2021 Lincoln Aviator  RealSafeCars91Safety Rating

#7 of 2021 SUVs

#12 of all 2021 vehicles

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

The 2021 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 2021 Lincoln Aviator has a score of 91, implying a 0.027% chance of driver death (2.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.024%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.1%.

We estimate that the 2021 Lincoln Aviator has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0274% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.1303%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0274% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.1303% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is 41% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator is 33% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 Lincoln Aviator offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Lincoln's Co-Pilot360 active safety features can protect loved ones by preventing accidents and reducing accident severity. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2021 Lincoln Aviator: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Other safety technologies seem simpler but should still be considered. Standard side mirror turn signals can help when you don't see a vehicle in your blind spot, by alerting them to your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other driver to avoid an accident with you. Optional Automatic High Beam Headlamps on the 2021 Lincoln Aviator automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9882Cadillac XT5Cadillac XT6Lincoln NautilusM.-B. GLE-ClassLexus RXAudi Q5Audi Q7BMW X5Volvo XC60Volvo XC90Lincoln AviatorAudi A6Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Lincoln Aviator with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 82 to 98. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator is safer than the 2021 Cadillac XT5, the 2021 Cadillac XT6, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and less safe than the 2021 BMW X5 and the 2021 Audi Q7. It is about as safe as the 2021 Lexus RX, the 2021 Audi Q5, the 2021 Audi A6, and the 2021 Volvo XC90.

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