The Lexus RX is America’s best-selling luxury vehicle. This mid-size crossover helped invent its segment back in 1999, and ever since, it has won loyal fans for its quiet ride, easy handling, and reputation for reliability. The latest generation also brings wildly extroverted styling.
But one of the RX’s closest competitors recently got a comprehensive update, and it’s worth paying attention to. That’s the Lincoln Nautilus, a fellow five-passenger mid-size luxury SUV. Lincoln ripped out the crossover’s anonymous old dashboard and put in a jaw-dropper with top-notch design and infotainment. To write this review, we spent a week in each crossover so that we could compare them across eight categories and then name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we picked and which mid-size luxury crossover is better for you.