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2023 Lincoln Aviator: Here’s What’s New And Different

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator represents the third model year of the second-generation Aviator, bringing minor changes and updates ahead of the 2024 model year refresh. Here’s everything that’s new and different for the 2023 Aviator.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Model Line

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator does not see any changes to the model line or trim level structure, carrying over the five available trim levels from prior model years. Standard remains the base trim level, followed by Reserve and range-topping Black Label. Called Grand Touring, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Aviator is available in Grand Touring and Black Label Grand Touring trims.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Exterior

Outside, the 2023 Aviator replaces two exterior colors with two new ones.

Deleted colors:

  • Bronze Smoke Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic

New colors:

  • Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint
  • Jewel Sandstone Premium Colorant
2022 Lincoln Aviator in Bronze Smoke Metallic.

2022 Lincoln Aviator in Bronze Smoke Metallic

2022 Lincoln Aviator in Burgundy Red Metallic.

2022 Lincoln Aviator in Burgundy Red Metallic

2023 Lincoln Aviator in Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint.

2023 Lincoln Aviator in Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint

2023 Lincoln Aviator in Jewel Sandstone Premium Colorant.

2023 Lincoln Aviator in Jewel Sandstone Premium Colorant

Other than that, the exterior of the vehicle remains unchanged.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Interior

Inside, the 2023 Aviator sees minor changes, starting with the deletion of 12-way Comfort driver and front passenger seats in the Aviator Standard. The driver’s side now supports 10-way adjustability, while the front passenger now offers eight-way adjustability.

Additionally, customers may opt to forego the vehicle’s head-up display (HUD). This feature is optional on the Aviator Reserve and Grand Touring trims, but standard on Black Label models. This removal option exists in the event that Lincoln cannot supply the appropriate materials to include the feature on the luxury crossover due to ongoing supply chain difficulties.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Mechanical

The Aviator’s powertrain lineup remains the same for the 2023 model year, offering a choice of two powertrains.

The first is the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, good for 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with Ford’s ten-speed automatic transmission. This engine is standard on Standard, Reserve, and Black Label trims. On Standard and Reserve trims, rear-wheel-drive is standard while all-wheel-drive is optional. On the range-topping Black Label trim, all-wheel-drive is standard.

The Aviator Grand Touring, meanwhile, features the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 engine mated to a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) system. The PHEV is rated at a combined system output of 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. For this application, Ford’s ten-speed automatic transmission is paired exclusively to an all-wheel-drive system. This powertrain is only available on Grand Touring and Black Label Grand Touring trims.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Packages

A new package, known as the Black Label Special Edition Luxe Package, is now available for the 2023 Aviator Black Label and Grand Touring Black Label trims. This package includes the following content:

  • 22-inch Black Aluminum wheels
  • Black exterior elements
    • Grille insert
    • Plinth and surround
    • Fender/door badging
    • Mirror skull caps
    • Front/rear door spears
    • Glass surrounds and roof rails
  • Body-color exterior elements
    • Lower front and rear fascia
    • Door cladding
    • Wheel lips
  • Black-painted roof

This package did not exist prior to the 2023 model year.

Additionally, the Jet Package is now offered on Reserve and Black Label trims, enabling these models to be outfitted with the following equipment:

  • 22-inch Black Aluminum wheels
  • Black exterior elements
    • Grille insert
    • Plinth and surround
    • Fender/door badging
    • Mirror skull caps
    • Front/rear door spears
    • Glass surrounds
    • Roof rails
  • Body-color exterior elements
    • Lower front and rear fascia
    • Door cladding
    • Wheel lips

For the 2022 model year, the Jet Package was only available on the Reserve 1 trim.

Finally, the Illumination Package now includes LED fog lamps on the Grand Touring trim. Previously, fog lamps were not included in this package on the Grand Touring trim, but they were included on the Illumination Package on the Reserve trim.

2023 Lincoln Aviator Availability

The 2023 Aviator is assembled at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant for North American markets. 2023 model year production began in mid-2022.

For the Chinese market, the Aviator is assembled at the Changan Ford Hangzhou Plant in China.

A prototype of the 2024 Lincoln Aviator refresh undergoing testing in December 2022.

A prototype of the 2024 Lincoln Aviator refresh undergoing testing in December 2022

Looking forward, the Lincoln Aviator will receive a refresh for the 2024 model year. Earlier this month, Ford Authority spies caught a prototype of the 2024 Aviator undergoing testing, giving us a preview of what’s coming down the pipe. We expect the refreshed model to feature updated exterior styling in the front and rear, along with a handful of interior improvements, such as a larger center infotainment screen.

We’ll have more on the Aviator soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Aviator news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Thomas Davidson

    Informant screen on 2022 aviator at 10inches is sad surely a 12 inch screen for China should have been also available in the USA.

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