The forthcoming 2022 Lincoln Aviator will receive some updates this year. So, if you’re looking for the smaller version of the popular Navigator model, this SUV is the best option. Not so big as the full-size Navigator, the new Aviator provides similar luxury, comfort, and style.
However, compared to European rivals such as the BMW X5 and Volvo XC90, the Aviator lacks some luxury. Of course, it doesn’t matter, because this model is still unique and is filled inside with quality materials and the latest technology. On top of that, it’s available with two engine options, providing excellent performance and fuel economy.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Outward Appearance
The 2022 Lincoln Aviator’s outward appearance has been refreshed on some parts, and we must admit, it looks much better. This model dominates from every angle. The design is attractive, and we can see the revised grille and headlights on the new model. Like the previous model, the redesigned version comes standard with stylish 19-inch alloy wheels. Moreover, even with bigger wheels that are standard on upper trims, the Aviator exhibits restraint. For 2022, the manufacturer made this SUV more sporty by addicting the quad exhaust system’s chromed tips.
On top of that, the optional Monochromatic Reserve package is available as well. The models that wear this package brings black-finished 22-inch alloy wheels and various body-colored exterior pieces.
The highlight of the new 2022 Lincoln Aviator is its cabin. This model host many luxury materials and seats that are highly adjustable and comfortable. Generally, you’ll found plenty of space, even for taller passengers. The third row offers room for adults, but only when the second row is fully forward.
Unlike the previous model, the new Aviator comes standard with 3-zone automatic climate control, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, ambient interior lighting, audio volume, plus a premium audio system.
The latest Aviator comes standard with Co-Pilot360 system, including many driver-assistance technologies. This package contains forward-collision warning with automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot monitoring, automatic high-beams, and a rearview camera.
Powertrain Specs and Fuel Economy
As we mentioned, the latest 2022 Lincoln Aviator is the SUV is available with two engine choices. The base model uses a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that generates 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. This unit comes with a reliable 10-speed automatic transmission sending energy to the rear wheels in standard form. Although, all-wheel drive is available as an option.
The plug-in hybrid version is the next engine that is available with the Grand Touring version. As the first engine, this one uses the same twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, which is augmented by an electric motor delivering a total of 494 horsepower using a lithium-ion battery.
According to Lincoln, unlike the first engine, this one comes with all-wheel drive as standard. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that a PHEV Aviator should cover 21 miles in electric-only mode when it is fully charged. Also, they stated that it could achieve a total range of 460 miles.
How Much Will the 2022 Lincoln Aviator Cost?
The new 2022 Lincoln Aviator will arrive at some point in the year. Lincoln recently reveal that we can expect a price increase slightly. The current entry-level model that uses rear-drive has an MSRP of $51,100, while Reserve costs $58,035. The most favorite trim Black Label that comes with an all-wheel-drive start at $79,790.
However, the most efficient hybrid-powered Grand Touring begins at $69,995, and it can reach $89,430 with the Black Label package. Compared to models such as Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the new Aviator starting price is lower.