2023 Lincoln Nautilus  RealSafeCars90Safety Rating

#24 of 2023 SUVs

#29 of all 2023 vehicles

The Nautilus, part of Lincoln's lineup since 2007, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Lincoln offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Lincoln Nautilus has a score of 90, implying a 0.029% chance of driver death (2.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.025%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.2%.

We estimate that the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0286% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 3.2654%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0286% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 3.2654% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus is 39% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Lincoln Nautilus offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features with Lincoln's Co-Pilot360 greatly enhance occupant safety by reducing the likelihood of a crash. All trims and versions of the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus include the following active safety systems: Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping System, and BLIS Blind Spot Detection with Cross-Traffic Alert.

Some advanced safety features --- while not cutting edge --- can still improve vehicle safety. Automatic High Beam Headlamps are optional on the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus. This feature recognizes oncoming traffic and shuts off high beam headlights until the oncoming traffic has passed. Side mirror turn signals are standard on the Lincoln Nautilus. They alert other vehicles of your intention to switch lanes, which allows the other vehicle's driver to prevent an impending accident with you.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9878INFINITI Q50INFINITI QX50Cadillac XT5Genesis GV70Acura RDXM.-B. GLE-ClassGenesis GV80BMW X5Acura MDXBMW X3Nissan PathfinderLincoln NautilusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Lincoln Nautilus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 78 to 98. The 2023 Lincoln Nautilus is safer than the 2023 INFINITI Q50, the 2023 INFINITI QX50, the 2023 Cadillac XT5, and the 2023 Genesis GV70 and less safe than the 2023 BMW X5 and the 2023 Genesis GV80. It is about as safe as the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder, and the 2023 BMW X3.

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