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
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.
The tires below are all more than capable, quality choices for the Lincoln Aviator.
Best Budget Tire for Lincoln Aviator
Best All-Season Performance Tire for Lincoln Aviator
Best Summer Performance Tire for Lincoln Aviator
Longest Lasting Tire for Lincoln Aviator
Best Winter Tires for Lincoln Aviator
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.
Tire Buying FAQ
Where can I find the best price on tires?
There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.
When is the best time to buy tires?
It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How much is Shipping?
Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.
Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?
Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.
While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.
How much does it cost to install a tire?
Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.
Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?
It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.
Do online tire retailers offer rebates?
Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.