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With the introduction of the 2003 Lincoln Aviator ($39,255 plus freight and options), Lincoln is muscling in on the mid-size luxury SUV territory that has been already staked out successfully by the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 300. This newest member of the Lincoln family has the best ride of any sport utility vehicle that’s been produced by the Ford Motor Company. Additionally, the Aviator’s interior is absolutely stunning. The 302-horsepower V-8 gives the Aviator’s owners more power than they could possibly use, although under full acceleration it’s slightly noisier than it needs to be. A little pricey, but the Lincoln Aviator is a contender. For more information, log on to www.insideautomotive.com.