The Lincoln Aviator arrives at mid-life for model year 2025. Originally launched in 2019, it finds itself at a crossroads. The 2023 model year was the last year of the plug-in hybrid engine; Lincoln has simplified the range towards the essentials dear to its consumers.
The 2025 model year marks the integration of Lincoln’s new styling on the Aviator. The bulk of the work is done at the front with a larger grille whose mesh is inspired by the Lincoln star. The optical units obtain a thin strip of LEDs which poke into the frame of the grille to follow the approach revealed on the Nautilus 2025. For the rest of the bodywork, we limit ourselves to a selection of new rims from 20 to 22 inches.
It is in the passenger compartment that we observe the most significant changes. The dashboard is revised with fully digital instrumentation with a 12.4-inch display and a 13.2-inch central touch screen for multimedia accessories. Speaking of screen, the occupants of the 2e row are also entitled to a 5.8-inch screen for managing, among other things, heated seats and air conditioning.
With this evolution of the model, the manufacturer is integrating a collection of connectivity under the Lincoln Digital Experience banner. With this suite, occupants on board can continue to live their virtual lives. We count in particular on Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music, iHeart Radio. Through the Vivaldi Browser application, it will be possible to go to the web when the vehicle is stationary. For sound, Lincoln continues its partnership with Revel Ultima 3D with 28 speakers.
In terms of safety, the Lincoln Co-Pilot 360 2.1 multifunction program continues to improve to offer even more efficient and safer performance. In the lot, we are counting on the Blue Cruise semi-autonomous driving system. Under the hood, there is only one possibility left, the 3-liter turbocharged V6 which develops 400 horsepower and produces 415 pound-feet of torque. The power is sent to the all-wheel drive via a 10-speed automatic transmission.