In the next year, this three-row crossover will be in the third production year and while that sounds too early for a mid-cycle refresh, we are still about to see a couple of interesting 2022 Lincoln Aviator changes. Of course, most of them will be visual and they will certainly have a positive impact on the model’s overall appearance.
On the other side, the overall layout will remain the same. The Aviator will continue to offer a long list of good things, starting from two very potent engine options. We also like the cabin, which is spacious and well built. Furthermore, the ride is quite smooth and comfortable, while the cargo area is pretty big for the segment. Add to this a pretty long list of standard and available equipment and you get a crossover that is definitely worth considering.
Still, it isn’t without drawbacks. Most premium crossovers offer more engaging handling, while the seats could also be more massive and supportive. We expect to see it sometime in the second half of the year.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Design
Design-wise, nothing will change for the next year. The overall layout will certainly remain the same, which means you may count on the same Explorer-based design, built around the new CD6 platform. Like a genuine premium SUV, this model features an RWD layout, while AWD is also available. However, the driving experience could be better, considering that this model doesn’t handle as you would expect from something with a premium badge.
As we already mentioned, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator changes will be mostly about aesthetics. First of all, we are about to see two new color options on offer – Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke. Also, the Appearance package will be available in base models, with features like 20-inch wheels and a panoramic sunroof.
When it comes to the 2022 Lincoln Aviator interior, we definitely don’t expect to see surprises. The current model already features a pretty nice cabin, which is well built and full of soft-touch materials. Synthetic leather upholstery and heated front seats with 10-way power adjustments are standard. Higher trims offer upgrades in terms of genuine leather upholstery, 12- or 30-way power-adjustable front seats, ventilated and massaging front seats, heated and ventilated second-row seats etc. It definitely looks better compared to key rival, Cadillac XT6.
As we already mentioned, seats could be more massive. Other than that, there is really nothing to complain about in terms of comfort. All three rows are spacious and provide enough room for adults. The cargo area also offers some pretty respectable numbers for the class. You may count on about 18.3 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 41.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 77.7 cubic feet of the total cargo space.
We don’t expect to see many changes in this aspect. Moreover, most of the things are about to remain the same as in the current model, which already features a pretty long list of standard equipment. It comes standard with tri-zone climate control, keyless entry, a 10.1-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a 10-speaker stereo etc. Additionally, you can get 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.
The same story goes for safety features. The current model already comes standard with goodies 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. Additionally, you can get goodies like adaptive cruise control, reverse automatic emergency braking, parallel and perpendicular park assist, a surround-view parking camera system, evasive steering assist etc.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Engines
Under the hood, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator will continue with two familiar powertrain options in the offer. Base models will continue with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which features a max output of 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and provides pretty good driving dynamics. You may count on about 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. That’s about average for the class.
The 2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid will continue to use the same V6 as the basis, in a combination with an electric motor, for a total output of 494 horsepower and an impressive 630 pound-feet of torque. Driving dynamics are amazing, while fuel economy goes around 21 mpg combined. Hybrid rivals like Lexus RX 450h are less powerful but feel way more refined and offer way better fuel economy.
2022 Lincoln Aviator Release Date and Price
We expect to see the next year’s model sometime in the second half of 2021. When it comes to the 2022 Lincoln Aviator price, base models should go around 52.000 dollars.