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For the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus, a new name is a chance at a new beginning, and the SUV-formerly-known-as-MKX gets enough new equipment to give the mid-size premium/luxury SUV a new lease on life. The Nautilus is the first Lincoln to ditch its old lettered name for a new, exploration-themed moniker. That's fine by me because it was hard to keep Lincoln's alphabet soup lineup of MKC, MKX, MKZ and MKT straight. Lincoln reps say that eventually all of the vehicles will ditch the lettering and get real words for names, but they weren't able (or willing) to disclose what those names would be just yet.
Aside from the name, changes include new styling, new powertrains and additional safety features to differentiate it from the MKX. I tested all of these updates in Santa Barbara, Calif., piloting the Nautilus through the country and along the coast at Lincoln's national media preview. (In accordance with our ethics policy, Cars.com pays for its transportation to, and lodging at, such manufacturer-hosted events.)
The Nautilus ended up being one of the more uneven vehicles that I've tested, with its share of highs equally matched by some odd lows.
One Standout Powertrain
The powertrains are an example of this dichotomy. The Nautilus replaces the outgoing V-6 with a new base engine: a 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 280 pounds-feet of torque. The optional ... Read More
Love my MKX’s!!!
Love my MKX’s! This is my 4th one! Luxurious style & comfort with all the most desirable features. They’ve always been very dependable & I love the all wheel drive. Read full review
This is the car I deserve!
I love trading a car in after two or three years and the little things that they’ve added . My first car was a 1970 Cuda. It’s amazing how technology brings us to the 2018 MKX. Read full review
The 2018 Lincoln MKX currently has 0 recalls
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