The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus continues to impress in the midsize luxury crossover SUV market. The 5-passenger SUV offers 3 trim levels; Standard, Reserve and Black Label. The Standard trim comes nicely equipped with a long list of standard performance, comfort and safety features. The Reserve steps it up with standard features such as 20-inch wheels, a 13-speaker premium sounds system, panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled front seats, and heated rear seats. The top-of-the-line Black Label model features Venetian Leather seats with embroidered Black Label insignia, 19-speaker premium sound system, 21-inch wheels. Additionally, exclusive Black Label member privileges, such as complimentary car washes, access to a curated list of exceptional restaurants and extended premium maintenance. Both the Reserve and Black Label offer the available Ultra Comfort 22-way adjustable seats with lumbar massage and automatic parking.
Owners can select from two different engine options; a 2.0L Turbocharged 4-cylinder or a 2.7L Turbocharged V6. The 2.0L I-4 offers good fuel efficiency while making 245 horsepower and is available on all 4 trim levels. If buyers desire more power under the hood, the 2.7L V6 produces 335 horsepower and is available on the Reserve and Black Label models. Both engines are paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and available in front wheel drive or all wheel drive. For additional fuel efficiency, both engines come with start/stop technology to save fuel when stopped at traffic lights.
The Nautilus' sleek exterior design features the new Lincoln signature grille, rear spoiler and an abundance of chrome reflecting the luxury the vehicle has to offer. Performance tires are standard, with options of 18, 20 or 21-inch wheels depending on trim level. The red taillights from previous year's models have been replaced with a lighter hue red full width taillight. A hands-free liftgate provide convenience for owners to access the rear cargo.
The luxury continues to the interior of the Nautilus with many high-end luxury and technology features. A well-appointed center console, leather-wrapped steering wheel and available Ultra Comfort 22-way adjustable massaging seats provide drivers with a comfortable driving experience. The traditional gauge cluster is replaced with a 13.2-inch configurable display, a large center touchscreen with SYNC 4 infotainment technology allows for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a wireless charging pad is available. Drivers will enjoy the sounds of their ride with an available 13- or 19-speaker premium audio system. An available panoramic moonroof gives a clear view to the outside and sheds plenty of light into the luxurious interior.
The Nautilus comes well-equipped with extensive standard safety features including six airbags, daytime running lights, traction control, integrated turn signal mirrors, stability control brake assist, hill start assist, blind spot information system (BLIS), lane departure warning, cross traffic alert forward collision warning, reverse sensing system and electric power-assisted steering. A lane-keeping system provides a driver alert, lane keeping aid and lane keeping alert. A back-up camera and available automatic parking helps drivers navigate tight spaces safely. Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go maintains a safe distance from vehicles ahead while on the highway.