Though various powertrain configurations exist, there are only three Lincoln Nautilus trims, with different specs for each in terms of standard creatures and available options. The three trim levels are Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. In terms of engine specifications, the first two are equipped with a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, though the Reserve can opt for the 335-hp 2.7L twin-turbo V6 that is standard on the Black Label. An eight-speed automatic transmission does duty across the board, and the four-pot can be paired with FWD or AWD, while the V6 is AWD only.
The luxury SUV is outfitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, full LED exterior lighting, and a power-operated liftgate. Standard tech includes dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, remote start, rear parking sensors, forward-collision avoidance, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring. Infotainment is centered around a 13.2-inch touchscreen, with functions like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM, all paired with a ten-speaker sound system.
The synthetic leather upholstery can be upgraded to the genuine article, and several features can be added as you move up the trim levels, including front parking sensors, Enhanced Active Park Assist, a surround-view camera, HD Radio, a 13- or 19-speaker Revel sound system, and heating for the front seats, rear seats, and steering wheel. The Premium package is also offered on the Standard this year.
While it might be extremely well-equipped right out of the gates, the Nautilus can be further customized and enhanced through the available packages. The Standard can option the Premium Package for $1,155, which adds a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column with memory, built-in navigation, and a universal garage remote.
The Reserve I and Reserve II packages are available for the Reserve trim. The latter will cost you $10,180 and outfits the SUV with many of the features reserved for the top trim, including 21-inch wheels, AWD, a 19-speaker Revel sound system with HD Radio, upgraded LED multi-projector headlights, LED foglights, and the Cargo Utility Package. The Reserve I is a lesser version of this and retails for $4,785.
There isn't much room for improvement in the Black Label, but you can option the Class II Trailer Tow Package for $630 or the Cargo Utility Package for $365.