2021 Lincoln Nautilus

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  • New intuitive infotainment system
  • Many seat adjustments
  • Ample legroom


  • Fussy piano-key gear selector
  • Lacks refinement of rivals
  • Sunroof limits headroom

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 25 highway, 21 combined

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What is new for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus?

  • The Black Label trim now comes with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment.
  • The Standard trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus trims

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  • Includes all features available on the Standard
  • 335-hp, 380-lb-ft of torque 2.7L
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Navigation System
  • Automated Cruise Control
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5 reasons to buy the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus

1. Powerful turbo engine 

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder with 250 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, but if you're seeking strong and smooth acceleration, consider the optional turbocharged V6 engine in the 2021 Nautilus Black Label model. With 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, the turbo V6 provides impressive power for a midsize SUV. Paired with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission, the V6 delivers satisfying performance for everyday commuting or venturing out of town on weekends. 

2. Refined interior 

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus boasts a quiet, comfortable five-passenger interior, offering generous legroom with 42.8 inches in the front row and 39.6 inches in the rear. The 2021 model also features a redesigned dashboard that is sleek, stylish, and functional with a 13.2-inch touchscreen. With comfortable seats featuring standard power adjustments and heated and ventilated front seats in the Nautilus Reverse trim, you're always in for a comfortable and relaxed ride. Other standard conveniences include a power liftgate and a 10-speaker audio system. 

3. Indulgent trims 

Elevate your driving experience with the epitome of luxury with the 2021 Nautilus Black Label model. Boasting a meticulously crafted interior, this trim offers a choice between the sophisticated Chalet and Flight interior themes. Inside, the cabin boasts premium leather upholstery, a simulated suede headliner, and luxury carpeted floor mats, creating an opulent atmosphere. Technological advancements also include a 19-speaker audio system and digital key technology, transforming your smartphone into a key. 

4. Cutting-edge infotainment 

The 2021 Nautilus introduces a new Sync® 4 infotainment system with a larger 13.2-inch touchscreen, bringing a modern and easy-to-use interface to the forefront. The system supports wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Autosmartphone connectivity for seamless integration. Over-the-air updates and smartphone-based vehicle access (both standard) add a layer of convenience to your tech-savvy lifestyle. Other features include natural voice recognition, enabling you to interact with the vehicle's infotainment system using conversational language for an intuitive and convenient way to control various functions. 

5. Comprehensive driver assists 

Enhance your driving experience with the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, featuring a suite of advanced driver assistance technologies. Standard on all trims, the Lincoln Co-Pilot360 includes automatic high-beam LED headlights, forward collision mitigation with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and lane-keeping assist. For added peace of mind, consider the optional Lincoln Co-Pilot360 Plus package, which offers features like adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and a surround-view camera system for added confidence. 

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Lincoln Nautilus features and specs

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Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • CD Audio
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Seat Massagers
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.8"/R 39.6"

Head room

F 37.8"/R 38.6"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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