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How The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus Powertrains Compare To The 2022 Genesis GV70

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 vs 2022 Genesis GV70 - Base Engine
Vehicle Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Drivetrain
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 vs 2022 Genesis GV70 - Upgraded Engine
Vehicle Engine Horsepower Torque Transmission Drivetrain
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

We’ll have more in-depth comparisons between the Nautilus and the GV70 very soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Lincoln news, Lincoln Nautilus news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chile’s

    Lincoln has a long hill to climb yet to get back to the Luxury Status it once had. The Nautilus shouldn’t ever have a 2.0 the base model should be 2.7 335hp with AWD and A optional 3.0 400hp with AWD there shouldn’t be No FWD model leave that for the Lincoln Corsair entry level

  2. royly

    Brett Foote, you just cranked out another good write up! Looking forward to the detailed “in depth” write up. I’m sure you’ll be including pricing/mpg/0-60 etc. Ford needs to get in the game, the Korean mfgs aren’t sitting around, they seem to be bringing it-I know Japan is paying attention.

  3. Mistermac

    At this point, the Nautilus/Edge design is long in the tooth. I had a 2018 Edge Sport that was ho-hum and never achieved it’s mpg numbers. Fomoco has a lot of work to do.

  4. Frank King

    If it’s not an EV, I’m not interested.

  5. Gerry Callahan

    I love my Nautilus Black Label. I agreewith the previous comments. The 4 cylinder engine should be for the Corsair. The Nautilus base engine should be 335 horse power. For the Black Label I feel putting a 450 horse Mustang engine would be an attractive option for customers.


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