In the world of three-row crossovers, Lincoln is represented by the Aviator. This large SUV has been around for a few years, so there is no doubt that the next year won’t bring anything but a couple of minor tweaks. From what we know so far, the biggest changes for the 2022 Lincoln Aviator will be in terms of new color options, while we are also about to see minor tweaks in terms of features and optional packages. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same.
This means you may count on familiar design characteristics, on things like potent engine options, spacious cabin, lots of cargo space, nice interior and comfortable ride. When it comes to things we don’t like about this SUV, some of the things that come to mind are not particularly engaging handling and subpar seat quality.
Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Lincoln Aviator will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Design
As we’ve just mentioned, there won’t be too many novelties for the 2022 Lincoln Aviator. From what we know so far, the next year’s model will bring two new color options – Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke. Also, we should mention a new Appearance package, which comes with styling upgrades like 20-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
Other than these few updates, the next year won’t bring anything more interesting. Therefore, you may count on the same layout, based on a CD6 platform, the same one that underprints Ford Explorer. Visually, this SUV follows the brand’s contemporary design language, so we presume that the current look will remain active for a few more years.
The 2022 Lincoln Aviator interior will also continue in the same way, which is a good thing. Although notably cheaper than the flagship Navigator, this SUV offers a pretty similar level of interior quality. Everything looks stylish, while the materials are really nice. Furthermore, the build quality is pretty impressive as well. Still, we have a couple of complaints about the interior, and the biggest one goes to seats, which should be more massive and more comfortable.
On the other side, there is nothing to complain about in terms of interior space. With 119.1 inches in wheelbase, it’s obvious that there is enough space for the passengers in all three rows. The first two are very generous with space, while the third row can be useful as well. The cargo area also offers some pretty respectable numbers. You may count on about 18.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 41.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume, which is above-average for the class.
When it comes to standard and available equipment, the biggest changes we are about to see are tweaks in terms of optional packages. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same as in the current model. To remind you, the 2021 Aviator comes standard with things like tri-zone climate control, remote start, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo, and four USB ports. Also, there are standard safety features like a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist etc.
The current list of options includes goodies like quad-zone climate control, panoramic sunroof, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system, two more USB ports, HD Radio, and a 14- or 28-speaker Revel stereo, as well as safety features like automatic emergency braking, parallel and perpendicular park assist, a surround-view parking camera system, evasive steering assist, and adaptive cruise control.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Engines
We count on two familiar powertrain options in the offer for the 2022 Lincoln Aviator. Base models will continue with a refined 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out around 400 horsepower. It comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and such a combination provides pretty impressive driving dynamics. Also, it returns around 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.
Also, we count on a plug-in hybrid version, which is based on the same V6 engine but gets significant help from a single electric motor. The total output goes up to 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque and also comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Besides plenty of power, you may also count on 21 miles of the all-electric range.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
As there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2022 Lincoln Aviator will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. Base models should go around 52.000 dollars, while key competitors will be models like Cadillac XT6, Lexus RX, BMW X5 etc.