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2021 Dodge Durango vs. 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review

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2021 Dodge
Durango

MSRP*: $33,877 to $80,995
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2021 Lincoln
Nautilus

MSRP*: $42,500 to $65,090
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Invoice* $32,203 to $78,416 $40,588 to $61,184
MPG - City 12 - 19 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 17 - 26 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 - 6 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 85.1 ft3 68.8 ft3
Engine 293-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 295-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 360-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 475-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), V-8 250-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 335-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T, Auto Manual 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, All-wheel, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 293 - 710 hp 250 - 335 hp
Towing Capacity 6,200 - 8,700 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 200.1 - 200.8 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 75.7 - 76.4 in 86.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.6 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 39.9 in
Rear 39.8 in
Front 37.8 - 39.9 in
Rear 38.6 - 39.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Dodge Durango offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Lincoln Nautilus, with comparable head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Dodge Durango and the Lincoln Nautilus.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Dodge Durango, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Lincoln Nautilus.

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 Dodge Durango 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. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Durango is much higher than that for the Lincoln Nautilus.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Durango is much slimmer than the Lincoln Nautilus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Dodge Durango, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lincoln Nautilus.

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

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

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Dodge Durango doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln Nautilus.

Utility
The Dodge Durango offers greater seating capacity than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Dodge Durango has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Dodge Durango is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lincoln Nautilus.