The Lincoln Nautilus has faced some ups and downs in recent months, topping its segment in J.D. Power’s 2022 Initial Quality Study while also gaining in terms of market share in the first quarter of 2022. However, the Nautilus still ranked seventh among all D-segment luxury crossovers as its sales pale in comparison to much of the competition. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise to learn that the Lincoln Nautilus was the slowest-selling new vehicle in June 2022, according to iSeeCars data.
On average, it took 80.6 days for the Lincoln Nautilus to sell last month at an average price of $56,227. That edges out every other new vehicle on the market, and the luxury crossover is far slower to turn than the top ten on this list too, which comes in at 42.8 days. In terms of the overall market, new vehicles turned in an even quicker average of 37.2 days.
This is particularly notable given the fact that new vehicle inventory, in general, remains at historically low levels, even if it has improved somewhat in the past couple of months. While many hot new vehicles are turning in just a few days on dealer lots, the Nautilus is sticking around for nearly three months, which is a telling sign, indeed.
Regardless, there is a bright spot to this bit of bad news, at least for anyone looking to purchase a new Nautilus. It’s unlikely that buyers will find dealer markups attached to this particular model, given the low demand for it, which may even open the window for negotiations. In fact, some dealers may even be discounting the Nautilus in an effort to move it more quickly, which means now may be a great time to score a deal on one. Regardless, this data seems to justify Ford’s decision to discontinue the Lincoln Nautilus – along with its platform mate, the Ford Edge – following the 2023 model year, as Ford Authority reported back in January.