2020 Toyota 4Runner vs. 2020 Lincoln Aviator

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Safety

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The 4Runner has standard Active Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Headrests system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Aviator doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

Both the 4Runner and the Aviator have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available four-wheel drive and rear parking sensors.

Warranty

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Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the 4Runner for 2 years and 25000 miles. Toyota will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Lincoln only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Aviator.

There are over 45 percent more Toyota dealers than there are Lincoln dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the 4Runner’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Toyota second in reliability, above the industry average. With 39 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 19th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Toyota vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Toyota second in reliability. Lincoln is ranked 20th.

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Toyota 4Runner uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Aviator requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The 4Runner has 5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Aviator Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (23 vs. 18 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The 4Runner has 2.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Aviator’s standard fuel tank (23 vs. 20.2 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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The 4Runner’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Aviator are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the 4Runner’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Aviator (265/70R17 vs. 255/55R19).

The Toyota 4Runner’s wheels have 6 lugs for longer wheel bearing life, less chance of rotor warping and greater strength. The Lincoln Aviator only has 5 wheel lugs per wheel.

The 4Runner has a standard full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the Aviator, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The 4Runner TRD Off-Road/Venture offers active sway bars, which help keep it flat and controlled during cornering, but disconnect at lower speeds to smooth the ride and offer greater off-road suspension articulation. This helps keep the tires glued to the road on-road and off. The Aviator doesn’t offer an active sway bar system.

For better maneuverability, the 4Runner’s turning circle is 1.8 feet tighter than the Aviator’s (37.4 feet vs. 39.2 feet).

Chassis

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The Toyota 4Runner may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 850 pounds less than the Lincoln Aviator.

The 4Runner SR5 is 9.1 inches shorter than the Aviator, making the 4Runner easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The 4Runner has .1 inches more third row legroom, 2.4 inches more third row hip room and 3.7 inches more third row shoulder room than the Aviator.

Cargo Capacity

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The 4Runner’s cargo area provides more volume than the Aviator.

4Runner

Aviator

Third Seat Folded

46.3 cubic feet

41.8 cubic feet

Third Seat Removed

47.2 cubic feet

n/a

Second Seat Folded

89.7 cubic feet

77.7 cubic feet

The 4Runner 5-Passenger’s optional sliding cargo floor is capable of supporting 440 pounds, to make loading and unloading cargo easier and safer. The Aviator doesn’t offer a sliding load floor.

The 4Runner’s rear cargo window opens separately from the rest of the liftgate door to allow quicker loading of small packages. The Aviator’s rear cargo window doesn’t open.

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The TRD Pro was selected by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine as their 2015 4x4 of the Year. The Aviator has never been chosen.

The Toyota 4Runner outsold the Lincoln Aviator by over 70 to one during the 2019 model year.

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