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Not All 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Models Will Come With Paddle Shifters

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On both the 2019 and 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, all models came equipped with SelectShift Capability with Paddle Shifters – regardless of whether they were equipped with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 or 2.7L EcoBoost V6. However, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus will not offer paddle shifters on every model, and must be configured in a particular way to receive them.

2020 Lincoln Nautilus
Vehicle Engine Transmission Manual Shifting Capability Drivetrain Horsepower (hp) @ RPM Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM
2020 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters FWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2020 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters AWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2020 Nautilus Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters AWD 335 @ 5,500 380 @ 3,250

For the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, SelectShift Capability with Paddle Shifters will only available on vehicles equipped with Ford’s twin-turbocharged 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 with the Class II Trailer Tow Package. Models equipped with the 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 will only come equipped with the paddle shifters if they are also equipped with the tow package.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus
Vehicle Engine Transmission Manual Shifting Capability Drivetrain Horsepower (hp) @ RPM Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM
2021 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto None* FWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2021 Nautilus Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 8-speed auto None* AWD 250 @ 5,500 280 @ 3,000
2021 Nautilus Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 8-speed auto SelectShift with Paddle Shifters AWD 335 @ 5,500 380 @ 3,250

*SelectShift with Paddle Shifters when equipped with optional towing package

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

The Nautilus is also receiving a few other changes for the 2021 model year, including the deletion of its Windshield Wiper De-Icer feature, as Ford Authority recently reported. Additionally, as we reported back in September, the 2021 Nautilus is getting a revised interior, with an all-new dashboard and center console design that better aligns the crossover with the rest of Lincoln’s lineup.

In addition to a “split” dash design, the 2021 Nautilus features new HVAC controls and an infotainment system that looks much like the SYNC 4 system in the Lincoln Aviator. Push button shift buttons are located on the left hand side of the infotainment screen, while a new steering wheel is lined with a host of controls.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Nautilus soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln newsLincoln Nautilus news, and non-stop Ford news coverage.

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Comments

  1. Roy Chile’s

    Why is Lincoln the luxury brand deleting options that should be standard? They should be adding options as it’s a top model compared to the Ford Edge

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    1. The Gentle Grizzly

      Because, as a luxury brand, they want to start packing the cars with outrageously-priced options. They are pulling a page from Porsche’s marketing book.

      Reply
  2. Richard B

    The bean counters are firmly in control at Ford-Lincoln. 🙁

    Reply
  3. Crabbymilton

    What exactly is the purpose of paddle shifters anyway? Is PRNDSL not good enough?

    Reply

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