The Lincoln Aviator is the midsize luxury sport utility vehicle with the most flexible seating and roomiest cabin.Aviator offers best-in-class front-seat headroom and legroom and a choice of bucket or bench seats in the second row, something no other midsize luxury SUV offers. The available front heated-and-cooled seats are also a class-exclusive.

  • 2005 Lincoln Aviator
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The Aviator’s standard third-row seat folds flat to the floor. The optional second-row 40/20/40 split bench seat, combined with the standard third-row seat, offers seating for up to seven adult passengers.

Aviator’s cargo capacity of 77 cubic feet comes with no compromise to the class-leading passenger roominess. Its 302-horsepower engine provides athletic performance to complement its fully independent suspension and variable assist rack-and-pinion steering.

All Lincoln vehicles come with complimentary maintenance for 12 months or 12,000 miles. Aviator is built in St. Louis, Mo.

Design and Equipment

The Lincoln Aviator was designed to complement the Lincoln Navigator inside and out, with its commanding presence and stance, satin nickel accents, American burl walnut, premium leather and white light-emitting-diode instrument lighting.

Highlights of the bodywork include:

A chromed signature Lincoln grille with large clear-lens, quad-beam halogen headlamps. A high-intensity-discharge headlamp system is optional.

The large, heated, power-adjustable side mirrors feature a memory system, integrated turn signal repeaters and approach lamps.

The liftgate is a two-piece design with flip-up rear glass that provides a shopping-cart-height liftover for small items such as grocery bags.


Aviator’s 4.6-liter V-8 delivers peak power of 302 horsepower at 5,750 rpm and peak torque of 300 pound-feet at 3,250 rpm; 90 percent of peak torque is available at only 2,000 rpm. The Aviator team began with a very rigid aluminum block that weighs 70 pounds less than a comparable iron block. It is fitted with 10.1:1 high-compression pistons for good power and fuel economy and upgraded connecting rods for durability.

Aluminum 4-valve heads and an aluminum intake manifold with variable-length runners optimize airflow at all engine speeds to improve low-speed tractability and high-rpm power with greatly reduced combustion noise.

Aviator’s five-speed automatic transmission features a high stall-speed torque converter and a 3.73:1 axle ratio for strong performance feel, particularly at launch. The sealed transmission has a service interval of 150,000 miles.

Aviator provides the first measure of defense in emergencies: controllability.

If a collision is unavoidable, a robust frame and a comprehensive portfolio of safety features help protect the driver and passengers, including the Personal Safety System, Safety Canopy side curtain air bag system and standard AdvanceTrac system with Roll Stability Control.

Another important safety feature is a standard tire-pressure monitoring system.

For the second year in a row, Aviator’s suite of safety features earned it a "Best Pick in its Class" rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, based on performance in the 40 mph frontal offset crash test.

For convenience, an electronic rear parking assist feature is standard.

Major Equipment and Options

Luxury: 302-horsepower V-8, five-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel independent suspension, fold-flat third-row seat, power-assisted four-wheel ABS, full-size spare tire, tire-pressure monitoring system, SecuriLock, integrated running boards, dual power-heated signal mirrors with memory and puddle lamps, keyless entry system, luggage rack, dual electronic automatic temperature control, battery saver feature, Safety Canopy system, AM/FM Premium CD/cassette stereo with speed-compensated volume, automatic headlamps, circular fog lamps, analog clock, power door locks, power-adjustable pedals, rear park assist, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, leather seating surfaces on first and second row, power lumbar for driver and passenger with door-mounted control, integrated garage door opener, color-keyed steering wheel with leather and wood trim and duplicate audio and climate controls and power windows with express up/down driver feature.

AWD Elite Package: Available on all-wheel-drive Aviators, includes heated-and-cooled front seating, 17-inch six-spoke chrome aluminum wheels, power moonroof, roof rail cross bars, DVD navigation system with THX-certified audio, Class III trailer tow package, rear seat entertainment system and high-intensity discharge headlamps.

4x2 Elite Package: Heated-and-cooled front seating, 17-inch six-spoke chrome aluminum wheels, power moonroof, roof rail cross bars, DVD navigation system with THX-Certified audio, rear seat entertainment system and high-intensity discharge headlamps.

Luxury Enhancement Moonroof Package: Heated-and-cooled front seating, 17-inch six-spoke chrome aluminum wheels, Audiophile six-disc CD changer, power moonroof and roof rail cross bars.

Luxury Enhancement RSES Package: Heated-and-cooled front seating, 17-inch six-spoke chrome aluminum wheels, roof rail cross bars, Audiophile six-disc CD changer and rear seat entertainment system.

Options include new 17-inch chrome-clad wheels, Audiophile CDX6 audio system and DVD navigation system with THX-Certified audio.

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  (447) posted on 02.22.2012

It was the neatest SUV I’ve ever seen. The interior was awesome, it was like riding on a cruise. I can feel its promising looks and elegance at stake. This was a truly first-class vehicle.

  (531) posted on 01.25.2012

Lincoln Aviator is very stunning with its elegant color and exterior design. It looks more comfortable than the older versions of Lincoln Aviator.

  (780) posted on 12.9.2009

A whole new Aviator Design. Older model of aviator is much better than this. Older model is more muscle and aggressive looking than this one.

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