2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Churns Out Impressive 494 HP And 630 LB-FT – More Than The Corvette Stingray!

Members of the media recently had the opportunity to drive the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and the car manufacturer has finalized horsepower and torque figures for the SUV.

Powering the standard Lincoln Aviator is a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine which initially, Lincoln said pumped out 400 hp and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque. That horsepower figure has remained unchanged, but torque for the finished production car has jumped to 415 lb-ft (562 Nm). Even more impressive is the Aviator Grand Touring hybrid.

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When first announcing the vehicle, Lincoln said it had 450 hp and 600 lb-ft (813 Nm) of torque on tap. Speaking with CarBuzz, the company has now announced the hybrid SUV in fact delivers 494 hp and 630 lb-ft (854 Nm). That means the Aviator Grand Touring hybrid has 4 hp more than a base 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

The Aviator Grand Touring hybrid is driven by the same 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 as the base model but receives a 101 hp electric motor and a 13.6 kWh battery pack to generate the additional grunt. Lincoln has yet to state what the all-electric driving range for this model will be nor are details available about its fuel economy.

What we do know is that the hybrid powertrain can operate in a number of different modes. One of them is dubbed ‘Preserve EV’ which is able to charge the battery up to 75 per cent using the engine while driving. There is also a Pure EV model where the SUV runs solely on electric power.

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  • caddy45

    Finally got to see one live / sit in one a few weeks ago at a dealer. It’s beautiful. I can’t imagine why anyone would buy anything other than the Aviator in this class. It blows everything out of the water on nearly every level.

    • Merc1

      “It blows everything out of the water on nearly every level.”

      It is nice, but lets not get carried away.

      M

      • CJKnox

        Says the guy named after a German car brand………

        • Merc1

          Yep. Doesn’t make the claim any less ridiculous.

          M

        • no25

          Im surprised he didn’t try to say how much “better” the GLS was.
          This dude gets offended so much when someone says a car is top of the class that isn’t a Mercedes.

          • Merc1

            Nope, never said a Mercedes was better than anything. That seems to be your problem.

            M

          • no25

            I’m not stupid like you, sweetie. I said I am surprised you didn’t because you always bring up Mercedes and how they’re “oh, so great.”

        • :/ Yurr

          Everyone doesn’t have to like the same brand.

    • James Denz

      I couldn’t agree more. If Lincoln markets the Aviator well, it should sell extremely well. Great job Lincoln!

    • Dennis Scipio

      And this is coming from the person whose username is caddy45.

  • LJ

    Saw a new Aviator on my commute home yesterday. Absolutely stunning in person.

  • Merc1

    Why on earth would anyone buy a Cadillac at this level? This is what you call real effort. The entire Aviator line should be a big hit. That Cadillac XT6 will only sell due to deep discounting.

    M

    • Randell Weatherall Jr

      because horsepower nuts don’t buy 3 row SUVs

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        Really?

        GLS550/63 and the X7 disagree with you.

        • Randell Weatherall Jr

          waiting for those sales figures on the high horsepower models……………

    • Joe E

      It’s interesting to see the two diverging strategies between Caddy and Lincoln. Caddy seems to be saving the true engineering investment and talent for their sport sedans and the V-series. Lincoln has neither sport sedans nor a V-series equivalent, so they’re putting all their investment into the SUV basket (because they have nothing else). Cadillac was also burned by the rear-drive, V8-option first-gen SRX. Sales doubled when they went rear-wheel drive with a V6 in the second gen.

      Personally, I think what Lincoln is doing is overkill in this segment. Despite the Aviator being a more appealing vehicle (to us as enthusiasts), I think the XT6 will outsell the Aviator. Buyers in this segment want utility over horsepower, and the XT6 simply has more utility. Will be interesting to see what happens.

      • Nordschleife

        Perhaps, but the Aviator has more style and for people who don’t want to be seen in anything that is considered pedestrian, some will sacrifice a little utility for style.

      • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

        “Caddy seems to be saving the true engineering investment and talent for their sport sedans and the V-series. “

        Who cares?

        Sedans aren’t selling anynmore and Cadillac’s latest sedans have been a major disappointment and uncompetitive. Yes, the ATS-V and CTS-V were monsters, but they didn’t sell because they were lackluster in every single area other than strictly performance. CUE is awful, their interiors are a definite step down from the Germans, but they were priced on par with them.

        You can’t do that. You can’t absolutely NAIL one aspect of a vehicle (dynamics) and ignore the finer details especially in a luxury vehicle. Details are what set it apart, the small stuff is what makes it special.

        “Personally, I think what Lincoln is doing is overkill in this segment. Despite the Aviator being a more appealing vehicle (to us as enthusiasts), I think the XT6 will outsell the Aviator. Buyers in this segment want utility over horsepower, and the XT6 simply has more utility. Will be interesting to see what happens.”

        Overkill in the luxury segment???? The luxury segment is always about overkill, that’s what separates it from the “normal” vehicles. Attention to detail, fit and finish, style, material quality, etc. Cadillac gets to about 80% of the way to a great vehicle, then they release it at the same price as the Germans and fail miserably.

        The XT6 is going to flop, the only thing that will keep it’s sales figures up are massive rebates laying on the hood, and huge amounts of fleet sales which are the norm for GM.

        • Joe E

          Fair arguments. I stand by my prediction that XT6 will outsell Aviator — and I’ll amend to include that they will sell at similar transaction prices. We’ll see what the market says.

    • Dennis Scipio

      I still don’t understand how this looks amazing looking. I think it looks okay, but I fail to see how this “blows anything out of the water.”

      • Rahul Mandala

        It may be overrated for you, but this is what I call real effort. When you as a company have many people in public praising about what you’ve crafted and executed, product-wise, you know you did a damn brilliant job in doing so.

        • Dennis Scipio

          It’s based on the same platform as the new Ford Explorer, though but a different body style. Apparently, Ford doing something right.

  • TheBelltower

    This is impressive. Gotta be honest, I didn’t think an appealing Lincoln was going to ever happen. But they have had a couple hits lately.

  • Tabs Luther

    Lincoln is picking up speed. I hope these sell!

  • 85ZingoGTR

    Ford really hit it out of the ballpark with this Aviator. This and that new Explorer. This could not have happened at a worst time for Cadillac and its XT7.

  • brn

    That’s a lot of twist for an 180 cubic inch motor with a six year warranty.

  • Dennis Scipio

    i’ve seen it at my local Auto show, It looks okay. Seriously, how does something with simple lines could be considered “beautiful” or “attractive”? Am I missing something here? To be honest, the praise over a 3 row luxury SUV like this one is overrated.

  • raikkonen

    Not much can be culled from this article.

    Curb weight?
    Fuel economy?
    Acceleration figures?
    Electric range?

    Power figures mean nothing without corresponding metrics…

  • dumblikeyou2

    If I were I were in the market for something this gaudy looking, I’d rather have the Infiniti QX80. It’ll hold its value over a longer period and will be more reliable than Ford’s turbo engine. Especially this version that sounds like it’ll be a reliable nightmare.

    • Rahul Mandala

      Infiniti QX80? Please, it’s nothing but a tacky Armada dressed up in nice clothes. I know the Aviator uses the Explorer platform, but at least it has so much distinction and identity from its Ford cousin than some Infiniti-Nissan look alike. Sorry, but Infiniti doesn’t make legit luxury, but more like faux luxury.

      • dumblikeyou2

        Yes exactly. I said, if I were in the market for a gaudy ie tacky SUV I would rather have the QX80 rather than this tacky SUV. They’re both tacky. I just wouldn’t consider either because they both scream 65 and up.

      • dumblikeyou2

        They both look pimp and they’re both faux luxury.

        • Rahul Mandala

          Nah, Lincoln actually got the vision of American Luxury and Luxury in general right. In no way does it faux/pimp to me at all. Infiniti wants to be Luxury, but they haven’t even update their interiors yet. The infotainment system is still from 2009.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Ford’s previous hybrids have proven to be incredibly reliabile. They’ve been in taxi duty on vehicles that have over 500,000 miles on the original battery pack and powertrain. The TTV6s have also proven to be very reliable in severe duty applications such as law enforcement vehicles.

      You’ve got no idea of what you’re talking about.

      • dumblikeyou2

        Yeah sure, but that still doesn’t solve the problem of Lincoln’s geriatric looks.

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    The Cadillac XT6 is an absolute joke and an embarrassment for the entire brand.

    Cadillac, look at what Lincoln is doing and DO THAT.

  • no25

    This car already killed the XT6 (and the XT6 was just released). Absolutely stunning inside and out! I am honestly so proud of Lincoln!

  • jrelon

    I kinda wish it wasn’t a 3 row-er now. I kinda want one, but I have no need for 3 rows.

  • SteersUright

    Hopefully this gets much better review than the Explorer its based on. I’m rooting for this Lincoln to be truly fantastic.

  • notpc4sure

    Could be the car of the Year

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