Being relaxed and comfortable always makes getting around easier. From taking the kids to school to running errands on the weekend, luxury SUVs like the Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator are living proof that family-friendly SUVs can be safe, spacious, and stylish.

Which one of these Lincoln SUVs is the right one for your family? To help families in Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY decide, Maguire Lincoln looked at what they have to offer in this 2021 Lincoln Aviator vs Navigator comparison.

Performance Specs

The 2021 Lincoln Aviator offers a stable drive with available all-wheel drive, and enough power to help you get through the elements. You'll have a choice between two twin-turbocharged powertrains that are designed to haul lots of cargo. Your options under the hood include:

  • 3.0L V6 that gets up to 400 horsepower, 415 lb-ft of torque, and 6,700-pound towing capacity
  • Grand Touring Hybrid system that gets up to 494 horsepower, 630 lb-ft of torque, and 5,600-pound towing capacity

The 2021 Lincoln Navigator is also available with all-wheel drive and offers an even more impressive towing capacity. Since it's a larger SUV, you'll find a bigger engine. Its standard powertrain includes:

  • 3.5L V6 that gets up to 450 horsepower, 510 lb-ft of torque, and 8,700-pound towing capacity

Classic & Comfortable Interior

Each SUV offers three rows of seats and plenty of space to stretch your legs. Whether you're behind the wheel or being chauffeured around, you'll be able to kick back and relax. They can also carry practically everything you need. With a large trunk and folding seats in both the second and third rows, you'll be able to load everything from luggage to large furniture. 


Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln Navigator

Seating Capacity



Passenger Room

144.7 cubic feet

172 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Room

77.7 cubic feet

103.3 cubic feet

Legroom (front/middle/rear)

43 inches/39 inches/29.2 inches

43.9 inches/41.1 inches/36.1 inches

The Lincoln Navigator is also available with an extended frame. While the legroom stays the same, it stretches out the trunk to give you considerably more cargo room. There's 34.3 cubic feet of trunk space, and up to 120.2 cubic feet of cargo room with the second and third rows folded.

No matter which SUV you end up with, you'll be surround by premium materials like leather seats and classic wood accents. You'll also find lots of ways to get comfortable with heated, ventilated, and power-adjustable front seats.

Cutting-Edge Technology

Each one of these Lincoln SUVs offers the latest technology. The Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Navigator are both equipped with the SYNC® 3 infotainment system. It features a 10.1-inch touchscreen and all sorts of smartphone compatibility. You can stream music, connect your apps, and safely make hands-free calls with standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Plus, with voice recognition, you can control the system without taking your eyes off the road.

To keep your family safe, both vehicles also include some state-of-the-art driver-assistance features. Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Technology comes standard to give you more awareness and help prevent accidents. It includes the following smart safety features:

  • Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Rear View Camera
  • Auto High-Beam Headlamps

Test Drive a Family Friendly Lincoln SUV

Visit Maguire Lincoln to learn more about our 2021 Lincoln Aviator vs Navigator comparison and test drive the one that's right for you. Both Lincoln SUVs offer tons of space, a dependable performance, and peace of mind to families in Ithaca, Elmira, and Cortland, NY.

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