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Lincoln Aviator Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 302 hp @ 5750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Lincoln Aviator

  • A three-quarter-scale Navigator that is more than just a fancy Explorer.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Secure and capable handling dynamics, plenty of luxury accoutrements, highly configurable interior.

  • Cons

    Lacks refinement when compared to some European luxury SUVs.

  • What's New for 2003

    With the Aviator, Lincoln has thrown its hat into the midsize luxury sport-ute ring. It looks like a three-quarter scale Navigator, seats seven and is powered by a strong V8.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Love my aviator

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Had my Aviator since 2003 and loved every day I have had it. I can't beleive they don't make them any more. For sure, I would go out and purchase another one. I also thought this about my Mark VII. I guess I am just hooked on a Lincolns.




Great suv

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my 2003 Aviator new. The truck is quick and beautiful looking. I got it in the pearl white with the white leather. Not the best choice with kids but still looks good after 6 years. I did have two problems which the dealer fixed under the warranty .The idler pulley was giving off a whining noise. They replaced it and it fixed the problem . The second problem was a rough idle and it would come close to stalling. It was a vacuum leak that the dealer fixed with the warranty. I have 61,000 on it now and it has started to idle rough again but I'm sure it is a simple fix . People who complain about the interior of this truck are crazy. It is very luxurious and comfortable.




My first lincoln, great suv

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I bought this Aviator for my birthday and drove it from Philidelphia to Atlanta it drove like a dreams and continues to. Only thing that needs improving is the gas mileage. A fun hot ride.




Stay away!

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Rides nice, comfort and luxury, but American car makers still have a long way to go! This car is very unreliable, had so many issues, transmission, heated seats, fog lights, torque converter, remote starter. Americans can create nice options but can't seem to make them last. The car has 54k and has problems like it was over 150,000! The electronics stink on this thing. Every fuse or some module goes every month. It's still under warranty, and that's how I will sell it!




5 years and still loving

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Probably one of the best vehicles I've ever owned. I have driven this '03 for five years now with no serious problems. Has plenty of horsepower and has handled well in all weather conditions. A few small maintenance issues such as a faulty door or lift gate sensor that has the vehicle thinking a door is open (dome light stays on) and a reverse sensor is out. I've owned foreign vehicles that have had less maintenance visits to the dealership but none of them have matched the comfort, styling and overall driving experience. Would like to see better gas mileage but what do you expect for an AWD SUV?




Great suv: they should still

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Vehicle: 2003 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

The is an excellent riding & handling vehicle that Lincoln should still be manufacturing. I bought it new and have had a few mechanical problems I wouldn't have expected, like replacing the transmission after 100k miles! Overall, a great SUV.



Full 2003 Lincoln Aviator Review

What's New for 2003

With the Aviator, Lincoln has thrown its hat into the midsize luxury sport-ute ring. It looks like a three-quarter scale Navigator, seats seven and is powered by a strong V8.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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