This car has some serious torque.
More power than an F-150 Raptor? Check. When you think about Lincoln, odds are the cars aren’t at the top of your list when it comes to performance. While German automakers concerned themselves with sportiness and performance, Lincoln usually took a more traditional approach to luxury. We didn’t quite expect the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring, the plug-in hybrid model, to be quite this powerful. In fact, it makes nearly 500 horsepower and a whopping 630 lb-ft of torque.
That’s enough grunt to put it in front of many sports cars, let alone its SUV competition. Of course, that power comes from 75 kW electric motor mated to the Aviator’s standard 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine. In the standard, non-hybrid Aviator, that engine produces 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque on its own. Put it with that electric motor and a 13.6-kWh battery, though, and you get that impressive amount of shove in what is still a luxurious SUV.
Apart from the sheer power, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator also has available adaptive suspension. It comes with a technology called Road Preview, which scans the road ahead for any imperfections. The system uses the forward-facing camera to watch out for bumps 50 feet in front of the car, and can adjust the suspension accordingly. Air suspension, which Lincoln calls “Air Glide”, is also available as an option.
The standard 2020 Lincoln Aviator starts from $51,100, right between the Nautilus’ $39,900 and the Navigator’s $75,825 starting prices. Opt for the powerful Grand Touring model, however, and that price goes up to $68,800. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring is the most expensive of the bunch, setting you back a whopping $87,800.
Check out the video above for Tommy’s impressions, and come back to TFLcar.com for more Lincoln news, views and real-world reviews!