The Aviator’s size makes it a great SUV, but dulls its performance. It’s composed on the highway, but slower than it might be. We give it a 6 for performance.
How fast is the Lincoln Aviator?
The Aviator can hit 60 mph in about seven seconds, thanks to its strong 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. Rated at 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque, the engine doesn’t sound so impressive, but it’s coupled to a 10-speed automatic with decisive, fuss-free shifts. The Aviator weighs at least 4,774 pounds (4,892 pounds with AWD), so it could be even stronger if it were just a little leaner. Drive modes allow the Aviator to shift its mood from sporty to comfortable, as its computer brain alters transmission and throttle and steering settings; in sport mode, it feels more energetic.
Is the Lincoln Aviator 4WD?
An all-wheel-drive system is an option where…