2023 Lincoln Aviator Reserve Review
Ever since its launch, the Lincoln Aviator has been in a league of its own. This exclusive midsize luxury crossover is known for being ultra sophisticated in terms of its quality and technology. But it also has a reputation for being practical and dependable – rare traits in this class of cars.
With a range of trim levels offered by Lincoln, the Aviator Reserve is one of the most popular and sought out versions of this nameplate. To find out why, the following is a review of its latest model, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator Reserve:
The Lincoln Aviator is currently in its 2nd generation and offers 5 trim levels, with the Reserve being just above the base model. Despite this, it manages to offer a plethora of standard features that make it more luxurious, convenient, and safe.
The only major update to this year’s model has been in terms of appearance, i.e. the Jet package.
Powertrain and Numbers
The 2023 Aviator Reserve comes with a monstrously powerful, but smoothly operating 3-liter V6 engine. It produces 400 hp and 415 lb-ft, all of which is sent to the rear wheels, unless you opt for all-wheel drive. This is made possible thanks to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
This heap of power means that the Aviator Reserve 2023 should be able to crush its competition on the drag strip. It should accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just about 5 seconds. Despite the upscale credentials, it isn’t afraid of hard work, and you can equip it to tow up to 5600 lbs.
The Aviator Reserve 2023 can do up to 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway despite its high-power output. This is with RWD, and selecting AWD can get you 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Opting for the hybrid powertrain on the upper models can not only get you more power, but it can also get you up to 56 MPGe, plus 21 miles of all-electric driving.
Interior and Technology
The 2023 Lincoln Aviator Reserve sports a magnificent cabin design dedicated to fulfilling all your creature comforts. The cabin is large and all three rows of seats provide ample space for the 7 occupants.
Like the power output, the size of the trunk also makes this a class leader. You can fold down the second and third rows of seats to increase this even further. The cubby storage includes many pockets and bins that’ll make your life easier. The liftgate is powered and hands-free.
The cabin offers Ebony, Sandstone and Ebony Roast colors. It has leather seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You get quad-zone climate control, push-button ignition, keyless entry, remote start, a panoramic roof, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
You also get ambient mood lighting. Plus, the front seats are heated, and there’s 10- and 8-way power adjustability for the driver and passenger seats, respectively. For the ultimate style and comfort, you get captain’s chairs on the back fit for royalty.
For infotainment, there’s a 10.1-inch screen with a premium 14-speaker sound system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, WIFI hotspot capability, HD radio, voice-activated satellite navigation, and wireless charging for your smartphone.
The safety department includes forward-collision warning (w/automated emergency braking), blind-spot monitoring, a rearview camera, and lane-keep assist. a 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring (w/rear cross-traffic controls), and parking sensors for the rear and the back.
But that’s not all as you get a large list of optional extras fit for a palace. This includes a heated steering wheel and windshield wipers, an air refresh system, a noise control system, a head-up display, a 28-speaker stereo, and front seats with 30-way adjustability.
Exterior and Driving
The Lincoln Aviator Reserve has a posh appearance like no other. You get wiper-activated LED headlamps, LED DRLs, a chrome upper grille mesh, and powered and heated side mirrors with an auto-dimming feature. There’s also a set of 20-inch machined aluminum wheels.
The exterior colors available on the Lincoln Aviator 2023 are:
- Infinite Black Metallic Clearcoat
- Flight Blue Metallic Clearcoat
- Asher Gray Metallic Clearcoat
- Gilded Green Metallic Clearcoat
- Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
- Diamond Red Tri-Coat
- Silver Radiance Metallic Clearcoat
- Jewel Sandstone Metallic Premium Colorant
- Jewel Sandstone Premium Colorant
- Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat
- Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat
The 2023 Aviator Reserve should be quite a force on any straight line despite being a large and heavy SUV. Testers have praised its smooth-shifting gearbox, quick acceleration, and application of low-end torque.
Not only is the Aviator Reserve thrilling to drive in but the serene environment inside the cabin makes it enjoyable to be driven around in it as well. It is a vehicle that lets you have fun whether you’re pushing it to its limits or are just cruising around.
Reliability and Warranty
When it comes to predicted reliability, all the 2023 Aviator models get a solid score of 80 out of 100 from JD Power. This puts them in the ‘Great’ category. The reviews from consumers are also positive in this regard.
On top of this, Lincoln also gives you a limited warranty of 4 years/50k miles and a powertrain warranty of 6 years/70k miles. Both are exceptional for the premium segment of crossover SUVs. Note that the Black Label trim also gets you complimentary maintenance.
It can be said that the 2023 Lincoln Aviator Reserve is a must-have luxury midsize crossover vehicle for several reasons. The first is its high-power output and performance, due to which it can accelerate quickly and even tow a lot.
On the inside, it is built beautifully with high-quality materials and the users’ comfort in mind. There’s a long list of standard features that take this vehicle’s standing to a whole new level. On top of that, it is meant to be a dependable daily driver.
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