James Healey (USA Today) test drives the Aviator in today's issue.
Bottom Line: One of the best driving SUVs on the road:29:, but he considers it butt-ugly
Quote from the article: "In fact, Aviator seems nicer to drive than the Mercedes-Benz M-class, BMW X5 and Acura MDX SUVs, all on hand here for comparison. Each of those fancy machines can come up with a dominant point, but none felt as good overall as Aviator did in the Shenandoah Mountains along the Virginia-West Virginia border"
After reviewing the Aviator brochure in detail, it LACKS one important feature that is in most (if not all) SUVs in it's class: stability control! For an SUV that is AWD (no low-range) and is meant for the road (not off-road), the lack of stability control is unacceptable, in my opinion!