Replacing the MKT in Lincoln's lineup, the 2020 Aviator is all new. See the 2020 Lincoln Aviator models for sale near you
We would pony up the extra seven-or-so grand for the Reserve grade. Leather seating is a basic luxury appointment that's standard on Reserve and not available on the base Standard trim. Going with Reserve also opens you up to a long list of inviting options that aren't available for the base grade like Phone As A Key and Co-Pilot 360 Plus. In any case, we think the Lincoln Aviator is a top-tier contender within the 3-row luxury segment. Find a Lincoln Aviator for sale
Lincoln offers the new Aviator in five grades: Standard, Reserve, Grand Touring, Black Label and Black Label Grand Touring. Every Aviator comes with Co-Pilot 360, including Pre-Collision Assist, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, auto high beam assist and rear backup camera. All prices include the $1,095 factory destination charge.
The Standard ($52,195) comes with 19-in aluminum wheels, hill-hold assist, eight airbags, tri-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, rain-sensing front wipers, a leather-wrapped, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, an electric parking brake, a 110-volt power outlet, soft-touch seating, heated front-row seats, 10-way power front seats, a 35/30/35 second-row seat with power tip/slide release, a 50/50 third-row seat with power fold, wiper-activated LED headlights with auto on/off, a capless fuel filler, a power rear lift gate, power autofold and heated outboard mirrors with LED turn signal indicators, an autodimming driver's side outboard mirror, the MyKey parental controls system, a Sync 3 interface, Bluetooth connectivity, four USB ports, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot and a 10-speaker audio system with satellite-radio capability.
Optional on Standard is heated second-row seats. Optional on both Standard and Reserve is AWD. Options shared by Standard, Reserve and Grand Touring are the heated steering wheel and heated wiper blades. Optional across all trims is Alexa capability.
To the Standard's equipment, Reserve ($57,285) adds 20-in aluminum wheels, a power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 360-degree surround camera, a voice-activated navigation system, premium leather seating, 12-way power front seats, second-row power tip/slide dual captain's chairs with console, a hands-free power lift gate and a 14-speaker Revel audio system with HD radio technology.
Optional on Reserve are 22-in aluminum wheels, panoramic sunroof with power sunshade and active noise control. Optional on Reserve and Grand Touring are Phone As A Key, Co-Pilot 360 Plus (adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist, evasive steering assist, reverse brake assist and active park assist), a wireless smartphone charger, a head-up display, soft-close doors, heated/ventilated front-row seats, heated/ventilated second-row seats, 30-way power adjustable front seats, a 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D audio system and Adaptive Pixel LED headlights. Optional on Reserve, Grand Touring and Black Label are Air Glide Suspension, adaptive suspension, a second-row 35/30/35 bench seat and a dynamic handling package. Standard on all but the Standard grade are a full rear console with Panoramic Vista Roof shade controls and two standard USB ports and trailer-tow package.
Adding on to Reserve's standard gear, Grand Touring includes the hybrid system, 20-in ultra-bright aluminum wheels, AWD, adaptive steering and a Panoramic Vista Roof with power sunshade. Optional on Grand Touring are 21-in aluminum wheels, as well as the options noted previously.
To the Grand Touring standard equipment, Black Label ($78,790) adds most of the Standard, Reserve and Grand Touring options, as well as 22-in bright aluminum wheels and perforated Savanna leather seating, but it loses adaptive steering. All Black Label options were listed above.
The Black Label Grand Touring ($88,895) gets all of the Black Label's gear and options, plus adds back adaptive steering. Also included as standard are 21-in bright machined-aluminum wheels.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||Unlimited Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Maintenance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2020 BMW X5 -- Redesigned, the X5 is available with a turbo V6 that's less powerful than Aviator's V6 or a V8 that's more powerful -- more expensive, too. But, the handling is sportier than the Aviator's.
2020 Cadillac XT6 -- All new for 2020, the XT6 is a 3-row crossover powered by a V6. It doesn't pack the performance wallop of the Aviator, but it's comfortable. If you are looking at a Standard or Reserve Aviator, the XT6 is a solid alternative.
2020 Infiniti QX60 -- If you are on the market for a more affordable luxury 3-row crossover, the QX60 is a good choice. It's comfy and luxurious with a pliant ride. Oh, and the opening price is thousands less than some others in the segment.