When you're on the search for a luxury SUV that can easily get you all around the Chalfont, Doylestown, and Warminster, PA, area, there's a good chance you're considering either a Lincoln Aviator or a BMW X5. After all, they both have a reputation for delivering advanced performance, technology, and safety, features, and turning heads as you cruise by. Ultimately, which is going to be the right choice for you?

Here at Fred Beans Lincoln, we're dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car-buying journey, and we know that starts right here with the research process. In order to make it as simple as possible for our drivers, we created this handy breakdown on the 2022 Lincoln Aviator vs BMW X5. Now, let's see how these two stack up against one another!

Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we'll head right under the hood and check out what powers these two SUVs.

With the Lincoln Aviator, you'll have two different available engines to choose from.

  • Standard Twin-Turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with Auto Start-Stop Technology

400 horsepower / 415 lb-ft of torque capability

  • Available Twin-Turbocharged Grand Touring Plug-in Hybrid

494 horsepower / 630 lb-ft of torque capability

The standard engine is paired with the 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle shifters, while the available engine works best with the 10-speed SelectShift® modular hybrid transmission.

Over in the BMW X5, the standard engine, the 3.0-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder, simply can't compare. It only puts out 335 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is also only an 8-speed.

Fuel Efficiency & MPG Ratings

Now, we'll take a look at the MPG ratings, as they'll provide you with an idea of how often you'll need to stop and fuel up your SUV.

When it comes to the standard engines, these two models are pretty well matched. The Aviator provides an EPA-estimated 18 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 21 MPG combined rating, while the X5 delivers an EPA-estimated 21 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 23 MPG combined rating.1

However, the Aviator, unlike the X5, also provides an available hybrid engine, which will get you an EPA-estimated 54 MPGe city, 58 MPGe highway, and 56 MPGe combined rating.1

Interior Cabin Space & Comfort

Finally, we'll hop right inside and check out just how much room you'll get.

2022 Lincoln Aviator


2022 BMW X5

41.5 inches

Front Row Headroom

40.8 inches

43 inches

Front Row Legroom

39.8 inches

61.5 inches

Front Row Shoulder Room

60 inches

As you can see, front row riders in the Aviator are going to have more room to spread out and relax than they would over in the X5.

The Verdict: 2022 Lincoln Aviator vs BMW X5

While it's clear both these SUVs are decent choices for your commutes around the Chalfont, Doylestown, and Warminster, Pennsylvania, area, it's clear that the Lincoln Aviator outperforms the BMW X5 in crucial categories like performance features, MPG ratings, and interior cabin passenger volume.

Here at Fred Beans Lincoln we're dedicated to providing you with a fun, relaxing, and informative car-buying experience. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, call or stop by our showroom today!

1 EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.

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