In comparing the Lincoln Aviator's and the Lincoln Navigator's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Aviator has the advantage in the area of resale value. The Lincoln Navigator has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln Aviator's and the Lincoln Navigator's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Navigator is a better car than the Lincoln Aviator.
Lincoln Aviator vs. Lincoln Navigator Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln Aviator loses 54.9 percent of its value and the Lincoln Navigator loses 55.6 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln Aviator retains 0.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln Navigator.
Lincoln Aviator vs. Lincoln Navigator Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln Aviator is 8.0 out of 10 while the Lincoln Navigator's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln Aviator being ranked 8 out of 25 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Lincoln Navigator being ranked 4 out of 25. Out of 24 Best Luxury 7-Seater SUVs, the Lincoln Aviator is ranked 11 and the Lincoln Navigator is ranked 5. The Lincoln Aviator is also ranked 12 out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows while the Lincoln Navigator is ranked 6 out of 32.
Lincoln Aviator vs. Lincoln Navigator Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln Aviator is 8.3 out of 10. For the Lincoln Navigator the reliability rating is 9.1 out of 10. This gives the Lincoln Navigator a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Lincoln Aviator.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln Aviator’s base engine makes 400 horsepower, and the Lincoln Navigator base engine makes 440 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/fullsize SUVs, the Lincoln Navigator has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lincoln Aviator and the Lincoln Navigator have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.