The Lincoln Nautilus arrived in 2019 as a restyled and renamed version of the brand’s mid-size, five-seat crossover model, which was previously known by the generic-sounding MKX label. That update also brought more modern powertrain options.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2021, the Nautilus’s interior gets modernized, with a larger touchscreen and an all-new dash design. Lincoln has also given the Nautilus’s exterior and very subtle refresh.
Lincoln offers the 2021 Nautilus in a single Reserve trim level. The only top-level decision you have to make is whether to stick with the standard 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine or move up to a 2.7L turbocharged V6. An eight-speed automatic transmission and AWD are standard.
Outside, the Nautilus wears 18-inch aluminum wheels, all-LED lighting, heated/power-folding side mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, a hands-free tailgate, passive keyless entry, and remote engine start.
Inside, you get lighted door scuff plates, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone automatic A/C, a frameless/auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, a digital gauge cluster, a power-adjustable steering wheel, rosewood and ash wood dash trim, a garage door remote, heated/ventilated front seats and heated rear seats, and leather upholstery.
Among the Nautilus’s high-tech items are wireless smartphone charging, a Sync 4 infotainment with a 13.2-inch touchscreen, a 13-speaker stereo, satellite radio, and navigation.
Safety and driver assist-wise, the Nautilus comes with automatic high beams, backup sensors, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision detection with automatic braking, rain-sensing wipers, and tire pressure monitoring.
Nautilus options include adaptive headlights; LED fog lights; adaptive cruise control with following distance alert; 360-degree camera views; active parking assist; front parking sensors; a 19-speaker sound system; rear-seat entertainment; 22-way adjustable front seats; phone-as-a-key technology; adaptive suspension; evasive steering assist; the Co-Pilot360 driver assist suite; and 20- and 21-inch wheels and tires.
Lincoln’s fuel consumption estimates for the Nautilus are 12.0/9.6 L/100 km (city/highway) with the four-cylinder engine, and 12.6/9.3 L/100 km for V6-powered models.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed