When you think of luxury vehicles, you probably think of something German flaunting a high 6-figure price tag. Well, think again! We recently had the chance to fly out to Palm Springs, California to see what Lincoln has been up to with their all new 2024 Lincoln Nautilus. So, let’s take a first drive and see what this spruced up utility has to offer.

The most obvious changes are on the inside, where you’ll find quite possibly the most immersive driving experience offered in today’s market. Right in front is the Lincoln digital experience, a panoramic 48 inch display, controlled by an 11.1 inch center screen. This is fully customizable, allowing multitudes of information from weather, to tire pressure. Materials inside are luxurious and beautifully crafted. If music is your jam, enjoy the available Revel Ultima 28 speaker premium sound system, one of the best quality stereos that I have personally experienced.

Lincoln seems to be making the Nautilus more of a spa on wheels. With the digital scent feature, up to three aromas can be held in the housing located in the center armrest. An over-the-air update will be coming later down the line to add the ‘Rejuvenate’ function. After a long day, take 5-10 minutes to lay back with a massage, digital scent, and a selected theme on the display to clear your mind.

When it comes to the powertrain, there are two engine options available for Nautilus. A 2.0 liter turbo four cylinder is standard putting out 250 horsepower and 275 pound feet of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The second offering is a hybrid variant of the 2.0 turbo, with total power output of 310 horsepower, mated to a continuously variable transmission.

“So you might find yourself getting caught up in all these screens and forget to ask yourself, oh yeah, it’s a car… how does it drive? It’s a Lincoln, it’s quiet, it’s comfortable, it provides every amenity needed. And at the starting price point, it’s extremely competitive.”

Speaking of pricing, you can get your hands on the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus for a starting price of $50,415 for the Premiere, while top trim Black Label starts at $74,250, before destination.

This car drives like a luxury vehicle should. Smooth and soft like the materials inside. Carving through the California twisties was a pleasant experience, the car handles itself well, and looks good doing it. The exterior is revamped front to back, but what really catches the eye is the Jet-Appearance package. Available on all trims, this option includes two tone paint, 22 inch high gloss black wheels, anodized black exterior trim, and an exclusive interior. Elegance at its finest.

We can’t wait to get our hands on another Nautilus soon for further evaluation. Stay classy and check back soon for more, right here on MotorWeek.