2020 Lincoln Aviator Specs, Release Dates, Prices

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator defines effortless luxury performance among premium SUVs, offering impressive power and capability combined with sleek elegance and intuitive technology. Delivering Quiet Flight, the Aviator offers two powertrains – a standard twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 gas engine and the Grand Touring’s hybrid powertrain. This marks the first time Lincoln has combined a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine and advanced electrified hybrid technology capable of delivering smooth performance and nearly instantaneous torque.

TRIM LEVELS & PRICING

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is a three-row mid-size luxury crossover SUV. It’s available in five trim levels: Standard, Reserve, Black Label, Grand Touring, and Grand Touring Black Label. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available as an optional except on the Black Label, which only comes with AWD. The Grand Touring and the Grand Touring Black Label use a plug-in hybrid powertrain based on the same V6 engine.

The Standard Aviator come with a power liftgate, low-profile roof rails, full LED headlights and taillights, automatic high beams, power-folding mirrors with an auto-dimming driver-side mirror, rain-sensing wipers, puddle lamps, proximity entry with push-button start, 12-way power-adjustable front seats with heating, two-way lumbar support and seat memory, power tip-and-slide outboard sections of the second-row bench seat,simulated-leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with tilt-and-telescoping adjustment, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone climate control, and a 5.8-inch touchscreen in the second row for climate control options.

Tech features include a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.1-inch infotainment screen, Sync 3, satellite radio, navigation, Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 110-volt outlet for the second row, two 12-volt outlets, USB and USB-C charging ports. Standard safety features include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera with a built-in washer. Heated wipers, a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats are optional.

The Aviator Reserve adds 20-inch wheels, a 360-degree camera view, a 14-speaker Revel stereo, ambient interior lighting, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, premium leather seats, quad-zone climate control, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with two-way lumbar, power tip-and-slide second-row captain’s chairs, and a hands-free liftgate. With the optional 22-inch wheels and all-wheel drive, the Aviator Reserve is equipped with an adaptive suspension.

The Grand Touring comes with a panoramic sunroof, unique exterior accents, and the upgraded plug-in hybrid AWD powertrain.

There are many optional packages available for the 2020 Lincoln Aviator. The Class IV Trailer Tow package adds a Class IV hitch and wiring, four- and seven-pin connectors, a beefier 250-amp alternator, trailer sway control, and trailer coverage to the blind-spot monitoring system. The Elements Package Plus adds heated and ventilated first- and second-row seats, a heated steering wheel and heated windshield wipers.

The Reserve I package includes the Elements Package Plus plus a panoramic sunroof, active parking assist, adaptive cruise control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, and reverse braking assist. Further upgrade Reserve I equipped Aviators with the Luxury package, which adds 30-way power-adjustable and massaging front seats, rear door sunshades, a 28-speaker Revel stereo, and rear-seat audio controls.

The Reserve II package combine the Luxury, Elements Package Plus and Tow package, and it adds 22-inch wheels, adaptive headlights and a light-up Lincoln emblem in the grille. This package can be upgraded with the Convenience package, which installs soft-close doors, head-up display, and wireless charging pad and lets you use your phone as a key. The Dynamic Handling package adds adaptive steering, an adaptive suspension with road preview and an automatically lowering air suspension. If you prefer a second-row bench seat, it’s available as an option with all Reserve packages.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Black Label starts with the Reserve II equipment, but it tacks on the Convenience package and offers the Tow package and the Dynamic Handling package as options. The Black Label gets unique 22-inch wheels and appearance cues, and it offers a selection of interior upgrades with special color schemes. You also get access to Lincoln’s Black Label services.

The Black Label Grand Touring come with 21-inch wheels and adds the Dynamic Handling package along with the plug-in hybrid AWD powertrain.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Pricing:

  • Standard: $52,195
  • Reserve: $57,285
  • Grand Touring: $69,895
  • Black Label: $78,790
  • Grand Touring Black Label: $88,895

INTERIOR

Inside, you’ll find quality materials and crisp displays all around. In the cabin, there’s lots of space to move around in the first and second rows. Even the third row can accommodate two adults, at least for a short trip. You also get an increasingly luxurious experience in the Aviator’s Reserve and Grand Touring trims. They add options such as plush leather seating, 30-way-adjustable heated and ventilated seats, and even an available 28-speaker stereo.

For the driver, there are a lot of controls at the helm. The steering wheel is packed with redundant controls, but none of them seem like overkill. The track-skip and volume functions, for example, are all controlled by one directional knob, while the cruise control functions are all hidden and only light up on the steering wheel when you’re ready to engage them. Then, there’s a 10.1-inch touchscreen at the center of the dashboard that displays all the infotainment functions. It’s crisp, clear and impressively large.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is big on the inside, which results in plenty of cargo capacity. Towing capacity is impressive for the class, especially since it’s not a traditional body-on-frame SUV. Lincoln says you’ll be able to tow up to 6,700 pounds with the standard powertrain, or 5,600 pounds with the plug-in hybrid. It’s not for everyone, however.

POWERTRAINS

Based on a rear-wheel-drive architecture, the 2020 Lincoln 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, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring twin-turbocharged engine and advanced electrified technology takes the levels of performance even higher, with an impressive 494 combined horsepower and best-in-class 630 combined ft.-lbs. of torque. The powerful electric motor, with a maximum output of 75 kilowatts and a 13.6-kilowatt-hour battery pack is designed to complement the performance of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine. Together, they produce robust, effortless performance while maintaining a whisper-quiet cabin.

Lincoln Drive Modes are one of several intuitive options to seamlessly customize the Aviator driving experience. Standard modes include Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions. Each is fully integrated – clients simply select the mode, and Aviator takes 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.

POWERTRAIN

Type

Twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 Engine with Stop-Start Technology

Aviator Grand Touring Hybrid Powertrain

Horsepower

400

494

Torque

415 ft.-lbs.

630 ft.-lbs.

Intake manifold

Plastic individual runner

Plastic individual runner

Fuel economy (mpg)

RWD - 18 City/ 26 Hwy/ 21 Com

AWD - 17 City/ 24 Hwy/ 20 Com

TBA

Valvetrain

DOHC, dual VCT, fixed lift

DOHC, dual VCT, fixed lift

Valve diameter (mm)

Intake - 32.5

Exhaust - 28.3

Intake - 32.5

Exhaust - 28.3

Valve lift (mm)

Intake - 10

Exhaust - 9

Intake - 10

Exhaust - 9

Pistons

Cast aluminum, High-temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts

Cast aluminum, High-temperature cast aluminum alloy with low-friction coated skirts

Connecting rods

Powered metal, Forged steel with cracked caps

Powered metal, Forged steel with cracked caps

Ignition

SI

SI

Bore & stroke (mm)

85.4x86

85.4x86

Displacement

3.0L

3.0L

Compression ratio

9.5:1

9.5:1

Crank shaft

Forged steel

Forged steel

Fuel System

Direct injection

Direct injection

Fuel capacity

76.5L (20.2 gal)

68.1L (18 gal) Grand Touring

DRIVETRAIN

Layout

Rear-wheel drive / Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Intelligent All-Wheel Drive

Transmission

Ten-Speed SelectShift Automatic

Ten-Speed SelectShift Automatic with Modular Hybrid

0-60 mph

5.5 sec (est)

-

Electric Range

-

18 miles (est)

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length

199.3 in

Overall Width

89.9 in (with mirrors)

Overall Height

69.6 in

Wheelbase

119.1 in

Max Cargo Capacity

77.7 cu ft

Curb Weight

4,774 lbs - 5,673 lbs

Towing Capacity

6,700 lbs

5,600 lbs (Grand Touring)

 

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