2020 Lincoln Nautilus  RealSafeCars89Safety Rating

#13 of 2020 SUVs

#19 of all 2020 vehicles


The Nautilus, a mainstay of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Nautilus has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is safe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus has a score of 89, implying a 0.03% chance of driver death (2.7% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.026%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.3%.

We estimate that the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0299% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.4108%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0299% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.4108% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is 38% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Lincoln Nautilus offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9879Toyota HighlanderCadillac XT5Acura RDXM.-B. GLC-ClassLincoln NautilusVolvo XC60Mazda CX-9Volvo XC90Jeep Grand CherokeeAudi Q5Acura MDXLexus RXComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 79 to 98. The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is safer than the 2020 Toyota Highlander and the 2020 Cadillac XT5 and less safe than the 2020 Volvo XC90, the 2020 Mazda CX-9, and the 2020 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2020 Acura RDX, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, the 2020 Lexus RX, the 2020 Acura MDX, the 2020 Audi Q5, and the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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