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Mid-size three-row family transports come in all flavors, but all are targeted toward those who want a dependable, roomy, everyday commuter and long-distance hauler. The 2021 Ford Explorer is affordable and comes with a long list of standard amenities. The 2021 Lincoln Aviator is a luxury model that boasts incredible engine power, a fantastic list of convenience features even on the base trim, and lots of package add-on possibilities.

2021 Lincoln Aviator

$51,100 - $88,335*

18/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 3.0-Liter V6 Engine

2021 Ford Explorer

$32,225 - $54,480

21/28 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 2.3-Liter Inline 4 Engine

Performance Features

Performance Features

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator has a standard V6 engine and a hybrid version available in two trims. This gas and electric combo is rated at 494 horsepower, and there’s a fantastic drive range when in electric mode. The 2021 Ford Explorer comes standard with a turbocharged 2.3L engine that produces a total of 300 horsepower. This is the engine that sits under the hood of the Base, XLT, and Limited trims. Transmission is a 10-speed automatic, and rear-wheel drive is standard. Both the Lincoln Aviator and Ford Explorer boast excellent acceleration and effortless cruising.

Interior Features

Interior Features

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator base trim, known as the Standard, is very nicely equipped on the inside. The second-row seating area is large and offers plenty of legroom. The second row is a bench seat, and the third row is 50/50 split-folding. The instrument cluster is digital, the power-adjustable front seats are heated, and the 10.3-inch infotainment screen offers crisp graphics. The uplevel Reserve trim has full leather upholstery, second-row captain’s chairs, and a 14-speaker sound system.

The 2021 Ford Explorer is not as luxurious as the Lincoln Aviator, still, the interior is nicely upholstered, and even the base trim has tri-zone climate control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-inch screen display, and smartphone app integration. The uplevel trims add on a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, multiple USB ports, leather upholstery, and a digital gauge cluster display on the top trim. A sunroof, a Bang & Olufsen premium audio system, and power-folding third-row seats are optional on the upper trims.

Safety Features

Safety Features

All 2021 Lincoln Aviator models come with stability and traction control, a full set of front and rear airbags, rear door child safety locks, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning and mitigation. Offered as package add-ons are the CoPilot360 suite that includes adaptive cruise control and an automated parking system. The 2021 Ford Explorer comes standard with a rearview camera, frontal collision mitigation, a blind-spot monitor, trailer sway control, and lane-keeping assist. A surround-view camera system is standard on the uplevel trims.

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Both of these models are fun to drive, have roomy cabins, and are eligible for several package add-ons. Contact Jacky Jones Lincoln to schedule a personal inspection and test drive of the 2021 Lincoln Aviator.

*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.