2022 Lincoln Nautilus vs. BMW X3

Lincoln Nautilus vs. BMW X3
Lincoln Nautilus
At a Glance: Lincoln Nautilus vs. BMW X3

If you're on the hunt for a luxury SUV that's safe and has plenty of room for the whole family, you've likely run into the Lincoln Nautilus and the BMW X3 in your research. Both SUVs offer impressive options in terms of tech, performance, and safety, so how do you know which one to choose?

The team at Fred Beans Lincoln of Doylestown is here to help our friends from Chalfront, Doylestown, and Warminster, PA, figure that out. We've put together this comparison of the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus and BMW X3—give it a read to see which SUV is a better fit.



250 HP | 248 HP
Lincoln Nautilus vs. BMW X3


68.8 cu. ft. | 62.7cu. ft.
Lincoln Nautilus vs. BMW X3


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Lincoln Nautilus vs. BMW X3
Which is the Right SUV for You?
Lincoln Nautilus
Engine Performance

The Lincoln Nautilus and BMW X3 offer more than one engine option, depending on which trim level you choose.

The standard engine in the BMW X3 is a 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that puts out 248 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It works in tandem with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission and has standard rear-wheel drive.

Lincoln Nautilus
Refined Power at Your Control

The Lincoln Nautilus has a more powerful standard engine to excite you. That engine is a turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine that works with an 8-speed automatic transmission to provide an impressive:

  • 250 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque

The Lincoln Nautilus also offers standard front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. If you're looking for a more powerful standard engine, the Lincoln Nautilus is the better choice.

Lincoln Nautilus
Interior Dimensions and Cargo Space

When deciding on your next SUV, space matters. You want to know that everyone will be comfortable on both long and short trips.

The BMW X3 has a good amount of space, offering 40.3 inches of legroom in the front row and 36.4 inches of legroom in the rear row. There is some wiggle room as well with 57.6 inches of shoulder room in the front and 56 inches of shoulder room in the rear.

Lincoln Nautilus
Comfort and Convenience

However, if you're really looking for lots of space, the Lincoln Nautilus is the better choice with the following measurements:

  • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.8"/39.6"
  • Shoulder Room Front/Rear: 58.9"/59"

In terms of cargo capacity, the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus also beats out the BMW X3 with a maximum of 68.8 cubic feet of cargo space. With just 62.7 cubic feet of maximum cargo room, it’s going to be a tight fit in the X3.

Lincoln Nautilus
Safety and Driver-Assistive Features

Each SUV has its own set of driver-assistive and safety features. The Lincoln Nautilus has a suite of them called the Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ tech suite, while the BMW X3's is called the Active Driving Assistant. Both have features like:

  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane-Keeping System
Lincoln Nautilus
Intelligent Design for Every Driver

The BMW X3 begins to fall behind the Lincoln Nautilus with the available driver-assistive feature called Enhanced Active Park Assist, which is part of the Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ Plus Package.

This system helps you get in or out of parking spaces easily by using sensors. There are even park-out assistance aids to help you get in and out of tight spots while you control the shifter buttons.

The BMW X3 does not have the same type of parking assistance, so you’ll need to park your SUV the old-fashioned way.

Which SUV Comes Out Ahead?

While both the Lincoln Nautilus and BMW X3 are impressive SUVs, one is a cut above the other. When comparing the performance, dimensions, and safety features of the 2022 Lincoln Nautilus and BMW X3, the Lincoln Nautilus comes out on top.

If our neighbors in Chalfront, Doylestown, and Warminster, PA, want to get a feel for the Lincoln Nautilus for themselves, they can visit Fred Beans Lincoln of Doylestown for a test drive. Our team will get you behind the wheel and introduce you to all the Lincoln Nautilus has to offer. 

Contact us to schedule a test drive today.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2022 Lincoln Nautilus for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

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