Comparison - Ford Explorer King Ranch 2021 - vs - Lincoln Nautilus Black Label 2020

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Average Price: 
$
54,350
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
$
63,800
Updated: 
05 Oct 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
6
5
Transmission: 
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
20.20gals
18.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Forged Green Metallic
#374448
Stone Gray Metallic
#827C76
Infinite Blue Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#53646C
Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
#FDFFFB
Atlas Blue Metallic
#0741D6
Agate Black Metallic
#303030
Iconic Silver Metallic
#C7CAD0
Oxford White
#E4E4E4
Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#E60E28
Color: 
Chrome Elite Copper Premiun Metallic
#944C23
Ochre brown metallic
#4B2415
Infinite black metallic
#000000
Silver Radiance metallic
#BFC4CA
Rhapsody blue
#001639
Pristine White platinum metallic, Tri-coat
#ECECEC
Burgundy velvet metallic, Tinted Clearcoat
#3E020C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Ford Explorer's #16 ranking is based on its score within the Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Ford Explorer has a score of 7.6 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 28 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Powerful engines
Plenty of features
Composed ride and handling

Cons
Low-rent interior
Second- and third-row seats less comfortable than in rivals
Upgraded infotainment system not much of an upgrade

By: 
usnews.com

For 2021 New Sport Appearance package available on XLT trim.More affordable version of the Explorer ST debuts..Platinum trim is now available for the Hybrid model.New off-road-themed Timberline debuts midway through the model year.

Pros
Strong engines for quick acceleration
Rear-wheel-drive platform improves handling and towing
Roomy cargo area

Cons
Too much wind noise at highway speeds
The price can get frighteningly expensive in a hurry
Lackluster interior material quality

By: 
edmunds.com

Ford has made a few tweaks to its mid-size crossover for 2021, such as making heated seats standard on the XLT, offering a heated steering wheel as an optional feature on that model, and including an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger's seat on the Limited, ST, and Platinum models. A Sport Appearance package is now available on the XLT trim, and it includes 20-inch aluminum wheels that are coated in Carbonized Gray paint.A high-end King Ranch trim joins the lineup and features unique mahogany-colored leather upholstery.

Pros
Smooth and controlled ride,
cargo friendly interior design,
comfortable front seats.

Cons
Third row space is tight,
plasticky interior bits,
most desirable models are pricey.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Lincoln Nautilus has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 24 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Posh, quiet cabin
Cushioned ride
Intuitive tech features
Good fuel economy

Cons
Uninspiring handling
No performance-oriented models
Undersized infotainment screen

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus looks great and offers impressive standard features, but doesn’t quite live up to the luxurious standards of its rivals.

Pros
Handsome exterior design
Active safety tech standard
Turbocharged engines
Strong twin-turbo V-6 option

Cons
Lackluster interior
Can’t escape humble Ford roots
Competitors are more luxurious
Hardly dynamically engaging

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The value-oriented Select model has been deleted from the lineup for 2020, which now includes just three trims: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. The mid-range Reserve and top-spec Black Label both come with a power liftgate as standard. In addition, the Reserve can now be had with the Lincoln Co-Pilot Plus package, which adds adaptive cruise control with lane centering, a 360-degree exterior camera system, evasive steering assist, and a self-parking feature.

Pros
Cushy ride, refined powertrains, spacious and well-equipped interior.

Cons
High-end models cost a pretty penny, dinky 8.0-inch infotainment screen, probably too cushy.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
v
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
2.70L
Torque: 
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
380ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
Horsepower: 
365hp
at 5 500rpm
335hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.30Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
Automatic Parking Assist
Keyless Ignition
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
198.80in
190.00in
Width: 
78.90in
78.70in
Height: 
69.90in
66.20in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
64.80in
Rear Track: 
64.70in
Wheel Base: 
119.10in
112.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
40.50
39.20
Front Leg Room: 
43.00in
42.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.00in
39.60in
Front Hip Room: 
59.20in
56.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.80in
58.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
59.10in
55.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.90in
59.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
87.80cu.ft
68.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5600lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.20cu.ft
37.20cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4305.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
980 Watts Stereo Output
Bang & Olufsen Premium Brand Speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
19 Total Speakers
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Revel Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
21 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
LED Headlamp
Adaptive Headlights
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Dual Front With Head Protection Chambers Side-Mounted Airbags
Emergency Braking Preparation
Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
Post-Collision Safety System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Cornering Lights
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Smoker's Package
Equipment Group 701A
Premium Technology Package
Trailer Tow Package
Cargo Accessory Package
Cargo Utility Package
Equipment Group 800A
Exterior Options: 
Outfitters Cargo - MegaWarrior
Outfitters Bike - Front Loader
Outfitters Cargo - Skybox
Dual Panel Moonroof
Roof-Rail Crossbars
Splash Guards
Wheel Lock Kit
License Plate Bracket
Front License Plate Bracket
Satin Roof Rack Side Rails Without Crossbars
Interior Options: 
2nd Row Bench
All-Weather Floor Mats W/Carpet Mats
Cargo Mat
Dual-Headrest DVD Rear Seat Entertainment System
Ultra Comfort 22-Way Adjustable Front Seats
Gala Theme
Lincoln Play W/DVD
Thoroughbred Theme
Chalet Theme

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Mesa/Norias, Premium leather
#3E362D
Color: 
Onyx, premium leather
#6E4A47
Alpine, premium leather
#AAA9A4
Jet Black, premium leather
#000000