Previously known as the Lincoln MKX, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus gets a new name, more attractive exterior styling and more standard safety and luxury features. Along with a new 2.0-liter turbocharged base engine, the Nautilus gets a new 8-speed automatic transmission and a new theme for its Black Label series called Gala. See the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus models for sale near you
For the combination of price, features and options, we'd go with the Select trim. It's nicely equipped and can be outfitted with most of the equipment from the more expensive Reserve if you so choose. We'd also upgrade to the 2.7-liter engine given its impressive power comes at almost not cost to fuel economy. Find a Lincoln Nautilus for sale
The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus comes in four trims: Standard, Select, Reserve and Black Label.
The Nautilus ($41,355) comes nicely equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, torque vectoring and curve control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams, 18-in alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 12.3-in LCD instrument cluster display, keyless entry with push button start, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, remote start, rear privacy glass, active noise control, a push button gear selector, an 11-speaker AM/FM/CD premium audio system with SYNC 3 and Lincoln Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a rearview monitor, keyless entry pad, Bluetooth, heated 10-way power front seats with power lumbar support, LED headlamp and tail lamps, a hands-free power rear lift gate, a Reverse Sensing system, as well as power-folding and heated side mirrors.
The Nautilus Select ($45,540) adds leather seating, navigation, fog lights, a power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, wireless charging pad, an auto-dimming driver's side mirror, enhanced security package (lockable storage compartments, inclination sensor and enhanced valet mode) plus brown swirl walnut trim or ash color wood trim.
The Nautilus Reserve ($49,870) brings an adaptive suspension, adaptive LED headlights, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, rain sensing wipers, front windshield wiper de-icer, 13-speaker Revel audio, 20-in wheels and a panoramic moonroof.
The Nautilus Black Label ($57,890) adds a personal Lincoln liaison, complimentary extended maintenance and car washes, restaurant guide plus three interior themes: Gala, Chalet and Thoroughbred.
Optional on all trims are intelligent AWD and a rear seat DVD entertainment system. The Select trim offers an adaptive suspension, a panoramic power moonroof, a 13-speaker Revel audio system, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, rain sensing wipers and wiper de-icer. The Reserve offers 22-way adjustable front seats with Active Motion massage, adaptive cruise control, lane centering and adaptive steering. Also on the list is a 19-speaker Revel audio upgrade, full LED adaptive headlights and 21-in wheels.
2019 Cadillac XT5 -- The XT5 has a stronger standard engine but can't match the Nautilus' 2.7-liter twin turbo option. The Lincoln offers more cargo space, but the two are pretty similar on price, features, ride and handling.
2019 Jaguar F-Pace -- The F-Pace costs considerably more than the Nautilus, with a more modern design, more athletic driving characteristics and a range of more powerful engines including a diesel.
2019 Lexus RX 350 -- The RX 350 has a much better track record in the areas of reliability and resale, plus it offers the option of a hybrid powertrain. The RX also cost a bit more than the Nautilus, but holds its value far better.
2019 Audi Q5 -- The Q5 offers a more luxurious interior and better fuel economy, but it's not as roomy on the inside nor does its standard equipment list match that of the base Nautilus'. The Audi name, however, holds far more clout than does Lincoln.