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2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus Review

New 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura
MDX

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New 2020 Lincoln Nautilus

2020 Lincoln
Nautilus

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MSRP*
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$44,500 to $61,750
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$41,040 to $63,800
Invoice* $41,774 to $57,936 $39,194 to $59,972
MPG - City 19 - 20 19 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 25 - 26
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 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

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Acura MDX than the Lincoln Nautilus. The Lincoln Nautilus offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura MDX, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura MDX 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). The Acura MDX is somewhat more expensive 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. Both the Acura MDX and the Lincoln Nautilus have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura MDX is much wider than the Lincoln Nautilus, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Acura MDX, which is slightly longer than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura MDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln Nautilus.

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

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

Utility
The Acura MDX offers greater seating capacity than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Acura MDX, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lincoln Nautilus.

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