2021 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2020 Lincoln Aviator

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Safety

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In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Tahoe are reminded to check the back seat if they opened the rear door before starting out. The Aviator doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

The Tahoe has a standard front seat center airbag, which deploys between the driver and front passenger, protecting them from injuries caused by striking each other in serious side impacts. The Aviator doesn’t offer front seat center airbags.

Both the Tahoe and the Aviator have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

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The Tahoe’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Aviator’s (6 vs. 5 years).

There are almost 4 times as many Chevrolet dealers as there are Lincoln dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Tahoe’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 Chevrolet vehicles are more reliable than Lincoln vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Chevrolet fourth in reliability, above the industry average. With 32 more problems per 100 vehicles, Lincoln is ranked 19th.

Engine

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The Tahoe High Country’s standard 6.2 V8 produces 20 more horsepower (420 vs. 400) and 45 lbs.-ft. more torque (460 vs. 415) than the Aviator’s standard 3.0 turbo V6.

The Tahoe’s 3.0 turbo diesel produces 45 lbs.-ft. more torque (460 vs. 415) than the Aviator’s standard 3.0 turbo V6.

Fuel Economy and Range

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An engine control system that can shut down some of the engine’s cylinders helps improve the Tahoe V8’s fuel efficiency. The Aviator doesn’t offer a system that can shut down part of the engine.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Tahoe has larger standard tires than the Aviator (265/65R18 vs. 255/55R19). The Tahoe’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Aviator (275/65R20 vs. 255/55R19).

The Chevrolet Tahoe’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 Tahoe has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Aviator doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

The Tahoe 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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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Tahoe’s wheelbase is 1.8 inches longer than on the Aviator (120.9 inches vs. 119.1 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Tahoe is 1.6 inches wider in the front and 1.4 inches wider in the rear than on the Aviator.

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

Passenger Space

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The Tahoe offers optional seating for 9 passengers; the Aviator can only carry 7.

The Tahoe has 23.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Aviator (168.3 vs. 144.7).

The Tahoe has .8 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more front legroom, 1.9 inches more rear legroom, 1.3 inches more third row headroom and 5.7 inches more third row legroom than the Aviator.

Cargo Capacity

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

Tahoe

Aviator

Behind Third Seat

25.5 cubic feet

18.3 cubic feet

Third Seat Folded

72.6 cubic feet

41.8 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

122.9 cubic feet

77.7 cubic feet

Ergonomics

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The Tahoe’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.

Recommendations

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The Chevrolet Tahoe outsold the Lincoln Aviator by over 12 to one during 2019.

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