2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring Majors On Style, Luxury And Comfort

Those with a Lincoln MKT parked in their driveways have probably already set their eyes on the Aviator. The company’s new family SUV has entered the highly competitive luxury mid-size segment with an assortment of novelties for the brand and a new design that makes it a head-turner.

You may want to tick some boxes on the options list, like the Phone As A Key, which turns your smartphone into a digital key fob, and Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview. The latter uses a camera to scan the road and check for deviations, while the sensors adjust the suspension in a few fractions of a second, making it as soft or as stiff as possible, according to the road surface.

Also Read: Check Out The 2020 Lincoln Aviator From Every Angle In Huge Photo Gallery

The Aviator thus provides a great balance between sportiness and comfort. Enhancing the experience on the open road is the new plug-in hybrid powertrain in the Grand Touring, which uses the 3.0-liter, twin-turbo V6 found in the lesser model and pairs it to an electric motor and a 13.6 kWh battery. The whole assembly develops 494 HP and 630 lb-ft (854 Nm) of torque, whereas the battery pack improves the overall efficiency and provides an electric range of around 20 miles (32 km).

Inside, drivers will find themselves behind a 12-inch digital cockpit, which is located next to the 10-inch infotainment touchscreen display. Leather covers most surfaces and even the center console has a very nice finish. The front seats are comfortable and supportive and, overall, the interior provides an extremely satisfying experience.

The Aviator has an MSRP of $51,100, whereas the most affordable Grand Touring PHEV comes from $68,800. Choose the Black Label and see that climb to $77,695 before destination charges and options, whereas the model reviewed in the video below costs a cool $88,000.


  • Kagan

    Get rid of the hybrid and put in a light v8!

  • db

    I’m betting Lincoln has a homerun on their hands with the Aviator.

    • DetrinKD

      Definite hit. I couldn’t do anything but smh seeing the commercials for the XT6. The fact that it and the Aviator debuted at the same time just makes it so obvious how Cadillac took the cheap route in comparison. I can’t get over them simply using the same interior as the XT5.

      • db

        Apparently GM has a more influential staff of bean counters….

    • Dennis Scipio

      i can’t deny.

  • Astonman

    The proportions are just a little off for me. It’s a lot longer car than I expected but that interior is gorgeous. At 88K for the Black Signature – my eyes are kind of burning.

  • CJKnox
  • Bo Hanan

    Good Looking truck.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    It might be coming… 😉

  • Deckard_Cain

    I know this won’t be available in Europe, but a PHEV with a 4-cylinder engine would sell a lot here in Europe.

  • ChrisInIL

    Do you intend to run the 1/4 mile or tow anything?

    If not, what good does that torque do?

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Lincoln is back, boys and girls.

    Can’t wait for the new Conti and Zephyr.

  • db

    Cool video Mike, thanx for posting.

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