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The Lincoln Navigator is an iconic American luxury SUV that has been around since 1998. It was first introduced as a response to the growing demand for larger, more luxurious SUVs and has since become one of the most popular vehicles in its class.

Today, the Navigator is still one of the most popular SUVs on the market due to its combination of style, comfort, power, and value. The Nautilus has recently joined the Navigator in the Lincoln SUV lineup. In this article, we will go over two Lincoln SUVs that are among the safest in the industry.

This 2023 Lincoln Nautilus is one of the safest midsize SUVs
A 2023 Lincoln Nautilus | Lincoln

The 2023 Lincoln Navigator was named the safest SUV by TrueCar

The safest SUV according to TrueCar is the 2023 Lincoln Navigator. There are three trim levels for the Navigator, which include the Reserve, the Standard, and the Black Label.

The Reserve 4WD, which starts around $96,530, is one of the most popular models. Considering its size, the Navigator is fast. Also, the two-wheel-drive models can tow an impressive 8,700 pounds. 

It comes with a 3.5L V6 Twin-Turbo engine that produces 440 hp and offers a combined 18 to 19 mpg. There are two sizes offered: the regular Navigator and the enormous Navigator L, which has extra cargo room behind its third-row seat. It can seat up to eight people and tow 8,700 lbs.

The 2023 Lincoln Nautilus was named the third safest SUV by TrueCar

The Nautilus came in third on the list, but it is slightly smaller than the Navigator. There are three trim options available for the Nautilus. It can seat up to five passengers. The Reserve AWD, which starts around $54,930 with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine, is the most popular model. The Nautilus will get 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the interstate.

The remarkable Black Label model, which is at the top of the lineup, has a unique interior that elevates the level of luxury. Power-adjustable seats, a 10-speaker stereo system, a 13.2-inch infotainment touchscreen, and driver-assist technology all come standard on the Nautilus. 

Lincoln has the distinction of having two models in the top three safest SUVs

Lincoln has two of their SUVs in the top three list of TrueCar safest SUVs. Their rating system is determined using customer surveys, ALG industry research, a team of data scientists, and automotive specialists. 

The vehicles are ranked according to comfort and amenities, efficiency, performance, utility, and tech features. For comfort and amenities, TrueCar looks at the little extras that make the vehicle comfortable to drive and ride in such as upholstery materials and keyless entry.

Efficiency is rated based on fuel or electric usage. These values are taken straight from the manufacturers. The performance scoring metric compares factors such as horsepower, torque, acceleration and speed, and braking. 

Utility is compared among vehicles based on whatever the vehicle is typically used for. For example, if you are towing a trailer, you will want a higher towing capacity depending on the size of the load. 

And lastly, tech features have become popular among consumers. Smartphone integration and driver safety assists are some of the most popular tech features with modern vehicles.

As you can see, Lincoln SUVs have been rated as some of the safest cars on the market by TrueCar. Having two of the top three rated SUVs is quite an impressive achievement for the automaker. In the future, Lincoln will likely be able to translate their high safety standards into their electric vehicle lineup.


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