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Volkswagen Atlas vs. Lincoln Aviator

When comparing the Volkswagen Atlas to the Lincoln Aviator, the Volkswagen Atlas has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Lincoln Aviator has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Volkswagen Atlas versus the Lincoln Aviator, the Volkswagen Atlas is a better car than the Lincoln Aviator.

Volkswagen Atlas versus Lincoln Aviator Pricing

For a new model, the Volkswagen Atlas's price is between $37,663 and $54,449, with the Lincoln Aviator priced between $57,270 and $85,584.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Volkswagen Atlas’s base engine makes 235 horsepower, and the Lincoln Aviator base engine makes 400 horsepower. The Atlas is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 465 miles. The Aviator is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 525 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the Volkswagen Atlas has the advantage of offering more front head room, rear head room, and trunk space. The Lincoln Aviator, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The Volkswagen Atlas and Lincoln Aviator are comparable in regards to front shoulder room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Lincoln Aviator has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance and payload capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Volkswagen Atlas and the Lincoln Aviator have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Lincoln Aviator has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Volkswagen Atlas

2023 Lincoln Aviator

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$37,663 - $54,449

Used Asking Price:

$27,235 - $41,000

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.4%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$57,270 - $85,584

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

54.9%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

5.7 / 10

Retained Value:

7.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

6.7 / 10

Safety:

9.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

7 / 25
8 / 31
12 / 25
14 / 61
15 / 31
15 / 25
16 / 25
20 / 31
22 / 31
33 / 61
37 / 61
48 / 61

iSeeCars Rankings

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline, Plug-In Hybrid

Trim Levels

SEL 4Motion, V6 SEL 4Motion, SE, V6 SEL Premium R-Line 4Motion, SE 4Motion, V6 SE 4Motion, V6 SE, V6 SEL R-Line Black 4Motion

Trim Levels

Livery, Standard, Reserve, Black Label

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

6 years / 70000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

235 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque:

258 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.055 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

400 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

415 foot-lbs @ 2750 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.084 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 25 / 23

Range (city/hwy):

391 / 465 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

18 / 26 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

364 / 525 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Standard

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

37.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

60.8 inches

Cargo Space:

20.6 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

96.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

174.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

43 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

61.3 inches

Cargo Space:

17.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

77.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

163.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4261 lbs

Width:

78.4 inches

Height:

70.1 inches

Length:

200.7 inches

Wheelbase:

117.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.1 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4745 lbs

Width:

89.9 inches

Height:

69.6 inches

Length:

199.3 inches

Wheelbase:

119.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

P245/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

255/60R19