2004 Lincoln Aviator vs. 1979 Lincoln Mark VI

To start off, 2004 Lincoln Aviator is newer by 25 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1979 Lincoln Mark VI. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1979 Lincoln Mark VI would be higher. At 5,733 cc (8 cylinders), 1979 Lincoln Mark VI is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Lincoln Aviator (302 HP) has 163 more horse power than 1979 Lincoln Mark VI. (139 HP). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Lincoln Aviator should accelerate faster than 1979 Lincoln Mark VI. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Lincoln Aviator weights approximately 433 kg more than 1979 Lincoln Mark VI. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2004 Lincoln Aviator is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1979 Lincoln Mark VI. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2004 Lincoln Aviator will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2004 Lincoln Aviator (407 Nm) has 48 more torque (in Nm) than 1979 Lincoln Mark VI. (359 Nm). This means 2004 Lincoln Aviator will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1979 Lincoln Mark VI.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Lincoln Aviator 1979 Lincoln Mark VI
Make Lincoln Lincoln
Model Aviator Mark VI
Year Released 2004 1979
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4605 cc 5733 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Horse Power 302 HP 139 HP
Torque 407 Nm 359 Nm
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Number of Seats 6 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2257 kg 1824 kg
Vehicle Length 4920 mm 5490 mm
Vehicle Width 1880 mm 1990 mm
Vehicle Height 1820 mm 1440 mm
Wheelbase Size 2910 mm 2910 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 85 L 68 L


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