2022 Lincoln Aviator  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#12 of 2022 SUVs

#16 of all 2022 vehicles

The Aviator, introduced by Lincoln in 2020, is a three-row midsize SUV with seating up to 7. The Lincoln Aviator has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is very 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 2022 Lincoln Aviator has a score of 92, 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%.

We estimate that the 2022 Lincoln Aviator has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0266% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.0361%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0266% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.0361% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2022 Lincoln Aviator is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2022 Lincoln Aviator offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Lincoln's Co-Pilot360 can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. Active safety systems that are standard on the Lincoln Aviator include: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Optional Automatic High Beam Headlamps automatically switches high beam headlights off when oncoming traffic is approaching and turns them back on when there aren't any vehicles ahead. 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.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

10076Maserati GhibliHyundai Genesis G90Volvo V60 RechargeLincoln AviatorAudi A7A. e-tron SportbackAudi e-tronAudi Q8Tesla Model YGenesis GV80A. A6 Allroad (Wagon)Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 Lincoln Aviator with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 76 to 100. The 2022 Lincoln Aviator is safer than the 2022 Maserati Ghibli and the 2022 Hyundai Genesis G90 and less safe than the 2022 Audi Q8, the 2022 Audi e-tron, and the 2022 Audi e-tron Sportback. It is about as safe as the 2022 Audi A7, the 2022 Audi A6 Allroad (Wagon), and the 2022 Genesis GV80.

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