Hyundai’s luxury division, Genesis, recently revealed the engine lineup for the brand new 2022 Genesis GV70. When it arrives at U.S. dealers next year, the GV70 will provide fresh competition for the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, which has received a few exterior tweaks and an interior overhaul for the new model year. Thus, now is a good time to take a closer look at how the powertrains of these two crossovers stack up against each other.
The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus powertrain lineup carries over unchanged from the previous model year. That means the base engine is Ford’s turbocharged 2.0L EcoBoost four-cylinder rated at 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The standard powertrain includes Auto Start-Stop capability and is mated to Ford’s 8-speed transmission, while the Nautilus is available in either FWD or AWD configuration.
Meanwhile, the 2022 Genesis GV70 base engine is a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque, which provides a considerable 50 more horsepower and 31 additional pound-feet of torque than the base Nautilus powerplant. The turbo-four is also mated to an 8-speed transmission, while the GV70 is available in either RWD or AWD configuration.
|2021 Lincoln Nautilus||2.0L EcoBoost I-4||250||280||8-speed automatic||FWD/AWD|
|2022 Genesis GV70||Turbo 2.5L I-4||300||311||8-speed automatic||RWD/AWD|
The 2021 Nautilus offers a more powerful, twin-turbo 2.7L EcoBoost V6 as an option, which delivers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Like the base four, the V6 is mated to an 8-speed transmission, while AWD is standard with this engine.
Meanwhile, the 2022 GV70 offers an optional twin-turbo 3.5L V6 that is rated at 375 horsepower and 391 pound-feet of torque – 40 more horsepower and 11 more pound-feet of torque than the 2021 Nautilus. The V6 is mated to the same 8-speed automatic as the base engine and is also available in either RWD or AWD configuration.
|2021 Lincoln Nautilus||2.7L EcoBoost V6||335||380||8-speed automatic||AWD|
|2022 Genesis GV70||Twin-Turbo 3.5L V6||375||391||8-speed automatic||RWD/AWD|
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