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2020 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

New 2020 Lincoln Nautilus

2020 Lincoln
Nautilus

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New 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2021 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$41,040 to $63,800
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$38,410 to $50,315
Invoice* $39,194 to $59,972 $35,214 to $46,130
MPG - City 19 - 21 35 - 36
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 34 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Lincoln Nautilus, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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.

Convenience
With the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lincoln Nautilus, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Lincoln Nautilus is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Lincoln Nautilus carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Lincoln Nautilus is about the same width as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Lincoln Nautilus is slightly shorter than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Lincoln Nautilus does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Nautilus for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Lincoln Nautilus greatly out-muscles the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Lincoln Nautilus seats a lot fewer people than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Lincoln Nautilus has significantly less cargo capacity than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Lincoln Nautilus than that of the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.