Lincoln Nautilus vs Lincoln Corsair

Lincoln Nautilus vs. Lincoln Corsair: Unique strengths, tangible distinctions

Both the new Lincoln Nautilus and Lincoln Corsair at Ed Wittemeir Ford Lincoln are clearly based on the long-running Lincoln tradition of exceptional luxury and outstanding performance. Both attract admiring glances with even a casual drive around Chico or just about anywhere in East Tehama County, CA. Both will make your guests feel highly-respected and very comfortable, even on extended road trips. Here are differences and similarities.


The Lincoln Nautilus is larger than the Lincoln Corsair, which leads to interesting distinctions. Both the Nautilus and the Corsair start with an Intercooled Turbo Premium inline four-cylinder engine, and both create 250 horsepower. The Corsair is more maneuverable because of its smaller size, so the Corsair engine has to move less weight and feels more agile. The Nautilus does have a step-up twin-turbo V6 available generating 335 horsepower.

Fuel efficiency

Once again, the smaller Corsair has an advantage because of its smaller size. The EPA rating for the Lincoln Corsair is 22 miles to the gallon in the city and an attractive 29 miles per gallon on highways. The larger Nautilus plays from behind in terms of fuel efficiency, topping out at 26 mpg on the highway.


The Lincoln Nautilus provides the convenience and security of a back-up camera as standard equipment while it's an optional extra with the Lincoln Corsair. The same applies to the Cruise Control feature: It's standard with the Lincoln Nautilus and optional for the Corsair. Both the Nautilus and the Corsair offer a Power Liftgate, but if you want a Hands-Free Liftgate, it's standard for the Lincoln Nautilus but it's an available option with the Corsair.

Surprisingly, the luxury of a Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel is standard on the Lincoln Corsair but costs extra with the Lincoln Nautilus. It's one of many interesting differences when you head from your home in Yuba City or Oroville, CA and see them in person at Ed Wittemeier Ford Lincoln.


Both the Lincoln Nautilus and the Lincoln Corsair seat five passengers. The larger Nautilus has more total passenger volume: 108.3 cubic feet vs. 102.5 cubic feet for the Lincoln Corsair. Front headroom is slightly more in the Nautilus but front legroom is slightly more in the Corsair. The Nautilus offers nearly three more inches of front shoulder room. In the second row, the Nautilus has a bit more legroom and noticeably more shoulder room. 

When it comes to cargo space, the Lincoln Nautilus wins every round. Cargo volume behind the third seat is 37.2 cubic feet in the Nautilus compared with 27.6 cubic feet in the Corsair. Behind the second seat it's exactly the same corresponding numbers for both models. Total cargo room behind the first seat is another Nautilus win: 68.8 cubic feet for the Nautilus compared with only 57.6 cubic feet for the Corsair.


Some surprises in this department. The Corsair comes with satellite radio standard but the Nautilus does not. Both models have a WiFi Hotspot and smart device integration. But once again, the Corsair surprises with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ as standard while the Lincoln Nautilus doesn't offer them automatically.


The Lincoln Nautilus and the Lincoln Corsair are both highly conscientioujs in the area of safety. Both provide Electronic Stability Control as a standard safety feature. The same goes for Daytime Running Lights, Traction Control and the assistance of a Blind Spot Monitor, to automatically alert you if another vehicle is approaching in an area you can't see. Both vehicles will alert you if you start drifting out of your lane on the highway.

Evaluate both in person at Ed Wittemeier Ford Lincoln

While prices can vary substantially depending on shifting market conditions, a representative difference is that the smaller Lincoln Corsair will cost about $5,500 less than the Lincoln Nautilus. We encourage you to shop our new inventory and if your ideal Lincoln isn't currently in stock, you can custom order your new Lincoln  at Ed Wittemeier Ford Lincoln.