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Another upcoming vehicle for the 2020 model year is the Lincoln Aviator, which will be facing its competition in the Cadillac XT6 with better fuel efficiency and more power at lesser costs.

According to recent EPA figures, the new Lincoln Aviator in the base, rear-wheel drive trim is at 18 miles per gallon (mpg) in city driving, 26 mpg on highway driving, and 21 mpg combined.

The new Aviator, however, is still more expensive than an average car, which is why the EPA puts the estimate at $2,250 more in fuel costs over five years.

These numbers are not all bad for the consumer, considering that the 2020 Lincoln Aviator comes with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that makes 400 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Its starting price of $52,195, including destination charge, is somewhat justified. An additional $2,500, however, is needed for an all-wheel drive option.

, 2020 Lincoln Aviator Gets More Fuel Economy
Compared with its competition, the 2020 Cadillac XT6, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator is more fuel efficient. | Source: Lincoln

But compared with its direct competition, the 2020 Cadillac XT6, the Aviator is more fuel efficient. The Cadillac’s ratings are at 18 mpg city driving, 25 mpg highway driving, and 20 combined.

The XT6, priced at $53,690 with destination charge, only puts out 310 horsepower and 271 lb-ft torque with its naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6.

Another stark difference, though, is that the XT6 is fitted with a nine-speed automatic transmission, while the Aviator boasts a 10-speeder. But a front-wheel drive is standard in the Cadillac XT6 versus the Lincoln Aviator’s standard rear-wheel drive.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator goes on sale this summer as does the 2020 Cadillac XT6, and will be going up against other great midsize luxury SUVs in the market.

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