Lincoln Aviator Model Overview
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Lincoln Aviator Questions
Where Is The Fourwheel Drive Modual On A 2003 Aviator
I Have A 2004 Lincoln Aviator That Will Not Exceed 2300 Rpm In Any Gear. Id...
I have a 2004 Lincoln Aviator that will not exceed 2300 RPM in any gear. I have replaced the serpentine belt, air filter and fuel filter this week already to attempt to resolve the problem... no cha...
Ford 4r100 Transmission
2004 Lincoln Aviator V8 with a 4R100 Transmission AWD Just bought this vehicle and I notice a shutter when shifting, Sometimes and not others. Seem to do it about the time it is shifting into 3rd or O...
2003 Lincoln Aviator Front Strut Assembly And Coil/spring
recently had my Aviator diagnosed with a broken coil/spring. Technician advised a quick strut assembly but from what I have been told a quick strut was not manufactured nor available for the 2003 Avia...
What Are The Components Of The Suspension
Does vehicle have springs, shock absorbers, tie rods etc.?
About the Lincoln Aviator
There's no Flubber involved, no Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang nickname included. That's because, of course, the Lincoln Aviator can't really fly. In reality, it's a midsize luxury SUV that borrows its body-on-frame platform from the Ford Explorer and its luxury trappings and exterior styling from the Lincoln Navigator. From outward appearances, the Aviator is just a shrunken Navigator, making it more appealing to childless drivers who want the cargo space, three rows of seating, towing power, and AWD capability available in larger SUVs.
Introduced in 2003 as a more manageable alternative to the beefier Navigator, the Lincoln Aviator was available in Luxury and Premium trims, with either rear-wheel or automatic all-wheel drive. It had a stronger standard engine than the Explorer - a 4.6-liter V8 and a 5-speed automatic tuned for 302-hp and 300 ft-lbs of torque. Creature comforts abounded, with heated leather seats, power everything (including pedals), and a host of standard and optional safety features. The Premium trim added the popular heated and cooled seats, and other options available included a sunroof, navigation system, and DVD player.
Over its three-year lifespan, the Premium trim became the Ultimate and then was dropped and offered only as an option package. Traction control with rollover protection became standard in 2005. Though not equipped for off-roading, as it lacked low-range gearing, the all-wheel drive system provided extra security in rough climates or tricky driving situations. The Aviator could be configured to seat either six or seven, though a common complaint was that the third row offered little legroom.
The Aviator was meant to appeal to drivers looking for a luxury SUV who didn't need the space or size of the sometimes unwieldy Navigator. Good towing power and easy driveability rated high with owners. Sales never amounted to much, however, perhaps because its equipment list didn't differ much from those of the less expensive Explorer and Mountaineer and its overall appearance wasn't distinct enough from its bigger brother. Low fuel economy and a hefty pricetag did not help its cause. Gone after 2005, rumors of a revised car-based crossover Aviator for 2007 were quashed with the release of the Lincoln MKX. This new crossover carries only a V6, however, and plans for a more Aviator-like crossover are still in the works.