When you're on the search for a powerful luxury SUV that's sure to turn heads as you cruise through the Chalfont, Doylestown, and Warminster, PA, streets, there's a good chance you're considering either a Lincoln Nautilus or an Audi Q5. After all, they both have reputations for coming packed with impressive features. Before you officially decide which is the right fit for you, you're going to need a bit of research.

Here at Fred Beans Lincoln, we want to make that process as simple as possible for our drivers, which is why we created this handy breakdown of the Lincoln Nautilus vs. Audi Q5. Now, let's see how these two stack up against each other!

Performance Features & Engine Specs

To get started, we'll head right under the hood and check out what powers these two SUVs.

With the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus, you'll have two engine options to choose from:

  • Standard Turbocharged 2.0L I-4 engine: 250 horsepower / 280 lb-ft of torque
  • Available Twin-Turbocharged 2.7L V6 engine: 335 horsepower / 380 lb-ft of torque

Both engines are paired with an 8-Speed SelectShift® Automatic transmission, for a smooth and easy-to-handle ride.

Over in the Q5, there's just one standard engine, the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 12-volt MHEV technology. It puts out 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque capability, making it pretty similar to the standard engine found in the Nautilus. Unfortunately, you won't have the ability to upgrade to a more powerful engine.

On top of that, the standard Seven-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission just can't compete with the 8-speed found standard in the Lincoln.

Technology Features

Now, we'll hop right inside and check out the technology features that are sure to keep you entertained no matter how long the drive ahead.

Once again, we'll start with the Nautilus:

  • Standard 13.2-inch LCD Touchscreen Center Stack Display
  • Standard SYNC® 4 system
  • Standard Premium AM/FM with 10 speakers including subwoofer
  • Standard Lincoln Connect™
  • Standard Smart Charging USB ports

The standard SYNC® 4 system includes a large 13.2-inch LCD touchscreen, which can display turn-by-turn navigation, stream music, and make phone calls via simple voice commands. While the standard Premium AM/FM with 10-speaker system already delivers a concert-like listening experience, it kicks it up a notch by offering the available Revel® Ultima Audio System, which includes 19 speakers, three unique listening modes (Stereo, Audience, and Onstage,) and a 20-channel hybrid amplifier.

Over in the Q5, there's also an available 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen® sound system, but it doesn't include different listening modes or as powerful of an amplifier. Additionally, you'll only get a standard 7-inch touchscreen, making it practically half the size of the one found in the Nautilus.

The Verdict: Lincoln Nautilus vs Audi Q5

While these SUVs may be decent choices for your commutes around the Chalfont, Doylestown, and Warminster, Pennsylvania, area, it's clear that the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus outperforms the Audi Q5 in crucial categories like performance and technology features.

Here at Fred Beans Lincoln, we're dedicated to helping you every step of the way through your car buying journey, so you can find the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle. For more information or to schedule your next test drive, give us a call or stop by our showroom today!

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