2020 Lincoln Aviator

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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator represents the way of the future for Ford's long-beleaguered luxury brand, tapping into the current popularity of all things crossover, borrowing some elements from its wildly successful Navigator sibling, and recapturing some of the mid-century coolness of Lincoln's glory days. Importantly, it puts plenty of distance mechanically and aesthetically from its mechanically related Ford cousin, the 2020 Explorer. The exterior styling is pure Lincoln, the interior is a high-fashion evolution of the Navigator's, and the engine lineup (for now at least) starts where the Explorer leaves off with a shocking 400-horsepower turbo V6. A plug-in hybrid version, dubbed Aviator Grand Touring, is even wilder, pumping out 494 hp and 630 lb-ft.  On paper, then, the Aviator looks to be a true competitor for the many mid-size luxury SUVs from European brands. In person, we'll have to wait a bit for our first test in late August, but you'll find everything we know so far below, and check back to Autoblog for our first driving impressions. What's new for 2020? The Aviator is an all-new model that slots into a previously unfilled slot in the Lincoln lineup between the Nautilus and Navigator. %Slideshow-1037686% What's the interior and in-car technology like? We haven't driven the Aviator, but we have had a chance to experience its interior at the LA Auto Show, and quite simply, it's stunning. It closely resembles what you'll find in the Lincoln Navigator, which has consistently blown us away with its cool design, strong build quality and functionality. Importantly, the Aviator won't be mistaken for anything other than a Lincoln. Now, it should be noted that we've only seen the priciest Black Label model, which possesses unique color schemes, extra leather trim and represents the Aviator in its finest form. However, if the Navigator is any indication, lesser versions of the Aviator will still be distinctive, just a little less so since you'll likely be restricted to more traditional color schemes and trim types. In terms of technology, every 2020 Aviator comes standard with a large 10-inch touchscreen displayed prominently atop the dash. It runs Ford's Sync 3 interface, which is generally user friendly, though it perhaps doesn't look as cool and sophisticated as the all-digital gauge cluster (or the interfaces of rivals). Also standard is 4G in-car WiFi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and two USB ports. The Reserve trim adds a 14-speaker Revel sound system and integrated navigation, plus a 360-degree parking camera. The Black Label adds rear USB ports and a 28-speaker Revel Ultima audio system. How big is it? The Aviator is a large, three-row crossover that can seat seven people with a second-row bench seat or six with second-row captain's chairs. Lincoln hasn't released official dimensions at the time of this writing, but given our experience at the LA Auto Show, it looks to be one of the most spacious in its segment — especially in its third row. Furthermore, the Aviator shares a platform with the 2020 Ford …
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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator represents the way of the future for Ford's long-beleaguered luxury brand, tapping into the current popularity of all things crossover, borrowing some elements from its wildly successful Navigator sibling, and recapturing some of the mid-century coolness of Lincoln's glory days. Importantly, it puts plenty of distance mechanically and aesthetically from its mechanically related Ford cousin, the 2020 Explorer. The exterior styling is pure Lincoln, the interior is a high-fashion evolution of the Navigator's, and the engine lineup (for now at least) starts where the Explorer leaves off with a shocking 400-horsepower turbo V6. A plug-in hybrid version, dubbed Aviator Grand Touring, is even wilder, pumping out 494 hp and 630 lb-ft.  On paper, then, the Aviator looks to be a true competitor for the many mid-size luxury SUVs from European brands. In person, we'll have to wait a bit for our first test in late August, but you'll find everything we know so far below, and check back to Autoblog for our first driving impressions. What's new for 2020? The Aviator is an all-new model that slots into a previously unfilled slot in the Lincoln lineup between the Nautilus and Navigator. %Slideshow-1037686% What's the interior and in-car technology like? We haven't driven the Aviator, but we have had a chance to experience its interior at the LA Auto Show, and quite simply, it's stunning. It closely resembles what you'll find in the Lincoln Navigator, which has consistently blown us away with its cool design, strong build quality and functionality. Importantly, the Aviator won't be mistaken for anything other than a Lincoln. Now, it should be noted that we've only seen the priciest Black Label model, which possesses unique color schemes, extra leather trim and represents the Aviator in its finest form. However, if the Navigator is any indication, lesser versions of the Aviator will still be distinctive, just a little less so since you'll likely be restricted to more traditional color schemes and trim types. In terms of technology, every 2020 Aviator comes standard with a large 10-inch touchscreen displayed prominently atop the dash. It runs Ford's Sync 3 interface, which is generally user friendly, though it perhaps doesn't look as cool and sophisticated as the all-digital gauge cluster (or the interfaces of rivals). Also standard is 4G in-car WiFi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite radio and two USB ports. The Reserve trim adds a 14-speaker Revel sound system and integrated navigation, plus a 360-degree parking camera. The Black Label adds rear USB ports and a 28-speaker Revel Ultima audio system. How big is it? The Aviator is a large, three-row crossover that can seat seven people with a second-row bench seat or six with second-row captain's chairs. Lincoln hasn't released official dimensions at the time of this writing, but given our experience at the LA Auto Show, it looks to be one of the most spacious in its segment — especially in its third row. Furthermore, the Aviator shares a platform with the 2020 Ford …
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$51,100 - $87,800 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.0LV-6
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy
Seating 7 Passengers
Transmission 10-spd w/OD
Power 400 @ rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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