The Car Pro Test Drives The 2020 Lincoln Aviator
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, different wheel drives, why December is the best time to buy a car, and other auto industry news.
This week The Car Pro was test driving the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, which Jerry was very excited by, starting the interview by saying, "As many cars as i'm in and out of, it's hard to get me to just kind of get giddy over a vehicle, but I've got to say Lincoln did it this time." Jerry explained that this car fills a hole for Lincoln, where the Navigator is too big and expensive for most people, and the step down, the Nautilus, is a 5 passenger. This car is a 3 row vehicle with rear wheel drive. It has a 2nd row captain's chair, and a decent amount of cargo room.
This thing has got some nice touches. I mean really cool stuff, that you know I was impressed with. I thought Lincoln just kind of thought of everything with it besides it looking good.
The car has a 3 liter V6 engine under the hood putting out 400 horses, which Jerry thought was plenty, and has 10 speed automatic transition. The car is also available in a hybrid version that has almost 500 horses. The Lincoln also has electric doors that open with just one touch. The seats have 30-way power adjustments that allow a wide variety of small adjustments including being able to raise one leg and not the other.
One unusual thing that Jerry mentioned about this car is the difference in the startup noise. Typically when you hit a start button in a modern car, it plays chime noises that Jerry finds annoying, despite that you usually get used to them. However, when you turn on this car, it plays a bit of music from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra that was written just for the vehicle. Jerry says this is noticeable and quite pleasant.
Read more stories at carprousa.com and watch the full interview in the video above.