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2020 Lincoln SUV prices, trim levels, features: Corsair, Nautilus, Aviator, Navigator

Lincoln's SUV lineup is greatly revamped for the 2020 model year.

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The Lincoln lineup is fairly new compared to its luxury level competition. While the full-size Lincoln Navigator has been at the forefront of luxury buyers' minds for decades, there's a host of models with new names in addition to new SUVs and variants that have been added in recent years.

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2020 Lincoln Corsair

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The Lincoln Corsair compact SUV is new for the 2020 model year. It replaces the Lincoln MKC in the automaker's lineup as the smallest SUV they currently offer.

Lincoln currently sells the model in two trim levels: Reserve and Standard. The Corsair Standard starts at $35,945 and the Corsair Reserve starts at $42,630.

It comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Buyers can upgrade to a 2.3-liter turbo-four that achieves 295 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

The SUV, like all others in the Lincoln lineup, prioritizes comfort over sportiness. It is noted for its comfortable seats, long list of available luxury level features like 24-way power-adjustable seats and a 14-speaker Revel stereo system.

The 2020 Lincoln Corsair is on sale now.

2020 Lincoln Nautilus

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As part of the renaming process that included the MKC, the slot in Lincoln's lineup previously filled by the MKX was taken over by the Lincoln Nautilus midsize SUV. It's larger than the Corsair but smaller than the Lincoln Aviator and Navigator.

The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is sold in three trim levels: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. The Nautilus Standard starts at $41,040 while the Nautilus Reserve comes in at $48,500. The top-tier Nautilus Black Label has a starting MSRP of $63,800.

Under its hood, the Nautilus has a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that achieves 250 horsepower. Buyers can upgrade to a 335-horsepower 2.7-liter V6.

The Nautilus wins points for its luxe interior, which pairs comfortable seating for four with a host of standard and available features including 22-way power-adjustable massaging front seats, a 19-speaker Revel sound system, and a hands-free power liftgate.

The 2020 Lincoln Nautilus is on sale now.

2020 Lincoln Aviator & Aviator Hybrid

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The Lincoln Aviator is a luxury midsize SUV that falls between the smaller Nautilus and larger Navigator in the Lincoln lineup. It's an SUV built for comfort thought it does have a good amount of power.

The Aviator comes in three trim levels: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. Its hybrid variant, the Aviator Hybrid, comes in the upmarket Grand Touring and Black Label Grand Touring trim levels. The Aviator Standard is priced starting at $51,500. Reserve and Black Label trims start at $56,190 and $77,695, respectively. Lincoln sells the Aviator Hybrid Grand Touring for $68,800 and the Hybrid Grand Touring Black Label for $87,800.

Lincoln's Aviator is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 that achieves 400 horsepower and 415 pound-feet of torque. The Aviator Hybrid adds an electric motor to that power plant upping the output to 494 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque.

The spacious interior of the model features luxe appointments and design in keeping with the rest of the Lincoln SUV lineup. It's a three-row SUV that has available captain's chairs for second-row passengers as well as a long list of standard and available features like quad-zone automatic climate control, a 28-speaker Revel audio system, and a phone as key feature.

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator and Aviator Hybrid are now on sale.

2020 Lincoln Navigator

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Sitting atop the Lincoln lineup is its flagship SUV, the Lincoln Navigator. The full-size, three-row SUV was fully redesigned for the 2018 model year, kicking off the brand's new SUV identity and design aesthetic.

The Navigator is sold in three trim levels: Standard, Reserve, and Black Label. The starting price of the Navigator Standard is $76,185. The Navigator Reserve is priced at $81,725 and the Navigator Black Label comes in at $97,135.

The seven-seat SUV has a 450-horsepower turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. It comes standard with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is available.

Lincoln has given the Navigator a suitably plush interior for its price point, rivaling the best models in its segment. Features like 30-way power-adjustable seats, a panoramic moonroof, and 20-speaker audio system are available.

The 2020 Lincoln Navigator is on sale now.

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The new Grand Cherokee L is on its way to dealers now.

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The all-new three-row Grand Cherokee L was unveiled earlier this year, and features an ultra-premium interior, a load of new tech, and sharp styling that shouts back to Jeep models of the past. Just a few weeks ago, we learned pricing and feature details for the new model, and now Jeep says the vehicle is on its way to dealerships across the country.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L The L is the first three-row Grand Cherokee.Stellantis


In terms of styling, the L's shape has been reworked from previous Grand Cherokee models to be more reminiscent of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. The automaker says that the grille has been tilted forward and is now wider for better air flow and a more dramatic appearance. The idea was to make the Grand Cherokee L look rugged, but keep it sleek and technical in the process.

The stretched Grand Cherokee retains the engines that powered its predecessors. That means a 3.6-liter V6 is standard, which delivers 293 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. A 5.7-liter V6 is optional, and makes 357 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or al-wheel drive. Either powertrain option will provide decent towing capability, but the V8 is unsurprisingly more powerful. With a V6 on board, the Grand Cherokee L can tow 6,200 pounds, while V8-powered models can pull 7,200 pounds.


Jeep Grand Cherokee L The L's styling is modern but nostalgic.Stellantis


Inside, Jeep says the L can be equipped with the latest tech and entertainment features. Running the latest Uconnect infotainment software, the Grand Cherokee L will be capable of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and can be had with a head-up display, a rear-seat monitoring camera system, and a 950-watt 19-speaker McIntosh audio system. At the top end of the lineup, the Summit Reserve model gets Palermo quilted leather, open-pore waxed walnut wood, and 21-inch wheels.

Pricing for the L starts at $38,690 after destination, which buys the base Laredo trim. The range-topping Summit Reserve model starts at $61,690 after destination. Dealer deliveries are underway now, supported by almost 5,000 employees at Stellantis' Detroit Assembly Complex.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder arrives on dealer lots this summer.

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The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder doesn't have to be capable of rock crawling or deep water fording. What it has to do is service the needs of families in their daily life and give them the opportunity to competently go off-roading on rocky trails should they desire. The new, fifth-generation models does just that and adds in enough nifty features to make it among the most compelling choices for three-row SUV buyers.

The 2022 Pathfinder is thoroughly modern though not the boxy off-roader it once was. The SUV's styling harkens back to that time with a tilted, darkened C-pillar and a return to a more muscular body style. That styling makes straightforward visibility good but for shorter drivers seeing what is immediately in front of the grille is a challenge that necessitates using surround view camera technology (available only in upper trim levels) when navigating challenging terrain.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder can easily handle the roads less traveled.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Under the hood is a 3.5-liter V6 that offers up 291 horsepower and torque - plenty to do the job without complaint. The SUV's nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the continuously variable transmission (CVT) from the previous generation and delivers smooth shifts. Though low-end torque isn't as robust as I like it to be, once up over 35 mph, the Pathfinder's powertrain delivers smooth, powerful sailing.

The redesigned architecture and components underpinning the Pathfinder make it stable on the road and don't allow it to wallow on winding roads. Even off-road, the suspension provides the right blend of stability while the drive dynamics allowing the driver to feel engaged with their surroundings whether on freshly paved roads, city streets, or muddy trails.

Nissan has given the Pathfinder a 6,000-pound towing capacity and even when maxed out the engine's functionality is strong as ever. The transmission can get held up in a gear mid-range when performing this function, however, with 5,000-6,000 rpms registering on the tachometer but a quick release of the gas pedal recalibrates the offering bringing it down to a more traditional 2,000 rpm range.

The eight-seater Pathfinder clearly has the Toyota Highlander in its sights, with good reason. It's the top-selling three-row SUV in the country. Nissan boasts that three adults can fit across the rear bench seat of the Pathfinder and, as long as they're average size or smaller, the marketing talking point holds up. There is gobs more room back there than there is in the Highlander.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Nissan has given the Pathfinder ample cargo space.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

Getting in and out of the third row is easy thanks to one-touch buttons on the outboard side of the second-row chairs that move the SUV's captain's seats forward creating enough room to get through to the back. Smartly, Nissan's engineers have put duplicates of these buttons on the back side of the same seats allowing third-row passengers to simply press the button to move the seat up.

The third row can also be accessed via a split between the captain's chairs as well, a space traditionally occupied by a center stowage bin/cup holders/arm rest. Owners can quickly remove the center console by opening a panel on the front and pulling the release mechanism. The one-handed operation takes seconds and the console can be easily stored in the under-floor trunk space behind the third row seat for ease.

Speaking of cargo space... The Pathfinder is one of the most spacious midsize SUVs on the market today for both passengers and cargo. There is a substantial amount of room behind the third-row seat and the under-floor storage area is nearly twice the size of the one in the Highlander. Plus, it has a feature that allows the area cover to be automatically propped up when pushed up by a user. This is especially help when carrying groceries or plants home and keeps them from being crushed.

The first- and second-row seats are suitably comfortable, even for extended periods of time and standard trig-zone climate control makes finding the right in-cabin mix easy. Bottle holders in the pockets of the front doors are exceptionally large, fitting even bulky water bottles.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder's front row seats are comfortable.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

In front of the driver is a standard tachometer, speedometer, and 7.0-inch driver information display. Buyers can upgrade to a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and head-up display but they're not reason enough to upgrade to the top-tier Pathfinder Platinum on their own.

Nissan packs the new Pathfinder with a host of desirable features that make living with the Pathfinder easier including one-touch auto up/down windows, a wireless phone charger, grocery hooks in the rear cargo area, USB ports in all three rows, second-row sunshades, rear door keyless entry, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a motion-activated lift gate.

The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is priced to start at $33,410 for the two-wheel drive S base model and $35,310 for the four-wheel drive S base model. The model tops out around $50,000 with destination and delivery included, which seems fair when comparing the Pathfinder to other vehicles in the market.

2022 Nissan Pathfinder The Pathfinder can tow up to 6,000 pounds.Photo courtesy of Nissan North America

If you're thinking of purchasing a Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Honda Pilot, or Highlander, do yourself a favor and schedule a test drive of the new Pathfinder when it arrives at a dealer lot near you. You may just be surprised how seamlessly it fits into your daily life compared to the competition.

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