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.