The Lincoln Nautilus is a popular mid-size luxury SUV that was first introduced with the 2007 model year. The vehicle was referred to as the Lincoln MKX through the 2018 model year and was renamed the Nautilus starting with the 2019 model. This vehicle continues to impress people due to the luxury and tech features, which help to make it one of the most popular luxury SUVs in the class.
What's New for 2021?
For the 2021 model year, Lincoln made a variety of upgrades and improvements. Many of the improvements are in the interior, which includes a new upgraded dash board and very impressive 13 inch display that can run the Ford Sync 4 program. Those that upgrade to the highest trim levels will also enjoy new décor and themes, which give it a very luxurious feel. There have also been a few minor changes to the exterior style.
The Lincoln Nautilus is considered one of the most impressive looking midsize luxury SUVs when it comes to exterior style. The Nautilus has a very sleek design and the classic Lincoln logo on the front looks great. There are many different colors to choose from at each trim and you can make some style option decisions when it comes to the headlights, grill and wheel rims. With the 2021 model, the front bumper was lowered slightly, which also helps to improve its overall appearance.
Interior Features and Technology
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has interior features that you would expect out of a luxury SUV. Those that get this SUV will enjoy the synthetic leather upholstery, power seats and heated and ventilated seats. Additional luxury features are available with the higher trims as well.
The 2021 Nautilus also comes standard with many different technology features. Some of these features include an eight-inch touchscreen display, a WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, two USB ports and connectivity to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Some other available features that you can include with upgrades are navigation systems, wireless charging and a rear seat entertainment system.
One of the selling points when it comes to the 2021 Nautilus is the great engine performance. The base trim of the Nautilus will provide you with a turbocharged engine that produces around 250 horsepower and can allow you to go from 0 to 60 in just under seven seconds. While this is more than enough for most drivers, those that want even more power can consider the upgraded V6 engine. This engine produces a very impressive 330 horsepower and can get you from 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds. This is impressive compared to engines offered in competing SUVs in the same class.
As you are driving, Lincoln offers different settings that can keep you comfortable when behind the wheel. The Nautilus comes standard with front wheel drive, but there is an all-wheel drive option as well. Those that get the all-wheel-drive Select features can choose either comfort, normal or sport mode depending on their driving style and weather conditions.
Quality and Comfort
The 2021 Nautilus is considered a very comfortable vehicle to ride in. It will easily fit five adults, which should have plenty of head, leg and shoulder room. The higher trims also allow have multicontour seating options, which are adjustable and offer great comfort. There is also plenty of storage space as it has nearly 70 cubic feet of total storage space if the second row is folded down and 37 feet behind the second row. These totals are among the best in the midsize SUV class.
Those that want an efficient vehicle will find that the 2021 Nautilus offers good fuel efficiency. When paired with the all-wheel drivetrain, you can expect to get a blended fuel efficiency of around 22 MPG when using the base engine. Those that upgrade to the more powerful V6 will see fuel efficiency decline to around 21 MPG. If you decide to stick with the base front-wheel drive, you will receive about ten percent more in terms of fuel economy.
Those that would like to get a safe SUV will find that the 2021 Nautilus is a great option. For the 2021 model year, both the IIHS and the NHTSA have offered great overall safety ratings and reviews. One of the reasons why you will be safe behind the wheel is because all models will come standard with the popular Co-Pilot 360 program, which offers a variety of safety features to all drivers. Some of the drivers assistance features that are included in this are automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control. Additional features including blind spot monitoring and other alerts are available with the higher trims.The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has a variety of features that will help to make it a popular option for those that are looking for a midsize luxury SUV. Experience the 2021 Nautilus for yourself today.
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Note: All Lincoln Nautilus MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.