Lincoln Nautilus 2019
Lincoln Nautilus 2019 is considered to make a point in market by following the trend of Ford’s top-selling SUV. Thus the Nautilus is pretty much upgraded version of MMX with a lot of extras added to it. The Lincoln Nautilus comes under mid-range SUV category with 2-lanes of seating capacity at the back. Overall the Nautilus seems to be a good choice when it comes to SUV shopping in respective category with front-wheel drive or optional AWD (all-wheel drive).
The engine in Nautilus is also upgraded to 2.0l inline-four engine with 245hp while the optional engine choice comes with 2.7l engine generating about 335hp. When it comes to driving experience the Nautilus offers comfortable ride with its adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. On the inside the Lincoln Nautilus 2019 is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, other safety features include the blind-spot monitoring, active parking assist, lane-departure warning. 22-ways adjustable seats with lumber massage also include the list of optional features. Thus the Lincoln Nautilus 2019 as an overall is mid-range SUV that offers more looks than the options and features for the price tag it comes with.
The headlamps in Lincoln Nautilus 2019 are newly designed with full LED adaptive lighting. The bonnet better known as the hood has also been redesigned as of MKX, the lower bumper has gone some changes along with rear-lighting upgraded to some extent along with restyling of front-fenders. The wheels also have been upgraded just like in the big brother Lincoln Navigator that stands up on top of the league.
Engine & Power:
When it comes to the actual figures of engine displacement and performance numbers, the new Nautilus actually has been downgraded. The previous model had 3.7l V6 engine which now is replaced with 2.0l inline-four engine. As a result the horsepower figures have dropped from 303hp to 250hp currently. However the torque increases from 278lb-ft to 280lb-ft with lowering the rpm level from 4000 rpm to 3000rpm for better performance. Another thing upgraded in 2019 model is the transmission upgrade from 6-speed to now offering 8-speed automatic transmission which allows gear changes effortlessly. Although the horsepower in newer Nautilus seems to be reduced it still manages well to drive with the power train. Experts recommend the AWD power train when buying Nautilus even of you are not living in a snowy area just for the sake of better handling and steering response. The mileage for Lincoln Nautilus 2019 is 21 mpg in local and 25 mpg on highway whereas for the AWD version the mileage reduces to 1-mile in each case. Even with this good of economy the Volvo CX60 and Audi Q5 tops the league.
Performance & Competition:
The upgraded 2.7l engine in Lincoln Nautilus 2019 enables it to accelerate from 0-60 in just about 5.9 seconds with covering up the quarter-mile in about 14.4 seconds @ 97mph. The Lincoln Nautilus 2019 therefore beats two of its competitors namely as Lexus RX350 and Cadillac XT5.
However the BMW X3 M40i still tops the league with 4.4 seconds only from 0-60 mph thus doing a quarter mile in 10 seconds at 107mph as compared to 97 mph of that Lincoln Nautilus 2019. The braking is as important as speeding away therefore the Nautilus again beats Lexus Rx350 and Volvo XC60 with braking from 60 mph in 168 feet however the BMW X3 m40i tops up again @ 158 feet stop-by.
The driving modes such as comfort, normal and sports have increased the ride quality pretty much as compared to the older models. The sports button stiffens up the suspension however it doesn’t make any changes in the steering wheel when pressed. Thus the sportiness delivers confidence during the ride in sports mode to a decent amount of extent.
Provides exclusive customer experience:
The Black Label version in Lincoln Nautilus 2019 is offered at handful dealerships of Lincoln as it comes with higher price tag among all other trims with free car washes, membership to club restaurant and annual detailing along with free pickup delivery. The Lincoln truly believes in providing exclusive customer experience to its existing clients thus adds the value added features as different type of warranty and advantages when you buy their vehicles. Thus the Lincoln Nautilus 2019 is a good choice when it comes to buying mid-range SUV.