The current, second-generation Aviator came after a pretty long hiatus and it amazed the car world with its combination of luxury and performance. However, it’s been three years since that launch, so it’s no wonder that many sources suggest updates for the 2023 Lincoln Aviator, which will represent the fourth production year. At this point, the officials are still quiet but we may presume that certain changes in terms of styling would occur. Also, we presume that the company would offer more features, or maybe some interior updates.
In any case, the overall layout will remain the same. The 2023 Lincoln Aviator will continue with two very capable powertrain options and a pretty smooth and comfortable ride. This SUV also comes with a great interior design, as well as a pretty generous cargo area. Furthermore, the infotainment system is easy to use.
Considering the possible updates, we presume that the launch date could happen a little bit earlier than usual, though still within the second half of the year.
2023 Lincoln Aviator Design
As we already mentioned, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator could easily come with some updates. The officials are quiet but rumors suggest a mid-cycle refresh. This indicates different changes, but mostly in terms of styling. We presume that the majority of changes would happen at the front, where we could see subtle revisions in terms of headlights, grille etc.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the vehicle will remain the same. This SUV is based on the company’s familiar CD6 platform and shares most of its parts with Ford Explorer. However, it also comes with lots of upgrades, particularly in terms of suspension setup. As a result, the ride is very smooth and absorbs road imperfections with ease. The handling is composed though we have to say that German rivals offer a higher level of athleticism.
On the inside, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator probably won’t bring bigger changes. We expect to see a familiar cabin layout, though things like new color schemes and materials could be introduced. Furthermore, e could see a new infotainment screen, bigger than the current unit. Other than that, things should remain the same. So, you may count on a familiar cabin design, which offers pretty impressive build quality, fine materials and a lot of attention to detail.
Besides excellent quality, this interior also offers plenty of room on the inside. The first two rows of seats are very generous with space and accommodate adults with ease. On the other hand, the third row of seats is typically tight for the segment. Also, you may count on about 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its third-row seats, 41.8 cubic feet with these seats folded, and a generous 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo space. Those are some of the highest ratings in the class.
We presume that the rumored update would bring novelties in terms of new features. We already mentioned that the current infotainment system could be replaced with a bigger 13-inch unit, the same one that was recently introduced in the updated Navigator. Also, there’s a chance to see the new ActiveGlide semi-autonomous driving system on the offer.
Of course, other novelties could come as well, though keep in mind that the current model already stands pretty well in this aspect. The current model already comes standard with goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, Bluetooth, four USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, tri-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, push-button start, and remote start. We presume that some of the current options could become part of the standard equipment. Those are things like navigation, HD Radio, wireless device charging, quad-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, rear sunshades, ambient lighting etc.
2023 Lincoln Aviator Engines
On the other hand, we don’t expect to see changes under the hood. You may count on two familiar powertrain options. The offer will start with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out 400 horsepower. Driving dynamics are great but the optional plug-in hybrid powertrain offers even better performance. It combines the same engine with an electric motor, for a total output of 494 horsepower and a pretty impressive 630 pound-feet of torque. Both units come in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. On the other hand, the PHEV comes with a 13.6-kWh battery pack, which ensures around 21 miles of the all-electric range.
2023 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Lincoln Aviator will arrive sometime in the second half of the year. The starting price should go around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Audi Q7, Acura MDX, BMW X5 etc.