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2021 Lexus RX 350L vs. 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review

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2021 Lexus
RX 350L

MSRP*: $48,050 to $55,450
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2021 Lincoln
Nautilus

MSRP*: $42,500 to $65,090
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Invoice* $44,928 to $51,847 $40,588 to $61,184
MPG - City 18 - 19 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 58.5 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 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 196.9 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.9 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.9 - 38.5 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** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Lexus RX 350L, 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 Lexus RX 350L and the Lincoln Nautilus.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Lexus RX 350L 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Lexus RX 350L 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. In this case, the Lexus RX 350L will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 350L is much slimmer than the Lincoln Nautilus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Lexus RX 350L, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350L has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350L is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Nautilus for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 350L has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350L doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln Nautilus.

Utility
The Lexus RX 350L offers greater seating capacity than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Lexus RX 350L 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 Lexus RX 350L comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Nautilus.