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    2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

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    2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison: Not Even Close - The battle for three-row American luxury has a decisive winner

    I won't waste your time. I'm not going to yank your chain. No dillydallying here, heaven forbid. If you're shopping for an American three-row luxury SUV, it would be a regretful mistake to buy a Cadillac XT6 over the Lincoln Aviator.

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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    It's sad that after such a long wait all we got from Cadillac was the XT6.

    It will sell ok of course but Ford is going to take market share here.

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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    It's sad that after such a long wait all we got from Cadillac was the XT6.

    It will sell ok of course but Ford is going to take market share here.
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Ford will first need to avoid falling all over its three left feet as it botches the introduction of the Aviator with all sorts of quality issues.

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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    The XT6 is fine. The Aviator is a home run.
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    The Car and Driver New car 2020 issue didn't compare the two, but their review of the two clearly indicated the XT6 Sport had better ride and good (maybe better) handling. Looking at the styling alone, the Lincoln is frankly an eyesore to me, but again, I'm a foreigner so I don't get Americans' fondness for the Expedition or any other Lincoln's overdone styling. All that said, the XT6's engine is a sorry attempt at luxury; it was fine in 2014 but is simply outclassed in power and refinement in 2020.

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    Lincoln clearly did a great job! However, we've seen this time and time again with the car mags going all goo-goo eyes over hp. I question if that is what this segment is asking for. We've even seen in a segment where performance is king, yet the performance winner is not the sales volume winner (Mustang vs. Camaro). I'll be interested to see how actual sales perform.

    As far as styling, that is subjective, I prefer the Cadillac inside and out.

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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by CadillacSA View Post
    The Car and Driver New car 2020 issue didn't compare the two, but their review of the two clearly indicated the XT6 Sport had better ride and good (maybe better) handling..
    It does drive better from what I have read but I don't know if that's enough for a lot of buyers.

    First upgrade GM needs to look at for 2021 is a new turbocharged engine.

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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Lincoln's exterior styling does nothing for me. "Overdone" is a good word for it. I think the Cadillac looks better outside. Inside, both look good in pics. I've been in the XT6 and was impressed.

    See how the sales go. Anything Lincoln has done in recent years is met with rampant praise on GMI which is not always followed up with strong sales.
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    Lincoln clearly did a great job! However, we've seen this time and time again with the car mags going all goo-goo eyes over hp. I question if that is what this segment is asking for. We've even seen in a segment where performance is king, yet the performance winner is not the sales volume winner (Mustang vs. Camaro). I'll be interested to see how actual sales perform.

    As far as styling, that is subjective, I prefer the Cadillac inside and out.
    Just this weekend alone I've seen three XT6 and two Aviators. They are both very, very good looking CUVs. Seriously. In person they both have a solid presence to them and look way better than everything else in the class IMHO.

    I think the real deal is going to be that the Cadillac is going to really bring in Cadillac customers that just didn't want an Escalade and have probably been out of the brand for a bit. The Aviator feels like it could pull from the whole luxury field.

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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by bballr4567 View Post
    Just this weekend alone I've seen three XT6 and two Aviators. They are both very, very good looking CUVs. Seriously. In person they both have a solid presence to them and look way better than everything else in the class IMHO.

    I think the real deal is going to be that the Cadillac is going to really bring in Cadillac customers that just didn't want an Escalade and have probably been out of the brand for a bit. The Aviator feels like it could pull from the whole luxury field.
    The XT6 is okay looking...not much better looking than a Palisade limited which is more a XT6 competitor IMO than the Lincoln. The Lincoln, is going to make some serious inroads with GLS/X7 potential customers while the XT6 is looking to draw in XT5 customers.
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

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    It does drive better from what I have read but I don't know if that's enough for a lot of buyers.

    First upgrade GM needs to look at for 2021 is a new turbocharged engine.
    First upgrade they need to make is to take C1XX in this application and throw it out the window in favor of Omega. HP ain't everything when your packaging, proportions and feature set are still going to blow chunks. So I ask yet again, why should I have spent another 20k on this over the Buick or Traverse?

    BTW, GM doesnt have a transaxle that can handle a Turbocharged powerplant, the 9sp used in this application is pretty much all GM has right now since the 6sp from the XTS VSport went away....so you probably won't see anything like that in the near future.
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    The XT6 is okay looking...not much better looking than a Palisade limited which is more a XT6 competitor IMO than the Lincoln. The Lincoln, is going to make some serious inroads with GLS/X7 potential customers while the XT6 is looking to draw in XT5 customers.
    Ok not to derail this thread but I have been dying to know since I haven't really followed the auto industry as closely as I used to but why is every auto mag and website acting like the Palisade and Telluride are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have even seem youtube videos comparing the new Aviator to the Telluride. Am I missing something here?
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew L View Post
    Ok not to derail this thread but I have been dying to know since I haven't really followed the auto industry as closely as I used to but why is every auto mag and website acting like the Palisade and Telluride are the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have even seem youtube videos comparing the new Aviator to the Telluride. Am I missing something here?
    It's the features...Palisade shows that significant effort and thought was put into bringing it to market.

    Build a product with the intent of taking market share and the world will notice. On the flip side, build your product like you're a preteen scrambling to do his homework while waiting on the bus to school...the world will also notice.
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    Re: 2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Cadillac XT6 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    First upgrade they need to make is to take C1XX in this application and throw it out the window in favor of Omega. HP ain't everything when your packaging, proportions and feature set are still going to blow chunks. So I ask yet again, why should I have spent another 20k on this over the Buick or Traverse?
    Valid. The Enclave has the same engine in it and is plenty luxurious, especially in higher trim. That's why XT6 needs a premium engine ASAP.


    Quote Originally Posted by ksr View Post
    See how the sales go. Anything Lincoln has done in recent years is met with rampant praise on GMI which is not always followed up with strong sales.
    Lincoln name is still a non-starter for a lot of people (more than Cadillac).

    This will change over time if Lincoln keeps making good product though.
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