That engine we love so much is only part of what makes the Aviator so nice to drive. With all-wheel drive and the optional Dynamic Handling package ($7,430) on our tester – which adds an adaptive air suspension and adaptive steering – the Aviator is surprisingly agile in the turns.

The steering is well-weighted and responsive, and body roll is less noticeable compared to some of the alternatives. Not only does the Aviator corner well, but it also has a supremely comfortable ride in everyday conditions. The air suspension soaks up bumps and potholes, making the big SUV feel like it's gliding atop the road.