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2020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Acura RDX Review

New 2020 Lincoln Nautilus

2020 Lincoln

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New 2021 Acura RDX

2021 Acura

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$41,040 to $63,800
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$38,400 to $51,000
Invoice* $39,194 to $59,972 $36,458 to $48,394
MPG - City 19 - 21 21 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 26 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
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

Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln Nautilus than in the Acura RDX. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lincoln Nautilus, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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

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 Lincoln Nautilus is somewhat more expensive than the Acura RDX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Lincoln Nautilus and the Acura RDX have similar Destination Charges.

The Lincoln Nautilus is a little wider than the Acura RDX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Lincoln Nautilus takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Acura RDX.

With similar torque, the Lincoln Nautilus and the Acura RDX are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

The Lincoln Nautilus has the same turning radius as the Acura RDX, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

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

In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lincoln Nautilus and the Acura RDX. The Lincoln Nautilus has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Acura RDX.

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