2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid SUV Review: Above And Beyond

by Gerhard Horn

The Lincoln Aviator Hybrid is based on the well-known Ford Explorer. We don't see that as a bad thing, simply because the Explorer is a superb product. The downside of badge engineering is that it inevitably creates the argument for merely buying the cheaper product. To keep that from happening, Lincoln goes above and beyond. It's not just a basic body swap but a complete overhaul of the interior and the materials. It also differentiates itself from its gas-driven counterparts by using blue exterior accents and making subtle changes to the piano key shifter.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid is powered by a twin-turbo V6 engine, teamed up with an electric motor powered by a 13.6 kWh battery. The total system output is 494 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque, providing an all-electric driving range of 21 miles. At an MSRP a few thousand dollars dearer than its Swedish rival, the Volvo XC90 Recharge, is the Lincoln Aviator Hybrid really worth the price?

Read in this review:

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2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2021 Aviator Hybrid?

For the 2022 model year, Lincoln has tweaked some of the appearance and option packages. In addition, Gilded Green and Bronze Smoke Metallic are new paint colors. Three paint colors have been discontinued, namely Red Carpet, Iced Mocha, and Ocean Drive Blue. Other than that, the 2022 model largely carries over.

Pros and Cons

  • Powerful hybrid powertrain
  • Luxurious, minimalist interior
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Cargo capacity is impressive
  • Useful all-electric range
  • It's a handsome SUV
  • Not as efficient as you might think
  • It's expensive
  • Still not as premium as its European rivals

2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid
10-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$68,360
Black Label Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid
10-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$87,905

Aviator Hybrid Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 199.3 in
  • Wheelbase 119.1 in
  • Height 70.0 in
  • Max Width 82.3 in
  • Front Width 66.9 in
  • Rear Width 66.9 in
  • Curb Weight 5,673.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Flight Blue Metallic Clearcoat
  • Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Bronze Smoke Metallic Clearcoat
  • Chroma Caviar Dark Gray Metallic Clearcoat
  • Silver Radiance Metallic Clearcoat
  • Infinite Black Metallic Clearcoat
  • Gilded Green Metallic Clearcoat
  • Asher Gray Metallic Clearcoat

Aviator Hybrid Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Transmission
    10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Aviator Hybrid Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Front Leg Room 43.0 in
  • Front Head Room 40.2 in
  • Rear Leg Room 40.1 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.4 in

Aviator Hybrid Trunk and Cargo Space

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Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    6 Years \ 70,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    Unlimited Years \ Unlimited Miles

Aviator Hybrid Safety

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2022 Lincoln Aviator PHEV a good SUV?

A decade ago, it would have been laughable to think that a Lincoln could compete with the likes of Volvo, Lexus, and BMW. Now, however, it's a worthy rival. Heck, we'd even say that it's better than some German vehicles. There's a lot to like here. Let's start with the dual personality of the 2022 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid. It offers an all-electric range of 21 miles, which allows for silent cruising to school or the nearest Walmart. But the Lincoln Aviator PHEV can unleash 494 hp in an instant, sprinting from 0-60 mph in five seconds. We love unassuming luxury SUVs that can give hot hatches a thorough performance hiding in a straight line. And while the Aviator Hybrid may be on the pricey side, we believe Lincoln did enough to hide its humble roots. The minimalist interior is superb, and we appreciate that Lincoln went through the trouble of designing an interface that's different from Ford's SYNC system. As a standard 6-seater, space is excellent albeit tight in the 3rd row for taller folk, and the list of standard safety features is good, with safety ratings for the gas-engined variants from the IIHS able to serve as a review for the Lincoln Aviator Hybrid, too. The combined fuel consumption isn't as impressive as we would have liked, considering this is a PHEV, but 23 mpg isn't bad for a near-500-hp car.

🚘What's the Price of the New Lincoln Aviator Hybrid?

There are two plug-in hybrid Aviator SUV models available in the USA: Grand Touring and Black Label Grand Touring. The Grand Touring model has a base MSRP of $68,360, while the top-spec Black Label Grand Touring has a starting cost of $87,905. These prices are a touch lower than last year and exclude the destination and delivery charge of $1,095 in the US.

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