The new Aviator is one of the SUVs we would recommend to any buyer looking for a midsize luxury model. Since the carmaker decided to leave their MK- nomenclature, this nameplate came back in style. We can call it a baby-Navigator, but it also has unique details and accents. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator also offers the Black Label edition, but the Grand Touring is definitely the spotlight model in this lineup. The hybrid edition is capable of producing nearly 500 hp. Some drivers will find this too much, as well as its price.
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator is offering four different trim levels and a powerful petrol drivetrain besides the PHEV configuration. Plus, additional packages will make the SUV even more convenient and luxurious. An air suspension is also an option, but only if you get huge rims.
Why Buy 2021 Lincoln Aviator?
Since the model is going to be carried over, we can count on same advantages the SUV has already offered. Still, the company needs to work on fixing the lacks, which are not too big. For example, the third row is not so spacious. But, it is a general problem for midsize SUVs, which can be solved only by purchasing a full-size vehicle. Also, the price is not affordable. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator will offer you a lot, but the carmaker will charge it.
If you are looking for a powerful SUV, Aviator is the right choice. Both petrol and hybrid versions are crunching plenty of energy for the vehicles of their size. Sporty ride and 10-speed automatic transmissions are the great combination. Plus, there are a few drive modes that will make the ride even more exciting. The luxury SUV proves expectations – it looks good and offers plenty of features, including advanced safety systems – all you need from such a model.
Under the bonnet of the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is a 3.0-liter turbocharged unit with 400 horsepower. Compared to a larger Navigator, the mid-size model falls 50 hp short. The bigger sibling is using a 3.5-liter displacement, but similar twin-turbo configurations are exploited. A ten-speed auto transmission sends power to rear wheels. Such setup is good for 18/26 mpg in city/on highway. If you choose to install an all-wheel drive, the gas mileage drops to 17/24 mpg. The SUV will offer several drive modes: Normal, Excite for a sportier ride, Slippery for wet road conditions, and Deep – excellent for off-road drive.
The Grand Touring trim level comes with a plug-in hybrid setup. The same petrol unit is the main source of power and electric motors are boosting the outputs. Net power is 495 hp and the engine develops 600 lb-ft of twist.
Why Is 2021 Lincoln Aviator So Expensive?
The base price of the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is going to be $51,000 before the destination fee. That is the cost of the entry-level Standard package, which is available with tri-zone climate controls and the Co-Pilot360 safety system. Plus version is coming with the Reserve model, which also keeps a petrol engine. For $5,000 extra splash, you will also get quad-zone climate, Revel audio with 14 speakers, and leather upholstery. Outside, buyers will find 20-inch wheels. With an AWD, the Reserve package breaches $60,000.
Still, that is nothing compared to the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring. The PHEV engine is already making it advanced. The base price starts at $70,000. The hybrid engine will somehow make it up with 30/34 mpg. Panoramic moonroof will make it different from other versions, while adaptive steering is also standard.
2021 Lincoln Aviator Black Label
Like for all other Lincoln vehicles, the Black Label is the most exclusive version. For the Aviator, there are three unique interior themes. Revel enhances the audio system with a total of 28 speakers. Buyers will be able to choose between engines. The hybrid version is using 21-inch wheels and air suspension, while the petrol configuration includes 22-inch rims. Available themes for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Black Label are Chalet, Destination, and Flight. Every one of these will decorate the interior in a unique way and the price is the same. Without upgrades, the SUV will cost just under $80,000, while the PHEV system adds nearly $10,000.
Additional Packages, Colors
Black Label is a unique build that won’t offer too many options. But, all other trims could be tuned further. For example, 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring also offers two higher bundles with larger wheels, ventilated seats, or convenience package. Reserve model can enhance the look with a moonroof and Class IV towing set.
Aviator is offering plenty of color options. Even the Standard model comes with ten different shades. Infinite Black, Magnetic Grey, Silver Radiance, and Blue Diamond are free, while you have to pay $700 for Iced Mocha, Crystal Copper, Ceramic Pearl, Burgundy Velvet, Pristine White, or Red Carpet.