Acura MDX vs. Lincoln Nautilus

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$44,300
$40,340 - $42,835

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.78 / 5
23 Reviews
4.67 / 5
3 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
245 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24V SOHC i
2.0L Turbocharged I

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
42.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.5 in.
39.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 in.
39.2 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Passengers

Passengers
7
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Premium Synthetic

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18
P235/60VR18 - P245/60VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
112.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
38.6 ft.

Length

Length
196.2 in.
190 in.

Width

Width
77.7 in.
76.1 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4032 lbs.
4168 - 4387 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
245 hp

Torque

Torque
267 ft. lbs.
275 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 lbs.
200 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
18.4 - 18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 mpg
23 - 24 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 - 21 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Acura MDX
Lincoln Nautilus

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
7
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
132.7 ft³.
108.3 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4032 lbs.
4168 - 4387 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 mpg.
22 - 23 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 mpg.
20 - 21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 mpg.
25 - 26 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs.
200 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs.
200 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
3500 lbs.
2000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/212
2.0 L/122

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
9
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71
4.69

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84
3.31

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91
3.01

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38
1.92

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.45

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.83
2.96

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.33
3.80

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7
7.6 - 8.0

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18
P235/60VR18 - P245/60VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18
P235/60VR18 - P245/60VR18

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
18 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
18 X 8 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft.
38.6 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 gal.
18.4 - 18.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 in.
39.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
42.8 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
61.1 in.
58.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
57.5 in.
56.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 in.
39.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.5 in.
39.6 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
59.1 in.
59 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
57.8 in.
55.6 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
112.2 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
196.2 in.
190 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.7 in.
76.1 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
67.4 in.
66.2 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
66.3 in.
64.8 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
66.3 in.
64.7 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in.
7.9 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
90.9 ft³.
68.8 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.4 ft³.
37.2 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.8 ft³.
37.2 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70
0.75

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.58
0.62

Model Group

Model Group
MDX
Nautilus

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury Sport Utility
Intermediate Luxury Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
SOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4