Lincoln was a bit conservative on power figures.
Unless you’ve been under a rock, you probably noticed that we live in a world of crazy powerful SUVs. Even the Lincoln Navigator manages 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque thanks to its F-150 Raptor-derived powertrain. But that’s nothing, as it turns out. Lincoln cranked the power up to eleven in the 2020 Aviator, according to this CarBuzz report. In fact, the new Aviator Grand Touring — the Aviator’s hybrid model — manages a whopping 494 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque.
In layman’s terms, this mid-size Lincoln SUV has more power than the newly revealed 2020 Chevy Corvette Stingray. The Stingray (granted, it’s not a hybrid…yet) makes 490 horsepower, or 495 with the Z51 Performance Package, and 470 lb-ft of torque. Yikes. Lincoln originally announced the Aviator Grand Touring made 450 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque before updating the “final” figures.
The 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring uses a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine as its base. To that, it also uses a 101 horespower electric motor powered by a 13.6 kWh battery pack. Lincoln hasn’t announced the all-electric driving range yet, but one thing’s for sure. It definitely will help this Aviator and its substantial mass get up and go.
The normal Aviator gets a torque bump
Mind you, it’s not just the hybrid Aviator that saw its power figures revised. Lincoln also announced a torque bump for the standard model as well. The 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, sans hybrid, manages the same 400 horsepower. However, it actually produces 415 lb-ft of torque, up from the original 400 lb-ft figure. That’s a modest increase compared to the Grand Touring, but any bump is always welcome.
As for fuel economy on the hybrid, Lincoln has not posted exact figures yet. Although, the standard rear-wheel drive 2020 Aviator should manage up to 26 mpg combined, according to EPA figures. Even without the hybrid powertrain, that’s not bad given the car’s larger stature.
TFL’s own Roman Mica is testing the 2020 Lincoln Aviator right now. Driving impressions will be available on both the standard Aviator and the Grand Touring next week. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more details!