The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus is all new and ready to impress. We look interior quality, available technology and more in our review.

What’s new for the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus?

2024 marks the start of the second generation of the Lincoln Nautilus. It now comes standard with all-wheel drive and a 250-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Three trims are available as is a hybrid engine with 310 horsepower. Luxury lovers will want to go for the very pricey Black Label trim. It comes with 22-inch wheels, Venetian leather upholstery, and a 28-speaker sound system.

The 2024 Nautilus is all new with a larger body, more technology, and standard all-wheel drive. It sits on Ford’s C2 platform which is the basis for the Maverick, Escape, and Bronco Sport.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus - lincoln.com

2024 Lincoln Nautilus – lincoln.com |  Shop 2024 Lincoln Nautilus on Carsforsale.com

Carsforsale.com Score
8.5/10
Powertrain
Score
8/10
Interior
Score
9/10
Technology
Score
8.75/10
Value
Score
8.5/10
Body Style

Starting Price

MSRP $52,010

Drivetrain

Drivetrain

AWD

Drivetrain

Fuel Economy

21 City / 29 Hwy

Number of Seats

Seating

Seats 5

The Breakdown

48-inch infotainment screen

Standard AWD

Tons of standard safety tech

Great warranty

Very expensive top trim

Slower than the previous generation

A very good SUV overall

2024 Nautilus Specs

Trims & Pricing

Premiere - $52,010
Reserve - $56,345
Black Label - $75,845

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Powertrain 8/10

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Side Exterior - lincoln.com
2024 Lincoln Nautilus Side Exterior - lincoln.com

Lincoln revised just about every aspect of the Nautilus for 2024 and that includes the engine and powertrain lineup. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. It uses an eight-speed automatic gearbox to send power to all four wheels. According to the EPA, it’ll get up to 21 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway.

In addition, Lincoln offers a hybrid four-cylinder engine that develops 310 horsepower. It doesn’t specify how much torque this engine makes but the gas-burning component alone builds 295 lb-ft. That said, it mates to a continuously variable transmission but also comes standard with all-wheel drive. It gets up to 30 mpg in the city, 31 on the highway, and 30 combined. Those figures are actually quite good for the class.

The Nautilus aims for a comfortable ride and delivers in almost every way. The cabin is quiet, the feedback from the wheel and pedals is a touch muted, and the drivetrain isn’t buzzy or rough. At the same time, we’re a bit disappointed that it’s slower than the outgoing generation and we’d love to see Lincoln offer a plug-in hybrid version in the future.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Interior 9/10

No aspect of the Nautilus is as important as its cabin. It’s where Lincoln intends to wow customers and we think it largely hits the mark. The dash is a true statement piece with an expansive 48-inch screen that stretches between each A-pillar. Beneath it are luxurious soft-touch materials, horizontal climate vents, and a center control stack with a 10.1-inch touchscreen along with physical buttons and knobs.

10-way adjustable seats with heating, ventilation, and faux leather upholstery are standard. Each trim adds to their comfort too with leather and then Venetian leather upgrades. The top trim includes 24-way adjustable front seats, a massaging function, and genuine wood trim.

To put it simply, it’s a very comfortable place, and the rear seats, while not as posh, aren’t anything to sneeze at. They feature thick bolsters, above-average attention to detail, and cushioned headrests too. The cargo area includes 35 cubic feet of storage space which can expand to 69 cubic feet with the rear seats laid down. While it’s not a class leader, the Nautilus can tow up to 1,750 pounds if needed.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Technology Features 8.75/10

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Interior Full Dash - lincoln.com
2024 Lincoln Nautilus Interior Full Dash - lincoln.com

Few cars available on sale come with the type of gigantic display found in this Lincoln SUV. The large 48-inch panel acts in part as the gauge cluster. It also provides space for navigation, media, time, and more. Owners can configure it with whatever they prefer or hide basically everything except the gauge cluster information.

The main infotainment system acts like any other modern-day unit. It’s quick, intuitive, and easy to navigate. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both standard across the board. Lincoln even includes Amazon Alexa as well. A 10-speaker sound system is standard but a 28-unit package from Revel Ultima is also available.

Perhaps most importantly, the Nautilus comes with a bunch of excellent driver safety aids. That includes adaptive cruise control, lane-centering technology, forward collision mitigation, blind-spot warning, evasive steering assist, parking sensors, a surround-view camera system, and rear automatic braking too. It appears as though it just barely missed out on a safety award from the IIHS. It scored ‘Good’ in all but one category, “Driver restraints and dummy kinematics” where it scored “Acceptable.”

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Trims & Pricing

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Premiere - lincoln.com
2024 Lincoln Nautilus Premiere - lincoln.com

Premiere – $52,010

The base Nautilus comes with 19-inch wheels, LED exterior lighting, a power liftgate, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, faux leather upholstery, power-adjustable heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, ambient lighting, a 48-inch configurable instrument panel, a separate 10.1-inch infotainment screen, a 10-speaker sound system, integrated navigation, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve - lincoln.com
2024 Lincoln Nautilus Reserve - lincoln.com

Reserve – $56,345

This trim includes 21-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, an illuminated Lincoln badge on the grille, a black roof, an aluminum roof rack, leather upholstery, genuine wood interior trim, and perforated front seats.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label - lincoln.com
2024 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label - lincoln.com

Black Label – $75,845

Finally, this uber-pricey trim adds 22-inch wheels, adaptive headlights, illuminated Lincoln lettering at the rear, a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic sunroof, a scent diffuser, Venetian leather upholstery, more front-seat adjustability, heated rear seats, additional ambient lighting, a 28-speaker sound system from Revel Ultima, and four years of BlueCruise connectivity.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Overall Value 8.5/10

The base Nautilus and Reserve trim are both good values for money in this segment. That’s especially true for the hybrid versions which cost only about $1,500 more. They get good fuel economy for the class, feel outstanding inside, and come with an excellent warranty package including four years or 50,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and six years or 70,000 miles of powertrain coverage.

Lincoln even picks up the tab for all routine maintenance for the first four years or 50,000 miles. That’s a solid deal but the Black Label trims are more suspect. Sure, they come with a lot of luxurious features but at $75,845, they’re going toe to toe with cars like the Porsche Cayenne, BMW X5, and Audi Q7. Some of those can be had for roughly the same price but with a PHEV powertrain that features all-electric range too.

CarsForSale.com Overall Score 8.5/10

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Front Exterior - lincoln.com

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Front Exterior – lincoln.com |  Shop 2024 Lincoln Nautilus on Carsforsale.com

It’s going to be tough for Lincoln to really improve on the Nautilus anytime soon since this is the start of an all-new generation. That said, we’d love to see a PHEV introduced sooner rather than later, and a more peppy powertrain would be good too. Finally, the Black Label feels just far too expensive to recommend when compared to rivals. It needs a serious price cut to get into the conversation.

2024 Lincoln Nautilus FAQ

2024 Lincoln Nautilus Front Passenger Side Tire - lincoln.com
2024 Lincoln Nautilus Front Passenger Side Tire - lincoln.com

Does the Nautilus have a third row?

No. For a third row, you’ll have to consider a larger SUV.

Does the Nautilus have a heads-up display?

Yes the Nautilus has a heads-up display and it’s both wide and colorful.

Does the Lincoln Nautilus have massage seats?

It’s available with them but buyers need to select the Rejuvenate package.

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Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers is a car enthusiast who loves all things built with passion, extending to nearly all car cultures. After obtaining an occupational studies degree in sports medicine, Stephen turned his attention to sports cars. He was employed as an auto shop manager, spent time in auto sales, and worked as a software developer for a racing company, but Stephen began writing about cars over 10 years ago. When he's not in front of a computer screen, he's racing his own Bugeye Subaru WRX in as many autocross and rallycross competitions as he can.

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