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lincoln aviator

Above: The first official photo of the 2007 Lincoln Aviator.

Below: Lincoln Aviator Concept from the 2004 Detroit show.

concept aviator

Not surprisingly, the production version lost the cool rear gate execution from the concept; but fortunately, its sleek overall profile has been retained. No matter how you look at it, the '07 Aviator is a big improvement over the current baby Navigator…and the changes goes far beyond cosmetic — the new Aviator will be largely based on the Mazda 6 whereas the old Aviator was pretty much a Explorer underneath. This car-based Lincoln midsize SUV will be powered by a twin-cam 3.5L V6 that pumps out 250 bhp and mated to 6-speed auto tranny. Can this new Aviator give the Lexus RX330 a run for its money? Will Lincoln add a hybrid version to the line-up? Only time will tell…



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      • 9 Years Ago
      It stayed true to the concept. I mean, come on, do you really want people to see what or who you have in your vehicle that much? Wish the dual pipes didn't get cut.
      • 9 Years Ago
      "Can this new Aviator give the Lexus RX330 a run for its money?" L versus L? You pretty much nailed it. Depending on the features, the only major differences between the two will be price (to Lincoln's favor) and reputation (which will include interior quality fit and finish, a Lexus strong point.)
      • 9 Years Ago
      That back glass on the tailgate reminds me of my Aztek, minus the spoiler in the middle.
      • 9 Years Ago
      All I can say is PINTO.........
      • 9 Years Ago
      Once again, Ford is one step behind. Where was this car 2-3 years ago?? I think they should have kept the entire liftgate area exactly like concept - looked very elegant. Falls short of concept & looks too plain because: 1. No body side mouldings on production version. 2. On concept, the dual exhaust came through the rear faschia - very cool! 3. Lights across liftgate look cheap - concept much better! I agree with other comments - reminds me of Aztek. 4. RR QTR window looks better on concept, but visibility may not have been as good.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Based on the Mazda 6? Whee! Irrespective of reliability and sales numbers, we already know this will flat-out out-handle the cruddy, lean-to Camry-based Lexus! From a safety and visibility point of view, the slimmer C pillar is a smart move. Now, with aesthetics on their mind, I wish they'd lose the full-sized tail-light/reflector. Eww!
      • 9 Years Ago
      The '07 Aviator is an enormous stride for Ford Motor Co. The final product should be unique, luxurious and powerful. Also, according to the Lincoln's latest introduction, Zephyr, I wouldn't be surprised if this beauty is priced starting in the mid $30's. Well Done Lincoln! The only feature that concerns me is I hope Ford keeps that 302HP monster of an engine on the Aviator. Luxury and power "travel well" together. PS, I like Lincoln's new tag line..."reach higher"...get me into this new '07 Aviator under $35K and I'll be reaching in the air for a high-five from my Lincoln Dealer.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who think it looks like a Chrysler Pacifica with uglier trim?
      • 9 Years Ago
      I'm surprised and impressed. Looks like the designers finally got their sh!t together and put together a nice looking vehicle. Now, how much is it going to cost and what is the MPG? Since it's a Lincoln, I'm assuming it's expensive, but I hope I am wrong....
      • 9 Years Ago
      Needs more work.
      • 9 Years Ago
      What a stupid looking thing. It looks like a real b!tch to work on. I just can't wait.
      • 9 Years Ago
      That car looks like a lexus suv.
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