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Lincoln Aviator Features and Specs

Features & Specs

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

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

  Average Consumer Rating (19 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Bought this car new love

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

I've owned this car for 11 years new and it still looks beautiful inside and out. No problems what so ever and I only change the oil when it says to. It drives wonderful and is very safe (airbags even in back). I would buy this car all over again but they quit making them during our economic slump :( You will not go wrong with this year model 2003



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Only drive while under warranty

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

Its a pretty good bet that the transmission will need some work. At about 35k miles, mine needed to be overhauled while on a road trip out of state. Ignition coils were recalled and I would recommend just getting all 8 original coils replaced, BEFORE they go out, which eventually they will. Overall, I've enjoyed owning this Aviator but now that it's well past the Lincoln warranty and extended warranty expiration, it's time to let this Aviator get some rest before it puts me in the poorhouse.




2003 lincoln aviator premium edition

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

This vehicle rocks. purchased new I now have over 130,000 miles and still going strong. The ride and comfort is still exceptional. While this model does not have stability control or the roll over features it is a great vehicle. The car can be at a comfortable 70-75 miles per hour, and then go into passing mode quickly with no lag and hit over 90 with ease, and yeah I have done that both new and with current total miles. The engine is strong and sure. I am now having an issue with the differential and am looking for another Aviator to purchase. I have towed a 21 ft boat, two jet skies, with this car,(no, not all at once) and it still tracks smoothly with no sway. Would buy this again.




Not my expedition

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

I traded in a 2003 Eddie Bauer Expedition for the Aviator. It was a great trade. It has more power and although it is not quite as big, it is still very comfortable for my family of four. The power is unbelievable.




Wow, sure glad i test

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

Was considering Lexus, or Infiniti, until I drove this. I was pleanantly surprised. More room than the others, yet handles like a sport sedan. Lots luxury and power and a real cruiser. Though premium fuel is recommended, it runs great on regular(87). Averaging just under 17 mpg all around, so I'm pleased considering how much power it has and how much fun it is to drive. I couldn't be happier.




If you get lucky, you'll

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

I absolutely love the Aviator. It's very family friendly, easy to drive and looks great. Everyone of my friends that has seen it and drove it absolutely love it.



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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