Compare the Lincoln Aviator in Woodbridge CT


Competitors Beware: The Aviator Returns this Summer

In March of 2018, after nearly 15 years of absence, Lincoln announced the return of the Aviator nameplate. The luxury manufacturer revealed a stunning prototype model at the New York International Auto Show, and we’ve been patiently (or impatiently) waiting for a production model ever since. Well, the wait is nearly over, and we couldn’t be more excited.

The all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator is a stunning mid-size luxury SUV, with refined styling that exudes power, and grace. Tasteful and sophisticated, the interior of the Aviator was designed to be a sanctuary---a home away from home--for New Haven, Milford, and Woodbridge drivers and their passengers. The spacious cabin features a 30-way adjustable driver’s seat with built-in massage, a flowing cockpit display, wireless phone charging, multiple power outlets, standard Wi-Fi hotspot and more; and with available Adaptive Suspension and the active noise control and sound insulation pack, the Lincoln Aviator truly becomes a respite from the fray.


The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Lexus UX 200 are both attractive and top-rated luxury SUVs that receive a lot of attention for their features, style, and capabilities. However, while they might technically be in the same segment as the Aviator, they’re certainly not in the same class. And you only need to look at their power trains to see why.

When compared head-to-head with the all new Lincoln Aviator, the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has trouble keeping up--probably due to the underpowered engine. The Aviator easily pulls ahead thanks to the 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque from its 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 power plant. A plug-in hybrid V-6 engine is available to widen the gap even further, delivering a mammoth 450 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque.

The standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine of the GLE-Class puts out just 255 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It does offer an available hybrid 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder option, but at 362-horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, it still lags beyond Aviator’s base engine.

And if the GLE-Class is falling behind, the Lexus UX has yet to leave the starting line. Offering just 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque from its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, it’s little more than a memory in this race.


On the tech front the competition performs more admirably. Both the Aviator and GLE-Class offer large standard touchscreen infotainment systems with integrated navigation, Wi-Fi hotspots, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and multiple USB and USB-C charging ports. The touchscreen on Lexus UX is comparatively diminutive at just seven inches, and navigation is smartphone-based, not integrated. Furthermore, while Apple CarPlay is supported, Android users are left out.


The very first thing you notice about a vehicle, especially a luxury model, is obviously its appearance. While the Lexus UX and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class are attractive in their own right, they lack the raw, head-turning allure of the Lincoln Aviator. The competition looks sporty, capable, and upscale, but the Lincoln Aviator radiates with unequivocal luxury. Living up to its name, the Aviator’s sleek and streamlined profile evokes the form of an airplane wing. With its long silky lines, seductive curves, and meticulous design elements, not one detail is out of place. So, while one could be forgiven for missing a GLS-Class or UX as it drove past, the magnetism of the Aviator is guaranteed to catch your gaze and hold it.


Test Drive the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Near New Haven this Summer

This summer, drivers from Plainville, East Hartford, and New Britain will have the opportunity to experience the 2020 Lincoln Aviator in all its glory. We'll make an announcement as soon as it rolls into our Woodbridge showroom, so keep checking back on our website for updates. If you'd like to schedule a test drive of the new Aviator, or if you'd simply like more information, feel free to reach out to us at your convenience. We'll be happy to assist you.

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