2023 Aviator
vs. Cadillac XT6

When shopping for a luxury SUV, drivers often find themselves deciding between the Lincoln Aviator and Cadillac XT6. If you're in the market for an exceptional luxury SUV that can keep up with your adventures, you've likely found yourself attempting to decide which side of this proverbial fence is the right one. We're fond of the 2023 Lincoln Aviator for a variety of reasons, and we're confident that it's the stronger choice because of its superior space, sophistication, and power.

Find out more about how these two SUVs compare at Lacy Lincoln.


Engine Power400 hp @ 5,500 rpm310 hp @ 6,600 rpm
Transmission10-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic
Fuel Capacity20.2 gal.19.0 gal.
DrivetrainAll wheel driveFront wheel drive
Cargo Space18.3 cu. ft.12.6 cu. ft.

Intelligently designed for comfort and convenience.

Intelligently designed for comfort and convenience, the Lincoln Aviator® SUV provides a sense of peacefulness and elevated focus that propels you through every drive.

2023 AVIATOR® Design Features


Placing light where it's needed. The Adaptive Pixel LED Headlamps apply a number of technologies to appropriately place light both on and off the road. At highway speeds, available speed-dependent lighting is designed to shine light farther into the distance; at slower speeds, the light array widens, helping drivers to detect pedestrians and potential hazards. Light-bending functionality uses camera technology to read road signs and lane markings to pre-illuminate the direction the road is heading.

Lincoln Aviator® Grand Touring model shown. Available at Lincoln EV-certified retailers only.


Experience the sound of sanctuary. The Lincoln Aviator® SUV features available active noise control that captures, analyzes and cancels sound within the cabin. An acoustic-laminate windshield and front-door glass as well as expandable baffles further enhance interior quietness. To reduce sound from the powertrain, the engine compartment is sealed with a dual wall, and the exhaust system is dual-valved. These attributes and more were all artfully crafted for your peace of mind.


You're near, and your Aviator SUV can tell. When it senses your approach, Lincoln Embrace* activates as if to say "Welcome back" and "Where to next?"

*Lincoln Embrace features and functions vary by model.


When your key fob or your personal smartphone, with available Phone As A Key,* is within a detectable range, the Lincoln Aviator® responds to your approach. A dazzling array of welcome lighting in the front, rear and interior warmly greets you. Plus, models with the available Air Glide Suspension will lower themselves to help make getting in and loading cargo easier.

*Requires feature activation via the Lincoln Way™ App. Lincoln Way, compatible with select smartphone platforms, is available via a download. Message and data rates may apply.


The Lincoln Aviator and Cadillac XT6 offer comparable cargo holds, but the Lincoln Aviator has the advantage with its space behind the third row. You can take advantage of up to 18.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats up, which outshines the 12.6 cubic feet of space that the XT6 offers. When you and your family gather in the Lincoln Aviator and head out on an adventure, you can count on it to carry more behind the rear seats.


It's a warm and welcoming experience that helps guide the way. Tied to the approach detection, the front signature lamps' and taillamps' fade sequence* gradually reaches full illumination.

Lincoln Black Label model shown. Available at Lincoln Black Label retailers only.

*Taillamp fade sequence available on Lincoln Aviator® Black Label models only.

2023 AVIATOR® Performance Features


There's a drive mode to match your mood and road conditions. Lincoln Drive Modes, easily selected by turning a knob in the center console, alter the suspension settings, steering, shift points and even ride heights. The Aviator Grand Touring* has two additional modes: Pure EV for a quiet all-electric drive and Preserve EV to recharge and save battery power for a later time.

*Available at Lincoln EV-certified dealers only.


If you're looking for more muscle, the Lincoln Aviator has plenty to spare. With a 400-horsepower 3.0L engine that can produce up to 415 pound-feet of torque, the Lincoln Aviator easily outmatches the Cadillac XT6, which sports a 2.0L engine that yields a meager 235 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Lincoln Aviator also offers generous towing power, allowing you to bring more along on your adventures.


The Lincoln Aviator® SUV has an Air Glide Suspension, included in the available Dynamic Handling Package, which replaces traditional hard coil springs with air bladders. These automatically inflate and deflate to help soften your ride, creating the sensation of riding on air, quite literally. This system allows the vehicle to kneel to greet you as you approach, making getting in and loading cargo more effortless. Plus the suspension will rise and lower based on specific drive modes.

2023 AVIATOR® Interior Space


A breath of fresh air. Available Auto Air Refresh is a holistic air filtration and active air monitoring system. Using Aviator's standard cabin particulate and odor filter, Auto Air Refresh helps clean the cabin air by filtering out particles caused by atmospheric dust, tobacco smoke, smog and some allergens, including pollen.


Get a bird's-eye view on keeping you confident behind the wheel. A series of cameras captures your surroundings and merge the scenes to give you a 360-degree view of the areas surrounding the vehicle.

Lincoln Black Label model shown. Available at participating Lincoln Black Label Retailers only.
Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. It does not replace safe driving. See Owner's Manual for details and limitations.


Both models can seat up to seven passengers comfortably, but the Lincoln Aviator does a better job of making the most of its space. It offers more headroom and legroom in the first and second rows, and it offers roughly the same amount of room in the third row as the Cadillac XT6. Front-row passengers will notice that there is also generous shoulder room and hip room, making the Lincoln Aviator far roomier in the front seats than the XT6.

Lincoln Aviator® Black Label

Enjoy an elevated expression of your style by selecting a distinctive Lincoln Black Label theme and receive exclusive benefits and helpful features including Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ 1.5 Plus and Phone As A Key. *

The Lincoln Ownership Experience

Your Lincoln is more than a vehicle. Lincoln ownership offers an array of servicesand benefits that bring simplicity to your life.


Get to know the Lincoln Aviator® through a live virtual tour with a Lincoln Product Specialist.

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