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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 11/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Lincoln Aviator

  • A surprisingly enjoyable luxury sport-ute that takes all that's right about the Navigator and applies it to a smaller, more manageable package.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Excellent performance from the standard V8, sharp handling dynamics for an SUV, stylish and feature-laden interior that's doesn't sacrifice utility.

  • Cons

    Interior lacks the rock solid build quality of equivalently priced luxury SUVs, engine noise intrusive at high rpm.

  • What's New for 2005

    The AdvanceTrac stability control system is now standard and includes a new Roll Stability Control feature. The model lineup has been pared down to one well-equipped trim with separate option packages for those who want additional luxury features. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are now standard, and there is a new chrome grille surround and slots.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Who don't love my aviator

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury Rwd 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I love love love my Aviator! It's the 2005, when I bought it in 2005 I knew the gas mileage was crap, but found the truck solid and full of power. I had the Grand Cherokee which was great too but the Aviator smoked it as far as performance. I have 75,000 miles on it. I do my oil changes every 3-4000 miles. I put tires on it in 2009 and I just put them on again..I never had them rotated and I failed on checking the pressure so they didn't get the wear they should of. I just got new ball joints as they were shot. That is all I've had to put it in it. It's never been to the shop for anything but oil changes and the ball joint issue. Rear door panal cracked too.




Nice vehicle

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I replaced my Lexus with an Aviator 3 years ago. It only had 10K miles on it. Besides general mte. have replaced rear brakes and tires. Rear window panel cracked 2 yrs ago and was replaced under warranty. Has now cracked again (not under warranty). Dealership told me that Lincoln was aware of this problem but was not helping with replacement anymore. Was told yesterday (at 56K miles) that water pump was leaking. My husband likes this vehicle better than I do. But I drive it 95% of this time. I consistently get 17 mpg on a combo of city/highway driving. When my husband drives it the mpg goes down because he has a lead foot and loves "floor it" after a stop.




Aviator...worst car ever built

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

This is the worst car ever built! Ford used cheap Korean bearings that disintegrate as soon as your car goes out of warranty. Amazing at how well Ford could time this. Nothing but a mechanical, electrical nightmare that has almost killed my family twice. Ford should do the right thing and recall all aviators.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

An expensive pinto

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

The Lincoln aviator is the worst car ever built. They are dangerous and fall apart after 60,000 miles. Ford is aware of this but is ignoring all complaints and blaming tire tread wear as the cause of all electrical and mechanical problems. Never buy any aviator of any year.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Great all around suv

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

We could not be happier with our Aviator. We are the original owners and have had little trouble since our purchase. I wanted a luxury AWD SUV to last us 8-10 years. Well we are half way there and still love it. The fuel mileage is pitiful but we were aware of that at time of purchase. That's what you get when you put a Mustang engine in a heavy SUV. Duh? The AWD and Traction Control are excellent. I feel that my wife is safe in a heavy, well built American SUV. The comfort and ride is totally "Lincoln." The THX sound system is fantastic too. I just put new tires and brakes on. Also updated the Navigation DVD and purchased the extended warranty through Ford. We're keeping it!




Its aite

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Vehicle: 2005 Lincoln Aviator Luxury AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I have had my Aviator for a year and a half now and back in january I started having problems with it. Sometimes it would start when you got in it and every time i would take it to the lincoln dealership they would keep saying they could do nothing because when i would get it to the dealership it would start up so i got tired of it maybe starting and sometimes not starting that i ended up getting it towed back to the dealership because one day i got in it and it wouldn't start so i ended up buying a new starter and that ended up not even being the problem it was something else so i was frustrated with that.



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Full 2005 Lincoln Aviator Review

What's New for 2005

The AdvanceTrac stability control system is now standard and includes a new Roll Stability Control feature. The model lineup has been pared down to one well-equipped trim with separate option packages for those who want additional luxury features. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels are now standard, and there is a new chrome grille surround and slots.

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Talk About The 2005 Aviator

2005 Lincoln Aviator Discussions See all Started By

kiwicat
kiwicat
01-09-2006
See... everyone know that the Aviator(2005) does NOT come out with locking gas cap. I live in South Korea, and the gas price is soooooo expensive in this country. Besides, I'm afraid of children who m...


cindill
cindill
12-16-2006
2005 aviator lights flicker ford says its normal in the shop 6 times also foul smell from a/c...


heyjewel
heyjewel
08-07-2003
I gotta wonder about all this. It costs a helluva lot of money to develop a new vehicle. And in Ford's case, at least during the jack (n)asser reign it took a helluva long time. So, what new vehicle...



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