Earlier this year, the Lincoln Corsair and Lincoln Aviator scored highly on a Consumer Reports survey asking owners if they would consider purchasing the same vehicle again. Now, the Lincoln Nautilus is following suit, as it just landed on the Consumer Reports Most Satisfying Mid-Size SUV list, which is an indication of how satisfied owners are with their respective vehicles.
Owners are asked one simple question that helps determine which vehicles wind up on Consumer Reports Most Satisfying lists – would they buy this vehicle again if they had to go back in time and do it all over? The highest percent of “yes” answers determines which vehicles make the cut, and this time around, that includes the Nautilus, even though it hasn’t earned CR’s coveted “recommended rating.”
CR does praise the Nautilus for its “powerful” optional Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6, which it says delivers “effortless acceleration.” “The SUV has a comfortable ride, a quiet cabin, and agile handling. The swanky cabin has been updated for 2021 with a larger 13.2-inch screen and the latest SYNC 4 infotainment system.”
The rag does have a couple of complaints regarding Lincoln’s crossover, however. “The only knock is its unintuitive, fussy push-button gear selector,” Consumer Reports notes. “FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW are standard. “But well-below-average predicted reliability prevents us from recommending the Nautilus.”
Regardless of these perceived issues, it’s clear that Nautilus owners are quite satisfied with their vehicles. Fresh off a full cabin refresh, the 2021 Nautilus has clearly left a positive impression on those that have spent the money to bring one home. Now, we’ll just have to see if those feelings change in the coming years.