2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Lincoln Aviator | Consumer Reports

2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Lincoln Aviator | Consumer Reports

The all-new 2020 Lincoln
Aviator joins the growing three-row luxury
SUV segment sliding in between Lincoln’s Nautilus
and the full-size Navigator. The Aviator uses a new
rear-wheel drive platform shared with the
new Ford Explorer. And as with the Explorer,
all-wheel drive is available. The Aviator certainly won’t
be lacking for power thanks to a 3-liter twin-turbo
V6 pumping out 400 horsepower combined
with a 10-speed automatic transmission. But the really big news is
the Grand Touring version. It combines a turbo V6 with
a plug-in hybrid system to produce 450 horsepower
and 600 [? lb-ft ?] torque. That should translate to
lots of instant acceleration. Plus, it can run
silently in electric mode for short distances. Once inside, you’ll
find a luxurious cabin with lots of chrome,
leather, and soft surfaces. Center stage on the dash is
a 12-inch display screen that looks like a propped up Tablet. Unfortunately, the Aviator
has the same push button gear selector setup as
the Navigator, which we found to be fussy and
unintuitive in our testing. The Aviator can seat six
or seven people depending on the interior configuration. While 30-way powered front seats
with massage are available, we’re hoping the
standard front seats will be more
comfortable than those we tested in the Continental
Sedan and Navigator. Standard advanced safety
features include forward collision warning,
automatic emergency braking with
pedestrian detection, and [? Lane ?] Keeping Assist. We’ll find out much more
about the new Aviator when we buy one for
our test program when it goes on sale
in the summer of 2019. For more on luxury
mid-sized SUVs, check out consumerreports.org.

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24 Replies to “2019 Detroit Auto Show: 2020 Lincoln Aviator | Consumer Reports”

  1. this styling is at the level of groundbreaking this side of a 1970s continental of those times…. ibhate ford lincoln but they really focused on this one


  3. OMG enough with the push button trans complaints. It’s no big deal. I have one. Really. It’s ok. It works fine. It’s not fussy. What’s fussy are auto reviewers.

  4. Thanks for that overview but I was hoping to see more on the Engine technology that's going to be available /standard these days. In particular, if the new models were headed to dual injection (Direct and Port as some OEMS have done). I was one of those early adopters who got burnt (2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0t) with just GDI, and want to avoid that pain again now that I'm hot on the market for a new SUV. Subaru is trying to pitch the 2019 Ascent doesn't need dual injection as their engine design prevents it if maintained as per their owners manual. I test drove the Ascent and would consider it if I can get past this issue. Is this still something CU is concerned about anymore, or am I just living in the past. Thanks for your great YouTube series of videos.

  5. if you want one you should probably hold out till 2023 Wendy's will B cheap as hell sitting on every Buy Here Pay Here lot across the land. You may only be the only white one driving it though but at least it'll be cheap. LOL hope the 10-speed automatic is more reliable then the for Speed in the five speeds and the six speeds and the eight speeds and every other speed automatic transmission crapped out by Ford. Luckily GM and Chrysler put out even worse garbage so Ford never needs to feel bad.

  6. I’m sick of journalists/auto writers saying that Lincoln’s electronic shifter setup is difficult to understand or that it’s “fussy.” It’s literally the easiest solution I’ve seen to understand. I’ve driven cars with shift gates my whole life but I sure didn’t look at that shifter when I got in a late model Lincoln and get confused as to which button shifts into drive or how to press the buttons to change the gear. I can 100% tell you the complaint that it might be slower (it definitely isn’t, in my experience it actually shaved off time since I didn’t have to shift through neutral and then wait for the gear change, just had to press a button and gear change was almost instant) to make a 3 point turn or that it’s confusing (what do you think buttons with PRND printed on them actually do?) might apply to some shifter designs but not this one. It’s simpler than pressing a button just to be able to select a gear and then moving a lever. It’s literally one step instead of two.

  7. The transmission is not fussy at all you just get used to it.
    Everyone was whining over BMWs shifter back in the day and now almost every single manufacturer has electronic shifters and no one cars. And Lincoln did it the best way in my opinion, I only test driven an MKX and I had no issues. What is fussy about pressing D for drive and R for reverse.

  8. This is the best display of Lincoln's new design language to date. It looks particularly stunning in that steely shade of blue.

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