Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

Pros: Acceleration with either powertrain; plush interior; cargo space

Cons: Cramped third-row seat; top models are expensive, and options drive prices even higher

CG Says: Lincoln brings back a name from its recent past for its all-new 3-row midsize SUV. The 2020 Aviator is positioned between the 2-row Nautilus and full-size Navigator in Lincoln’s SUV lineup; it offers seating for six with second-row captains’ chairs, or seven with a second-row bench. The standard engine is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. A plug-in hybrid powertrain pairs the turbo 3.0-liter V6 with an electric motor to deliver an impressive 494 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, and an estimated electric driving range of 21 miles. Both powerplants are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Standard and Reserve models are available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive; Black Label and the plug-in-hybrid Grand Touring models are offered solely with AWD.

Optional features include 30-way power-adjustable/massaging front seats, hands-free liftgate, soft-close doors, and an adaptive suspension that uses a camera to “read” changing road surfaces and adjust the suspension accordingly. Also available is Lincoln’s Phone as a Key system, which enables vehicle locking/unlocking, starting, and other functions via a smartphone app. Standard safety features include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot alert, cross traffic alert, lane-keep assist, and automatic high-beam headlights. Available safety features include adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, and adaptive headlights. The ambitious new Aviator impresses with its luxurious interior, quietness, comfortable ride, and powerful powertrains. The steep pricing is also ambitious, and the third-row seat space is on the stingy side, but the Aviator is still a serious contender with the best entries in the premium midsize SUV class.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 6-7
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Standard: $52,195
AWD Standard: $54 ,695
Reserve: $57,285
AWD Reserve: $59,795
AWD Black Label: $78,790
AWD Grand Touring: $69,895
AWD Black Label Grand Touring: $88,895

Base Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (Standard, Reserve, Black Label)
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6/electric motor (Grand Touring, Black Label Grand Touring)
Std. Transmission
10-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA Gas Engine Combined (mpg)
EPA Electric Engine Combined (MPGe)

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