2021 Lincoln Nautilus vs. 2021 Cadillac XT5

September 13th, 2021 by

Enhanced for 2021, with its stunning exterior design and freshened interior, the Lincoln Nautilus comperes in the Midsize Premium Utility (MPU) segment. The following depicts Nautilus advantages on a model-to-model level against a key competitor, the 2021 Cadillac XT5.

Lincoln Nautilus Advantages

Some broad Nautilus advantages over the Cadillac XT5 that are highlighted in the Competitive Comparisons section include:

  • More powerful engines
  • More cargo volume with rear seats up or down
  • More headroom, leg room, hip room and shoulder room
  • Available Phone As A Key technology

On ad more concentrated level, the chart compares the Lincoln Nautilus Reserve (200A) FWD and the Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury FWD. Adding just one available feature – illuminated Front-Door Sill Plates – to the XT5 (standard on Nautilus Reserve) brings the MSRP of both vehicles to within $50, with the XT5 costing more when Nautilus is purchased, not leased (removes acquisition fee).

Even with very similar MSRPs, the chart depicts clear Lincoln Nautilus content advantages.

Lincoln Nautilus Reserve (200A) FWD Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury FWD
PERFORMANCE -Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 -Turbocharged 2.0L I-4
-8-Speed Automatic -9-Speed Automatic
-250 hp/280 lb.-ft. of Torque -235 hp/258 lb.-ft. of Torque
EXTERIOR -Illuminated Front Scuff Plates with Logo -Illuminated Door Handles and Front-Door Sill Plates
-Lincoln Embrace -Power-Folding Sideview Mirrors
-Autofold Power Sideview Mirrors
-Illuminated Door Handle Pockets
-Lincoln Approach Detection System
-Lincoln Welcome Mat
-Signature Lighting Fade-On/-Off
INTERIOR -Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) Behind 1st/2nd Rows: 68.8/37.2 -Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) Behind 1st/2nd Rows: 63.0/30.2
-13.2″ Color LCD Touchscreen Display -8″ LCD Touchscreen Display
-12.3″ Configurable LCD Instrument Cluster -5.7″ Color Driver Information Center Display with Analog Gauges
-Revel Audio System with 13 Speakers -Bose Audio System with 8 Speakers
-Piano Key Shifter -Console Shifter
-10-Way Power Driver’s Seat -8-Way Power Driver’s Seat
-Heated/Ventilated Front Seats -Heated Front Seats
-Heated 2nd-Row Outboard Seats
TECHNOLOGY/ CONNECTIVITY -Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation -System (Connected Built-in Navigation) -OnStar and Cadillac Connected Access through myCadillac Mobile App for $14.99/month
-Lincoln Way App with Complimentary Remote Features for the Life of the Network
-Lincoln Enhance Over-the-Air Software Updates