2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus

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Are you searching for a new SUV that can handle your daily routine with ease? Two excellent options to consider are the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and Lincoln Nautilus. In our Aviator vs. Nautilus comparison, we cover key aspects of both models so you can choose the one that's best for your needs. Continue reading to learn more or contact Franklin Park Lincoln by calling (419) 882-7171 for additional information. We also encourage you to browse the new vehicle inventory at our Lincoln dealership in Toledo, OH, for Aviator and Nautilus availability.


The major difference in performance between the Aviator and Nautilus is that the Aviator has an available hybrid powertrain, while the Nautilus has two gasoline powertrains. No matter what type of performance you're looking for, the 2020 Aviator and Nautilus are sure to deliver. View key performance specifications in the following table.

2020 Lincoln Aviator performance

2020 Lincoln Nautilus performance

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Key Specifications

2020 Lincoln Aviator

  • 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine
    • 400 HP
    • 415 lb.-ft. torque
    • Ten-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle shifters
    • Up to 18 city/26 hwy MPG
    • Rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
    • Up to 6,700 lbs. max. towing capacity
  • 3.0L twin-turbocharged V6 engine with nano electric motor
    • 494 HP
    • 630 lb.-ft. torque
    • Ten-speed mod-hybrid transmission
    • MPG N/A
    • All-wheel drive
    • Up to 5,600 lbs. max. towing capacity

2020 Lincoln Nautilus

  • 2.0L turbocharged I4 engine
    • 250 HP
    • 280 lb.-ft. torque
    • Up to 21 city/26 hwy MPG
    • Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive
  • 2.7L twin-turbocharged V6 engine
    • 335 HP
    • 380 lb.-ft. torque
    • All-wheel drive
  • Eight-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle activation


You'll want to consider available passenger and cargo space in the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and Nautilus because each model varies considerably when it comes to interior measurements. The Aviator allows for up to seven passengers, while the Nautilus seats up to five. Total cargo volume on the Aviator is 77.7 cu.-ft., while total cargo volume on the Nautilus is 68.8 cu.-ft.

If you have a large family or are ready to expand yours, the PowerFord® third row is sure to provide numerous benefits. Added cargo room is revealed at the push of a button and can even fold flat. Perfect Position seats with Active Motion® are also a highlight on the 2020 Aviator. This specialized seating offers 30 seating positions for front seat passengers, including thigh extenders, for your ultimate comfort.

On the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus you'll get Ultra Comfort front seats with Active Motion®, which features 11 independent air cushions and power thigh extenders. An elegant glow can be found with available ambient lighting, as well as serene silence thanks to active noise control and first- and second-row acoustic-laminated glass.

Exterior Design

Featuring head-turning design, elegant lighting, and more, the 2020 Aviator and Nautilus are gorgeously constructed SUVs with your tastes and refinements kept in mind. LED exterior lighting is available on both models, as well as a hands-free liftgate, a panoramic Vista Roof® and dual exhaust chrome tips. On the 2020 Lincoln Aviator, the puddle light welcome mat and roof rack aluminum side rails are available to upgrade your daily drive.

2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus exterior


No matter which model you select, rest assured that you'll feel protected no matter where your next destination awaits. Lincoln-exclusive safety technologies are found on both the 2020 Aviator and Nautilus for your peace of mind. Available safety features include:

  • Blind spot detection with cross-traffic alert
  • Active park assist plus (Aviator)
  • Enhanced active park assist (Nautilus)
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • MyKey®
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

Tech Features

Looking for advanced technologies? The 2020 Lincoln Aviator and Nautilus are sure to have the amenities to keep you content. SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, voice-activated navigation, and the SYNC® 3 infotainment system are just a few of the highlights you'll find on both models.

Premium audio is available on both models via the Revel® Ultima 3D audio system with HD Radio™ technology. On the Lincoln Aviator you'll get a 28-speaker system, while the Lincoln Nautilus is available with a 19-speaker system.

2020 Lincoln Aviator vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus Tech

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