The 2021 Lincoln Aviator will represent the second production year of the current generation, so it’s not hard to conclude that there will be no bigger changes. Moreover, the company has prepared just a couple of minor updates, such as new color options and wheels design. Furthermore, there are some additions to the list of standard equipment and a new appearance package. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same.
This means you may count on a quite luxurious mid-size crossover, which has been introduced as a part of Lincoln’s big lineup update, which has brought a lot of new models in the last couple of years. This is a good-looking, luxurious crossover, which comes with powerful engine options and an RWD layout. It definitely has the potential to compete with European premium rivals, such as BMW X5, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7 etc. We expect to see it in showrooms in a couple of months.
2021 Lincoln Aviator Redesign
As we are talking about the second production year, it seems obvious that the 2021 Lincoln Aviator won’t feature any particular change in terms of base design characteristics. This luxury SUV arrived last year, along with its mainstream counterpart, Ford Explorer. The two models ride on the same CD6 platform and share a big part of mechanics.
On the other side, aesthetics are completely different and the 2021 Lincoln Aviator will continue with the styling that completely follows the brand’s latest design language, established with Navigator. Still, there are few novelties to come for the next year. Of course, those are talking about visual details, such as new 21- and 22-inch optional wheels. Furthermore, you may count on new color options. There are actually three of them – Asher Gray, Ocean Drive Blue, and Flight Blue. Besides visual updates, there are also a couple of additions in terms of standard features.
When it comes to interior design, we don’t expect any particular change for the next year. That is definitely not an issue, considering that the new model came with a pretty impressive interior layout, which looks really stylings with those elegant design solutions. Materials are super-fine, as well as fit and finish. The overall quality is at a really impressive level, though not exactly on par with European rivals like GLE and Q7.
On the other side, there is really nothing to complain about in terms of interior space. The first two rows are very generous in terms of leg and headroom, while the third row is typically tight for the class. The standard model comes in a 7-seat configuration, though models with second-row captain’s chairs are available too.
The aspect where Aviator really shines in cargo volume. You may count on 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, 41.8 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded, and 77.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. You won’t find many mid-size luxury SUVs with such numbers.
2021 Lincoln Aviator Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator will carry on with two familiar powertrain options. Base models are equipped with Ford’s new 3.0-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 400 horsepower. That’s a pretty respectable amount of power, especially for a base model. Driving dynamics are excellent, The 10-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to rear or all wheels, also works great.
If you are looking for something peppier, there is a hybrid version of this SUV. The PHEV model is based on the same V6 engine but gets significant help from an electric motor. So, the max output goes up to 494 horsepower and really impressive 630 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base model returns around 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The PHEV model is slightly better and returns around 23 miles per gallon in a combined ride. Also, you may count on 21 miles of the all-electric range.
Another thing we like about this SUV is a pretty long list of safety features, which shouldn’t change too much for the next year. The current model comes standard with goodies like a rearview camera, MyKey, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and driver drowsiness monitoring.
The list of options is also impressive and includes goodies like a surround-view parking camera system, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, parallel and perpendicular park assist, traffic sign recognition, and adaptive bending headlights.
2021 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2021 Lincoln Aviator will hit the market in the next couple of months. Base models should go around 52.000 dollars.