The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is arguably one of the most impressive premium SUV models launched in the three-row midsize segment this year. Lincoln appears to have used the experience earned from the popular Navigator and applied it to its slightly smaller sibling.
The more elegant approach of the Aviator to the luxury SUV theme is obvious from the first moment you lay your eyes on it. Nothing on the exterior design is overly aggressive and overly flashy, just the right amount of bright-work to give the Aviator an expensive and imposing aura.
Then you open the door and you’re greeted by a premium cabin, especially if you opt for one of the most expensive Black Label models, like the one KBB is testing on its latest video.
Everything is covered either in leather, wood, metal or gloss black trim while the powered seats are among the most comfortable and ergonomic chairs offered across all segments.
The available range includes a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 unit with 400 HP and 415 lb-ft (562 Nm) of torque and a plug-in hybrid version of the same engine that offers 494 HP and 630 lb-ft (854 Nm) of torque. In both cases, a 10-speed automatic transmission is the only option, with Lincoln offering all-wheel drive as an option to the ‘base’ 400 HP model.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator does indeed do a great job at offering a very rich and enjoyable experience to its driver, remaining impressively quiet and comfortable under most conditions. It’s not the sportiest SUV out there, but fact is, most people wouldn’t buy an Aviator for spirited drives, would they?