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The 2023 Lincoln Aviator is a wonderfully comfortable luxury three-row SUV. You’ll find room for a large family or several friends ready for a night out. There’s an abundance of technology to offer the modern qualities desired in this Lincoln SUV. A plug-in hybrid powertrain comes in the new Grand Touring trim of the Lincoln Aviator, giving you a refreshingly efficient large luxury SUV.

What’s new for the 2023 Lincoln Aviator?

Lincoln Aviator Black Label posed with mountain background
Lincoln Aviator Black Label | Lincoln

This luxury SUV should receive a new generation for the 2024 model year, which limits the number of updates for the 2023 version. Even so, Ford Authority tells us this SUV has:

  • Two new exterior colors
    • Diamond Red Tri-Coat
    • Jewel Sandstone Premium Colorant
  • Reserve models feature
    • 10-way power driver’s seat
    • 8-way power passenger seat
  • Black Label Special Edition Luxe package added
  • Jet cosmetics package for the Reserve and Black Label trims

Expected pros and cons for the 2023 Aviator


  • Comfort is a priority
  • Spacious front two rows
  • Excellent technology
  • An available plug-in hybrid version


  • Too heavy to be engaging to drive
  • High trims are expensive

When will this Lincoln luxury SUV be available for purchase?

2023 Lincoln Aviator Interior
2023 Lincoln Aviator Interior | Lincoln

The 2023 Lincoln Aviator is already available for purchase. Orders began in March with some deliveries in July. Local dealers are currently receiving inventory of this luxury SUV.

How much does the 2023 Lincoln Aviator cost?

This luxury SUV comes in six trims, giving you a wide range of prices and various features to enjoy. The trims and pricing for the 2023 Aviator are:

  • Standard – $53,340
  • Reserve – $58,505
  • Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid – $69,190
  • Black Label – $80,725
  • Black Label Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid – $89,280

2023 Lincoln Aviator specs: Engine options, towing, fuel economy

White 2023 Lincoln Aviator Standard trim luxury SUV posed
2023 Lincoln Aviator Standard | Lincoln

Two powertrains make it to the engine bay of this Lincoln SUV. These powertrains are:

3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, 10-speed automatic transmission

400 horsepower, 415 lb-ft of torque

18 city/26 hwy mpg (RWD), 17 city/24 hwy mpg (AWD)

Max towing: 5,600 pounds

3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6/electric motor, 10-speed automatic transmission

494 horsepower, 630 lb-ft of torque

21 miles of electric driving range, 23 mpg combined using gasoline

Max towing: 6,700 pounds

Will the 2023 Aviator have Sync 4?

Yes, the Sync 4 infotainment technology is the latest version offered by Ford and Lincoln. This infotainment system provides rapid response times and instant information, ensuring you never have to wait for directions, climate controls, music, or any other system function.

What are the standard features of the 2023 Lincoln Aviator?

Lincoln Aviator posed with a garden background
Lincoln Aviator | Lincoln

Some of the items you’ll find in the base, Standard trim are:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Power Liftgate
  • Keyless entry
  • Push-button starting
  • Tri-zone automatic climate controls
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated/power-adjustable front seats
  • Driver’s side memory settings
  • Power-folding/sliding second-row seats
  • Power-folding third-row seats
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alerts
  • Front/rear parking sensors
  • Automatic high beams
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Satellite Radio
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • USB-A and USB-C ports front and rear
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 10-speaker audio system

How spacious is the cabin of the Aviator?

The cabin of the Lincoln Aviator offers luxurious SUV qualities and a roomy fit across the front two rows. Second-row passengers enjoy 39.0 inches of legroom, but that number is cut to 29.2 inches for the third-row occupants. The cargo area is 18.3 cubic feet when the third row is up and expands to 77.7 cubic feet when both the second and third rows are folded.

Is this luxury SUV any good?

Green 2023 Lincoln Aviator Luxury SUV
Green 2023 Lincoln Aviator Luxury SUV | Lincoln

Yes, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator can be a very nice luxury SUV for you and your family to enjoy. While the drive isn’t athletic or engaging, it’s predictable. The cabin is comfortable, there’s plenty of tech, and you can fit cargo and passengers inside this SUV. If you find the Aviator to be too pricey, check out the Genesis GV80 as an alternative.

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