Lincoln unveiled the 2019 Nautilus at the Los Angeles Auto Show last year and now the company has revealed the crossover will be priced from $40,340 in the United States.
Essentially a facelifted and renamed version of the MKX, the Nautilus costs $1,305 more than its predecessor. Despite the modest price increase, the Nautilus is an improvement as it features a more upscale design which shares styling cues with newer models such as the Continental and Navigator.
Besides the improved looks, the entry-level Nautilus features a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces an estimated 245 hp (182 kW / 248 PS). The engine is less powerful than the previous 3.7-liter V6 but it comes with start/stop technology and a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available for an additional $2,495.
The Nautilus comes nicely equipped with a hands-free power tailgate and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Drivers will also find a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a dual-zone automatic climate control system and an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Other niceties include active noise cancellation technology, 10-way power front seats and a 10-speaker audio system with a subwoofer. There’s also a host of driver assistance systems including Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and a Blind Spot Information System.
The Nautilus Select starts at $44,545 and it has a more luxurious interior with leather seats, a heated leather steering wheel and a power tilt/telescoping steering column with a memory function. Other additions include a wireless smartphone charger, LED headlights, a universal garage door opener and an upgraded security system.
The $48,875 Nautilus Reserve goes even further as it adds a panoramic glass roof and 20-inch aluminum wheels. Inside, there are heated/ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and a 13-speaker Revel audio system.
The range-topping Nautilus Black Label is the most expensive of the bunch as pricing starts at $56,895. Unsurprisingly, the model comes well appointed it as features an adaptive suspension and 21-inch wheels. Other highlights include an Alcantara headliner, special wood trim and extended leather upholstery. Furthermore, there’s an ambient lighting system, a 19-speaker Revel Ultima audio system and special floor mats with Alcantara accents.
Buyers looking for more power can opt for a twin-turbo 2.7-liter V6 engine producing an estimated 335 hp (249 kW / 339 PS) and 380 lb-ft (514 Nm) of torque. The engine is available on Select and higher grades and pricing starts at $46,615. This a $2,070 premium over the Nautilus Select with the four-cylinder engine.
For full pricing and option details, you can check out the Lincoln Nautilus configurator here.