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Lincoln Aviator

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2020 Lincoln Aviator Ratings & Reliability
The Aviator name returns for an upcoming three-row SUV to be positioned between the Nautilus and Navigator. Based on a rear-drive platform, the Aviator is powered by a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and available as a plug-in hybrid. The cabin has abundant chrome, wood-look trim, and a generally simplified appearance. There is a distinct horizontal design theme that minimizes the scale for controls and even the vents. Center stage is a large 12-inch screen with the latest version of Sync. Access is aided by the Lincoln Way app, which uses a smartphone as a key. The Aviator will feature the Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 suite, with automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and automatic high beams.
2003 Redesign Year
Lincoln Aviator 2005
The Aviator is Lincoln's version of the Mercury Mountaineer and Ford Explorer. It's made for people who find the Lincoln Navigator too imposing and expensive. It comes with a smooth, strong 302-hp V8 that is mated to a five-speed automatic. Without low-range gearing, it's not meant for serious off-roading. A standard third row expands seating to seven and folds flat into the floor when not in use, expanding the cargo space. The premium price buys lots of leather, wood, satin-nickel decoration, a powerful V8 engine, and a quiet cabin. The Aviator was discontinued after 2005, and its replacement, the car-based MKX, arrived in 2007.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $4,775 - $5,275 $2,145 - $2,600
2004 $4,400 - $5,100 $1,845 - $2,420
2003 $4,000 - $4,375 $1,520 - $1,820