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2021 Lincoln Nautilus

MSRP range: $42,500 - $65,090 Price range reflects Base MSRP for various trim levels, not including options or fees.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus video

2019 Lincoln Nautilis First Drive

NOTE: This video is about the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, but since the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is part of the same generation, our earlier analysis still applies.


FAQ

Is the Lincoln Nautilus a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Nautilus both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Nautilus has 37.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Lincoln Nautilus. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus:

  • Redesigned and upgraded dashboard
  • Sync 4 infotainment with larger 13.2-inch screen
  • Updated front styling
  • New interior and exterior color schemes
  • Part of the first Nautilus generation introduced for the 2019 model year
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Is the Lincoln Nautilus reliable?

To determine whether the Lincoln Nautilus is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Nautilus. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Nautilus's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Nautilus is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

The least-expensive 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $42,500.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $42,500
  • 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $45,000
  • Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $49,550
  • Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $52,045
  • Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $65,090
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What are the different models of Lincoln Nautilus?

If you're interested in the Lincoln Nautilus, the next question is, which Nautilus model is right for you? Nautilus variants include 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of Nautilus models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Overview

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is offered in the following submodels: Nautilus SUV. Available styles include Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 8A). Lincoln Nautilus models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 250 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2021 Nautilus 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Nautilus.

Pros

  • Quiet interior with plenty of legroom all around
  • Comfortable seats with lots of adjustments
  • Strong, smooth acceleration from the optional turbo V6
  • New easy-to-use infotainment system that's packed with features

Cons

  • Compromised rear headroom if you select the panoramic sunroof
  • Piano-key gear selector is an improvement but can still be annoying to use

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Nautilus featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

2021 Lincoln Nautilus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $43,695. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,096 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,096 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,599.

The average savings for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $50,745. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,462 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,462 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $48,283.

The average savings for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.9% below the MSRP.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $66,285. The average price paid for a new 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $2,811 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,811 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $63,474.

The average savings for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label 4dr SUV AWD (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 8A) is 4.2% below the MSRP.

Which 2021 Lincoln Nautiluses are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2021 Lincoln Nautilus for sale near. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus.

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Why trust Edmunds?

Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

What is the MPG of a 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 MPG compined MPG,
20 city MPG/25 highway MPG

2021 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 MPG compined MPG,
21 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2021 Lincoln Nautilus 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 MPG compined MPG,
21 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG22
Transmission8-speed automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase112.2 in.
Length190.0 in.
WidthN/A
Height66.2 in.
Curb WeightN/A

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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