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As a luxury SUV built by a renowned American auto brand, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator has stunning amenities and capabilities. Designed by an acclaimed German company, the 2021 BMW X5 is a self-proclaimed Sports Activity Vehicle with luxurious features.

2021 Lincoln Aviator

$51,100 - $88,505*

18/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 3.0-Liter V-6 Engine

2021 BMW X5

$59,400 - $105,100

21/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 0.0-Liter V-6 Engine

Performance Capabilities

Performance Capabilities

Engineered to generate up to 400 horsepower, a 3.0-liter engine with twin turbochargers is standard on the 2021 Lincoln Aviator. Utilizing high-pressure direct injection to burn premium fuel, this V-6 powertrain has a maximum torque output of 415 pound-feet when the tachometer hits 3,000 RPM. In dramatic contrast, the 2021 BMW X5 can't get more than 335 hp from the 3.0-L TwinPower Turbo engine block. Consisting of six inline cylinders, this propulsion system doesn't deliver over 331 lb-ft. Select Lincoln Aviator trims are available with the Nano Electric Motor, which increases the total output by 94 hp and 215 lb-ft. Such capabilities are simply not within the design parameters of the X5's 48-volt mild hybrid system, which includes the exclusive eBoost technology. However, this efficient BMW Sports Activity Vehicle has Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, and other performance-boosting features. Running on the Intelligent All-Wheel Drive, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator gets a good grip on the road. Similarly, the BMW X5 model runs on the xDrive system that improves traction on paved surfaces. You may also choose the Sport, Eco Pro, and Comfort modes for this premium BMW model. Controlled by an electronic knob inside the cockpit, the Lincoln Drive Modes include the Pure EV and several other custom driving settings. Additionally, this high-end Lincoln SUV offers the Adaptive Suspension with Road Preview and Air Glide Suspension with Dynamic Lower Entry.

Luxury Features

Luxury Features

Having a 30-way design, the 2021 Lincoln Aviator's front seats offer industry-leading ergonomics. Wrapped in the Savannah leather upholstery, the Perfect Position Seats in the first row include massaging functions with the Active Motion technology. A power-adjustable thigh extension and head restraints are integrated into these upscale seats, which also come with automatic ventilation and heating. The second-row outboard seats are also available with multiple levels of climate control. Having the PowerFold design, the third-row bench seat can be easily reconfigured thanks to a 50-50 layout. Four total temperature zones are managed by the automatic HVAC system inside the 2021 Lincoln Aviator. A high-efficiency particulate filter and the Active Air Monitoring supplement the advanced climate control unit. You will not find such lavish amenities inside the 2021 BMW X5, which offers the SensaTec upholstery for its heated front seats.

Technology Features

Technology Features

Projecting key information on the 2021 Lincoln Aviator's windshield, a color head-up display is fully synced with the infotainment system and several active safety features. This upscale Lincoln SUV boasts an LCD touch screen that measures slightly more than 10 inches diagonally. You can access Lincoln+Alexa, Apple CarPlay, 4G LTE Wi-Fi, and other applications from the SYNC 3 multimedia suite. Similar features are available in the 2021 BMW X5's iDrive 7.0 infotainment platform. Consisting of 28 speakers, the Lincoln Aviator's Revel Ultima 3D Audio System surely generates better acoustics than any of the BMW X5's optional sound systems.

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*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.