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

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Average Price: 
$
65,090
Updated: 
20 Nov 2020
$
54,350
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
5
6
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
10-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
4
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.00gals
20.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Flight Blue Clearcoat
#39465B
Green Gem
#002D0F
Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat
#ECECEC
Silver Radiance Metallic
#BFC4CA
Chroma Elite Copper Premium Metallic
#944C23
Infinite Black Metallic
#000000
Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#3E020C
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

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Lincoln has given the Nautilus a thorough interior redesign for 2021, bringing the mid-size SUV in line with the rest of the company's lineup. A new dashboard design incorporates a larger 13.2-inch infotainment display running the latest version of Ford's Sync 4 operating system. Lincoln's now-pervasive piano-key shifter replaces last year's push-button setup.

PROS
Comfort-tuned suspension,
nicely-outfitted cabin,
large infotainment display.

CONS
Top Black Label model's eye-watering price,
lacks athleticism,
not as fuel efficient as other similar SUVs.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Redesigned and upgraded dashboard.Sync 4 infotainment with larger 13.2-inch screen.Updated front styling.New interior and exterior color schemes for 2021.

PROS
Quiet interior with plenty of legroom all around
Comfortable seats with lots of adjustments
Strong, smooth acceleration from the optional turbo V6
New easy-to-use infotainment system that's packed with features

CONS
Compromised rear headroom if you select the panoramic sunroof
Piano-key gear selector is an improvement but can still be annoying to use

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus's #7 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Midsize SUVs category. Currently the Lincoln Nautilus has a score of 8.0 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

PROS
Spacious, high-end interior
Intuitive touch screen
Many standard safety features
Cushioned ride

CONS
Ho-hum handling

By: 
usnews.com

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

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.70L
3.00L
Torque: 
380ft-lbs
at 3 250rpm
380ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 5 500rpm
365hp
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: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
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

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
190.00in
198.80in
Width: 
78.70in
78.90in
Height: 
66.20in
69.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
119.10in

Interior Dimensions

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

Weights and capacites

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

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: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

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

Suspension

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

Comfort

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

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
19 Total Speakers
USB With External Media Control
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Revel Premium Brand Speakers
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

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
21 In.
20 In.
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

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 Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
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: 
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
Adaptive Headlights
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
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

Options

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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine, premium leather
#AAA9A4
Color: 
Mesa/Norias, Premium leather
#3E362D