Nautilus is Lincoln's new name for its mid-size SUV model, which was known by the indecipherable MKX label prior to 2019.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For 2020, Lincoln has pared the Nautilus down to a single Reserve trim, eliminating last year's lower-priced Select model.
Nautilus Reserve comes standard with a 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine that options to a 2.7L turbo V6. AWD is standard along with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Nautilus's standard exterior kit includes 18-inch wheels, LED headlights with automatic high beams, adaptive suspension, LED taillights and front signature lighting, LED fog lights, power-folding side mirrors with driver side auto dimming, a hands-free tailgate, and backup sensors.
Inside, Nautilus has dual-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, a heated/leather-trimmed steering wheel, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster display, an electric parking brake, passive keyless entry, remote engine start, active noise control, a power-adjustable steering column, ash wood trim, a garage door opener, rain-sensing wipers, a windshield wiper de-icer, wireless smartphone charging, and a 13-speaker stereo with satellite radio and navigation.
Standard seating includes Bridge of Weir leather upholstery, 10-way power adjustments including four-way front head restraints, heated and ventilated front seats, and split-folding heated rear seats.
The standard safety package comprises blind spot detection with cross traffic alert, and a lane keeping system.
Nautilus buyers can add items like forward collision alert with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, enhanced park assist, 360-degree exterior camera views, a 19-speaker stereo, a rear-seat entertainment system, 22-way front seats with massage, adaptive headlights, and 20- and 21-inch wheel and tire packages.
Lincoln's fuel consumption estimates for the 2.0L Nautilus are 12.0/9.6 L/100 km (city/highway). The 2.7L engine is thirstier in the city but more efficient in highway driving, at 12.5/9.2 L/100 km.
The Nautilus challenges German vehicles like the BMW X5, Audi's Q5/Q7, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.
Sweden's Volvo XC60 is in the mix, too, along with the Jaguar F-Pace.
Other American mid-sizers are the Buick Envision and Enclave, the Cadillac XT6, and Jeep's Grand Cherokee.
From Japan come the Acura MDX, the Lexus RX, and Infiniti's QX60.
The Mazda CX-9 can be optioned to approach luxury levels of equipment and price.
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