2023 Lincoln Aviator  RealSafeCars92Safety Rating

#17 of 2023 SUVs

#21 of all 2023 vehicles

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

The 2023 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 2023 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 2023 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 2023 Lincoln Aviator is 43% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Lincoln Aviator is 35% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 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. All trims and versions of the 2023 Lincoln Aviator include the following active safety systems: 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 on the 2023 Lincoln Aviator automatically switches off high beams headlights when another vehicle is nearby. 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.

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