Lincoln Nautilus
Lincoln Nautilus
Lincoln Nautilus

2019 Lincoln Nautilus

Pros: Spacious, quiet cabin; fine acceleration from turbo V6; good selection of safety and comfort features

Cons: Some testers find push-button gear selection awkward; top models are a questionable value

CG Says: Lincoln is in the process of swapping out its alphabetic model-naming convention, and the brand’s MKX becomes the Nautilus for 2019. Like its corporate cousin, the Ford Edge, Lincoln’s premium midsize crossover SUV has refreshed styling and a revised powertrain lineup this year. The new base powertrain is a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder paired with an 8-speed automatic. The naturally-aspirated 3.7-liter V6 has been dropped. The 335-hp turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 returns, but its 6-speed automatic transmission is replaced with an 8-speed automatic. Both engines have stop/start functionality. All models offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Standard on all trim levels is the new Lincoln Co-Pilot360 safety package, which includes pre-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beam headlights. Also available are lane-centering technology and evasive steer assist, a feature that will provide additional steering assist if necessary to avoid an imminent forward impact. Available luxury features include massaging 22-way power seats, panoramic sunroof, hands-free power liftgate, wireless cell-phone charging, and active park assist. The new Nautilus, with its fresh styling and Continental-like grille, does a good job of distancing itself from its Ford Edge counterpart. With its impressive list of safety and comfort/convenience features, Nautilus is credible entry in the premium midsize crossover segment.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Lincoln
Nation of Manufacture Canada
Base Prices Standard: $41,335
AWD Standard: $43,830
Select: $45,540
AWD Select: $48,035
Reserve: $49,870
AWD Reserve: $52,365
Black Label: $57,890
AWD Black Label: $60,385

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter V6
Horsepower
335
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-27

Lincoln Nautilus
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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