LINCOLN AVIATOR | WESTBROOK, ME

The new 2022 Lincoln Aviator: Truly intelligent luxury is now ready for takeoff

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator at Rowe Lincoln Westbrook in Westbrook ME has gracefully raced out to an enviable position near the top of the luxury mid-size category. It's a three-row SUV with a forceful V6 engine, a posh interior and an enormous cargo area with more room than most comparable competitors. The suspension, as you'd expect in a Lincoln, results in a "blissfully smooth ride" according to one prominent automotive reviewer.

Performance

Lincoln has made the 2022 Aviator available with two powertrain choices. The standard model is well above standard: A twin-turbocharged 3-liter V6 that produces a remarkable 400 horsepower. You can drive the base model with either rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive. And that's just the base model.

The new Lincoln's Grand Touring trim is a plug-in hybrid that delivers impressive numbers. Exclusive to the Grand Touring level is a combination of the same powerful V6 engine and an electric motor. The combined equivalent horsepower is a formidable 494 horsepower. The electric-only range is just 21 miles so that's an operational limitation that buyers in nearby communities like Saco or South Portland, ME need to be aware of.

Fuel efficiency and charging time

The plug-in hybrid version Aviator Grand Touring model can achieve the equivalent of 56 miles with every gallon for the very short period it's in electric-only mode. A more realistic metric is the combined estimate of 23 miles with every gallon when the Aviator is operating in hybrid mode. The process of recharging the battery pack requires 240 volts and takes three to four hours, so that's a significant lifestyle adjustment you would need to be prepared for.

Interior

Step inside the 2022 Lincoln Aviator and you'll be gratified by the superb level of taste evident in the combination of retro and contemporary design influences. Chrome and wood peacefully co-exist with sumptuous, upholstered surfaces. Even at cruising speed, the cabin surrounds you with a reassuring, well-insulated sense of quiet. The experience is reminiscent of the cabin in the Aviator's comparable rival made by Mercedes-Benz.

In keeping with the Lincoln Aviator's attention to detail and thoughtful human touches, the new 2022 Aviator puts a generously-sized 10.1-inch touchscreen high on the Aviator's dashboard. That makes it easy to reach, easy to see, and easy to operate, thanks to a minimum of nearby distractions. To make interior systems simpler and more responsive, the Aviator uses physical buttons and knobs to control audio and interior climate.

Look behind the third row and you'll find 18.3 cubic feet of cargo room. Fold the third row seats and there's 41.8 cubic feet. Fold down the second and third rows and your family will be blessed with 77.7 cubic feet. That means you're getting some of the biggest cargo capacities available from any luxury mid-size SUV. For exceptional convenience, opt for the available hands-free power liftgate that helps you easily unload all your groceries.

Infotainment

What may well be the Aviator's single most popular feature is a two-screen entertainment system that will delight and captivate those very important passengers in the second row. The Aviator's stereo system is more than impressive with its standard 10 speakers. But if you heard all the choices together, that's only the warm-up act. The available 14- and 28-speaker systems blow the base system away and will do the same for you.

Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility is a valuable built-in standard feature. So are four USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot and satellite radio. Available tech includes wireless device charging, a four-zone climate control system and a panoramic sunroof. You'll love the way the sunroof ushers in big helpings of blue sky and sunshine when your family takes off on a road trip for a destination far from your home in Lewiston or Portland ME.

Safety

The experts at NHTSA, the well-known national arbiters of vehicle safety, have honored the 2022 Lincoln Aviator with five stars, its highest ranking. (Who are we to argue with the experts?) Among the Aviator's standard safety features is a rearview camera that's so helpful, you'll wonder how you ever backed up any vehicle without it. Another feature sends an alert when it senses cars or people coming up behind you.

If you ever have a situation where you're rapidly approaching traffic ahead that's come to a sudden halt, there's a forward collision warning that sounds. If the technology determines that a collision is imminent, an emergency braking system can activate your brakes with exceptional force to help you avoid the collision altogether.

The Lincoln Aviator warranty

The length of a vehicle's warranty is a strong statement about the confidence the manufacturer has in the quality and longevity of the model in question. In that context, it's clear that the Lincoln Aviator has earned a significant amount of confidence. The Aviator comes with an extraordinary six-year/70,000-mile powertrain warranty as well as a four-year/50,000 mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty: both exceptional for this class.

Experience a more intelligent form of luxury in the new 2022 Lincoln Aviator

We invite you to review our growing collection of 2022 Lincoln Aviator models, select your favorite and contact us online or by phone to schedule a test drive. Find out how satisfying it can be when the luxury features in your personal transportation are both well-conceived and thoughtfully at Rowe Lincoln Westbrook in Westbrook ME.