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2022 Acura MDX vs. 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review

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2022 Acura
MDX

MSRP*: $46,900 to $60,650
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Picture of the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus

2021 Lincoln
Nautilus

MSRP*: $42,500 to $65,090
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Invoice* $45,701 to $56,811 $40,588 to $61,184
MPG - City 19 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 95.0 ft3 68.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 290 hp 250 - 335 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 198.4 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 78.7 in 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.6 in
Rear 38.5 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 38.5 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 37.8 - 39.9 in
Rear 38.6 - 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln Nautilus than in the Acura MDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura MDX and the Lincoln Nautilus.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX as you will with the Lincoln Nautilus, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive than the Lincoln Nautilus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Acura MDX will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lincoln Nautilus, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Handling
The Acura MDX has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Acura MDX is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Nautilus for pulling heavy loads. The Acura MDX has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura MDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln Nautilus.

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Warranty
The Acura MDX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Nautilus.