The second-gen 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is a highly competitive mid-size SUV that is in the same segment with the models Acura RDX/MDX, Buick Enclave, Volvo XC60, and Lexus RX 350. Ford’s luxury division Lincoln applied the mid-cycle update to the new model and made it more luxurious. The same design language that hosts models like Continental and Navigator will be used on the upcoming Nautilus. On top of that, a cabin will be redesigned and well-equipped.
Under the hood, 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will return with no significant changes. There will be the same two turbocharged engines that are used in the first generation.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Updates
The exterior design of 2021 Lincoln Nautilus looks modern thanks to the recent update. According to officials, the new model will continue to ride on the same Ford’s CD4 platform that is also used on the latest Ford Edge. Like Continental and Navigator models, the Lincoln Nautilus will wear the same design language that looks attractive.
The split wing design used before is replaced with the new rectangular mesh grille and the manufacturer deploys modern-looking headlights. At first glance, headlights are looking very similar to those on the Continental sedan. On the back, the same full-width shaped taillights are present. The base version will host stylish 18-inch wheels, while upper grades will offer even more significant 20 or 21 inches wheels.
The newest 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will remain the same inside as the first generation. The cabin looks luxury and the upcoming model will get more equipment. On top of that, this model comes with supportive front seats that include heating, ventilation, massage, and high-level adjustment options. Moreover, even the base model will get dual-zone automatic climate control, digital instrument cluster, Sync 3 interface, an 8-inch center display, Wi-Fi, 10 speakers, etc.
However, upper trim options will bring more quality materials and techs. This package will include leather upholstery, heated rear seats, surround-view cameras, larger wheels, unique trim accents, heated steering wheel, 19-speaker sound system, automated parking system, etc.
The layout inside will be the same as before with better cargo capacity. Behind the rear seats, there will be up to 37.2 cubes. However, with folded rear seats, this number will double to 68.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
The package of active safety systems is abundant and we can expect a high rating in this department. The safety package this year will include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic high beams.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Powertrain
Under the hood, the upcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will return with two turbocharged engines. The standard model will get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 250 hp and torque of 280 pound-feet. This powertrain will use a front-wheel system as standard.
Moreover, if you need something reliable and fast, there will be an optional 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6. This engine is available with the adaptive suspension and all-wheel drive as standard. Thanks to that it delivers an astonishing output of 335 hp and torque of 380 pound-feet. Both versions will use the same 8-speed automatic transmission. According to officials, thanks to the Class II hitch, the new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus can tow up to 3, 500 pounds.
At the fuel efficiency level, the base model that is available with the two-wheel-drive provides 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. However, choosing the all-wheel-drive system with this powertrain marks 20/25 mpg city/highway. The stronger V-6 that comes with adaptive suspension and all-wheel drive will return 19/26 mpg city/highway.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Release and Price
The forthcoming 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is a strong contender that will arrive later this year. The base version will start at $40, 000, while the most equipped can pass $60,000 mark.