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2022 Land Rover Defender vs. 2023 Lincoln Aviator Review

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2022 Land Rover

MSRP*: $48,700 to $114,400
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2023 Lincoln

MSRP*: $53,340 to $89,280
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MPG - City 14 - 18 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 19 - 22 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 58.3 - 78.8 ft3 77.7 ft3
  • 296-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 518-hp, 5.0-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 8-Speed A/T 10-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 296 - 518 hp 400 - 494 hp
Towing Capacity 7,716 - 8,201 lbs 5,600 - 6,700 lbs
Exterior Length 180.4 - 197.6 in 199.3 in
Exterior Width 79.1 in 82.3 in
Leg Room Front 39.0 - 39.1 in
Rear 36.6 - 39.1 in
Front 43.0 in
Rear 40.1 in
Head Room Front 40.6 in
Rear 40.4 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

The Land Rover Defender offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Lincoln Aviator. 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 Land Rover Defender.

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 Land Rover Defender is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln Aviator.

Since the Land Rover Defender is much slimmer than the Lincoln Aviator, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Land Rover Defender takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln Aviator.

When considering towing capacity, the Land Rover Defender is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Aviator for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Land Rover Defender has a lot less horsepower than the Lincoln Aviator.

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

The Land Rover Defender has less seating than the Lincoln Aviator, making the Lincoln Aviator the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Land Rover Defender as you will in the Lincoln Aviator.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Land Rover Defender than that of the Lincoln Aviator.