2021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. Its Competition

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The Lincoln Nautilus faces stiff competition from luxury rivals from around the world.

The Lexus RX is closest in size and mission as it focuses on luxury over sportiness.

It’s also a sales superstar.

The Cadillac XT5 is also similar, with front-wheel drive roots and a more angular design.

The German trio of Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class all excel for quality and technology.

They’re also sportier and offer performance variants.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 BMW X32021 BMW X3
2021 Cadillac XT52021 Cadillac XT5
2021 Lexus RX2021 Lexus RX
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
Quick Specs
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is calm, smooth, and offers good power, but it makes no attempt to be sporty.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 BMW X3 is a do-all small crossover loaded with luxury, technology, and usability, with a dash of sporty personality.
The 2021 Cadillac XT5 is a comfortable SUV, but competitors offer more personality and refinement.
The 2021 Lexus RX stays strong in an increasingly crowded class with styling that stands out and powertrains that don’t.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSport Utility VehiclesSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
Standard FWDPremium 45 TFSI quattrosDrive30i Sports Activity VehicleFWD 4-Door LuxuryRX 350 FWDGLC 300 SUV
Front Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Audi Q52021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 BMW X32021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Cadillac XT52021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Lexus RX2021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class