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2020 Lincoln Nautilus: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - March 26, 2019

Model Preview

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is an “all-new” model, but it is actually little more than a refreshed Lincoln MKX with a full name. With such a recent refresh, we expect the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus to be a carryover model.

As a carryover model, we expect the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus to continue with the same look it has in its debut year. Compared to the MKX it replaces, the Nautilus has an all-new front end that includes a bolder grille and new headlights. Around back, things are more subtle with new taillights graphics and a new full-width bumper reflector. Inside, the new Nautilus changes very little relative to the MKX it replaces as the only obvious updates include its steering wheel and gauges.

With no big changes coming, we plan to see the same list of standard features on the 2020 Nautilus as the current model has. This list includes 10-way power seats, leatherette upholstery, a 10-speaker audio system, SYNC3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and more.


2019 Lincoln Nautilus

Under its hood, there are no anticipated changes. If this proves true, the 2020 Nautilus will come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Optionally, buyers can get a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 with 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive will be the standard driveline, and all-wheel drive will be an option.

The current Nautilus aced all the IIHS crash-safety tests and even earned a “Superior” rating in front-crash avoidance and mitigation. What’s more, the latter rating requires no optional equipment thanks to its standard automatic emergency braking system. There is a more robust emergency braking and evasion system available in higher trim levels, but it gets the same “Superior” rating. The Nautilus choked with a “Poor” result in the headlight test, which knocked it out of contention for the Top Safety Pick title. We expect this to carry into the 2020 Nautilus unchanged.

Pricing & Release Date

There is no official release date for the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, but we expect production to kick off in September 2019.

With no changes coming, we expect the 2020 Nautilus’ pricing to remain similar to the current model, which ranges from $41,335 to $50,385 (destination fees included).

The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus will compete with the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Cadillac XT5.

Learn about the current Nautilus on sale now »

Pictured: 2019 Nautilus

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