2020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. Its Competition

2020 Lincoln Nautilus
Brian León Brian León Contributing Writer

The Cadillac XT5 is the Nautilus’s closest foil and is more angular but similarly hampered by humble underpinnings.

Audi’s Q5, BMW’s X3, and Mercedes-Benz’s GLC-Class are the bread and butter of the medium-size luxury crossover market, and all feature impressive quality, technology, and pedigree but with limited value.

The Lexus RX is a sales superstar and comes with the versatility you’d expect from the Japanese brand, though it too is focused on comfort, not performance.

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Quick Specs
7.0
The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus looks great and offers impressive standard features, but doesn’t quite live up to the luxurious standards of its rivals.
6.5
The 2020 Audi Q5 has become the default luxury crossover SUV for many drivers for a reason: it’s very good.
6.3
The 2020 Cadillac XT5 gets more content and costs more than some rivals.
6.5
The 2020 Lexus RX gives up on old standbys like somber style and silence, and casts its lot with a more rowdy crowd.
7.0
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
MSRP From    
$41,040$43,300$44,095$44,150$42,500
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name    
Standard FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattroFWD 4-Door LuxuryRX 350 FWDGLC 300 SUV
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2020 Audi Q52020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2020 Cadillac XT52020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2020 Lexus RX2020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class