The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus just received a comprehensive interior refresh, but as is usually the case in the automotive world, the luxury crossover is getting a few additional tweaks for the 2022 model year. That includes one addition for the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus Black Label, which is gaining a new Flight interior theme.
In 2021, the Nautilus was only available with just one interior theme, dubbed Chalet. The new Flight theme adds a host of additional features inside the cabin, including dark engine turn appliqués, specialty Luggage Tan leather seats with runway perforation, a Luggage Tan headliner, and Ebony Velour carpet with metal cuff accents.
As Ford Authority recently reported, the 2022 Nautilus Reserve features an MSRP of $48,900 minus a mandatory destination and delivery fee of $1,095, which is $650 less than the 2021 Nautilus Reserve and its $49,550 starting price, while the destination fee remains unchanged for the 2022 model year.
Otherwise, no major changes are expected for the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus, even though the luxury crossover’s Ford CD4 platform-mate, the 2022 Ford Edge, will be available exclusively with all-wheel drive across all trims, as the crossover will drop front-wheel drive as standard equipment. As Ford Authority reported back in August, the 2022 Nautilus will retain front-wheel drive as its standard configuration save for the Black Label, will come equipped with standard all-wheel drive.
However, shoppers can opt for all-wheel drive on base and Reserve trims in conjunction with Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost I-4. All-wheel drive also comes as standard equipment when paired with the optional Ford 2.7L EcoBoost V6 – which is available on Reserve trimmed Nautilus models, but not the base model.
Both the Edge and Nautilus – which was recently named one of Consumer Reports’ most satisfying SUVs – are produced at the Ford Oakville Assembly plant and both received updates for the 2021 model year, including the addition of large touchscreens, though the Nautilus is fitted with a 13.2-inch horizontally-oriented screen, while the Edge features a 12-inch, vertically-oriented screen.
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I recently purchased a 2021 Nautilus. I am extremely disappointed in the camera system. I have the 360 degree system. The front and rear cameras are terrible. They actually shake when you view them. When it’s dark, it’s worse. It’s so dark you can hardly see. Here I have a $64,000 car with a beautiful interior and a great 13.5” high definition digital screen and someone on your camera team decided to install analog cameras on the car due to costs. Really? If I could return the car I would. I’ve had Lincolns for over 20 years. The camera system in my last one is better than this. I surely will think twice about purchasing another one due to this. Maybe your engineers making these decisions should ask themselves if they would except what they decide in their car.
Did you take it back to your local dealer for an adjustment? Is it ok now?
I hope you understand Ford Authority is not part of, or published by Ford Motor Co. It is an independent publication, like Car and Driver or MotorTrend magazines. If you have a problem with your vehicle, you need to take it to a dealer for service. Ford Authority can’t help you get service, nor do they have engineers to solve your problem. But your local Lincoln dealer can help you.
My 2022 Nautilus is literally on the way. Last time I checked a couple of days ago it was on a BNSF train in Blue Island, Illinois on the way to Omaha, Nebraska. We are very excited about getting this car as all the “reviews” I have read have been very good and quite positive. Sorry to hear about Tom R. above having problems with a brand new car.