The famous luxury brand has started with a new naming policy a couple of years ago and since then, we have seen a couple of brand-new models. These models now feature much more natural names, compared to the previous three-leather naming policy, which sounded extremely generic. The latest model that came is 2020 Lincoln Aviator.
Although the company used this nameplate for a short time in the past, we can legally say that this is a brand-new model. It comes with a completely new design, based on Ford’s new platform and, of course, with a lot of luxury. This is a mid-size crossover, which shares a lot of parts with the new generation of the Explorer, which also came recently. The production of the new model started a couple of months ago, so it’s time for first impressions.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Design
As we already mentioned, this is a completely new model. Therefore, it’s no wonder it comes with plenty of new design solutions. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform. It is the same one that underprints the new Ford Explorer. It is a front-engine, RWD platform, which will be used for the next-generation Mustang as well. In terms of the size, this is a mid-size crossover, with standard three rows. However, it utilizes a lot of lightweight materials, so the 2020 Lincoln Aviator curb weight actually goes around 4.500 pounds, depending on the level of equipment.
In terms of the styling, the new model follows the brand’s latest styling philosophy and take a lot of inspiration from the flagship Navigator. Still, it looks much sleeker, thanks to a unibody platform. The best thing about Lincoln’s new models that the new design language features much cleaner lines, instead of those non-appealing sharp edges that characterized its lineup in the past years.
Of course, the new model comes with the new interior as well. Although the exact figures are still unavailable, it’s not hard to make a conclusion that the cabin is very spacious. Three rows of seats are standard and come with 7 seats. Of course, you can also opt for second-row captain’s chairs, which reduces capacity to six passengers. This optional configuration also comes with two different types of control boards in the second row, so we could say that there is a lot of customization options in the new model.
The third is pretty typical for the class, to won’t be too comfortable for adults on longer trips. When it comes to the overall interior quality, it feels like a genuine premium SUV, something that wasn’t the case with previous models. All materials feature high quality and most of them are soft on touch. Of course, there is a long list of standard equipment as well.
At this point, there are three trim levels in the offer, but two more will come later in the year with the plug-in hybrid version. Currently, you can choose between Standard, Reserve and Black Label.
The standard model already comes with a long list of standard features. Some of the highlights are things like 19-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, LED headlights, roof rails etc. On the inside, you can count on 12-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, simulated leather upholstery, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.1-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The mid-range Reserve adds several interesting things. Some of the highlights are 14-speaker Revel stereo, ambient interior lighting, leather seats, quad-zone climate control, 20-inch wheels etc.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Black Label includes all above and also comes with numerous upgrades. Some of them are things like 30-way power-adjustable and massaging front seats, rear door sunshades, a 28-speaker Revel stereo, 22-inch wheels and many other things, including numerous unique styling exterior and interior details.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Engines
At this point, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator engine lineup consists of just one engine. It is a new 3.0-liter six-cylinder unit, which is good for about 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission, which ensures a smooth and very convenient ride. When it comes to 2020 Lincoln Aviator gas mileage, the exact details are still unknown, though some reports suggest that the new crossover will be able to make around 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Later in the year, we expect to see a plug-in hybrid version of the new crossover. It will use a system that is based on the same V6 engines, with a max output raised up to 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.
Details about the 2020 Lincoln Aviator towing capacity are still unavailable, but we presume it will go around 5.500 pounds.
2020 Lincoln Aviator Price
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator starts at around 51.000 dollars, while best-equipped versions can go all-away up to 80.000 dollars.