The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

The Lincoln Nautilus Delivers More Than the Competition

Drivers from East Hartford to Milford certainly have a few options in the luxury crossover market. Most models in the segment offer premium materials, comfortable seating, excellent tech, and advanced safety and driver assistance systems, and among them is the all-new Lincoln Nautilus. The Nautilus name is brand new to segment, but it carries the DNA of the veteran Lincoln MKX. And, when examined head-to-head with the competition, the Nautilus stands tall, boasting more power, features, and style for the money.

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vs. Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class

The Lincoln Nautilus and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are two luxury crossover SUVs that appear evenly matched on paper. Indeed, they can be had at similar price points; but there are a few areas where the Nautilus stands out as the superior choice.

  • Power: Starting off with the power train, the Lincoln Nautilus holds a slight edge. Its standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is good for 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque; while the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class outputs 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. It’s certainly close, but Nautilus comes out on top.
  • Standard Safety Features: Both models are structurally well built and offer several advanced safety and driver assistance features. The Lincoln Nautilus, however, includes a Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System as standard equipment. Adding this technology to the GLC-Class is an option but at a significantly increased investment.
  • Technology: Smartphone integration systems are a great way to enjoy your media, stay connected, and navigate, while minimizing distractions and keeping your eyes on the road. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are the undisputed industry leaders in this area, and both the Nautilus and GLC-Class offer them. However, on the GLC-Class, they aren’t available in the same configurations as many important advanced safety features. Once again, Lincoln proves that it offers more for your money.

vs. Lexus RX

Another luxury crossover that draws comparison with the Lincoln Nautilus is the Lexus RX. With a strong six-cylinder engine and sporty styling, it’s a strong competitor. But it can’t quite match the advantages of the Nautilus.

  • Advanced Safety Features: The Lincoln Nautilus delivers a full suite of important safety and driver assistance features across all trim levels, including stability and traction control, pre- and post-collision safety systems, emergency braking, and blind spot and lane departure warning systems. Many of these are available on the Lexus RX, but you’ll have to pay extra for the full array.
  • Technology: The SYNC 3 infotainment system of the Lincoln Nautilus is intuitive, full-featured, and supports both Android Auto and Apply CarPlay technologies. Smartphone integration on the Lexus RX is available through the Lexus Enform app, but it is inferior to the tried-and-proven Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems. Additionally, the RX’s optional tech interface was described by the experts at as “distracting to use.*
  • Utility: These may be luxury SUVs, but the word “utility” shouldn’t be an afterthought. So, which model is better equipped to carry your whole crew and all their stuff? The Lincoln Nautilus boasts 37.2 cubic-feet of cargo room with all seats in place, and 68.8 cubic-feet of maximum cargo capacity. The Lexus RX’s measurements are diminutive by comparison at just 18.4 cubic-feet of rear cargo room and a maximum capacity of 56.3 cubic-feet.

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If you're in the market for a luxury crossover experience that gives you more, visit Crest Lincoln of Woodbridge for a closer look at the premium Lincoln Nautilus, and see for yourself what separates it from the competition. We'll be happy to get you behind the wheel for a test drive.

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