2021 Lincoln Aviator vs. Its Competition

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Aviator is a savvy rival for pricey mid-size Euro-brand SUVs, but those utility vehicles have strong allegiance for many reasons.

Jaguar’s F-Pace has two rows of seats, a pretty organic shape, and supercharged V-6 power; its I-Pace has 234 stated miles of battery-electric driving range and a striking look, but we’ve measured more like 200 miles of range in everyday driving.

The Audi Q7 sports three rows of seats, sober styling, and touchscreens in seemingly every direction.

The new Benz GLE-Class has a trick suspension, new 6-cylinder engines, and a stylish cockpit—and a stiff upward adjustment on its price tag.

The latest BMW X5 has a very handsome interior and exterior that are backed by an air suspension that’s equally fluent on and off road.

Finally, we’d also look at the Kia Telluride, a luxury SUV in almost every dimension save for its badge.

2021 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring2021 Lincoln Aviator
2021 Audi Q72021 Audi Q7
2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e2021 BMW X5
2021 Kia Telluride2021 Kia Telluride
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class (GLE 63 S AMG)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE Class
2020 Jaguar F-Pace Checkered Flag Edition2020 Jaguar F-Pace
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Quick Specs
The 2021 Lincoln Aviator drops sensational style and space, but the Grand Touring plug-in’s a bit of a misfire.
The 2021 Audi Q7 three-row SUV features more standard safety and convenience features, an excellent infotainment system, and a soft, luxurious ride.
The 2021 X5 is BMW’s best vehicle, one that does nearly everything with grace and ease.
The 2021 Kia Telluride earns our Best Car To Buy nod with its excellent features, warranty, space, and style.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is a no-compromise SUV with excellent performance, a spacious interior, and tons of style.
The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace sticks to its performance and style formula, and remains one of the best luxury SUVs.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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