2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid

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2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Review: An American Dream Realized

You no longer have to look to Europe to get behind the wheel of a true luxury SUV, as the new 2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid proves. USA-made cars are just as good, and home-grown manufacturers have done a great job of closing the gap with international rivals when it comes to luxury and refinement, combining powerful engines with practical, well-put-together cabins and the latest technology. This helps bring the Lincoln Aviator in line with competitors like the BMW X5 Hybrid and the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid; it still lags behind in some areas. Nevertheless, it puts up a valiant fight with its 494-horsepower hybrid V6, respectable fuel economy, and opulent cabin. But, when you're being asked to spend more on a local product than you do on renowned European models, are you still getting your money's worth?

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2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2022 Aviator Hybrid?

Lincoln hasn't done much to update the Aviator since its refresh, and 2023 sees little more than cosmetic updates. There are two new exterior paints, namely Diamond Red Tri-Coat and Jewel Sandston Premium, and the driver and passenger seats now have 10-way and 8-way power adjustability, respectively. Otherwise, it carries over as is.

Pros and Cons

  • Reserved but sophisticated styling
  • 494-hp twin-turbo hybrid engine
  • Upscale and well-appointed cabin
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Comprehensive standard features list
  • Not quite as luxurious as some rivals
  • Not particularly engaging to drive
  • Still very expensive
  • Only a small improvement in fuel economy over ICE version

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2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Trims

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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
Black Label Grand Touring Plug-In Hybrid
3.0L Twin-Turbo V6 Plug-in Hybrid
10-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
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2023 Aviator Hybrid Exterior

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  • 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

  • Jewel Sandstone Metallic Premium Colorant +$750
  • Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat +$750
  • Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat +$750
  • Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat +$750
  • Asher Gray Metallic Clearcoat +$750
  • Flight Blue Metallic Clearcoat +$750
  • Gilded Green Metallic Clearcoat +$750
  • Chroma Caviar Dark Gray Metallic Clearcoat +$2,000
  • Silver Radiance Metallic Clearcoat
  • Infinite Black Metallic Clearcoat

2023 Aviator Hybrid Performance

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Engine and Transmission

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

2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid Handling and Driving Impressions

For a midsize SUV, the 2023 Aviator makes no attempt to deliver an engaging driving experience. This is because it has no sporty aspirations despite having one of the most powerful engines in the segment. The 3.0-liter V6 is combined with a plug-in hybrid system for a combined 494 horsepower, though the lack of 0-60 mph sprint times shows the distinct lack of interest in athleticism. That said, the large vehicle can hustle to 60 mph in around five seconds, according to independent tests, and even play around the corners if you don't mind the lack of feeling in the steering.

On the plus side, it responds easily to inputs, making the vehicle easier to navigate around town or in otherwise tight spots. This works in tandem with a very plush cabin to create a very relaxed driving experience and an equally cozy passenger experience. Bumps in the road are easily dispatched, while wind and road noise are kept far from the occupants. Opt for the optional adaptive suspension, and the largest undulations in the road go ignored even with the massive 22-inch wheels.

2023 Aviator Hybrid Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

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

2023 Aviator Hybrid Trunk and Cargo Space

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2023 Aviator Hybrid Safety and Reliability


  • 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

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: Is The 2023 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid A Good SUV?

Simply put, yes. An in-depth review of the Lincoln Aviator shows that it has what it takes to pose a real threat to the segment leaders from premium German brands. The interior and ride quality are the highlights. The cabin is well-appointed in high-quality materials and equipped with all the latest in comfort, infotainment, and safety tech. Meanwhile, the suspension is so well-cushioned that it would take a small earthquake to unsettle the midsize SUV. To top it all off, the engine is more than powerful enough to motivate the heavy vehicle, and while it won't ever feel sporty, it never feels lacking either. The hybrid powertrain also has the advantage of being relatively frugal, though there are far more efficient models out there. Buying American no longer has to feel like a compromise in favor of patriotic values. You can now have your cake and eat it.

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