2021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Lexus RX 350 Comparison - Sarchione Lincoln Alliance


REFINED POWER AT YOUR CONTROL. The Lincoln Nautilus offers a standard 2.0L turbocharged I-4 engine and an available 2.7L V6 twin-turbocharged engine*. With varying horsepower, you can choose the engine that best suits your performance needs, helping you to make your drive uniquely your own.

*Requires all-wheel drive.

Vehicle Comparison

Both Lincoln and Lexus are respected names in the luxury car business. However, when it comes to mid-size luxury SUVs, the Lincoln Nautilus has the clear advantage. While the Lexus RX 350 is a great vehicle - a worthy opponent in this matchup, to be sure - it simply cannot compete with everything the Lincoln Nautilus offers to luxury SUV buyers. The Nautilus offers superior fuel economy, superior cargo room, and superior technology fitted as standard equipment. It also manages to beat the Lexus RX 350 in all of these categories while costing thousands less. Even if money is no object for you, the Lincoln Nautilus can't be beat where it really counts.

Lincoln Nautilus
Lexus RX 350
2021 Lincoln Nautilus
2021 Lexus RX 350
$41,940 ✓
Starting MSRP
Standard ✓
Parking Assistance
21 / 26 / 23 mpg
Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined)
20 / 27 / 23 mpg
37.2 cu. ft ✓
Cargo Space
32.7 cu. ft.
39.6 in ✓
Rear Legroom
30.9 in.
280 lb/ft @ 3,000 RPM ✓
263 lb/ft @ 4,700 RPM
Lincoln Nautilus Styling

By the Numbers

From our comparison, it's clear: the Lincoln Nautilus beats the Lexus RX 350 in several categories that really matter. Let's look at the chart in more detail and explain exactly what the Lincoln Nautilus is the superior choice.

Lincoln Nautilus Styling

Technology & Safety

The Nautilus offers standard parking assistance, despite costing several thousand dollars less than the Lexus. With a larger vehicle like an SUV, park assist is a necessity, especially in the city. Park assist makes the Nautilus far easier to maneuver in tight spaces, inspiring confidence. Whether you're parking on the street or in a tight parking lot, the standard equipment Park Assist is there to help.

Additionally, the Nautilus includes Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ as standard. Co-Pilot360™ is a suite of safety technologies that help to make your commute safer. You'll get Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert, as well as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go. Comfort and peace of mind come standard with every Lincoln Nautilus.

Lincoln Nautilus Interior

Performance & Economy

You may not think of a luxury crossover SUV as a performance vehicle, but the engineers at Lincoln certainly did. The standard 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offers more torque than the Lexus at lower RPM, meaning you have it available when you really need it. Despite offering more torque, the Nautilus offers nearly identical fuel economy to its Lexus rival.

Need even more power? A 2.7 liter twin-turbo V6 is also available. We'd be more than happy to let you experience either engine - or both. It'll make you a true believer in the Lincoln performance ethos.

Lincoln Nautilus Styling

Cargo & Comfort

When you're buying an SUV, you expect to have plenty of room for people and their cargo. The Lincoln Nautilus offers substantially more cargo room than the Lexus - four and a half cubic feet more, to be exact - without negatively impacting rear legroom. That's roughly one and a half golf bag's worth of additional space.

Speaking of rear legroom, the Lincoln Nautilus offers over eight inches of additional legroom over the Lexus. Your rear seat passengers can stretch out and relax, with plenty of room to enjoy the ride.

What the Critics are Saying

"The Nautilus has a spacious and upscale cabin that's in sync with its placid ride." -Car and Driver

"Cushy suspension keeps imperfect roads from jostling around the passengers and we've been impressed with the torquey base engine." -Motor Trend

Lincoln Model Lineup

Winner - Lincoln Nautilus

When it comes to performance, technology, comfort, practicality, and price, the Lincoln Nautilus is the clear winner. Not many vehicles can boast about being a quintuple threat - the Nautilus is in rarified company. Contact us to experience the Nautilus yourself. You won't be disappointed.


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