2020 Lincoln Aviator  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#7 of 2020 SUVs

#10 of all 2020 vehicles


The Aviator, introduced by Lincoln in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Aviator has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Lincoln Aviator provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow with ease. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Lincoln Aviator has a score of 91, implying a 0.027% chance of driver death (2.4% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.023%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.1%.

We estimate that the 2020 Lincoln Aviator has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0273% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.117%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0273% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.117% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Lincoln Aviator offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10076INFINITI QX60Cadillac XT6Hyundai Genesis G80M.-B. GLE-ClassLincoln NautilusAudi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorLincoln ContinentalAcura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 100. The 2020 Lincoln Aviator is safer than the 2020 INFINITI QX60 and the 2020 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2020 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2020 Lexus RX, the 2020 Acura MDX, the 2020 Lincoln Continental, and the 2020 Volvo XC90.

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