So I've had my Nautilus for a whopping five days now, and I have to say it is an improvement, albeit minor, over my 2016 MKX. of course my 2016 was an early build so it had MLT instead of Sync3, and it was FWD so it didn't have the adaptive suspension. The Nautilus is a Reserve 2,7 AWD with Driver Assistance.
The NVH is greatly improved over the 2016; some of this may be due to the tires which are Continental CrossContact LX on the Nautilus and are very quiet and smooth. Overall the Nautilus is extremely quiet in the cabin and the ride with the adaptive suspension is all I could ask for.
The new steering wheel control buttons are much better. The tactile feedback is very good, the 2016 always felt a bit nebulous when raising the cruise speed for example. The new toggles for selecting menu options are great; one control so you can go or down in the menu then push it to select. One control where three buttons were needed before.
That with the "glass panel" display make changing settings and getting info leess cumbersome than before, and the information is well presented. The configuration options for the instrument display are limited, but the display itself is good.
I like being able to query Siri from the steering wheel, a nice feature.
The 8 speed transmission is very smooth, the RPM at cruising is a bit lower, and while it's too early tell definitively it appears that I'll get a 1 or 2 MPG improvement over the 2016.
My 2016 had the 19 speaker Revel Ultimate while the Nautilus has the 13 speaker. The 19 speaker was truly awesome, but the 13 is no slouch and is perfectly serviceable, IMHO, and I'm a bit of an audio nut. It may just be the atmospherics for the last few days, but I'm in a fringe FM reception area and the Nautilus is doing much better and pulling in stations. Perhaps they improved the antenna?
All in all the new Nautilus is making me a happy camper.
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