Although a brand new name in the automotive market, the Nautilus is actually a petty family vehicle. It came last year as a replacement for the MKX, but it is practically nothing more than a refreshed model, which besides major updates also comes with a new name. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many experts are already speculating about the redesign.
However, we are pretty sure that the current model will carry on for a couple of more years. This indicates that the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus shouldn’t feature too many notable changes. We count on the same design, with the possible addition of a couple of new standard features. It should hit the market sometime late in the next year.
- Smooth ride
- Good fuel economy
- Long list of standard features
- User-friendly infotainment system
- Economy car-like dashboard design
- Uninspiring performances
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will probably continue in the same way, as we already mentioned. The recent introduction was practically a major refresh of the MKX, so the base design characteristics have remained largely the same. The Nautilus also shares most design characteristics with the current-generation Ford Edge, which has also received a major update recently.
Mechanics have remained the same, though there is a completely new styling, which follows aesthetics of Lincoln’s new design language, established by new Navigator and Continental models. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus shouldn’t feature any notable change, though there is a chance to see a couple of small updates, such as new color options, for example.
Once again, we don’t expect bigger changes. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus interior will continue in the same way as the current model, which is kind of a mixed bag from the inside. We haven’t seen too many changes in terms of the design compared to the MKX, though there are some new materials and color schemes that make this crossover look more luxurious. Still, the overall layout is completely the same. So, you can count on the same amount of space, which isn’t the most generous in the class, but still ensures a pretty high level of comfort. Same goes for the cargo area. You can count on pretty decent 37 cubic feet behind the rear seats, while the overall capacity goes up to 70 cubic feet.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Features
This crossover may not be the most attractive from the inside, but it compensates blend interior with a long list of standard equipment. This particularly refers to tech features. All models come standard with things like 8-inch touch screen, a 10-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, etc. Also, you can get things like navigation, wireless charging, a premium audio system, etc.
In terms of safety, all models come standard with automatic high beams, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, etc.
|Dimensions And Weight|
|Overall width (in.)||78.7|
|Curb Weight||4305 lbs.|
|Engine And Transmission|
|Engine type||inline 4|
|Power/torque||250 hp @ 5500 rpm/280 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm|
|Estimated mpg||20 City / 25 Hwy|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18.0 gal.|
|Weights / Capacities|
|Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place||37.2 cu.ft.|
|EPA Interior Volume||145.5 cu.ft.|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||3500 lbs.|
|Maximum Cargo Capacity||68.8 cu.ft.|
|PRICE RANGE: $44,795 – $52,000 starting msrp|
|Competitors: Cadillac XT5, Infiniti QX60, Ford Edge|
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will continue with two familiar engine options. Base models will feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which delivers around 250 horsepower, which seems enough for a daily ride. Still, an optional 2.7-liter turbo V6 seems like a much better deal, with its max output of 335 horsepower. Both engines come with 8-speed automatic transmission. The two engines also feature a pretty decent fuel economy. In both cases, it goes around 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. These ratings are better compared to many competitors, including Cadillac XT5.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Lincoln Nautilus sometime late in the next year, as it will probably be the last year model of the current generation. Therefore, bigger price changes are not expected. Base models currently go around $40.500. Key competitors are models like Cadillac XT5, Infiniti QX60 etc.