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2021 Nautilus

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I had a 2014 MKX.  It only went in for 2 oil changes.  Then a 2016 MKX that was at the service department so many times I hardly remember now, but the service manager at my Lincoln only dealer is great.  I now have my 2019 Nautilus. Only thing it was in the service department for was the transmission software update, which worked perfectly and nothing else has ever gone wrong.  So, I will just keep this one for a few more years.

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3 hours ago, elijahbird7 said:

I had a 2014 MKX.  It only went in for 2 oil changes.  Then a 2016 MKX that was at the service department so many times I hardly remember now, but the service manager at my Lincoln only dealer is great.  I now have my 2019 Nautilus. Only thing it was in the service department for was the transmission software update, which worked perfectly and nothing else has ever gone wrong.  So, I will just keep this one for a few more years.

My 2016 MKX was only in for oil changes as well as a radio issue . My 2019 has only been in for oil changes.  This is as far as I am concerned the best car line that Ford/ Lincoln has done.  As much as I really do want to get a 2021 I may keep my 2019 one more year. As I would generally have over 40k on it by now. Thanks to COVID I only have 22K.  Will see in the next few weeks what I do when my dealer calls me with the incentives for spring selling season.  

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I only have 5,500 miles on it now.  I don't drive it much in the summer because of the 7 other cars, but they are all put away in October and stored until March or April, and the Nautilus is the only driver while the others are stored.

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It appears that the "Build" option for 2021 Nautilus(MKX) is up and running. Have not seen any 2021 in my area to physically look at. Looks like this model will have a short life as BEV will take it's place soon.

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6 hours ago, Bravo27 said:

It appears that the "Build" option for 2021 Nautilus(MKX) is up and running. Have not seen any 2021 in my area to physically look at. Looks like this model will have a short life as BEV will take it's place soon.

 

AWD models continue production into 2024.

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2024 is good news. I have looked at allot of 2 row types and Nautilus (MKX) with 2.7L can't be beat for size, quality and $$. The 3 row 2022 MDX is close in quality but to include all the bells and whistles that Nautilus has, it is 5K more in price and 9" longer. 

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I'm very disappointed that the superb 2.7 V6 turbo isn't available in the Nautilus base model anymore ( e.g. as in my Select model)...a deal-breaker for me since I'm not interested in all the expensive additional features of the other trim levels. Over several years my experiences with busy-bee four cylinder engines has not been satisfying.

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6 hours ago, Cosmos36 said:

I'm very disappointed that the superb 2.7 V6 turbo isn't available in the Nautilus base model anymore ( e.g. as in my Select model)...a deal-breaker for me since I'm not interested in all the expensive additional features of the other trim levels. Over several years my experiences with busy-bee four cylinder engines has not been satisfying.

 

I hear you, there should be more choices.  

 

I wanted a 3l V6 Turbo, I settled for an in line... 😀

 

 

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With all the advantages offered by V6 configurations, especially smoothness/balance/torque, I would choose an inline 6 over a V6 on any occasion. The advent of twin turbos has diminished one of the inline issues, i.e. long induction plumbing.

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1 hour ago, Cosmos36 said:

With all the advantages offered by V6 configurations, especially smoothness/balance/torque, I would choose an inline 6 over a V6 on any occasion. The advent of twin turbos has diminished one of the inline issues, i.e. long induction plumbing.

 

Edit of the above: With all the advantages offered by inline-6 configurations, especially smoothness/balance, torque, I would choose an inline 6 over a V6 on any occasion.

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1 hour ago, Cosmos36 said:

 

Edit of the above: With all the advantages offered by inline-6 configurations, especially smoothness/balance, torque, I would choose an inline 6 over a V6 on any occasion.


It doesn’t get any smoother or torquier than my 3.5L Ecoboost V6.  It does take more engineering to match the I6 balance though.

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