In comparing the 2020 Acura RDX's and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Acura RDX has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, resale value and base engine power. The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Acura RDX's and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Acura RDX is a better car than the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus.
2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus Pricing
A used 2020 Acura RDX ranges from $28,598 to $40,000 while a used 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is priced between $27,999 to $43,997.
2020 Acura RDX vs. 2020 Lincoln Nautilus Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Acura RDX loses 49.3 percent of its value and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus loses 55.7 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Acura RDX retains 6.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Acura RDX’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus base engine makes 250 horsepower. The RDX is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 479 miles. The Nautilus is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 478 miles. This gives the 2020 Acura RDX the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus. The RDX uses premium unleaded, and the Nautilus uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2020 Acura RDX, a crossover/compact SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, and front shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Acura RDX and the 2020 Lincoln Nautilus have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.