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The 2020 Lincoln Aviator returns after a fifteen-year hiatus. It’s an all-new full-size three-row luxury SUV that slots between the Nautilus and the Navigator within the Lincoln lineup. The vehicle is all new, consisting of a fresh design and complete re-engineering. This is the first model-year for the second-generation Aviator.

Changes, Updates, New Features

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is all-new from the ground up. Here are the highlights of the full-size crossover:

Exterior

  • All-new exterior design that evokes a premium, high end feel, with a slopping roof line and wheels pushed at the vehicle’s extremities.
  • Rather than switching to aluminum body panels like the larger Navigator, the 2020 Aviator uses steel for its panels
  • Aviator Black Label, and Aviator Black Label Grand Touring models get unique styling cues, like model-specific wheels and chromed out exterior cues, such as grille, wheels and rocker panels.

Interior

  • All-new interior, delivering a more space-efficient design, greater comfort, and more space for passengers and cargo
  • All-new in-vehicle technology, including an updated version of the Ford Sync 3 infotainment system, 4G LTE with Wi-Fi.
  • Revel Ultima 3D premium audio system offered as standard equipment on higher end models.
  • All trim levels come with a fully digital gauge cluster
  • Seven-passenger seating with second row comprised of dual captain chairs

Body Styles

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is a three-row full-size crossover SUV that comes in only one body style no matter which trim level is selected. Total number of doors is five (including the hatch).

However, unique styling cues are applied to Aviator Black Label and Aviator Black Label Grand Touring to distinguish them from the rest of the lineup.

Model line

  • Aviator Standard
  • Aviator Reserve
  • Aviator Grand Touring
  • Aviator Black Label
  • Aviator Black Label Grand Touring

Powertrain

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator can be powered by two distinct powertrains. The plug-in hybrid system is new to the Lincoln brand. Let’s take a closer look at the Aviator’s powertrain options.

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower Torque (lb-ft)Transmission
3.0L EcoBoost V6Twin-turbo400400Ten-speed automatic
3.0L EcoBoost V6 with plug-in hybridTwin-turbo494630Ten-speed automatic

Models

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator gets an entirely new lineup for its second-generation. The new model lineup is as follows:

Drive WheelsTrim LevelEngine
RWDStandard3.0L EcoBoost V6
AWDStandard3.0L EcoBoost V6
RWDReserve3.0L EcoBoost V6
AWDReserve3.0L EcoBoost V6
AWDGrand Touring3.0L EcoBoost V6 & plug-in hybrid
AWDBlack Label3.0L EcoBoost V6
AWDBlack Label Grand Touring3.0L EcoBoost V6 & plug-in hybrid

Platform

All variations of the second-generation Lincoln Aviator ride on the Ford CD6 platform shared with the following vehicles:

Production

The 2020 Aviator is assembled at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant in Chicago, Illinois, USA alongside the 2020 Ford Explorer. A plant in China will assemble the vehicle for the Chinese domestic market.

Availability

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is scheduled to go on sale by the third quarter of the 2019 model year.

Beyond 2020

We expect the current, second-generation Lincoln Aviator to remain into production for at least the next four years. As we write this, there are no plans to update the vehicle yet since this is an all-new Lincoln Aviator launched for the 2020 model year.

Discussion

Discuss the 2020 Lincoln Aviator in our Lincoln forum.

News

Follow our coverage of Lincoln Aviator news.

Specifications

Overview

Model2020 Lincoln Aviator
Body styleFull-size, three-row premium SUV
DrivelineLongitudinal, rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive
ConstructionUnitized welded steel body
Manufacturing locationFlat Rock, Michigan, USA
Key competitorsAcura MDX, Infiniti QX60, Lexus RX-L, Cadillac XT6, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X7

Engines and Transmissions

EngineAspirationHorsepower Torque (lb-ft)Transmission
3.0L EcoBoost V6Twin-turbo400400Ten-speed automatic
3.0L EcoBoost V6 with plug-in hybridTwin-turbo494630Ten-speed automatic

Gear Ratios

GearRatio (all engines)
First4.714
Second2.997
Third2.149
Fourth1.769
Fifth1.521
Sixth1.275
Seventh1
Eighth0.853
Ninth0.689
10th0.636
Reverse-4.885

Brakes

LocationTypeRotor Size (mm) and TypeCaliper Size (mm) and Type
FrontDisc brakes345 x 32Twin, 45 mm, aluminum
RearDisc brakes350 x 26 mmSingle, 45 mm, iron

Dimensions

Exterior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Wheelbase119.1
Total vehicle length199.3
Total vehicle height69.8
Width (including mirrors)89.9
Front track66.9
Rear track66.9

Interior DimensionsValue (in inches)
Head room (first row) Steel Roof40.3
Head room (first row) Vista Roof38.7
Head room (second row) Steel Roof39.7
Head room (second row) Vista Roof38.4
Head room (third row)36.9
Leg room (first row)43
Leg room (second row)39
Leg room (third row)29.2

Capacities

CapacitiesValue
Seating capacity7
Passenger Volume140.5 cu-ft
Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row18.3 cu-ft
Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row41.8
Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row77.7
Base Curb Weight Gas RWD4,764 lb
Base Curb Weight Gas AWD4.897 lb
Base Curb Weight hybrid AWD5,678 lb

Pricing

TrimEngineDrive WheelsStarting MSRP
Standard3.0L EcoBoost V6RWD$51,100
Standard3.0L EcoBoost V6AWD$53,600
Reserve3.0L EcoBoost V6RWD$56,190
Reserve3.0L EcoBoost V6AWD$58,700
Grand Touring3.0L EcoBoost V6 plug-in hybridAWD$68,800
Black Label3.0L EcoBoost V6 plug-in hybridAWD$77,695
Black Label Grand Touring3.0L EcoBoost V6 plug-in hybridAWD$87,800

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