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2020 Lincoln Aviator is Luxury on Wheels
We recently had the opportunity to drive the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. I can honestly say that I was impressed with Lincoln's new midsize SUV. The Lincoln Aviator defines effortless luxury performance among premium SUVs. It offers impressive power and capability combined with sleek elegance and intuitive technology. The bottom line, if you are in the market for a luxury SUV that can seat 7 while offering storage, comfort, efficiency, and performance, you need to test drive the 2020 Lincoln Aviator!
Customized Drive Experience
Lincoln Drive Modes are one of several intuitive options to seamlessly customize the Aviator drive experience. Standard modes include Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery, and Deep Conditions.
Each is fully integrated and drivers can simply select the mode and let the Aviator take care of the rest. Aviator Grand Touring includes two additional modes:
- Preserve EV recharges and saves battery power for a later time while continuing to use both engine and motor to deliver the full performance drivers expect; the high-voltage battery can be recharged up to 75 percent while driving in this mode.
- Pure EV is designed to keep the driver in all-electric mode in most conditions; should demand exceed electric capability, the driver receives a prompt to allow the gas engine to engage.
When equipped with the available Air Glide Suspension, Aviator rises to its highest position for better capability in the Deep Conditions mode; when driven at speeds above 70 mph, it lowers to Aero Height, offering improved performance.
Helping in that area, too, are the wealth of driver-assist features on Aviator, which comes standard with Lincoln Co-Pilot360. It provides Pre-Collision Assist with automatic emergency braking, Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, a Lane-Keeping System, rear backup camera, and auto high-beam headlamps.
Based on a rear-wheel-drive architecture, Aviator offers a compelling combination of performance, capability, and choice, with intelligent all-wheel drive available and the option of a gasoline or hybrid powertrain.
The standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, paired with a new 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, delivers 400 horsepower and 415 ft.-lbs. of torque for effortless acceleration.
With the hybrid option, Aviator Grand Touring’s twin-turbocharged engine and advanced electrified technology take the levels of performance even higher, with an impressive 494 combined horsepower and best-in-class 630 combined ft.-lbs. of torque.
“With Aviator Grand Touring, we are aiming to set the bar for luxury SUVs,” says John Davis, chief program engineer, The Lincoln Motor Company. “It offers a sanctuary-like cabin and signature drive feel that is uniquely Lincoln.”
Revel Ultima 3D Sound System is A Concert Hall for the Road
Revel is where the Art of Luxury Meets the Science of Sound. Revel is known for its deep scientific foundation, home theater speaker design heritage, and trademark sonic signature — pure, musical, and faithful to the original performance which is all integrated into every Lincoln with a Revel audio system.
The sound of the Revel audio system is so perfect, so distinctly Revel, you’ll understand why they dedicated 19 years perfecting the unique sound that can only be found in a Lincoln.
They thought of every aspect of sound design! Instead of annoying and jarring sound alerts, the Lincoln Aviator instead has unique chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that provide musical alerts for 25 features notifying drivers of everything from an open fuel door to an unlatched safety belt.
You can read my full article on Revel's Ultima 3D Sound System HERE.
Inside the 2020 Lincoln Aviator
The true luxury of Aviator is the experience of leaving day-to-day pressures and entering a soothing sanctuary. Aviator’s spacious, airy cabin accentuates horizontal lines, minimizing visual clutter and offering a relaxing ambiance.
As you can see from the photos, the cabin is upscale, comfortable, and has lots of space and legroom. It offers plenty of luxury options such as 30-way adjustable front seats with massage, soft-close doors, and a 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D stereo system.
Third Row and Storage
The Aviator is Lincoln's first midsize three-row SUV. The third row provides ample seating and can be folded flat to create plenty of room for storage. Even when the third row is in use, there is still a lot of space for storing sporting equipment, groceries, and/or luggage as you can see from the photo above.
Lincoln Aviator Price
Pricing starts at $51,000 for standard. Standard includes a power tilt/telescoping steering wheel that powers away when the ignition is off, remote start, rain-sensing wipers, 360-degree camera, keyless keypad, quad-zone climate controls, ambient interior lighting, outside approach lamps, power hatch, auto-fold side-view mirrors, and extensive safety features. Safety features include lane-keeping assist, smart cruise, blind-spot detection, automatic high beams, and more.
Take a look inside the 2020 Lincoln Aviator!
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