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2021 BMW X5 vs. 2020 Lincoln Aviator Review

New 2021 BMW X5

2021 BMW
X5

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New 2020 Lincoln Aviator

2020 Lincoln
Aviator

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MSRP*
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$59,400 to $82,800
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$51,100 to $87,800
Invoice* $55,740 to $77,505 $48,801 to $82,210
MPG - City 16 - 21 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 22 - 26 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-6, V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln Aviator than in the BMW X5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lincoln Aviator will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the BMW X5.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lincoln Aviator. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X5 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lincoln Aviator.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X5 is much slimmer than the Lincoln Aviator, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X5 is slightly shorter than the Lincoln Aviator, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The BMW X5 has much lower torque than the Lincoln Aviator, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the BMW X5 is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Aviator for pulling heavy loads. The BMW X5 has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln Aviator.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X5 and the Lincoln Aviator. The BMW X5 has less cargo space than the Lincoln Aviator, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW X5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Aviator.