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, but is appropriate for snow.
The ride is stiffer than that of the Explorer and handling is more nimble.