Lincoln Nautilus
Lincoln Nautilus
Lincoln Nautilus

2020 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: The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus drops its Select model and the topline Black Label trim is now only offered with all-wheel drive. There has also been some shuffling of standard and optional equipment. The Lincoln MKX was replaced by a new Nautilus for 2019. The Lincoln Nautilus is a premium midsize crossover SUV that shares a platform with its corporate cousin, the Ford Edge. The base powertrain is a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and a 335-hp turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 is available. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and have stop/start functionality. Standard and Reserve models offer a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is standard on Black Label. 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 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: $42,035
AWD Standard: $44,530
Reserve: $49,495
AWD Reserve: $51,990
AWD Black Label: $64,795

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
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Lincoln Nautilus
2020 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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