Lincoln’s two-row mid-size crossover has been around in the current form for a couple of yeas. For the 20019 model year, the company updated and upgraded the familiar MKX model. It received completely new styling and lots of other novelties, including a new name. However, this was essentially a major facelift, so we are still talking about a model that has been around since 2015. That’s one of the reasons why many expect to see changes in the near future. While some sources suggest a 2021 Lincoln Nautilus redesign, there is no doubt that is is still early for that. The current model will remain in this form for a couple of more years, but a couple of novelties for the next year are still possible.
In any case, the overall layout will remain pretty much the same, which means you may count on a familiar design, which is based on the company’s well-known CD4 platform. The Nautilus offers a comfortable ride and a very good fuel economy, while we particularly like its affordable price. The launch date will be scheduled for the end of the year.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Redesign
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is about to carry on with familiar design characteristics. This luxury crossover still rides on the company’s familiar CD4 platform and shares a lot of parts with Ford Edge. For the next year, we won’t see significant changes. Still, some sources suggest we could see a couple of styling tweaks. It looks like the company prepares a couple of revisions for the lower section of the front fascia, which will get a new bumper and a couple of more interesting details. On the other side, the overall look of the front face continues to follow the brand’s current design language, as well as the rest of the vehicles. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see novelties like new color options, wheels designs etc.
The inside of the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will certainly remain the same. We expect no changes in this aspect, though there is a chance to see new color schemes and similar things. Still, those updates will be minimal and the dashboard definitely won’t come with any particular change. We are about to see a familiar layout, which doesn’t look particularly opulent and modern, but materials and overall quality are actually on a pretty high level.
This is a two-row mid-size crossover, which means you may count on pretty generous amounts of passenger and cargo space. Both rows offer plenty of legroom and can accommodate adults in a great fashion. The cargo area is also very spacious. You may count on about 37.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up, while the overall capacity goes up to nearly 69 cubic feet.
Every model year usually brings a couple of additions to the list of standard and available equipment. Still, we are pretty sure that most of the things in 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will remain the same. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like dual-zone automatic climate control and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, an 11-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot. Of course, smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also part of the standard equipment. In higher trim levels, you can also get goodies like navigation, a panoramic sunroof, a rear-seat entertainment system, a 13- or 19-speaker Revel audio system, HD Radio, wireless device charging and many more.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with things like a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. More advanced features like surround-view parking camera system, front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist are also available.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Engine
Things under the hood will certainly remain the same. So, base models will come with a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower. In higher trim levels, you can get a 2.7-liter V6, which is good for quite respectable 330 horsepower. Both engines come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of fuel economy, you may count on typical ratings for the class. The base engine returns around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. The optional V6 is slightly thirstier in the city and returns around 19 mpg.
2021 Lincoln Nautilus Release Date and Price
Considering that the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus won’t feature any significant changes, we are pretty sure it won’t hit the market before the last quarter of the year. The price shouldn’t change drastically either compared to the current model, which starts around 41.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Cadillac XT5, Lexus RX etc.