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2019 Lincoln Nautilus: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Senior Pricing Analyst - October 18, 2018

Model Preview

The Lincoln Nautilus will be a completely new vehicle for the 2019 model year. It will replace the soon-to-be discontinued MKX with styling akin to the Continental and 2019 MKC. Notable features will include an enhanced range of driver assistance tech and an updated turbocharged base engine that will replace the current V6, with stop-start for greater fuel efficiency.

The exterior of the Nautilus will bear the brand's signature mesh grille for a premium look that will contrast with the outgoing split-wing style. Inside, Lincoln promises a quieter cabin thanks to acoustic glass. Noteworthy upgrades available to buyers will include 22-way adjustable seats and a 19-speaker Revel audio system. Like other Lincolns, the Nautilus will feature SYNC 3 with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.

Under the hood, the base engine will be a 2.0-liter turbo with stop-start capability paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It will replace the current 3.7-liter V6 rated at 303 hp with 278 lb-ft. At the moment, it remains unclear what the sacrifice will be with this change in terms of power, if any.

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For example, the 2.0-liter turbo in the 2018 Ford Edge produces 245 hp with 275 lb-ft, 58 hp less than the current V6 MKX. Those wanting more power may opt for the Nautilus' more potent 2.7-liter turbo making 335 hp with 380 lb-ft of torque available in higher trims. Fuel economy numbers have not yet been published, but will likely improve in the base engine compared to the current model.

In terms of safety, the Nautilus will offer a full range of driver assistance technology. In addition to features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control, the vehicle will offer an evasive steering system with the ability to help drivers steer around stationary vehicles or those that are moving more slowly on the road.

The Nautilus will also benefit from an available lane-centering system based in part on adaptive cruise control that helps keep drivers from unintentionally veering outside of their lane. Other features include a blind spot warning system and active parking assist sensors.

Pricing & Release Date

The Lincoln Nautilus is expected to go on sale this fall.

Official pricing will range from $41,335 including destination for the base trim to $60,385 for the range-topping Black Label model.

Key competitors will include the Acura MDX and Buick Enclave.

Learn about the outgoing Lincoln MKX »

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