LOADING ...

You Can Look Good In A 2020 Lincoln Aviator For $51,100

Patrick George Jan 23, 2019. 24 comments

A weird thing has happened at Lincoln over the past couple months or so. For years, car people derided the brand for its incomprehensible model names, general lack of relevance, unappealing designs and propensity to stick nice leather into some Fords and call it a day. “Be more like Cadillac!”, we screamed. But Cadillac’s looking rough these days , and some of the new Lincolns are seriously eye-catching. That includes this new 2020 Lincoln Aviator , a very stylish three-row SUV that’ll set you back at least $50,000.

Lincoln’s configurator for the Aviator went live this week and it lists the starting price as $51,100, minus the mandatory destination fee. That nets you 450 horsepower from a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, rear-wheel drive because it’s on the new Ford Explorer platform, modern active safety tech like emergency auto braking and pedestrian detection, a 10-speed automatic transmission and, dare I say it, one of the better exterior designs currently found in the SUV world.

Prices go up to $56,190 for the better-equipped Aviator Reserve, but then jump way up to $77,695 for the ultra-fancy Black Label. Adding a hybrid option to the turbo V6 pushes prices up to $68,800 for the Hybrid Grand Touring, and a whopping $87,800 for the Black Label Hybrid Grand Touring. (All prices exclude destination.)

Going Black Label gets you pretty loaded, with a 28-speaker sound system, a HUD, a panoramic roof, the advanced Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus safety suite, fancy leather everything and more.

Sure, the upper-trim Aviators aren’t cheap, but the prices still undercut the European competitors by a good amount. And I suspect a lot of buyers will keep theirs in the $60,000 to $70,000 range, which isn’t bad at all for what you get here. It’s definitely more impressive inside and out than the competing Cadillac XT6 that failed to impress anyone at the Detroit Auto Show last week.

I dig this new Aviator, and I look forward to seeing how it drives. I just wish it had coach doors .

24 Comments

Other Patrick George's posts

Handsome Boy Modeling School -- 'Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)' Handsome Boy Modeling School -- 'Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.All you ever gonna be is another great fan of me. 

Summer’s winding down fast Summer’s winding down fast

Summer’s winding down fast. Hopefully I’ll have a chance to take the ol’ Scoupe down to the shore before it does!

Tempest, The Podcast About Our Complicated Relationship With Cars, Is Back For Season 2 Tempest, The Podcast About Our Complicated Relationship With Cars, Is Back For Season 2

PodcastsOur good and nice words, straight to your ear-holes.  Cars are more than just hunks of metal that get us from point A to point B. The best ones have unforgettable stories to tell. From a 94-year-old Tuskegee Airman whose life was full of racing glory to a pool shark with a proclivity for Jeeps to a woman who swears...

Jaguar Land Rover May Run To BMW For New Crossovers: Report Jaguar Land Rover May Run To BMW For New Crossovers: Report

You know, I often forget that Land Rover was owned by BMW for a brief period in the 1990s. This is important information, I know, but in my defense I have a lot to keep track of in any given day. At any rate, in the latest example of the future of the auto industry being tie-ups, partnerships and...

Suggested posts

Actually The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Makes Almost 500 HP For Some Reason Actually The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Makes Almost 500 HP For Some Reason

When the new 2020 Lincoln Aviator hybrid was introduced last year, it was promised to have an estimated 450 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque. It turns out Lincoln was apparently way underselling it then, because the official numbers are now up to a ridiculous 494 HP and 630 lb-ft of torque, exactly what you want in your luxury...

This Is The New Face Of Lincoln (And It Has 400 Horsepower) This Is The New Face Of Lincoln (And It Has 400 Horsepower)

The Morning ShiftAll your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?   Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.1st Gear: Damn, Lincoln As the world (?) awaits the debut of the...

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Lincoln Navigator? What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Lincoln Navigator?

CountersteerYour true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars.  I can think of no better way of celebrating Fourth of July weekend than behind the wheel of a big, ol’ American car. Behold, the behemoth 2019 Lincoln Navigator. What do you want to know about it? Folks (and you’re going to hear this a lot from me...

2016 Lincoln MKX: This Is It 2016 Lincoln MKX: This Is It

Truck YeahThe trucks are good!  Lincoln has been going through what has been called a "brand renaissance" since sometime around when the real Renaissance actually ended. And while we've been mostly disappointed, the 2016 Lincoln MKX is easily the most promising model in the Lincoln fleet. In a segment that is insanely important for Lincoln (and pretty much every luxury...

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Turned Out to Be a Really Good-Looking Car The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Turned Out to Be a Really Good-Looking Car

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair’s proportions are pretty standard for a medium-sized crossover, but hot dang, it’s ridiculously handsome. The design achieves a really nice “cool without trying too hard,” which should be enough to make it popular no matter what it’s like to drive.The Corsair, which we poked fun at when it was still being teased out, was revealed...

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Is Officially Happening The 2020 Lincoln Corsair Is Officially Happening

Last June, we heard reports that the Corsair name would not, in fact, be used as part of an Edsel rebirth, but for the Lincoln MKC crossover replacement instead. But as far as Lincoln crossovers and SUVs have been going, the car might actually turn out to look pretty good.All Lincoln offered today, ahead of the 2020 Corsair’s official...

Why So Many Lincoln Town Cars Were Made Into Limos Why So Many Lincoln Town Cars Were Made Into Limos

For its three decades of existence, the Lincoln Town Car was not so much a thing that real people bought as it was a thing that fleets, limo companies, and taxi companies bought. That’s because it was huge, basically reliable, and replacement parts were easy to get. But limo converters liked it in particular for a more straightforward reason:...

The Tesla Model 3 Killed the Rest of American Luxury The Tesla Model 3 Killed the Rest of American Luxury

Despite the countless issues that have plagued the Tesla Model 3 ’s production and delivery process, Tesla did manage to sell an impressive number of them last year. And that figure, when contrasted with all the other cars sold in the U.S. last year, paints a very bleak picture of the state of American luxury car brands indeed.Yesterday, as...

The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Sold Out In 48 Hours, But More Are Coming The 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Sold Out In 48 Hours, But More Are Coming

Lincoln’s coach-built reverse-opening long-wheelbase Continental lux sedan is a premium experience that was promised to only 80 lucky buyers. The privilege of being on the list cost these buyers $110,000, or $40,000 more than a top-of-the-line normal-door Lincoln Continental. Lincoln announced the arrival of the car on December 17th, and by December 20th, every single one of the 80...

Lincoln's Making 80 Special Edition Continentals With Suicide Doors Lincoln's Making 80 Special Edition Continentals With Suicide Doors

Okay, so Lincoln is, for real, bringing suicide doors back to the fancy but unfortunately slow-selling Continental sedan. Just not very many of them, and those that do get snatched up by buyers are destined to become instant collector’s items. Looks Like Lincoln Will Bring Back Suicide Doors After All I was just lamenting about how Lincoln has teased...

Language