Reader Question: Aviator vs. Explorer?

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Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!

Scott asks: Liked your review of the 2020 Aviator. Is the 2020 Explorer an even “better” less expensive option?

My answer: It depends! The Explorer doesn’t come standard with the Aviator’s twin-turbo V6; instead, the standard engine is the Mustang’s 2.3 liter turbo four. It’s pretty powerful, too  but not nearly as powerful as the twin-turbo V6 that’s standard in the Aviator. However, the twin-turbo V6 is optional in the Explorer ST. So you can get similar performance for less money – but the Lincoln’s got luxury features such as those massaging seats, which won’t be available in the Ford.

That said, the Explorer is  . ..  two thirds the Aviator in terms of power/luxury… for a third less the price!

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