In comparing the Lincoln Nautilus's and the Lincoln Aviator's specifications and ratings, The Lincoln Aviator has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Lincoln Nautilus's and the Lincoln Aviator's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Aviator is a better car than the Lincoln Nautilus.
Lincoln Nautilus vs. Lincoln Aviator Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Lincoln Nautilus loses 55.7 percent of its value and the Lincoln Aviator loses 54.9 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln Aviator retains 0.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lincoln Nautilus.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Lincoln Nautilus’s base engine makes 250 horsepower, and the Lincoln Aviator base engine makes 400 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln Aviator, a crossover/fullsize SUV, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room and rear shoulder room. The Lincoln Nautilus, a crossover/midsize SUV, has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Lincoln Nautilus and the Lincoln Aviator have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.