2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid

I recently had the opportunity to drive the 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid and it is fabulous! 

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid at the F. Scott Fitzgerald home in Montgomery, Alabama.  A bit of history for you. Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917. F. Scott Fitzgerald joined the U.S. Army in 1917. In June of 1918 Fitzgerald was assigned to Camp Sheridan, near Montgomery, Alabama. There he fell in love with a celebrated belle, Zelda Sayre, the youngest daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge.  In 1922, Ford acquired Lincoln.  Fitzgerald loved automobiles and owned a 1934 Ford coupé and a 1937 Ford convertible.  


The list of standard features is insane!  The only things missing are Feed Me and Pour Me A Drink, but not while I’m driving, LOL!  

Check out the list below:

·         Symphonic Chimes

·         AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™

·         Ambient Lighting

·         Frameless Interior Rearview Mirror with Auto-Dimming Feature

·         Blind Spot Information System

·         Cross-Traffic Alert with Braking

·         Carpeted First- and Second-Row Floor Mats

·         Dual-Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors

·         Quad-Zone Climate Controls

·         Front Center Floor Console with Armrest, Deep Storage Bin, Two Cupholders and Powerpoints

·         Heated Steering Wheel

·         Lockable Glovebox

·         10.1-inch LCD Touchscreen Center Stack Display

·         Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start

·         Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

·         Heated VisioBlade™ Wipers

·         Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Cruise, Redundant Audio, Climate and Media Controls

·         Power Tilt/Telescopic Steering Column with Memory Feature

·         Overhead Console with Sunglasses Holder

·         Cabin Particulate and Odor Filter

·         Auto Air Refresh

·         Remote Start System

·         Universal Garage Door Opener

·         Panoramic Vista Roof® with Power Sunshade

·         Active Noise Control

·         Piano Key Shifter

·         Forward Parking System

·         Reverse Parking System

·         Lincoln Embrace

·         Electric Parking Brake

·         Phone As A Key 

·         Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control includes Lane Centering Assist, Stop-and-Go and Speed Sign Recognition

·         Active Park Assist 2.0

·         360-Degree Camera

·         Wireless Charging Pad 

·         Head-Up Display 

·         Soft Close Doors

·         Manual Rear-Door Sun-Shades

·         110V/150W AC Power Outlet

·         Lincoln+Alexa Compatibility 

·         Revel® Ultima 3D Audio System with 28 speakers

·         Savannah Leather Seating Surfaces

·         Perfect Position Front Seats with 30-Way Power Adjustability 

·         Second-Row 40/Mini Console/40 Dual-Captain Chairs with Power Tip-and-Slide Release

·         Auto Heated and Ventilated First-Row Seats

·         Heated and Ventilated Second-Row Outboard Seats

·         Third-Row 50/50 PowerFold® Split-Bench Seat

·         Unique Black Label Upper Grille

·         Body-Color Wheel Lip and Rocker Moldings

·         Automatic Headlamps

·         Auto High-Beam Headlamps

·         LED Fog Lamps (available with Illumination Package)

·         Adaptive Pixel LED Headlamps (available with Illumination Package)

·         Wiper-Activated Headlamps

·         Illuminated Lincoln Star in grille (available with Illumination Package)

·         Light Touch Door Handles 

·         Quad Chrome Exhaust Tips, Dual Exhaust System

·         Easy Fuel® Capless Fuel Filler

·         Power Liftgate

·         Hands Free Liftgate

·         Power-Adjustable, Autofold, Heated Sideview Mirrors with LED Turn Signal Indicators, Memory Feature and Auto-Dimming Driver's Side

·         Roof Rack Aluminum Side Rails

·         Rear-window Defroster with Washer and Top Mounted Wiper

·         Lincoln Dynamic Signature Lighting (available with Illumination Package)

·         Illuminated Welcome

·         Power Door Windows with One-Touch Up/Down Feature and Global Open/Close

·         Acoustic-Laminated First-Row Glass

·         Privacy Glass on Rear Doors, Quarters and Liftgate Glass

·         Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking Includes Forward Collision Warning, Dynamic Brake Support and Pedestrian Detection

·         Rear View Camera

·         Front Seat-Mounted Side-Impact Airbags

·         Driver's Knee Airbag

·         Glove-Box-Door-Integrated Knee Airbag

·         Belt-Minder® for All Seating Positions

·         MyKey®

·         Personal Safety System™ with Dual Stage Front Airbags

·         Safety Canopy® System with Side Curtain Airbags

·         SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

·         Tire Pressure Monitoring System

·         V Pedestrian Sounder

·         Child-Safety Rear Door Locks

·         Perimeter Alarm

·         SecuriCode™ Keyless Entry Keypad

·         SecuriLock® Passive Anti-Theft System

·         Enhanced Security Package with Inclination Sensor

·         LATCH (Lower Anchor and Tether Anchors for Children)

The Lincoln Aviator® Black Label Grand Touring three-row large luxury SUV builds from the Grand Touring model, a plug-in hybrid, while providing three unique interior themes — Flight, Destination and Chalet — plus exclusive member services and experiences. * Additional features include the Luxury Package, Illumination Package, Perfect Position 30-way front seats, soft close doors and more. With the standard Dynamic Handling Package, the Lincoln Aviator Black Label Grand Touring model offers the most standard and available features within the Aviator lineup.

With the hybrid option, Aviator Grand Touring’s twin-turbocharged engine and advanced electrified technology takes the levels of performance to an impressive 494 combined horsepower and 630 combined ft.-lbs. of torque.

Lincoln Drive Modes are one of several intuitive options to seamlessly customize the Aviator drive experience. Standard modes include Normal, Conserve, Excite, Slippery and Deep Conditions.

Each is fully integrated – clients simply select the mode, and Aviator takes care of the rest. Aviator Grand Touring includes two additional modes:

Preserve EV recharges and saves battery power for a later time, while continuing to use both engine and motor to deliver the full performance drivers expect; the high-voltage battery can be recharged up to 75 percent while driving in this mode.

Pure EV is designed to keep the driver in all-electric mode in most conditions; should demand exceed electric capability, the driver receives a prompt to allow the gas engine to engage.

Being an audiophile, I LOVED the Revel® Ultima 3D Audio System, which re-creates an authentic concert-hall experience by immersing you in rich, superior sound emanating from 28 speakers throughout the cabin. It offers a choice between three listening modes – stereo, audience and on-stage – while a control slider in the center stack allows you to fully immerse yourself in sound. The new system acoustically expands cabin space to transform the environment, while its 360-degree immersion capability ensures that every seat is the best seat in the house.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid's
Revel® Ultima 3D Audio System is so heavenly that an angel appeared in the clouds to accompany us on the journey.

Unique chimes recorded by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra provide musical alerts for 25 features in Aviator, notifying you of everything from an open fuel door to an unlatched safety belt.

My favorite features are the Perfect Position seats with Active Motion, offer 30-way adjustability, massage capability and additional lumbar support for driver and front-row passenger for paramount comfort.  Flexible second-row seats recline, adjust fore and aft, and tip and slide forward for easy access to the third row.

An ergonomically advanced Vision steering wheel, intended for ultimate ease of use and customization, adds to the effortless ambience through contextual controls. The steering wheel features streamlined four-way switches at strategic positions to control music, phone and available navigation functions, in addition to settings.

The third row provides ample seating and can be folded flat to create plenty of room for cargo. When left up, Aviator offers best-in-class cargo volume behind the second row. Advanced under-floor battery packaging in the Aviator Grand Touring allows for all the benefits of an electrified powertrain without compromising luggage space or legroom.

Other convenience features include an available wireless charging pad for compatible mobile phones located in the front-row center armrest, and a handy media bin is available for the front-row passenger. Multiple power outlets throughout the cabin and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot keep all occupants connected.

The boundless allure of flight has long inspired automotive design, and the exterior styling of the all-new Lincoln Aviator takes that inspiration to the next level. The connotations of flight are intrinsic in the strong front and tapering rear of the vehicle, creating a distinct aerofoil analogy.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid about to take flight.

The signature Black Label grille is executed in high-gloss black and chrome accents that beckon the eye, while the appearance of a wraparound windshield completes the aviation-inspired theme.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid

Available Lincoln Black Label themes include:

Destination – draws inspiration from vintage luggage with Mahogany Red Savannah leather complemented by smooth khaya wood appliqués.

Flight - harmoniously combines Luggage Tan and Ebony and features dark full engine turn appliqués that replicate the finish of early aviation instrument panels.

Chalet - offers Espresso and Alpine Savannah leathers and deep Silverwood appliqués, with touches designed to awaken the senses.

The Lincoln star adorning the grilles of Aviator Grand Touring and Aviator Black Label Grand Touring features Spirit Blue in the four quadrants to signify the hybrid powertrain.

Signature grilles for Aviator Black Label themes feature a protruding star pattern in a bright chrome finish, while the grille for Aviator Grand Touring disperses the star pattern in varying sizes from the center with a satin finish.

I must say, the Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering Assist, Speed Sign Recognition and Active Parking Assist were used quite frequently.  However, as mentioned above, my favorite feature in the 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid are the Perfect Position Front Seats with 30-Way Power Adjustability because if you are not sitting comfortably for the drive, you are going to be miserable the entire trip.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid
was right at home at the yacht club.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid.

You've got to love the 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid's
illuminated welcome.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid sparkles.

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid
has an estimate 54 MPGe city and 58 MPGe highway combined.  I actually got 62 miles MPGe combined!  

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid buttons I love most.

Now is the BEST time to purchase a 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid.  Check out the year-end specials at your local dealer!

My sincerest appreciation to Jennifer Harper, Ford Motor Company, Lincoln and Rhonda Belluso Bambrick for the fabulously GRAND ride!

The 2022 Lincoln Aviator® AWD Black Label Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid
 bidding adieu to a GRAND week.

Ah, my very own Lincoln Sanctuary

For more information, visit www.lincoln.com.

Photography, www.bonniemoret.com.



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