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Designed for the midsize luxury segment, the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus and BMW X5 SUVs are packed with upscale amenities. Both lavish models offer all-wheel drive and turbocharged engines. Let's discover how these SUVs compare.

2021 Lincoln Nautilus

$41,940 - $65,090*

21/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)**




Horsepower, 2.4-Liter I-4 Engine

2021 BMW X5

$59,400 - $105,100

21/26 MPG

Miles per gallon (city/highway)




Horsepower, 3.0-Liter 6-Cylinder Engine

Performance Features

Performance Features

The 2021 Lincoln Nautilus offers a 2.7 L engine block boosted by twin turbochargers. When revolving at 5,500 RPM, the V6 powertrain generates up to 335 horsepower. This twin-turbo powerplant yields 380 pound-feet of torque at tachometer readings above 3,250 RPM. Built on the TwinPower platform, the 2021 BMW X5's 3.0 L engine can't deliver more than 335 hp. Consisting of six cylinders in an inline assembly, this turbo propulsion system peaks at only 331 lb-ft of torque at tachometer readings between 1,500 and 5,200 RPM. Incorporating the trusted SelectShift technology, an eight-speed automatic transmission system drives the Lincoln SUV.

Similarly, the BMW X5's Sport Automatic Transmission has a maximum of eight gear sequences. Both midsize Luxury SUVs have paddle shifters for controlling the gearbox. The Intelligent All-Wheel Drive with the Torque Vectoring Control stabilizes the Nautilus model on slippery roads. Similarly, the X5 gets a stabilizing boost from the xDrive AWD system.

Interior Features

Interior Amenities

Powered by LED, full multi-projector headlights are installed on the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. The exclusive Adaptive Dynamic Bending technology adjusts the headlights' positions based on the projected direction of the wheels. Such sophisticated lighting systems aren't available for the 2021 BMW X5. However, this sporty SUV is fitted with chrome exhaust tips and Satin Aluminum roof rails. The 2021 Nautilus offers a host of high-end amenities inside its posh cabin, such as the Panoramic Vista Roof that spans the first and second rows. A dual-zone climate control system with electronic controls is also installed inside this lavish Lincoln SUV. A lockable glove compartment, illuminated door scuff plates, and ambient lights are some other convenient features on the lineup. Of course, the signature Piano Key Shifter is seamlessly integrated into the elegant cabin. Genuine Venetian leather upholstery covers the climate-controlled seats inside the 2021 Nautilus. Additionally, families will love the Cargo Utility Package and a hands-free liftgate. The 2021 X5 also boasts a multitude of upscale amenities, such as 16-way front seats, a panoramic moonroof, and the BMW Extended Ambient Lighting.

Technology Features

Technology Features

A 13.2-inch LCD touch screen is installed on the center stack of the 2021 Nautilus. You can swipe your way to an array of digital applications in the SYNC 4 suite, including Waze, SiriusXM, and GPS navigation. Powered by the Lincoln Way App, the Phone as a Key technology provides extra security and convenience for busy families. From roadside assistance to remote commands, the Lincoln Way mobile app comes with other premium features. Additionally, the Lincoln Connect modem is integrated into the SYNC infotainment system of this high-end Lincoln SUV. You won't get as many connectivity features from the BMW ConnectedDrive Services. This BMW SUV also has a touch screen that measures slightly more than 12 inches.

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Jacky Jones Lincoln will show you why the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus SUV beats the 2021 BMW X5 in performance, luxury, and technology. Contact us to test drive the Standard, and Reserve editions.

*MSRP for base vehicle. Excludes destination/delivery fee plus government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer processing charge, any electronic filing charge, and any emission testing charge. Optional equipment not included. Vehicle image shown is for illustration purposes only and may not be base vehicle.

**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary.