ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
The new-for-2003 Lincoln Aviator is the Lincoln version of the Mercury Mountaineer and Ford Explorer. It's made for people who find the Lincoln Navigator too imposing, ostentatious, and expensive. It comes with a smooth, strong 302-hp V8, five-speed automatic, and either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. 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 needed. The premium price buys lots of leather, wood, and satin-nickel decoration and other luxury touches. The Lincoln family styling closely mirrors that of the huge Navigator.