2020 Toyota Land Cruiser vs. 2020 Lincoln Aviator

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Safety

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The Land Cruiser’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Aviator doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front and middle seat shoulder belts of the Toyota Land Cruiser are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Lincoln Aviator doesn’t offer height-adjustable middle seat belts.

The Land Cruiser 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.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Land Cruiser. But it costs extra on the Aviator.

Both the Land Cruiser 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, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and driver alert monitors.

Warranty

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Toyota pays for scheduled maintenance on the Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser’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 Land Cruiser uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Aviator requires premium for maximum efficiency, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Land Cruiser has 6.6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Aviator Hybrid’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 18 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Land Cruiser has 4.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the Aviator’s standard fuel tank (24.6 vs. 20.2 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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The Land Cruiser’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 Land Cruiser has larger tires than the Aviator (285/60R18 vs. 255/55R19).

The Land Cruiser 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 Land Cruiser has 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.

Chassis

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The Land Cruiser is 4.4 inches shorter than the Aviator, making the Land Cruiser easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Land Cruiser has standard seating for 8 passengers; the Aviator can only carry 7.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Land Cruiser’s middle and third row seats recline. The Aviator’s third row seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Land Cruiser’s cargo area provides more volume than the Aviator.

Land Cruiser

Aviator

Second Seat Folded

82.8 cubic feet

77.7 cubic feet

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

Ergonomics

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The Land Cruiser’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Aviator does not have an oil pressure gauge.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Land Cruiser has standard headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The Aviator doesn’t offer headlight washers.

When the Land Cruiser is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The Aviator’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Land Cruiser has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the vehicle heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the Aviator.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Toyota Land Cruiser has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. Wireless charging costs extra on the Aviator and isn’t available on the Aviator Base.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Toyota Land Cruiser, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Toyota Land Cruiser outsold the Lincoln Aviator by 73% during the 2019 model year.

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