The 2005 Lincoln Aviator is different from last year's
offering in fundamental ways. Retaining the enhancements
introduced in 2004 and adding new ones for 2005 has led
to a great combination of value, standard luxuries and first-rate
2003 was the Aviator's debut year, and it rolled into the
mid-size luxury sport utility vehicle segment with a bit
of bravado arising from solid engineering, undeniable power
and premium standard features. Then, last year, it was offered
in two trim levels, Luxury and Ultimate, with AdvanceTrac
Roll Stability Control, for instance restricted from the
Luxury model. This year the gloves are off, the Ultimate
trim level is eliminated and every Aviator is available
with all mod-cons, new styling and colours inside and out
and new options and potions packages.
The 2005 Lincoln Aviator is offered in a simplified lineup
- the Luxury series now adds equipment previously restricted
to the Ultimate series, with four new options packages.
The 2005 Lincoln Aviator continues to offer a supremely
spacious interior. It stands alone in the midsize luxury
SUV segment with the best-in-class front-seat headroom and
legroom and a choice of bucket or bench seats in the second
row. The result is room enough for seven passengers.
Along with 77 cubic feet of cargo capacity, the Aviator's
luxury distinction means features galore. Dual electronic
automatic temperature control, an AM/FM Premium CD/cassette
stereo, leather seating surfaces on the first and second
row, and a color-keyed steering wheel with leather and wood
trim are attractive in the new interior colour, camel with
light parchment headliner. Major options packages include
the Elite, Luxury Enhancement Moon roof, Jet Black and Luxury
Enhancement RSES Packages. These packages include notable
and state-of-the-art technologies like a GPS Navigation
system, and rear-seat DVD entertainment system, heated and
cooled seats, sunroof, and much more.
For 2005 the Aviator introduces 17-inch, seven-spoke machined
aluminum wheels as standard equipment, with new 17-inch
chromed clad and full chrome wheels available as optional
extras. A new chrome grille surround and slots and several
new exteriors colours add to the fresh offering: Ivory Parchment
Clearcoat Tri-Coat, Charcoal Beige Clearcoat Metallic and
Light Tundra Clearcoat Metallic.
The Lincoln Aviator is designed as a complimentary vehicle
to the Navigator (and vice versa). It has a chromed signature
Lincoln grille with dark argent vanes and large clear-lens,
quad-beam halogen headlamps. Additional functional equipment
includes a two-piece liftgate with flip-up rear glass that
provides lift-over access for small items.
The Aviator is more athletic than the larger Navigator as
a result of its diminished size. The engine doing the dirty
work is a 4.6-liter V8 with 302 horsepower at 5750 rpm and
300 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. Low-speed tractability
and high-rpm power are increased, while combustion noise
is decreased, with aluminum four-valve heads and an aluminum
intake manifold with variable-length runners.
The 2005 Aviator comes with either two-wheel drive or all-wheel
drive for added stability. 5-speed automatic transmission
is mated to its strong engine, while 4-wheel independent
suspension helps maintain a steady ride.
Safety and Security
The Aviator, like the Navigator, has a thorough safety system.
Dual front airbags, curtain side airbags, power-assisted
4-wheel antilock brakes, a tire-pressure monitoring system
and rear park assist are standard. AdvanceTrac with Roll
Stability Control is now standard.
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