2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV

MSRP $27,620

Ranked #7 in Midsize Suv

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2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 22, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2022 Lincoln Aviator sits between the beastly Navigator and the smaller Nautilus. The 2022 Aviator Hybrid packs in luxurious interiors, classy and elegant exteriors, and a Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine like the normal Aviator, but with the addition of an electric motor that pushes up the combined power figures to 494 horsepower.

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Pros

Excellent ride quality

Unmatched NVH levels in the cabin

Luxurious interiors

Powerful and responsive engine

Maximum towing capacity in the segment

Cons

The hybrid system needs some fine-tuning

Prices rise exponentially with the options

Soft handling

What's New?

2022 Lincoln Aviator is a carry-over model

Two new colors are available: Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$27620

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$27,620 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV in Blue Diamond Metallic color
Blue Diamond Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

7.0

Competition

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

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The 2022 Aviator hybrid is a compelling option in the highly competitive mid-size SUV segment. And with the ability to seat seven comfortably, it is even more practical. But does it have what it takes to compete with the Germans and the Swedes- BMW X5 xDrive 45e, Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV, and Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid? Let’s find out.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Front Angle View
2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Rear Angle View

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

7.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Features

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid is available in two trims - Grand Touring and Grand Touring Black Label. Both trims get a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with an added electric motor which boosts up the power and torque figures significantly. It is a plug-in hybrid system. There is an equipment package available for the Grand Touring Trim that includes an Elements Package Plus, Phone as a Key system, Heads Up Display, Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 1.5 Plus, and a 28 speaker Revel Ultima 3D Audio System. In comparison to the 2021 models, there has been a slight decrease in price for the 2022 editions. The 2021 Grand Touring Aviator retailed at $70,165, which was $1,185 more than the new Grand Touring. The Black Label Grand Touring has seen a price slash of $1,080

Trims

Grand Touring

Grand Touring Black Label

MSRP (AWD)

$69,455

$89,000

Features

14-speaker Revel Audio System

28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D Audio System

 

Wireless Charging Pad

30-way Perfect Position front seats

 

Available Class IV trailer tow package

Soft Close Doors

 

Available Elements Package Plus

Illumination Package

 

Available Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 1.5 Plus

Dynamic Handling Package

 

Two Additional Drive Modes - Preserve EV and Pure EV

 

Which Trim should you buy?

We will recommend buying the Grand Touring trim with the optional I package which will add all the important features of the Black Label trim like the 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D Audio System, Heads Up Display, and the Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 1.5 Plus System.

Expected Release date

As stated by Lincoln, the release is to happen in late summer, probably in August. Lincoln is already taking custom pre-orders.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid gets a twin-turbocharged 3.0 Liter V6 engine which is mated to an electric motor to boost up the power and torque figures considerably. The engine is synchronized to a 10-Speed automatic transmission. The engine churns out a class-leading 494 horses at 5500 rpm and a gut-wrenching 630 lb. ft. of torque at 2250 rpm. The engine is responsive and due to the added electric motor, most of the torque is available from lower RPMs. This means that the Aviator feels quite exhilarating during acceleration, though it is quite heavy.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV In Acceleration Mode

The gearbox is quite smooth with lightning-fast and precise shifts. The 2022 Aviator Hybrid comes with a very capable All Wheel Drive System which can send up to 50% power to the front wheels. This allows the Aviator to handle rough stretches of road easily, and also handle a bit of off-roading due to the high ground clearance.

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

MSRP

$69,455

$63,700

$63,450

$83,300

Engine

3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 hybrid

3.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6 with an integrated electric motor

2.0-liter twin-charged Inline-4 with 87 hp Electric Motor

3.0-liter turbocharged V6 e-hybrid

Transmission

10-speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (Combined)

494hp @ 5,500 rpm

389hp @ 5000 rpm

400hp @ 6000 rpm

455hp @ 5300 rpm

Torque

630lb.-ft @ 2,250 rpm

443lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

472lb-ft @ 5400 rpm

516lb-ft @ 1340 rpm

0-60 MPH (secs)

NA

5.3

5.8

4.7

Quarter mile (secs)

NA

NA

14.3

15.1

Top Speed (MPH)

NA

NA

130

157

The 0-60 and top speed of all the cars is not known. But the Porsche Cayenne E-hybrid is the fastest car here; thanks to its 3L turbocharged V6 hybrid and the much renowned PDK automatic but it also charges a $20,000 premium over the others. The Lincoln has the best-in-class power and torque figures. Its 630 lb. ft. of torque absolutely dwarfs the others. It also has the maximum power of 494 horses. Despite that, it still needs more upgrades under the hood and some fine-tuning to take on the Porsche. The Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV and BMW X5 45e are also potent vehicles that can deliver strong performances. 

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is solid in terms of handling too. The adaptive air suspension does an excellent job in keeping the SUV stable on the highway. It also keeps the body roll in check on the corners. The AWD system also helps to keep the SUV poised in the corners. The Aviator gets an impressive Traction Control system to help tame the 494 horses under the hood. It also gets Auto Hold and Hill Start Assist.

The Aviator gets an innovative Active Grille system to help with aerodynamics. The Active Grille shuts off the grille shutters when the car is moving at high speed to improve aerodynamics and only opens at specific times when the engine temperature rises.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid is a heavy SUV and it needs good brakes to make it stop on a dime. The vehicle gets disc brakes on all four wheels, with Anti-Lock Braking System and Electronic Brake Distribution. As standard, you get 14.3-inch brake rotors at the front and 13.8-inch brake rotors at the rear. It also gets a Regenerative Braking system which enhances the braking performance and at the same time recharges the batteries. The brakes have superior bite and feedback and inspire confidence to push the car to its limits. There is excellent progression too.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

9.0/10

In the department of fuel economy, the Lincoln is average. The official EPA ratings for the 2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid have not been released and are expected to be out during the third or fourth quarter of 2021. However, the 2021 Aviator hybrid gives 15 MPG in the city, 21 MPG on the highway, and 17 MPG combined. The vehicle gets an 18-gallon fuel tank which translates to 270 miles of range in the city, 378 miles on the highway, and 306 miles of combined range.

Model

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

MPG (city)

15*

21

26

18*

MPG (highway)

21*

26

28

24*

MPG (combined)

17*

23

27

20*

MPGe

N.A

50

55

N.A

FuelTank Capacity (Gallons)

18

18.2

18.5

19.8

Electrical Total Range (mi)

21

30

20

30

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (Miles)

270/378/306

382.2/473.2/ 418.6

481/518/499.5

356.4/475.2/396

*EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for 2022 cars are not available yet. So, 2021 data has been used.

According to 2021 data, Volvo offers the best fuel economy figures. They are higher than the others by a considerable margin. The Aviator fares poorly in this fuel economy aspect. Since all the cars being talked about here are hybrids, they all are capable of going a certain range on all-electric power. Still, the Aviator doesn’t bring in much hope. With an all-electric range of 21 miles, the Aviator is still way behind the BMW X5 X drive and the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid, both of which are capable of doing 30 miles on all-electric power. The Volvo XC90 Recharge too does a decent 20 miles on solo-electric power.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Interior

6.0/10

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid has posh interiors. Exquisite materials have been used liberally, especially in the Black Label trim which lets you choose from a wide range of special materials. The dashboard and door linings make use of soft-touch materials and leathers. The seats are also clad in soft, plush, and comfortable leather. Both the trims each get three completely different shades of leather to choose from for the interior. The leather seats of the Black Label trim receive beautiful pattern-stitched treatment with a different pattern for every different leather shade. The front seats offer an insane level of adjustment with a 30-way power-adjustable function with adjustable lumbar and thigh supports. The I-package adds ventilating functions to both rows, and this feature extends over to the steering wheel which also gets a heating function.

You get a large fully digital instrument cluster with a 10.1-inch infotainment system. The dashboard also makes use of carefully hand-selected open-pore wood like Mahogany Khaya. You can also opt for dark full engine-turned aluminum appliques. Moreover, the ride is supremely comfortable and the cabin offers excellent NVH levels.

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Seating Capacity

7

5

7

5

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

40.3/61.5/43.0

40.7/60.0/39.8

38.9/57.7/40.9

NA

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

39.7/61.3/39.0

39.4/58.1/37.4

38.5/56.6/37.0

NA

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

36.9/54.0/29.2

NA

36.3/46.9/31.9

NA

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

18.3

33.9

NA

22.7

Max. towing capacity (lbs.

5,600

5000

5000

5000

The Aviator hybrid is the most spacious car in the segment and is the only car with a 3rd row alongside the Volvo XC90, which is actually usable by adults. BMW and Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid come with a standard 5-seater arrangement. Despite being a three-row SUV, it offers acres of space in the front row without compromising the rear row space much. However, its cargo capacity falls considerably short of its competitors at 18.3 cu.-ft, while the 2021 X5 xDrive 45e has a trunk volume of 33.9 cubic feet. 

Standout Interior features:

  • Leather seats
  • Triple-Zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 30-way power-adjustable seats with lumbar and thigh support
  • Heated and ventilated front and second-row seats
  • Heated steering wheel

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid gets a 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which supports both Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The system is based on the SYNC operating system that is used in Ford vehicles. The vehicle also gets Portable Wifi Hotspot capabilities and SiriusXM HD satellite radio. It also has abundant USB ports for everyone aboard to charge their devices.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Infotainment System

The Aviator Hybrid lineup also gets a voice-activated navigation system and SiriusXM traffic as standard. It also offers a wireless charging pad as standard. The Grand Touring gets a 14-speaker Revel Audio System while the I package and the Black Label Grand Touring get a premium 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D Audio System.

Standout infotainment features:

  • SiriusXM HD satellite radio
  • 10.1-inch SYNC infotainment system
  • 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D Audio System
  • Head-up display
  • Phone as a key capability
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Exterior

9.0/10

There are no changes on the exterior for the 2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid. The vehicle looks stunning and elegant. It looks much better in the metal than in pictures or videos. For 2022, Lincoln is offering new color options. The massive Chrome Grille along with the Sleek projector headlamps give the front fascia a bold yet elegant look.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Front Angle View

The side profile is dominated by the new 22-inch 12 spoke machine-finished alloy wheels. The shoulder line is strong and gives a beastly look. The 2022 Aviator Hybrid lineup gets soft-close doors and a breathtaking panoramic sunroof that extends all the way to the back.

Models

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Curb weight (lbs)

5673

5672

5085

5164

Length (inches)

199.3

194.3

195.0

193.7

Width (Inches)

79.6

78.9

79.1

78.1

Height (Inches)

69.8

68.7

69.9

66.8

Ground clearance (inches)

8.6

8.7

8.8

8.2

Wheelbase (inches)

119.1

117.1

117.5

114.0

The Lincoln is the absolute beast in terms of length, height, and wheelbase of 199.3, 69.8, and 119.1 inches, respectively. This translates to great second and third-row legroom, along with good cargo capacity. Cayenne is the smallest of the lot and these compact dimensions enhance its handling characteristics. Moreover, it is one of the lightest cars in the lot. At almost 5,700 pounds, the Lincoln also offers the best in class towing capacity. The Volvo XC90 PHEV and BMW X5 xDrive 45e have the best ground clearance of 8.8 inches and the former is also the lightest vehicle in the segment. 

Standout exterior features:

  • Turn-adaptive headlights
  • Soft-close doors
  • Standard AWD
  • Adaptive suspension
  • LED piano key tail lights
  • Large chrome grille
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • 22” machine-finished alloy wheels
  • Illuminated Lincoln Logo upfront

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Safety

7.0/10

The 2022 Aviator hybrid has not been crash-tested yet. However, the IIHS has given the 2021 Lincoln Aviator, the prestigious Top safety pick award. It gets good scores in every aspect. The NHTSA on the other hand gave the 2022 Lincoln Aviator a full 5 stars in terms of safety. It gets driver assistance features like Rear cross-traffic alert, Blind spot monitoring system, Forward collision warning, Auto-Park assist, and Lane Departure Warning. It also gets Automatic Emergency Braking along with pedestrian detection.

The Hybrid Lineup also gets a 360-degree surround-view camera system. The Black Label Grand Touring Trim and the Grand Touring trim with the i-package get the Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 1.5 Plus equipment. Some of the salient features of it are an Active Park Assist, Reverse Brake Assist, and a Distance Indication and alert for the Adaptive Cruise Control System. The Adaptive Cruise Control also boasts of being able to maintain lanes, identify road signs and be capable of coming to a halt in case of obstruction and pick up pace again once the obstruction is removed.

Standout safety features:

  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Competition

8.0/10

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid vs 2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e

The BMW X5 xDrive 45e is much nicer to drive and it inspires confidence and urges you to push the car to its limits. It portrays the fun-to-drive philosophy which is typically associated with all BMW cars. It handles a lot better through the corners and also performs better in acceleration.

2021 BMW X5 xDrive 45e

But the Lincoln Aviator is much more comfortable and uses much more premium and exquisite materials. It almost feels like a segment or two above. Added to that, it gets the class-leading power and torque figures, and excellent acceleration. It also gets the best safety ratings which makes the Lincoln Aviator hybrid the winner over here.

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid vs 2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

The Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV offers better cargo capacity and exceptional fuel economy figures. It is also able to seat seven, like the Aviator. But the interiors of the Aviator are far more supreme and premium than the Volvo.

2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge PHEV

The Volvo is also a bit lackluster in performance and braking, which may not be a deal-breaker for all. But if Fuel economy is the priority for your next Hybrid car, the Volvo is the best option.

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid vs 2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

The Porsche is considerably costlier than the normal Grand Touring trim of the Lincoln Aviator. It is priced at the same range as the costlier top-of-line Black Label Grand Touring variant. Porsche literally hits the ball out of the park with the Cayenne E-hybrid. The Porsche also has a whole lot of electronic witchcraft and trickery going on in the suspension department, which makes it handle like a dream.

2022 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

It is also the best car if you want exhilarating and confidence-inspiring performance. The dashboard is highly futuristic and looks as if it has taken inspiration from a sci-fi movie with two large touch screens covering most of the dashboard. So in this competition, if you have the budget you should go for the Porsche.

2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid SUV Final Verdict

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator hybrid gives you all the comfort and luxury of its elder sibling, the Navigator in a smaller form factor. It will be easy to park in your garage and will also be easier to maneuver in the city. The Aviator hybrid also gets a great engine with impressive performance and exhilarating acceleration. The fuel economy is average, but it is not a deal-breaker in this segment. The pricing is also competitive. So the vehicle ticks all the right boxes and if you are in the market for a mid-sized luxurious SUV with decent performance, we recommend the 2022 Aviator Hybrid for you.