Both the 2020 Lincoln Aviator and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus are great SUVs with awesome performance, advanced technology, and luxurious comfort. When it comes down to choosing one or the other, the decision can be tough. Here are a few comparisons to help you out. 

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The most obvious design difference between the 2020 Aviator and the 2020 Nautilus is the amount of seating they provide. The Aviator has three rows with seating for up to seven while the Nautilus only has two rows and seats up to five. Both models come standard with comfort front seats equipped with 10-way power adjustability, power lumbar, and driver-side memory. 

The Aviator offers more versatility when it comes to cargo space with its 50/50 PowerFold third-row bench and 35/30/35 power tip-and-slide second-row seating. While the Nautilus is smaller, it features a 60/40 split-fold rear bench, so you can still create a decent amount of space when needed. 

Following the seating trend, the Aviator also offers a few more luxurious exterior design features like its Lincoln Signature Lighting, roof rack aluminum side rails, and wiper-activated headlamps. The Nautilus offers standard exterior design features like LED headlamps with auto lamp, a reverse sensing system, and LED tail lamps with LED reverse lamps


Both the 2020 Aviator and the 2020 Nautilus come with two available engine options. The Aviator comes standard with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine paired with a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission. It delivers up to 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. 

If you want a more fuel-efficient Aviator, you can opt for the Aviator Grand Touring. It's equipped with the same standard engine and transmission but combines them with an electric motor for an impressive 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. This electric motor can be charged at home or public charging stations making it easy to access that peaceful, smooth all-electric drive. 

The Nautilus comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers up to 250 horsepower. If you're looking for a little more, you can upgrade to the 2.7-liter V-6 engine as long as your Nautilus is equipped with all-wheel drive. This powerful engine delivers 335 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque. Both Nautilus engines are paired with an eight-speed SelectShift transmission. 


The 2020 Lincoln Aviator and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus both do a great job of keeping you connected everywhere you go. Both models come standard with the SYNC 3 system and Lincoln Connect. With SYNC 3, you'll be able to connect to and control your smartphone using both the phone-like touch screen and voice-control. Using Lincoln Connect, you can lock and unlock your SUV, remotely start and stop the engine, locate your vehicle, and check its status by using the Lincoln Way app on your smartphone. 

If you're still feeling torn between the Aviator and the Nautilus, then your best option is to get behind the wheel and experience their distinct luxuries for yourself. Pines Lincoln has a great new lineup for you to check out.