2024 GMC Yukon XL vs. 2023 Lincoln Aviator Review

Picture of the 2024 GMC Yukon XL

2024 GMC
Yukon XL

MSRP*: $61,200 to $101,755
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Picture of the 2023 Lincoln Aviator

2023 Lincoln
Aviator

MSRP*: $53,340 to $90,280
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MPG - City 14 - 15 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 18 - 20 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 9 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 144.7 ft3 77.7 ft3
Engine
  • 355-hp, 5.3-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 494-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 355 - 420 hp 400 - 494 hp
Towing Capacity 7,800 - 8,300 lbs 5,600 - 6,700 lbs
Exterior Length 225.2 in 199.3 in
Exterior Width 81.0 in 82.3 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 42.0 in
Front 43.0 in
Rear 40.1 in
Head Room Front 40.4 - 42.3 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.9 in
Front 40.2 - 41.5 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.7 in

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the GMC Yukon XL than in the Lincoln Aviator. The GMC Yukon XL will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln Aviator.

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). The GMC Yukon XL is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln Aviator.

Dimensions
The GMC Yukon XL is a little narrower than the Lincoln Aviator, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the GMC Yukon XL, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lincoln Aviator.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Yukon XL is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Aviator for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Yukon XL has a lot less horsepower than the Lincoln Aviator.

Powertrain
The GMC Yukon XL has much lower torque than the Lincoln Aviator, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the GMC Yukon XL and the Lincoln Aviator. With the GMC Yukon XL, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln Aviator.