2025 Lincoln Aviator First Look

Lincoln's three-row, garage-friendly SUV gains big tech upgrades.

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The middle child in Lincoln's SUV lineup gains fresh looks inside and out, plus plenty of high-tech features, for the 2025 model year.

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2025 Aviator's Evolutionary Styling Hides Big Upgrades Inside

While still closely related to last year's model, the updated Aviator has fresh looks. A big shield-like grille up front is flanked by angular LED headlights, which gave way to curvy fenders emblazoned with large Aviator badges just ahead of the front doors. High-end versions will now offer an illuminated Lincoln logo on the grille, too.

From the rear, the taillights connect across the vehicle's tailgate. New blue and green hues have been added to the palette. Wheel sizes start at 20 inches in diameter and grow to 21 or 22 inches in higher trim levels. A new, optional Jet Package includes blacked-out exterior trim.

Inside, the Aviator's 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster is joined by a high-mounted 13.2-inch infotainment touchscreen. Lincoln offers a host of interior hues and dashboard trim, culminating in open-pore khaya wood, also known as African mahogany, which features laser-etched shape details.

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Aviator Adds More Tech From Google and Amazon Alexa

An updated infotainment system this year includes integrated Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Integrated Google Maps provides a desktop-like experience. Lincoln says that real-time traffic information and route rerouting can also be displayed on the instrument cluster.

Lincoln has gone all-in on apps, including YouTube and Amazon Prime Video, which can pour sound through an available 28-speaker Revel Ultima 3D system. There's even a web browser that allows users to surf the Internet while the vehicle is parked.

Initially, Lincoln includes the Vivaldi Browser, though Google Chrome will come later. A Bluetooth-connected keyboard allows for easier typing. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility stick around.

Those apps will be great when you're parked. When you're on the go, Lincoln's BlueCruise hands-free driving assistant is now standard for the first four years of ownership. After that, BlueCruise becomes a subscription item. (Lincoln hasn't said how much BlueCruise will cost by 2029, however.)

Underhood, the Aviator packs a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine making 400 horsepower teamed with a 10-speed automatic gearbox and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Last year, Lincoln dropped the previously optional plug-in hybrid, and it has yet to be renewed for 2025. The Aviator rides on a standard adaptive suspension, while an upgraded air suspension is available.

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2025 Aviator Set to Go on Sale in Summer 2024

Lincoln says that the Aviator will go on sale during summer 2024, with prices starting just under $60,000. Standard fare includes leather seats that are heated and cooled up front, a panoramic moonroof, second-row captain's chairs, and a wireless device charging pad.

Adding all-wheel drive hikes the price by $2,500, while a $3,500 option package adds heated second-row seats, a head-up display, and the Revel audio system.

Tick all the options boxes and a high-end Aviator Black Label with blacked-out exterior trim, a second-row center console, and a few other niceties will ring up north of $97,000.

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Andrew Ganz has had cars in his blood ever since he gnawed the paint off of a diecast model as a toddler. After growing up in Dallas, Texas, he earned a journalism degree, worked in public relations for two manufacturers, and served as an editor for a luxury-lifestyle print publication and several well-known automotive websites. In his free time, Andrew loves exploring the Rocky Mountains' best back roads—when he’s not browsing ads for his next car purchase.