When searching for your next new SUV, you typically have three choices. You can go safe and practical. You can choose elegant and sophisticated. Or you can go quick and adventurous. At Southgate Lincoln, you can have all three with the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus. This compact crossover packs all the luxury of a Lincoln with the performance and features you want from an SUV in Romulus, MI. The 2022 Lincoln Nautilus has few peers in its class. Our team in Southgate, MI, wants to show you how the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus in our new Lincoln inventory fairs against other popular models, like the 2022 Ford Edge in all categories.

Performance Measurements

For many drivers, what's under the hood matters. If performance is the key indicator of what you want from an SUV, then, truthfully, you can't go wrong with either model. The Lincoln Nautilus is moved by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. It comes equipped with Auto Start-Stop Technology and generates 250 horsepower. For a beefier ride, you can land 335 horsepower from the available twin-turbocharged V6 engine. You can choose between front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, providing a fuel-efficient commute around Detroit. It earns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg on the streets of Taylor, MI, and 26 on the highways.

Similarly, the Ford Edge starts with a 250-horsepower four-cylinder, with a chance to upgrade to a twin-turbo, 335-horsepower option in the higher trims. It starts with an all-wheel drivetrain. So, for that reason alone, it isn't as efficient as you cruise around town. It earns just 19 mpg in the city. When you drive a Ford Edge across bumpier terrain or patchwork roads, you can tell the difference thanks to the jarring environment. This would eliminate it as a potential off-roader for many drivers.

Interior Design & Technology

Few models can keep up with the upscale materials and advanced technology of a Lincoln. So, naturally, the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus starts with the SYNC 4 infotainment system, which includes a massive 13.2-inch touchscreen, which boldly broadcasts your wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems, and SiriusXM w. 360L. Not to mention easy access to all of your most-used functions. The Landscape dashboard spans the length of the cabin but effortlessly sets the mood when you climb behind the wheel. The seats are spacious and comfortable, regardless of if you choose the available Ultra Comfort front seats with Active Motion. Elegant ambient interior lighting makes every journey a relaxing quest.

The Ford Edge showcases fewer modern features and lower quality materials throughout the cabin. When going head-to-head, you won't mistake the interior of the Ford Edge as the luxury name. However, it does come equipped with some notable features, like the 12-inch vertical touchscreen and Amazon Alexa, as part of the standard smartphone integration. A wi-fi hotspot comes with each Edge trim, which can be handy. Though it shares some of the same features, there is no mistaking the high-quality and attention to detail given to the interior of the Lincoln Nautilus.

Safety Features

When you load the family into your SUV, you want to know it will carry everyone safely. The Lincoln Nautilus has you covered through engineering and the inclusion of several driver-assist features. It earned the top safety ratings from both the Insurance Institute for Highways Safety and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Lincoln Nautilus ups the ante by including a great list of standard features that includes Lane Keep Assist, Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitoring, rear parking sensors, and so much more.

The new Ford Edge proves to be a formidable competitor in safety features. It earns high marks in its crash tests, as well, and provides a similar list of advanced safety features.

Bottom Line

When it comes down to it, you choose a Lincoln for the unmatched luxury and elegance it provides as you make your way through life's roads. The 2022 Ford Edge can keep up with some of the technology of the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus. But it doesn't hold a candle to the driving experience and comfort you get from climbing behind the wheel of the Lincoln Nautilus. Come discover the difference for yourself at Southgate Lincoln.

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