2020 Lincoln Nautilus
They say the nautilus is a perfectly balanced form of marine life with just the right buoyancy and an advanced form of jet propulsion. People refer to its shell as one of the most beautifully symmetrical shapes in nature. It’s no wonder the luxury arm of Ford thought of this cephalopod when naming their all-new luxury midsize sport utility vehicle. Debuting in 2019, the Lincoln Nautilus is entering its sophomore year. In this guide, we tell you what’s new for 2020 and what’s so great about the Lincoln Nautilus generally.
What’s New for 2020?
Not much has changed, except that the mid-tier Select trim has been discontinued. As a result, there’s been some slight shuffling of options and features. That leaves us with three trim levels in 2020: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. Not to worry though. If you had your eye on the Nautilus Select, we recommend buying the base trim level and adding or upgrading a few options to get much the same vehicle. The Nautilus Reserve now has the Lincoln Co-Pilot Plus package, adding adaptive cruise control with lane centering, 360-degree exterior camera system, evasive steering assist, and self-parking. New colors include Artisan Blue Clearcoat, Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat, Red Carpet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Silver Radiance Clearcoat. Besides that, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is much the same as the 2019.
Quiet, Spacious Interior
Like the inside of a nautilus shell, the interior of a Lincoln Nautilus is sublime. No matter which of its five seats you choose, you’re going to enjoy abundant head- and legroom, even if you’re an adult in the back seat. The interior is whisper-quiet even on a busy highway. The base Nautilus is great for space, look, and finish. And the cushioning is enviable. But nothing quite prepares you for an upper-tier interior with heating, ventilation, and massage functions. You may never want to leave the parking lot.
Plenty of Cargo Room
The spaciousness found in the seats continues into the storage space. There’s 37.2 cubic feet with the rear seats up, which is impressive for an SUV this size. And that space is versatile enough to hold no fewer than twelve carry-on suitcases. Fold the rear seats down, and the cargo capacity expands to a whopping 68.8 cubic feet. And if that’s not enough, the Nautilus is slated to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
The engines on the Nautilus are not to be underestimated. The base engine is a turbocharged 250-horsepower four-cylinder. There’s also the 335-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine to get your blood pumping. Tests show that the Nautilus goes from zero to 60 in just 6.8 seconds, which bests the comparable Lexus and is even with the midsize Cadillac SUV, proving that there’s plenty of power when you need it.