2021 Lincoln Nautilus  RealSafeCars88Safety Rating

#21 of 2021 SUVs

#30 of all 2021 vehicles

The Nautilus, part 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 2021 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 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has a score of 88, implying a 0.032% chance of driver death (2.8% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.027%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.4%.

We estimate that the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0318% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.6279%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0318% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.6279% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is 32% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2021 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.

9874Lexus NXINFINITI Q50Cadillac XT5Cadillac XT6BMW X3Volvo XC60Audi Q5Toyota HighlanderLexus RXM.-B. GLC-ClassAcura RDXLincoln NautilusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 98. The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus is safer than the 2021 Lexus NX, the 2021 INFINITI Q50, the 2021 Cadillac XT5, and the 2021 Cadillac XT6 and less safe than the 2021 Volvo XC60. It is about as safe as the 2021 Acura RDX and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

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