2021 Lincoln Aviator vs the Competition

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Hybrid or Gas-Powered, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator Delivers More of What You Want

Impeccable in design and craftsmanship, it's impossible to compete with a Lincoln brand car or SUV on any level. At Courtesy Lincoln in Portland, we're proud of our collection of world-class Lincoln models and what they can add to our customers' day-to-day lives, and we're ready to show you all the ways our luxury vehicles come out ahead of the competition.


If you're in the market for a luxurious, three-row SUV that can bring your family to work, school, and beyond, we invite you to take a closer look at the new, 2021 Lincoln Aviator. Available with seating for eight and in your pick of gas or hybrid power, this SUV comes out ahead of similar, competing models in several areas. Ready to learn more? Read on to discover some of the key areas that our SUV tops similar models from BMW, Audi, and INFINITI.

Lincoln Aviator vs. Audi Q7

2021 Lincoln Aviator 2021 Audi Q7
Starting MSRP$51,100$54,950
Standard Horsepower400 horsepower248 horsepower
Fuel Economy26 highway mpg23 highway mpg
Driving Range525-mile range518-mile range
Rear Legroom39 in.38.8 in.

Notable Features

  • Power and performance. While both SUVs give drivers two powertrain options, neither of the Audi Q7 options comes even close to deliver the same level of power that the Lincoln Aviator provides. While base power for the Lincoln SUV comes from a 400-horsepower, gas V6 engine, the Q7 starts with a base four-cylinder engine and 248 horsepower. Alternatively, the Aviator can be ordered with a cutting-edge, efficient hybrid V6 that packs 494 horsepower. But the alternative hybrid engine for the Q7 tops out at just 335 horsepower.
  • Efficiency. Hybrid or gas, the Lincoln Aviator can help you go further on a tank of gas than the Audi Q7. Our Lincoln SUV with the gas engine gets an EPA rating average of 26 mpg on the highway and 525 miles of highway drive range per fill up, while the Q7 is rated for 23 mpg highway and a 518-mile highway range. Both SUVs get 21 mpg combined. Switch for the hybrid version in either model, and the Aviator still comes out ahead, with a 23-mph combined rating, compared to the 20 mpg combined of the Audi hybrid.
  • Interior space. Throughout the vehicle, you can look forward to more space inside the Lincoln Aviator that in the Audi Q7. Not only does the Aviator have more cargo room in the rear for all your groceries, suitcases, golf clubs, and more, but it also has more passenger space in all three rows. Look for added headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in the Lincoln SUV when compared side by side to the Audi model.

2021 Lincoln Aviator vs  INFINITI QX60

2021 Lincoln Aviator 2020 INFINITI QX60
Starting MSRP$51,100$44,350
Hybrid PowertrainAvailableNot Available
Standard Horsepower400 horsepower295 horsepower
Max Seating76
Max Available Towing6,700 pounds5,000 pounds

Notable Features

  • Hybrid efficiency. As mentioned, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator has a powerful and efficient hybrid powertrain available in its lineup. Standard with two great and well-equipped trim levels, this hybrid option has a combined 23 mpg combined efficiency rating. But the INFINITI QX60 doesn't have a hybrid alternative and no option for drivers who want to cut emissions and increase fuel economy on their SUV.
  • Power. Not only does the INFINITI QX60 not have a hybrid option, it also doesn't compare to the level of power that the gas Lincoln Aviator delivers. Equipped with its base, turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, the 2021 Aviator has a robust 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. But powered by its sole engine option, a 3.5-liter V6, the INIFINITI QX60 has just 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque.
  • Utility. As a family-friendly SUV with three rows, the Lincoln Aviator is more than capable of accommodating your family on all your adventures, including those that involve towing a boat or RV. Not only does the inside of the Aviator has more seating and cargo space than the INFINITI QX60, but this model can also help you tow more than the competition. Look for up to 6,700 pounds of towing capacity for our Lincoln model, and just around 5,000 pounds for the INFINITI SUV.

2021 Lincoln Aviator vs BMW X7

2021 Lincoln Aviator 2021 BMW X7
Starting MSRP$51,100$74,900
Front Legroom43 in.39.8 in.
Rear Legroom39 in.37.6 in.
Rear Cargo Volume18.3 cu. ft.12.8 cu. ft.
Max Hybrid Engine Output494 horsepower and 630 lb-ft torque335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft torque

Notable Features

  • Passenger comfort. Front to back, the interior of the Lincoln Aviator will be more comfortable for you, and your passengers, than the BMW X7. Slightly smaller on the outside, the Aviator maximizes its interior dimensions better than the competition, with more room to stretch out. This includes more than 3 inches of additional legroom for the front seat, more than 1.5 inches in the backseat, and more shoulder room and elbow room in both rows.
  • Cargo space. Whether it's gear for a long-distance road trip or just the week's worth of groceries for the family, the Lincoln Aviator has more room for your important cargo than the BMW X7. Behind the third row of the Aviator, you can look forward to 18.3 cubic feet of cargo. But the X7 offers just 12.8 cubic feet behind its third row. Both SUVs have flexible storage amounts made easier by folding the rear seats down.
  • Hybrid performance. The Lincoln Aviator hybrid models, with their impressive 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque, deliver more oomph and power than the X7 with hybrid engine, which packs a total output of 335 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.

Meet the Lincoln Aviator for Yourself in Portland

The best way to understand the level of luxury and craftsmanship that sets the Lincoln Aviator apart is a with a test drive. Browse our collection of available models to learn more about the options we have in stock and then make your way to see us to experience this SUV firsthand. We look forward to showing you all the ways that our Lincoln model comes out ahead in any comparison.

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