The next-gen 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is a highly competitive mid-size SUV that will be released in the following year. This model is known as the main threat to models such as Acura RDX, Buick Enclave, Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX 350. The Ford’s luxury division Nautilus will be redesigned and we can expect a smooth ride and a long list of standard equipment.
However, 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will return with no significant changes in performance. There will be the same engine choice under the hood, and two turbocharged engines remain to power this model.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Design
The newest 2021 Lincoln Nautilus looks modern outside. Moreover, thanks to the brand’s latest design language also seen on the recently redesigned Continental and Navigator this model seems refreshed. The new Lincoln Navigator sits on the same Ford’s CD4 platform that also underpinnings the Ford Edge model.
The front of this model host a new rectangular mesh grille which replaced the split wing design. Also, modern-looking LED headlights are present and look very similar to those on the Continental sedan. The standard model will come with stylish 18-inch wheels, while upper trims will bring even bigger 20- and 21 inches wheels.
The cabin of the next 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will get some changes. There will be more high-quality materials, and the manufacturer will add more standard features. Like before, this luxury SUV provides completive head and legroom as well as the cargo capacity. Behind the rear seats, there are 37.2 cubes of space. However, folding all seats opens 68.8 cubic feet of cargo space. Front seats come standard with heating, ventilation, massage, and high-level adjustment options.
As we already mentioned, the new model will introduce more standard equipment. Features that come as standard include dual-zone automatic climate control, digital instrument cluster, Sync 3 interface, an 8-inch center display, Wi-Fi, ten speakers, etc.
However, choosing upper trims, buyers can get leather upholstery, heated rear seats, surround-view cameras, heated steering wheel, 19-speaker sound system, and so on.
The list of active safety systems is long, and we can assume an excellent rating. Standard security including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and also blind-spot monitoring.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Performance
The upcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is the luxury SUV that will be powered by two turbocharged engines. The base engine powers this SUV with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can deliver 250 hp and 280 pound-feet torque. This engine comes with an FWD system. The next one is stronger and is offered as optional. This powertrain consists of a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6, and it makes 335 hp and torque of 380 pound-feet with the adaptive suspension and all-wheel drive. Both engines will use the same 8-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy and Towing Rate
Fuel economy is excellent. The base model provides city/highway 21 mpg /26 mpg. Moreover, the stronger one that comes with the all-wheel-drive system will return 19/26 mpg city/highway. Towing of this SUV is decent, and with Class II hitch, the new Nautilus can tow a maximum 3, 500 pounds.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Release Data and Price
The upcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will go on sale in late 2020. The base version should cost around $40, 000. However, going up to a stronger engine and more equipped Nautilus price will jump to $60,000.