2019 Lincoln Nautilus Configurator Launched, Pricing Starts At $40,340

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.

 

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  • Craig

    Not as impressed as I once was. The front end [the headlights maybe?] looks ‘soft’. It would be better if it was a bit more aggressive. As it is.. it just looks ‘friendly’ and ‘feminine’.

    • Kash

      well Lincoln’s biggest customer base is women. Even so I think the softer look isn’t a bad thing in today’s market where everyone is trying to make their cars look angry and super aggressive. Aggressive is good for things like the Stelvio, GLC63, Macan, etc. but this is meant to be comfy and inviting and it does just that.

      • Craig

        You might be right. But still…. a BIT more aggressive wouldn’t scare too many women away. [And might even attract certain ones – if you get my drift! lol ]

  • TrevP
    • Rocket

      They top out at 22-way. Still outstanding seats.

  • Joe E

    This is a weak refresh to invoke a name change, IMO. Rear looks exactly the same, interior looks untouched. This is nothing like the Navi or Conti interiors. If someone goes to the showroom and loves the Navi but can’t afford it or it’s too big, the interior of the Nautilus (Nauti?) will be very underwhelming by comparison. This thing still feels like a Ford Edge in preppy drag.

    • shamrock

      Agreed. Those potential buyers would be best waiting for the new Aviator. (Which is beautiful)

  • IT WOULD BE SO MUCH EASIER IF THEY PRINTED THE NAME ACROSS THE FRONT END SO WE KNEW WHAT WERE LOOKING AT…ALL COMPANIES THAT IS.

    • Karl

      Nitpick much?

      • WHEN YOU CAN’T TELL WHAT YOUR LOOKING AT UNTIL YOU GET TO THE REAR TO READ THE MODEL I DON’T THINK SO. USED TO BE EACH MODEL HAD A UNIQUE DESIGN NOT JUST A SMALL, MEDIUM AND LARGE VERSION OF THE SAME DESIGN.

        • Karl

          There are massive name badges on front doors along with rear one.. They could have went further with this update but all in all a nice update..

          • MISSING MY POINT THAT CAR BRANDS JUST RECYCLE THE SAME DESIGN FROM MODEL TO MODEL. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GLANCE AT A CAR AND KNOW WHAT IT IS/ NOT HUNT DOWN A NAME BADGE.
            USED TO BE YOU COULD LOOK AT A SIDE MARKER OR EVEN A HEAD REST AND KNOW WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING AT.

          • Karl

            The Germans are known for recycling the same design with just different sizes has the only difference. Americans are quite different in this regard. I think Lincoln now has a more cohesive front design and is certainly more distinctive.

          • NOT SAYING LINCOLN IS THE ONLY ONE DOING IT. BMW, MERCEDES,AUDI ARE ALL DOING IT AND IT’S A REAL DRAG. I ACTUALLY LIKE THE NEW LINCOLN FRONT END I JUST DON’T WANT TO SEE IT ON EVERYTHING INCLUDING THEIR TRUCK. LET’S FACE IT FOR CAR LOVERS LIKE WE ARE IF THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME IT’S NO FUN.
            CHRYSLER/DODGE, OF ALL COMPANIES WAS ONE OF THE FEW WHERE EACH MODEL WAS UNIQUE. THE 300 DIDN’T LOOK LIKE THE 200 OR THE DART WHICH WAS REFRESHING.

          • Karl

            Hate to disappoint you but this is the corporate face of Lincoln and the brands identity. Each of their model will have their own take on it. If you even look at their current models you can see that they are different with only the outside commonality being the corporate face.

          • Karl

            Nice try but no cigar,the Fords in your pictures are the same design with a little different variation on the front end. The current Lincoln’s have the same grille but complete different front ends for each models.

    • Mr_Fanta_Pants

      You’ll love the new Peugeot 508 then!

  • pcurve

    glad to see them go back to regular naming scheme. Infiniti should go back too. Seems like Lexus is the only luxury company that didn’t change its naming scheme. Even Mercedes did in 90s… Remember 500SEL?

  • dumblikeyou2

    cheezy

  • TheBelltower

    The exterior is very nice. The interior is very common and ordinary. This would have been fine five years ago. Ford needs to step up their game with their interiors. Something minimal like Tesla and luxurious like Range Rover would be impressive.

    • Enter Ranting

      Something even remotely related to the Navigator would work. Seriously, who approved this interior?!

  • Pat won

    dashboard looks extremely dated.

  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    That interior screams economy car.

    • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

      Nothing about that interior screams economy car.

      Please, find me an economy car that looks like the Nautilus.

  • SteersUright

    That interior needs serious help, ASAP! Also, while refreshed, the exterior still doesn’t look stunning in any capacity, just looks, well, refreshed and somewhat handsome. The Aviator cant come soon enough!

  • WalthamDan

    It looks like what it is – a current vehicle that has been retrofitted with a new grille design that does not integrate smoothly and appears forced onto it. They’ll need to keep the incentives and special lease programs going to move this metal. There is just nothing really outstanding about the MKX/Nautilus. Bring on the Aviator.

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