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2021 BMW X3 PHEV vs. 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review

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2021 BMW
X3 PHEV

MSRP*: $49,600
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2021 Lincoln
Nautilus

MSRP*: $42,500 to $65,090
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Invoice* $46,630 $40,588 to $61,184
MPG - City Info not available 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 59.4 ft3 68.8 ft3
Engine 288-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas) 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 335-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 288 hp 250 - 335 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 185.9 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 86.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 36.4 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 41.1 in
Rear 39.1 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 BMW X3 PHEV, 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 BMW X3 PHEV and the Lincoln Nautilus.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW X3 PHEV will have less of an impact on your bank account 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. The BMW X3 PHEV carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X3 PHEV is much slimmer than the Lincoln Nautilus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW X3 PHEV is slightly shorter than the Lincoln Nautilus, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW X3 PHEV has a larger turning radius than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X3 PHEV has a little more horsepower than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Powertrain
The BMW X3 PHEV has much lower torque than the Lincoln Nautilus, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X3 PHEV and the Lincoln Nautilus. The BMW X3 PHEV has less cargo space than the Lincoln Nautilus, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The BMW X3 PHEV comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Nautilus.