The 2005 Lincoln Aviator is Lincoln’s smaller SUV after five years of producing a single, larger sport utility vehicle. The Lincoln Aviator, although smaller, bears a very similar resemblance to Lincoln’s other SUV, the Navigator. For 2005, the Aviator has been simplified. In the past, the Luxury series had gained equipment from the Ultimate series, but that, as well as the Ultimate series, was dropped in 2005. The grille was modified, and there were also some new exterior and interior colors. Ford’s AdvanceTrac electronic stability system and Roll Stability Control is now standard in all Lincoln Aviators, as well as 17-inch aluminum wheels. Other standard equipment now includes a tire pressure monitor and rear parking assist. The Aviator has a fully independent suspension and rack and pinion steering and is built with a body-on-frame construction.
Body Styles: SUV
Engines: 4.6-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed automatic
Models: Lincoln Aviator Luxury
The 2005 Lincoln Aviator now includes standard 17-inch alloy wheels as well as a new chrome grille and slots. The AdvanceTrac stability control system is also now standard and includes a new Roll Stability Control feature. For those who also want to choose whether they want additional luxury features, the model lineup has been pared down to one well-equipped trim with separate option packages.
The exterior of the 2005 Lincoln Aviator is a four-door SUV with manual flip-up lift gate window, and a rear lift gate door. There are cargo tie downs as well as a trailer hitch and trailer wiring. The 2005 Lincoln Aviator measures 73.9 inches wide, a 71.9 inches tall, and 193.3 inches long. Its ground clearance is 8.9 inches, and its wheel base is 113.7 inches. The front track is 60.8 inches, and the rear track is 60.9 inches. Its maximum cargo capacity is 78.3 cubic feet. Its maximum towing capacity is 3500 pounds, and its maximum payload is 1292 pounds. Finally, its curb weight is 4818 pounds.
The interior of the 2005 Lincoln Aviator comes in two different colors: camel and dove grey. Some of its features include an eight-way power driver and passenger seat with adjustable lumbar support. The driver and passenger seats are also height adjustable and upholstered with leather. The front head room is 39.7 inches, the front hip room is 53.3 inches, the front leg room is 42.4 inches, and the front shoulder room is 58.3 inches. The rear seats have a folding rear seatback and also recline. There is a manual folding bench in the third row as well as rear ventilation ducts with fan control. The measurements of the rear seats are 53.7 inches of hip room, 338.2 inches of head room, 36.8 inches of leg room, and 57.6 inches of shoulder room.
Performance & Handling
The 2005 Lincoln Aviator is equipped with a 4.6-liter V-8. It has a horsepower of 302 at 5750 rpm, and its torque 300 lb-ft at 3250 rpm. It has a rear drive and a five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2005 Lincoln Aviator has several safety and security measures including four-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, child seat anchors, ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes, rear door child safety locks, engine immobilizer, front fog/driving lights, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, two front headrests, two rear headrests, front seatbelt pretensioners, turn signal mirrors, stability control, traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, front height adjustable headrests, rear multi-adjustable headrests, and finally tire pressure monitoring.
EPA Fuel Economy
Lincoln Aviator Luxury: 11/17 mpg city/highway
- Fantastic performance from standard V-8
- Sharp handling dynamics for SUV
- Stylish interior
- Good utility
You Won't Like
- Engine noise intrusive at high rpm
- Interior lacks build quality
Makes its big brother, the Navigator, proud.
If You Like This Vehicle
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