STATUS: Revamped/renamed for 2019 and unchanged for 2020 - The Nautilus name has replaced the MKX badge, which is a good thing since many people kept mixing it up with the MKZ, which is a sedan. The Ford-Edge-based model includes plenty of curves and angles, plus a very Lincoln-esque grille, and a taillight bar dominates the rear end and extends the full width of the liftgate. Lincoln stiffened the chassis, upgraded the suspension and added more sound insulation (including an acoustic windshield and front side glass). The interior has leather-covered front seats with four-way adjustable headrests. Lincoln also replaced the gearshift lever with push-button controls located beside the touch-screen. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder assumes the base-engine spot, while a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 is optional. Both connect to eight-speed automatic transmissions. The available all-wheel-drive (for both engines) directs 100 percent of the engine torque to the front tires under normal operating conditions, but can also send up to 100 percent to the rear if the fronts start to slip. A suite of dynamic-safety technologies is standard in all models.
Base price (including destination): $41,350
Type: Midsize utility vehicle
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (250); 2.7-liter V-6, twin-turbocharged (335)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 21/26/23 (2.0)
Base weight (lb.): 4,140