2021 Lincoln Aviator

vs. 2021 Volvo XC90


What's the Difference Between the 2021 Lincoln Aviator and the 2021 Volvo XC90?

There are a lot of differences, of course, but sometimes it can be hard to figure out which ones will matter to you when you're driving them. That's why we at Beau Townsend Lincoln of Dayton have gathered some of the biggest differences to make your research simple.

2021 Lincoln Aviator2021 Volvo XC90
Engine Power400 hp @ 5500 rpm250 hp @ 5500 rpm
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic8-speed automatic
Heated SeatsStandardOptional
Rear Leg Room39.0 in.37.0 in.
Front Leg Room43.0 in.40.9 in.


It's hard to beat the Lincoln Aviator when it comes to power. Its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine generates up to 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque, allowing it to tow up to 6700 pounds when properly equipped. The XC90 only manages 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque with its 2.0-liter turbo and supercharged engine. If you look at their hybrid engines, the XC90 can get up to 400 horsepower, but the Lincoln Aviator reaches 494 horsepower and a whopping 630 pound-feet of torque.

*When compared to traditional coil-based suspensions.


Both the Lincoln Aviator and the Volvo XC90 have LED headlamps, but only on the Lincoln Aviator can the headlamps turn on and off based on the level of light outside. Additionally, the Lincoln Aviator's high beams will automatically turn on and off depending on the traffic conditions around you.

Who would have thought that side mirrors could have so much functionality packed into them? Lincoln certainly did. The Lincoln Aviator's side mirrors are power-adjustable, autofold and heated in addition to have LED turn signal indicators built in. They also automatically dim to prevent glare from headlights or sunlight, and they can remember their configuration so you can adjust them with just the press of a button. While the XC90's mirrors are power-adjustable and folding, and they have a turn signal built in, the rest of these features are missing.


Another feature that can remember its configuration in the Lincoln Aviator is the 10-way power-adjustable front seats. Both driver and passenger can easily find the right position in the Lincoln Aviator, however, the Volvo XC90 only has memory for the driver's seat on its base trims. Passenger memory is available on higher trims, but that means paying more for something available in the Lincoln Aviator standard.

If you drive a lot, you know that how a steering wheel feels in your hands can make a big difference for long drives across Cincinnati. The Lincoln Aviator comes standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, which can easily be upgraded to also be heated for those cold winter days. While you can get that heating for the XC90, you won't get any leather wrapping for the wheel.


With such fantastic space in both of these luxury SUVs, you're probably looking at them for family trips or carpooling with friends. You're sure to have plenty of devices that need charging, and the Lincoln Aviator knows it, providing you a total of four USB ports: two in the front and two in the back. The Volvo XC90 only has the two in front, so you'll have to juggle cables and devices if you want to keep everyone charged.

Both the Lincoln Aviator and the XC90 have excellent base and premium audio systems that are very comparable. The Lincoln Aviator offers the Revel® Premium Audio System with 14 speakers while the XC90 has a Harman Kardon® system, also with 14 speakers. However, the Lincoln Aviator offers an additional upgrade to the audio system: the Revel Ultima 3D Audio System, which has an impressive 28 speakers.

*Available maximum seating configurations vary by model.

Test Drive the 2021 Lincoln Aviator in Dayton, Ohio

The Lincoln Aviator outshines the XC90 in a lot of major areas. If you don't believe us, schedule a test drive to see what we mean. Our friendly staff at Beau Townsend Lincoln of Dayton will be happy to answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect luxury SUV.


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