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2021 Lexus RX 350 vs. 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Review

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2021 Lexus
RX 350

MSRP*: $45,220 to $52,500
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2021 Lincoln
Nautilus

MSRP*: $42,500 to $65,090
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Invoice* $42,279 to $49,089 $40,588 to $61,184
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 19 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 27 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 32.6 ft3 68.8 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Automatic
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 295 hp 250 - 335 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior Length 192.5 in 190.0 in
Exterior Width 74.6 in 76.1 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.6 in
Head Room Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Front 37.8 - 39.9 in
Rear 38.6 - 39.2 in
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 Lexus RX 350 than the Lincoln Nautilus. The Lexus RX 350 will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Convenience
The Lexus RX 350 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Lexus RX 350 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. In this case, the Lexus RX 350 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Dimensions
Since the Lexus RX 350 is much slimmer than the Lincoln Nautilus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Lexus RX 350 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln Nautilus.

Handling
The Lexus RX 350 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lincoln Nautilus, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Lexus RX 350 is clearly the choice over the Lincoln Nautilus for pulling heavy loads. The Lexus RX 350 has a little less horsepower than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Lexus RX 350 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lincoln Nautilus.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Lexus RX 350 and the Lincoln Nautilus. The Lexus RX 350 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Lincoln Nautilus.

Warranty
The Lexus RX 350 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Nautilus.