Best Lincoln Aviator Tires

Best Lincoln Aviator Tires

The new look for Lincoln is certainly an attractive one and perhaps the most handsome of its new lineup of SUVs is the Aviator.

When new rubber is required, we’ve assembled a list of the best Lincoln Aviator tires based on ride quality, overall performance and handling dynamics, winter capability, tread life and price.

Lincoln Aviator Tire Sizes

Below are the different trim levels for the Lincoln Aviator as well as the tire size options available from the factory.

  • Black Label 275/40/22
  • Black Label Grand Touring 275/45/21
  • Grand Touring 255/55/20 or 275/45/21
  • Reserve 255/55/20 or 275/40/22
  • Standard 255/60/19

 

 

Best Lincoln Aviator Tires

20-inch sizes

It’s extremely hard to pick an overall best tire for the Lincoln Aviator. Based on the selection, the tires that stand out all do so for very different reasons. The Yokohama YK-CTX is tops among these for it’s impressive overall performance in terms of driving dynamics and stopping power in the dry and wet. Winter capability is quite limited, but that’s true of most any all-season tire. The tread life warranty of 60,000 miles is lower than mot competitors, but we think that’s a fine trade-off for the performance level you get. Plus, the pricing is extremely attractive.

A rather different option is the Michelin Defender LTX MS. It comes with a longer 70,000 mile warranty and superior cold weather and light-snow grip than almost all all-season tires. On the flip-side, overall driving dynamics aren’t as good and you’ll pay at least 25% more per tire than with the Yokohamas.

Arguably the “best” tire for the Lincoln Aviator is the Pirelli Scorpion Verda AS. It offers excellent ride quality characteristics and impressive performance too. But with no tread life warranty, expect to get 50,000 to 60,000 miles on a set (less than rivals) and you’ll pay as much as $100 per tire more than the Yokohamas.

As a final, alternative selection, the Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready tire is an all-season that is actually certified for true winter use. It costs a premium and comes with a less-impressive 60,000 mile warranty, but it grips in winter fantastically and also performs at a very high level in the dry and wet.

Yokohama YK-CTX

Michelin Defender LTX MS

Pirelli Scorpion Verde AS

Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready

 

Additional Options

The tires below are all more than capable, quality choices for the Lincoln Aviator.

Pirelli Scorpion Strada All Season

Yokohama Geolandar CV G058

Cooper Discoverer SRX

 

Best Budget Tire for Lincoln Aviator

Falken Pro G5 CSV

 

Best All-Season Performance Tire for Lincoln Aviator

Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 4

 

Best Summer Performance Tire for Lincoln Aviator

Micheln Pilot Sport 4 SUV

 

Longest Lasting Tire for Lincoln Aviator

Nitto NT421Q

 

Best Winter Tires for Lincoln Aviator

Bridgestone Blizzak LM001

Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV

Pirelli Scorpion Winter

 

What Tires come on the Lincoln Aviator?

19-inch tires: Continental Cross Contact LX Sport

20-inch tires: Michelin Primacy AS

22-inch tires: Goodyear Eagle Touring

How Long do Lincoln Aviator Tires Last?

Tire life for factor-equipped Aviator tires varies significantly. The Michelin Primacy AS has the best rating of 55,000 miles and the tires tend to live up to that number in real world performance. The Cross Contact LS Sport doesn’t come with any factory warranty and you should expect anywhere from 40,000-50,000 miles per set. Short tire life is one of the common complaints with this tire. It’s also a big strike against the Goodyear Eagle Touring AS factory-equipped tires on top trim models with the 22-inch wheel fitment. They don’t come with any warranty and while you should get 40,000 miles on a set with proper rotation and inflation, many owners complain they wear out at just 20,000 miles.

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