2020 Lincoln Aviator vs 2020 Ford Explorer

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Available in five trims, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator makes a grand debut in North America. Sold in five models, the 2020 Ford Explorer has a heritage of nearly three decades. Both full-size SUVs are powerful and robust, but the Aviator has a much more luxurious design.

2020 Lincoln Aviator

$51,100 - $87,800*

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18/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 3.0-Liter V6 Engine

2020 Ford Explorer

$32,765 - $58,250

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27/29 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 2.3L EcoBoost® I4 Engine

Performance Features

Performance Features

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator runs on a 3.0 L twin-turbocharged engine block that generates up to 400 horsepower. Utilizing a high-pressure direct injection system, the V6 powertrain cranks out 415 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 RPM. This six-cylinder propulsion system also lets you tow a maximum trailer load of 6,700 pounds. The hybrid powertrain on this luxury Lincoln SUV comes with the exclusive Nano Electric Motor. Peak ratings of the signature hybrid powertrain are 494 hp and 630 lb-ft. Additionally, the hybrid propulsion system has an impressive towing rating of 5,600 pounds.

Paired with a 3.3 L V6 gas engine, the 2020 Ford Explorer's hybrid powertrain is rated at 318 hp and 322 lb-ft. Driven by a twin turbocharger, the vehicle's 3.0 L EcoBoost engine matches the Aviator's standard V6 engine. Additionally, the 2.3 L EcoBoost I-4 engine peaks at 300 hp and 310 lb-ft. When properly optimized, this full-size Ford SUV tows up to 5,600 pounds.

Exterior Features


A 10-speed automatic gearbox from the SelectShift series is installed on the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer. The Lincoln hybrid models come with the Mod-Hybrid transmission, which also creates ten different gear combinations. Both full-size SUVs are available with a rear-wheel-drive (RWD) system that's tuned for sporty handling. You can also select the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive for both models. Equipped with the Lincoln Drive Modes, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator quickly adapts to dynamic situations on the road. Available only on the Aviator hybrid trims, the Pure EV Mode uses electricity for propulsion. The Cluster Mode Indication provides real-time updates on the active driving mode. This lavish Lincoln SUV also boasts the Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview for a smooth ride on a wide range of rough terrains. Some of the 2020 Aviator's other premium mechanical highlights include the Adaptive Steering, Hill Start Assist, and Regenerative Braking System.

Technology Features

Technology Features

As the name suggests, the Phone as a Key technology makes it possible to unlock the 2020 Lincoln Aviator's doors with a compatible smartphone. This high-end Lincoln SUV also has the Intelligent Access function for quick entry. A 10.1-inch LCD touch screen is conveniently setup within your reach and natural line of sight. A navigation system with SiriusXM Travel Link and Traffic is at your fingertips inside this full-size Lincoln SUV. Designed by the Revel brand, an audio system with 28 speakers delivers best-in-class entertainment inside the 2020 Aviator. Featuring the Ultima 3D technology, this exclusive sound system is connected to SiriusXM All Access and HD Radio. The Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer offer 4G Wi-Fi with several other mobile-friendly amenities, such as Apple CarPlay and blacktooth.

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Jacky Jones Lincoln is ready to help you select a 2020 Lincoln Aviator model. Visit our dealership to compare this luxury SUV with the 2020 Ford Explorer to find out which SUV is your favorite.

*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.