When it comes to luxury crossover SUVs, Lincoln and Cadillac have always gone head-to-head, and it's easy to see why. Both brands have released seriously impressive entries to the SUV world. The Nautilus and XT5 are no different, and they bring everything to the table. However, there's one clear winner, and we think it pulls far ahead of the competition with ease. While it's a tight competition, Vic Bailey Lincoln is here to tell you who won our crossover comparison.  

Trims and Pricing for These Luxury Crossovers

One of the most important things to consider when you're buying any luxury vehicle is the price. Some brands will hike up the price to make their vehicles seem more impressive, but we see through the veil! The Base trim of the Nautilus starts at $41,000, while the Luxury trim of the XT5 starts at $44,000. This difference is stark when we start to consider their specs and features. While the top-tier trim of the Nautilus, the Black Label, peaks at $63,000, we think it's worth the splurge, and you'll see why.  

Interior and Infotainment Features

This is another aspect you'll need to consider when buying your luxury crossover SUV. Usually, these make or break a price difference. In this case, the Nautilus wins the cargo space competition. It provides nearly 69 cubic feet of space with the rear seats folded down. When the XT5 has folded rear seats, it only reaches 63 cubic feet. Interior qualities are similar in other aspects, but the added room in the Nautilus cannot be ignored.  

The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus Pulls Ahead in Performance

An SUV needs to feel powerful in action. That's why Lincoln created the Nautilus with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing 250 horsepower. The optional twin-turbo V6 can reach a whopping 335 horsepower. By comparison, with its optimal engine, the XT5 can only reach 310 horsepower with its V6. Both of these SUVs can tow up to 3,500 pounds, so they're comparable in that respect.  

Safety Features Are Key in a Luxury SUV

We're happy to say that these two crossover SUVs are tied when it comes to safety. The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus and the Cadillac XT5 received top-notch ratings in their safety crash tests, and they both come with the latest features to protect their passengers. Most importantly, the automated emergency braking can end up saving lives. For this, we commend each competitor.  

Test Drive a 2020 Lincoln Nautilus in Spartanburg, SC


Our Lincoln experts are ready to help you find the perfect model for you! We think the Nautilus wins this competition, and we want to show you our extensive selection of brand-new models. Whether you're a long-time Lincoln fan or you're buying your first luxury crossover SUV, we're here to help with our no-hassle buying process. For a customer-focused dealership in Spartanburg, SC, visit Vic Bailey Lincoln!