2021 Lincoln Aviator

MSRP range: $51,100 - $88,335
3.8 out of 5 stars(17)
MSRP $53,695
Edmunds suggests you pay $53,367

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2021 Lincoln Aviator Review

  • Upscale design inside and out
  • Powerful standard engine provides quick acceleration
  • Lots of advanced features
  • Available plug-in hybrid powertrain
  • Doesn't have an abundance of headroom
  • Overly soft handling saps driver confidence
  • Subpar visibility to the front and rear
  • Minor changes to option and appearance packages
  • Part of the second Aviator generation introduced for 2020

The Lincoln Aviator is a three-row midsize luxury SUV based on the Ford Explorer. This new generation debuted just last year and takes its place between the bigger Navigator and the smaller MKC. It's priced competitively against its European rivals, though alternatives from Acura and Infiniti are more affordable.

The second-generation Aviator comes standard with a strong 400-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine. There's also a plug-in hybrid model that increases output to 494 hp and delivers an estimated 21 miles of electric-only propulsion. Overall, we like the Aviator, though it has a few flaws that keeps it from being our top-ranked midsize luxury SUV. Check out our Expert Rating to get our in-depth take on the 2021 Aviator.

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The Lincoln Aviator provides an upscale interior design, a comfortable ride quality and strong acceleration. Other midsize three-row luxury SUVs are more poised when going around turns, but overall we like how the Aviator offers shoppers something a little different.
The Aviator is quick in a straight line. While there's a slight delay when you ask it for power, the Aviator really gets going after that. In Edmunds testing, our all-wheel-drive Aviator Black Label covered 0-60 mph in a quick 5.9 seconds.

Braking and handling are less exemplary. The brake pedal is overly soft and hard to modulate smoothly. The Aviator also feels big and wallowy when you're driving around turns and doesn't give you much confidence in its stability. Another problem is the transmission's clunky and slow transition between forward and reverse. All of these issues combine to make driving the Aviator less pleasing than we expected.
The Aviator reminds us a bit of Lincoln models of old: It's big, heavy and cushy. Bumps are absorbed nicely, although there can be a bit of residual body motion. Wind and traffic noise is minimal, so you can have a quiet conversation in the cabin if you want.

The highly adjustable seats are quite comfortable once you've managed to dial them in. One notable demerit: The seat is a bit narrow, so you may feel the hard frame on your hips. As for the climate control system, it does a good job of regulating cabin temperature, though the seat heating and cooling are a bit weak.
The third row is pretty much a kids-only affair; there's just not much legroom back there. The second row is better and has a lot of legroom, but headroom is a bit limited if you have an Aviator with the optional sunroof. Up front, headroom can be tight for tall adults.

Visibility is another concern. The windshield and rear window are short, blocking some of your view of the road. There are also a lot of surfaces around the cabin that can cause distracting glare and reflections. As for the controls, they're generally easy to use, though the transmission shift buttons and the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel can require taking your eyes off the road to push.
The infotainment screen has large text and virtual buttons, making it friendly no matter your comfort level with technology. However, it's a less sophisticated system than some competitors and lacks some of the coolest new features. For device integration, the first two rows have plenty of options for plugging in devices. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard, but using them locks you out of basic voice controls and creates annoyances with things such as adjusting vehicle settings or switching radio stations.

The Aviator's driver aids are quite good. The lane keeping and centering system works well and isn't overly noticeable, for instance. Adaptive cruise is smooth in heavy traffic, although it will brake aggressively if you set it to follow the vehicle ahead closely.
The Aviator has an edge over competitors for storage behind the third row. Space behind the second row is average, and many competitors offer more maximum cargo volume. Our Aviator test vehicle had the optional air suspension, which you can use to lower the ride height and make it easier to load cargo. If you want to tow, the Aviator offers a solid 6,700 pounds of max towing capacity. The strong V6 engine helps out too.

Inside the cabin, all three rows offer a handful of useful storage options, though the center console box is a bit shallow. Small-item storage isn't class-leading, but it is certainly sufficient. For family taxi duty, the Aviator's second-row seat is roomy enough to install even bulky rear-facing safety seats. The car seat anchors are easy to access.
The EPA-estimated ratings of 20 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway) for AWD and 21 combined (18 city/26 highway) for RWD are acceptable for the class. But in our time with the Aviator, our best tank only returned 18 mpg, and our overall average was under 16 mpg.
Lincoln has come a long way in terms of design, content and quality. The Aviator looks and feels luxurious inside and out, with lots of thought put into making sure the first- and second-row passengers have a premium experience. The chrome and piano-black trims are a bit chintzy, but other than that the Aviator offers something special.

We do question the value of the Aviator at its highest trim level. Our loaded Black Label test vehicle felt distinctly overpriced at $84,000. If you can live with a less luxe interior, go with the more competitively priced Reserve.
The Aviator looks distinctive, which we like. At the same time, it reminds us a bit of Lincoln models of days gone by. This vehicle is best driven in a straight line since it lacks the poise and confidence of European competitors when the road gets twisty. Don't care? Then you'll just be pleased to see Lincoln staking out a distinctive luxury personality.

Which Aviator does Edmunds recommend?

The second-level Reserve trim takes a marked step up from the base model Aviator, with a more comfortable — almost opulent — interior and impressive technology. The included equipment is easily enough to make us happy with the standard rear-wheel-drive version, though if you feel inclined to choose all-wheel drive to get the adaptive suspension we certainly won't argue.

Lincoln Aviator models

The Aviator is a three-row SUV that comes in five trim levels: Standard, Reserve, Black Label, Grand Touring and Grand Touring Black Label. The first three are powered by a turbocharged V6 engine, while the latter two are equipped with the more powerful hybrid version. Rear-wheel drive is standard with optional all-wheel drive on the first two trims — all others are AWD-only. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.

Standard
A generous starting package that includes:

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (400 hp, 415 lb-ft of torque)
  • LED headlamps
  • Roof rails
  • Power liftgate
  • Keyless ignition and push-button start
  • 35/30/35-split second-row bench seat
  • 50/50-split power-folding third-row seat
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Power-adjustable front seats with heating
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Integrated navigation system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Onboard Wi-Fi hotspot

Standard safety equipment includes:

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the Aviator back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Forward collision mitigation (warns you of an impending collision and applies the brakes in certain scenarios)

Reserve
Better equipped than the base version thanks to:

  • Adaptive suspension (improves ride comfort and handling; requires 22-inch wheels or AWD)
  • Power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Second-row captain's chairs (bench seat is optional)
  • 14-speaker sound system
  • Quad-zone automatic climate control
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • 360-degree surround-view camera (gives you a top-down view of the Aviator and its surroundings for tight parking situations)

There are a variety of optional packages for the Reserve, though Lincoln bundles most of them together under the Reserve I and Reserve II group packages. They include:

  • Convenience package
    • Head-up display
    • Phone as a key capability
    • Wireless smartphone charging pad
  • Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • Lane keeping system (makes minor steering corrections to help keep the vehicle centered in its lane)
    • Automated parking system (steers into a parking spot with little or no driver intervention)
    • Evasive steering assist (enhances the forward collision mitigation system with steering-based collision avoidance)
  • Elements Package Plus
    • Heated and ventilated front and second-row seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Heated windshield wipers
  • Luxury package
    • Upgraded 30-way power-adjustable front seats
    • 28-speaker premium audio system
    • Rear door sunshades
  • Dynamic Handling package
    • Adaptive air-ride suspension (can raise or lower the ride height of the vehicle)

Black Label
A well-equipped model that adds optional features and packages as standard such as:

  • 22-inch wheels
  • All-wheel drive
  • Turn-adaptive headlights
  • Soft-close doors
  • Convenience package
  • Elements package
  • Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus package
  • Luxury package
  • Access to Lincoln's Black Label services that include premium maintenance, pickup and delivery for service, points program that can be redeemed for exclusive offers and deals

Grand Touring
The first of the powerful hybrid models. It's equipped like the Reserve but has:

  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 hybrid engine (494 hp, 630 lb-ft)
  • All-wheel drive
  • Panoramic sunroof

Black Label Grand Touring
The top dog in the Aviator lineup. Fully loaded, it applies the Black Label's features to the Grand Touring and comes with nearly every feature as standard.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2021 Lincoln Aviator.

Average user rating: 3.8 stars
17 total reviews
5 star reviews: 59%
4 star reviews: 11%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 13%
1 star reviews: 17%

Trending topics in reviews

  • appearance
  • spaciousness
  • interior
  • value
  • handling & steering
  • comfort
  • engine
  • ride quality
  • seats
  • dashboard
  • road noise
  • maintenance & parts
  • climate control
  • fuel efficiency
  • reliability & manufacturing quality

Most helpful consumer reviews

1/5 stars, Garbage
Dan,
Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
2021 Aviator 1600 miles. Factory paint defects, rattles, faulty fuel gauge. Currently in the shop for 16 days. Lincoln refusing to authorize a repair because the problem comes and goes, even though the dealer witnessed it happening and I have video of the faulty gauge. Satellite radio stopped working then magically started again. It seems the problems still affect the 2021 models.
2/5 stars, Fatal flaw
Loveditbutleftit,
Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)
I drove my Aviator Reserve for 18 months. Love the ride, the trim, and the electronics. In every regard it is a luxury vehicle and very well thought out. But... It has a fatal flaw that, in the end, drove me to trade it in. Specifically, the door opening mechanism on the inside of each door is electric. It depends on electrical components inside each door and on the overall health of the electrical system. Only one of the four doors, the driver's door, has a mechanical override release in case of electrical failure. Imagine an auto accident where the electrical system is compromised and the driver is disabled. How do passengers get out? Since the release is located in the lower front corner of the driver's door, passengers must first move the driver to get to the release. And if there's a fire.... I drove the car for 12 months before this problem really became real to me. One morning I went out to get into the car and the driver's door would not open. Passengers' doors opened, but not the driver's. I got in the passenger's side and crawled over the console to get into the driver's seat. The driver's door would not open from the inside, either. And if you're 76 like I am, getting to that mechanical release is no easy trick. Lincoln towed the car. It took over five weeks for them to get the parts to fix it. Slowly but surely it sunk into my rather thick skull that my son had been exactly right when I showed him the car for the first time. He said it's a fire trap. I gave the car two stars because it is a dream to drive. If you buy one, make sure you keep hammers available for each seat to knock out the windows for emergency exit.
4/5 stars, Cricket sounds in sunroof area
Ed Gallos,
Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A)
My Aviator is just over 12 months old. About 6 months ago, completely out of the blue, it developed a couple of squeaks and rattle sounds that should not be in a vehicle of this price. I've had the car in to the dealer several time. They fixed the dashboard issue but have not been able to resolve the problem sound around the sunroof.
5/5 stars, Very Impressed so far with 3000 miles driven.
Dan,
Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A)
I purchased a 2021 Aviator Grand Touring II. Has everything except the rear seat screen system. First things first.. besides the distinctive exterior, the interior is just fantastic. Really comfortable, quiet and pleasing to the eye and touch. The air ride is great ... you still feel imperfections with from the tires on the pavement but the ride is very comfortable. I normally don't listen to anything when I drive to let me think internally, but the Revel sound system is truly stunning. Super crisp highs and accurate bass without being unnatural or boomy. Been averaging 31 miles per gallon in normal mode with the hybrid system doing it's thing. I've also not experienced any squeaks or rattles. The salesman mentioned that Lincoln had made a modification to a common rattle in the 2020 model years. The not perfect items for me owning the Aviator is the whole thing is so high tech that there is always something going on with the car.. little machine noises doing some thing or other.. sometimes in breaking you can feel some magic going on with the pedal (i think associated with the change in engine/electric regenerative breaking). But, all in all being my first Hybrid ... i'm sold on electric cars. A lot of trips involving 30 minutes or less drive time I'm on pure electricity and it is so quiet yet incredibly powerful.

2021 Lincoln Aviator videos

CAMERON ROGERS: The Lincoln MKT was kind of an odd duck. It wanted to be an SUV, a minivan, a wagon. It's kind of hard to tell. But the Aviator, the MKT successor, has its foot firmly planted in the midsize crossover category. Lincoln gave us a sneak peek a few days before its official unveil at this year's LA Auto Show. We first saw the Aviator at this year's New York Auto Show, but that was technically a concept. We walked away impressed by the expressive exterior styling and high quality interior. Thankfully, the final production model retains those same strengths. Next to me is the Grand Touring model, differentiated by its unique grill, blue Lincoln badge in the front, and blue aviator script on the side. The standard engine on this car is a twin turbo V6 with 400 horsepower. But the one next to me is a plug-in hybrid with 450 horsepower and a stunning 600 pound-feet of torque. Step to the side and you'll see the swoopy profile popularized by other luxury SUV coupes, but importantly, without a reduction in headroom. The first thing I noticed when stepping into the Aviator was how impressive this interior is. Without qualifications, this is a true luxury grade interior. And somebody coming from a Mercedes, or an Audi, or a Land Rover is not going to be let down. I mean, you have this really cool 3D texture sort of brushed aluminum look trim extending from a dash. And down here in the center console, you have leather coverings all the way up here. The seat leather seems to be really nice and supple. There's nothing in here that screams this is anything but a luxury car. There are, however, a few things that we hope get sorted out before the Aviator makes it to full production. The seat sits up pretty high. At 6' 4", I'm fairly tall. And this seat is in its lowest position. And my head seems very close to the headliner. The low roofline makes me feel a little claustrophobic when I look out the front. And while I have plenty of room up here on the front, the second and third row were a little tight. I can usually sit behind myself with little to no discomfort in most midsize crossovers. But sitting behind myself in the Aviator was a little tight in leg room. I also tried getting into the third row, and there's really no way to do that gracefully. But the Aviator doesn't just do the luxury stuff. It also has all of today's bells and whistles that you would expect of a car in this price range, from a 28 speaker premium sound system to an adaptive air suspension that can read the road ahead of you and firm up or soften the dampers to make the ride a little bit better. It also has what Lincoln says is the largest head up display in the industry. Has Lincoln finally produced a worthy rival to segment heavyweights like the Audi Q7, Land Rover Discovery, Mercedes Benz GLE, and Volvo XC90? We'll have to wait until summer of 2019, when the Aviator hits dealership lots to find out. Be sure to check out the rest of Edmunds LA Auto Show coverage in addition to the latest car news and reviews at edmunds.com/roadnoise.

2020 Lincoln Aviator First Look | LA Auto Show

NOTE: This video is about the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, but since the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$51,100
MPG & Fuel
18 City / 26 Hwy / 21 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.2 gal. capacity
Seating
8 seats
Drivetrain
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 10-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 400 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 415 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 199.3 in. / Height: 69.6 in.
Overall Width with Mirrors: 89.9 in.
Overall Width without Mirrors: 79.6 in.
Curb Weight: 4745 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 18.3 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Aviator safety features:

Evasive Steering Assist
Steers the vehicle out of harm's way if an impending collision is detected and the driver does not take sufficient action.
Reverse Brake Assist
Applies the brakes when the car is reversing if sensors indicate that the car is about to collide with an obstacle behind it.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
Warns the driver of obstacles in the road ahead and applies the brakes automatically if the driver does not react quickly enough.

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good



Lincoln Aviator vs. the competition

2021 Lincoln Aviator

2021 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Audi Q7

2020 Audi Q7

Lincoln Aviator vs. Audi Q7

Another well-appointed three-row SUV, the Q7 is our top choice in the class because of its generous standard equipment and impeccable interior. We also like its affordable base engine, but the supercharged V6 is really the one to get. The Aviator, though, is a little roomier for cargo and third-row passengers.

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Lincoln Aviator vs. Lexus RX 450hL

Lexus introduced the three-row RX L for the 2019 model year. It comes as either the regular RX 350 or the hybrid 450h. It's a smooth and comfortable SUV, but its third-row seat is quite small. For all-around practicality, the Aviator is a better choice.

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Lincoln Aviator vs. Cadillac XT6

It's only natural to compare Lincoln against Cadillac, especially when both brands release competing models at the same time. But in this case, it's not much of a contest. The XT6 is difficult to drive smoothly, which should be a gimme for the brand. It's also pricey for what you get and not nearly as ambitious as the Aviator.

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2021 Lincoln Aviator First Impressions

What is the Aviator?

The Lincoln Aviator is a three-row luxury SUV based on the Ford Explorer. Unlike the eighth-ranked Explorer, the Aviator is quite good. It's priced competitively against its European rivals, but alternatives from Acura, Infiniti and Lexus are more affordable. The second-generation Aviator debuted last year with a strong 400-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine. There's also a plug-in hybrid model that increases output to 494 hp and delivers an estimated 12 miles of electric-only propulsion.

Since the Aviator is fresh off a redesign, we don't expect any notable changes for 2021. Perhaps we'll see a few new color and wheel choices and maybe some new standard or optional features. With this in mind, if you're considering an Aviator, there's likely no reason to wait for the 2021 model year. We should have definitive information as we get closer to the on-sale date this summer.

2020 Lincoln Aviator - Front 3/4
2020 Lincoln Aviator
EdmundsEdmunds says

The Lincoln Aviator has a strong presence in its class of three-row midsize luxury SUVs. The restyling across all models a few years ago breathed new life into the brand, making it competitive against foreign rivals. There are a lot of things to like about the Aviator, not the least of which include its striking appearance, potent engine, a long list of contemporary features and an available plug-in hybrid variant.

Keeping our adoration in check, however, is its overall lack of headroom if you opt for the sunroof, an overly soft suspension tuning, and its compromised outward visibility. If not for those downsides, it's possible the Aviator could have challenged the top-ranked Audi Q7 and second-place Acura MDX. As it is, the Lincoln claims a very respectable third place in the class.

2020 Lincoln Aviator - Front 3/4
2020 Lincoln Aviator

FAQ

Is the Lincoln Aviator a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Aviator both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.7 out of 10. You probably care about Lincoln Aviator fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Aviator gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg to 23 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Aviator has 18.3 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lincoln Aviator. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Lincoln Aviator?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator:

  • Minor changes to option and appearance packages
  • Part of the second Aviator generation introduced for 2020
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Is the Lincoln Aviator reliable?

To determine whether the Lincoln Aviator is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Aviator. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Aviator's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Lincoln Aviator a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 Aviator and gave it a 7.7 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Aviator is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Lincoln Aviator?

The least-expensive 2021 Lincoln Aviator is the 2021 Lincoln Aviator 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $51,100.

Other versions include:

  • Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $59,450
  • Reserve 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $56,940
  • Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $78,695
  • Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A) which starts at $68,900
  • 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $53,600
  • 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) which starts at $51,100
  • Black Label Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A) which starts at $88,335
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What are the different models of Lincoln Aviator?

If you're interested in the Lincoln Aviator, the next question is, which Aviator model is right for you? Aviator variants include Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), Reserve 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), and Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A). For a full list of Aviator models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Lincoln Aviator

2021 Lincoln Aviator Overview

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator is offered in the following submodels: Aviator SUV, Aviator Hybrid. Available styles include Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), Reserve 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A), 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), and Black Label Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A). Lincoln Aviator models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 400 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator comes with all wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 10-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Lincoln Aviator?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Aviator 3.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Aviator.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Aviator featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Lincoln Aviator?

2021 Lincoln Aviator 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,695. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lincoln Aviator 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is trending $328 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $328 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $53,367.

The average savings for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is 0.6% below the MSRP.

2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,875. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is trending $630 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $630 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $69,245.

The average savings for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A) is 0.9% below the MSRP.

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A)

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,995. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A) is trending $233 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $233 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $69,762.

The average savings for the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A) is 0.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2021 Lincoln Aviator Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A)

2021 Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 10A)

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Lincoln Aviator?

2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2021 Lincoln Aviator Reserve 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2021 Lincoln Aviator Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 10A), 10-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
20 compined MPG,
17 city MPG/24 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG20
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase119.1 in.
Length199.3 in.
WidthN/A
Height69.6 in.
Curb Weight4862 lbs.

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