tarmac effectively. The 0-60mph time of the SUV is quite impressive at 5.4 seconds flat while the quarter-mile sprint takes only 15.1 seconds.

Models

2023 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 turbocharged gas-electric V6

2.0L turbocharged and supercharged Inline-4

3.6L naturally aspirated 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 seconds

5.6 seconds

6.1 seconds

6.4 seconds

Quarter Mile

14.1 seconds

14.1 seconds

15.3 seconds

15.1 seconds

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 gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 under its hood but gets a mild-hybrid system to assist it as well. As a result, despite making much less power than the Aviator, the Q7 manages to stay neck-to-neck with the latter in both 0-60mph and quarter-mile sprints. The Volvo XC90 gets a unique and compact 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged I-4 motor that feels leisurely both on paper and out on the road when compared to both the Q7 and the Aviator. The Cadillac XT6 is the sole offering here with the biggest powertrain, a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6, and makes the least power and torque figures among the rivals here as well.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Ride and Handling

In the past, Lincoln vehicles were meant to be luxurious and easy-to-drive vehicles. The brand has kept its ethos intact even to the present day, and it is evident from the way the Aviator handles. It gets a soft suspension setup that offers a supremely comfortable ride and soaks up almost everything on the road. However, the soft setup compromises heavily on the handling part to deliver comfort. The SUV doesn’t induce even the slightest of confidence while going around corners at considerable speeds and even driving at high speeds you’d want to slow down to make direction changes.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Braking Performance

The second-generation Lincoln Aviator didn’t impress with its braking performance right from the start and it hasn’t been looked into on the 2023 model either. The SUV gets 13.8-inch rotors at the front while the rear wheels get 13.6-inch rotors. In terms of performance, the brake pedal feels more soft than usual, hindering you from controlling the braking of the vehicle in a smooth manner. The stopping distance is decent at 137 feet.

Model

2023 Lincoln Aviator

2022 Audi Q7

2022 Volvo XC90

2022 Cadillac XT6

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13.8

14.8

13.6

12.6

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

13.6

13.8

12.6

12.4

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,892

4,806

4,497

4,362

60-0 (-ft)

137

117

120

N/A

The Audi Q7 gets the biggest set of brakes here, 14.8-inch rotors at the front and 13.8-inch rotors at the rear. As a result, it stops within 117 feet in panic braking situations. The Volvo XC90 offers a good enough braking performance with a 120-feet stopping distance. It gets 13.6-inch front rotors and 12.6-inch rear rotors. The Cadillac XT6 gets the smallest set of brakes but its stopping distance is not known as of now.

Fuel Economy

Vehicles placed within the luxury segments used to focus less on the fuel efficiency part and more on the luxury part. However, the scenario has taken a turn for the better and the fuel economy numbers have also gone up considerably as well. The 2023 Lincoln Aviator returns an average of 18mpg within the city limits while highway driving amps up the number to 26mpg. The combined mileage is rated at 21mpg. Even though the numbers might seem decent at the most, these are commendable considering the amount of power the vehicle makes and the curb weight it has. Driving range numbers are decent too with a sizable 20.2-gallon gasoline tank.

Models

2023 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

The Audi Q7 has similar city mileage to the Aviator but the lowest highway EPA rating among the rivals here. However, it still manages to cover in excess of 400 miles within the cities on a single tank full of gasoline. The Volvo XC90 disappoints the most since it gets the smallest powertrain here but doesn’t even touch 20mpg of average mileage in the cities. Also, it gets the smallest gas tank at only 18.8 gallons. The Cadillac XT6 is almost similar to the Aviator in terms of EPA ratings and beats the latter with its driving range numbers courtesy of its huge 22-gallon gas tank.

Interior

The interior of the 2023 Lincoln Aviator is one of the best that there is among American luxury SUVs. It might not be flashy and sharp-styled as the German SUVs’ cabins in the market, but it sure is plush. Starting with the dashboard, the design isn’t too complex and gets a dual-tone finish with sleek air-con vents. The sizable infotainment screen sits atop the middle part of the dashboard and the driver gets a fully digital information cluster. The wide center stack gets a silver metallic finish that is also followed on the dashboard as well. The gear selector stick is absent and sits within a set of manual controls for the climate settings and media controls. The front seats offer terrific comfort levels and are fully power-adjustable, also getting heating function as well. The driver’s seat also gets memory settings. The legroom is plenty on both front and 2nd-row seats while the third-row seats are best reserved for kids. The headroom is decent at the most while both the front and 2nd-row passengers might feel tight if they’re taller than average. The cabin gets a three-zone automatic climate control right from the base model and also offers ambient lighting, premium leather upholstery, and quad-zone automatic climate control as you move up the trim levels. The cargo capacity behind the third-row seats is modest at 18.3 cu-ft.

Models

2023 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

The Audi Q7 offers a cutting-edge and flashy interior with three massive screens replacing almost all the manual controls. The dashboard houses three screens, one for the driver’s instrument display, one for the infotainment display, and the smallest one for the center stack-mounted controls. The smallest screen shows a variety of information and controls for the climate settings, seat settings, and media controls. The third row of the Q7 tells a similar story to the Aviator while the front and the second-row seats offer plenty of space. Volvo went down the simplistic path while designing the latest XC90’s cabin and the result is a plush and uncluttered interior. It is almost as spacious as both the Aviator and the Q7 but lacks in terms of cargo space behind the third-row seats. The Cadillac XT6 still offers a touch retro design with analog dials and manual controls but the overall layout is user-friendly and uncluttered unlike a few other Caddys out there.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Lincoln Aviator include:

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Power-adjustable and heated front seats
  • Driver’s seat memory settings
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Tri-zone/quad-zone automatic climate controls
  • 50/50-split, power-folding third-row seats

How intuitive is the 2023 Lincoln Aviator’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system onboard the 2023 Lincoln Aviator is a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen unit. The display is vibrant and shows crisp graphics, even under bright daylight conditions. The user interface is smooth and responsive with the menu items laid out in a user-friendly manner. The system offers standard features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Connected services, Wi-Fi hotspot, and a 10-speaker audio setup. The higher trims further adds a navigation system, wireless charging pad, and a 14-speaker audio system.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Lincoln Aviator include:

  • 14-speaker audio system
  • Navigation system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen display
Exterior

The exterior design of the Lincoln Aviator is striking and shiny with a decent amount of chrome inserts. The front grille gets the maximum amount of chrome details and the standard LED headlamps might remind you of previous BMW headlamps minus the LED DRL rings. The front bumper has a clamshell-like design with more than a couple of sculpted lines running across it. The front bumper gets a couple of vent-like designs along with LED lights at the bottom. The side profile of the SUV remains rather simple with a sculpted character line running across the doors to the rear end. The rear end of the SUV also gets a few chrome details that look good and the long, sleek LED tail lights get a connected design. The SUV stands tall with a ground clearance of 8.5 inches.

Models

2023 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 looks absolutely outlandish when compared to most of the rivals in this segment. It has a shorter wheelbase than the Aviator but the rest of the dimensions are almost similar to the Aviator. The Volvo XC90 hasn’t received any significant design upgrades in recent years but it still looks fresh with those thor’s hammer headlamps and the stylish Volvo grille. The Cadillac XT6 looks far better than other vehicles from the brand and its sleek LED headlamps give it a distinctive yet very Cadillac-like look from the front.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Hands-free tailgate 
  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • Keyless entry
  • Roof rails
  • Soft close doors
Safety

The safety aspect of the Lincoln Aviator is rather strong when compared to its rivals. The 2022 Aviator scored a perfect 5-star in the NHTSA crash tests and also received a Top Safety Pick + award from the IIHS as well. The SUV gets several ADAS techs as standard such as Forward collision mitigation, Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, Lane departure mitigation, and Parking sensors. Several optional features include a Surround-view camera system, Adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and automated parking assist among other features.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Lane departure mitigation
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automated parking assist
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Surround view camera system
Competition

2023 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 stands among one of the most stylish and high-tech German crossovers in the segment, and its design perfectly describes the vehicle’s sporty character. In terms of performance, the Q7 makes less power and torque than the Aviator but its standard AWD Quattro system allows it to stay level with the latter in acceleration runs. The fuel economy part is slightly better on the Aviator but the Q7 makes up for it with its bigger gas tank and more driving range numbers.

2023 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is clearly not meant for enthusiast shoppers and its twin-charged motor is maximized for fuel economy along with relaxed driving. However, its EPA ratings aren’t too impressive, only marginally better than the Aviator’s numbers. On the inside, it feels understated when compared to the Aviator or the Q7 but for shoppers who like a simply designed cabin with all the major comfort and convenience features present, the XC90 feels at home. In terms of safety though, it still leads the pack.

2023 Lincoln Aviator vs 2022 Cadillac XT6

The Cadillac XT6 doesn’t offer anything extraordinary when put side-by-side with the Aviator and other rivals but appeals to the shoppers who love that Cadillac crest. Also, despite having a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6, that is much bigger than all the rivals present here, it performs underwhelmingly and the fuel economy numbers are mostly identical to the Aviator as well. On the inside too, the design feels retro-modern but shows its age if we compare it with the interior of the Q7 or the Aviator.

Final Verdict

If you’re looking for a supremely comfortable and safe luxury SUV in the midsize segment, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator stands out as a shining option. It gets the performance part absolutely right and manages to offer some decent fuel economy figures too. On the inside, it simply overwhelms with the long list of standard features along with the high-tech optional features as well. Even if it disappoints slightly on the handling aspect, you simply cannot resist its posh cabin with the level of comfort it offers.

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