Based on the same architecture as the MKX, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is a big improvement compared to its predecessor. Coming with a dynamic Navigator-inspired front end, revised powertrain and more safety features, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus doesn’t try to catch Lexus or Audi by copying it. Instead, it offers buyers a truly unique American luxury, style and performance.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is not as agile as the BMW X5, nor will it maintain its value like the Lexus RX, but it exudes a taste of style missing from so many SUVs these days. While the interior does not meet the standards set by the Navigator and Aviator, there is still much to be enjoyed in this 21st-century luxury crossover SUV.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is available in four trim levels: base, Select, Reserve and Black Label. The base Nautilus comes with an impressive array of features, including 18-inch wheels, hands-free liftgate, the Reverse Sensing system, the Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assists, keyless entry pad, dual-zone automatic climate control, Intelligent Access with push-button start, rearview camera with wash feature, 10-way-power front seats, a 12.3-inch LCD digital instrument cluster display, Sync 3 with 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Wi-Fi and remote start. The Nautilus Select adds LED foglights, a power tilt/telescopic steering column, leather seating, navigation and wireless-charge pad. The Reserve gets 20-inch wheels, a panoramic moonroof, heated and ventilated front seats and the 13-speaker Revel audio system.
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is available with two different engines. Standard is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 250 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. It features with an auto stop/start technology, which cut the engine power at idle. Optional is a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 producing 355 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Both engines paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 3,500 pounds. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Lincoln recommends 93-octane fuel for both engines. Using a lower-octane fuel will result in a slight decrease in horsepower and torque.
2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 8-speed automatic
250 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
280 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 21/26 mpg (FWD) and 20/25 mpg (AWD).
2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 with 8-speed automatic
355 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
380 lb-ft of torque @ 3,250 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 20/27 mpg (FWD) and 19/26 mpg (AWD)
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. It has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $41,335 (including the $995 destination fee). The Select trim bumps the price to $45,540, while the Reserve starts around $49,870. The range-topping Black Label starts around $57,890. All-wheel drive is an extra $2,500.