The Lincoln Aviator is powered by a 3.0L V6 engine fed by twin-turbochargers, making 400 horsepower. Power is sent to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission with an optional all-wheel drive system. Buyers opting for the Grand Touring trim will also get a hybrid version of this drivetrain with an additional 100 or so horsepower, though that version should make around 200 lb-ft of torque more than the non-hybrid. Either way, the Aviator isn't lacking in power, with strong acceleration relative to most of its competition.
The Aviator comes in three basic trims, along with a Black Label Special Edition. The base trim is simply called Standard and comes with a long list of included features such as 19-inch machine finished aluminum wheels, a hands-free liftgate, power-adjustable heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, full LED headlamps, tri-zone climate control, SiriusXM satellite radio, a 10.1-inch CLD touchscreen, a 10-speaker sound system, rain sensing wipers, a remote starter and heated front seats. Safety features included on the base model include a pre-collision system with automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, blind spot detection and cross traffic alert, a lane keeping assist system and a rearview camera.
The Reserve trim includes 20-inch wheels, LED foglamps, better interior ambient lighting, four-zone climate control, a power tilt and telescoping steering column, a 360-degree camera, a voice activated navigation system linked to the infotainment, a Revel 14-speaker sound system and nicer leather seats with more adjustability.
The Grand Touring Trim adds the hybrid drivetrain along with an adaptive steering system and regenerative braking. Other features on the Grand Touring include unique 20-inch wheels, a darker grille, a panoramic roof with a power sunshade and active noise cancellation for the cabin.
The top of the line Black Label comes in either hybrid or non-hybrid forms, though either version of the Black Label includes 22-inch wheels, Savanna Leather seating surfaces, heated and ventilated first and second row seats, a heated steering wheel, heated windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control with stop and go capabilities, a parking assist system, wireless phone charging, a heads up display, soft close doors, a rear sunshade and a Revel 28-speaker sound system.