When comparing the Lincoln Aviator's and the Mercedes-Benz GLS's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Aviator has the advantage in the areas of reliability, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Mercedes-Benz GLS has the advantage in the area of resale value. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln Aviator's and the Mercedes-Benz GLS's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Aviator is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Lincoln Aviator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS 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 Mercedes-Benz GLS loses 44.2 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz GLS retains 10.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln Aviator.
Lincoln Aviator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Lincoln Aviator is 8.0 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz GLS's quality rating is 7.0 out of 10. This results in the Lincoln Aviator being ranked 8 out of 25 Best Luxury Large SUVs and the Mercedes-Benz GLS being ranked 12 out of 25. Out of 24 Best Luxury 7-Seater SUVs, the Lincoln Aviator is ranked 11 and the Mercedes-Benz GLS is ranked 16. The Lincoln Aviator is also ranked 12 out of 32 Best Luxury SUVs with 3 Rows while the Mercedes-Benz GLS is ranked 18 out of 32. The Lincoln Aviator is also ranked 19 out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs while the Mercedes-Benz GLS is ranked 34 out of 67.
Lincoln Aviator vs. Mercedes-Benz GLS Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Lincoln Aviator is 8.3 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz GLS the reliability rating is 5.6 out of 10. This gives the Lincoln Aviator an advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz GLS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln Aviator’s base engine makes 400 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS base engine makes 375 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/fullsize SUVs, the Lincoln Aviator has the advantage of offering more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz GLS has the advantage in the areas of rear head room and rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lincoln Aviator has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.