"On the road, the V6 boasts smooth and confident acceleration when tasked, but mostly has a very laid-back feel and very quiet operation. Paddle shifting or selecting Sport mode wakes it up a bit, but the Nautilus' performance and handling feel very comfort-oriented even in its sportiest settings.
"Speaking of handling, my model features an adaptive suspension with three selectable modes. The default Normal mode is probably the best setting for daily driving given the Nautilus' comfort goals. In this setting, the SUV absorbs bumps well while offering surprisingly responsive steering. However, the lack of feel and abundance of roll and dive when pushed hard were disconcerting on faster corners.
"The Comfort setting is what I'm calling 'pothole mode,' perfect for slow-paced driving over poorly maintained roads, but much too soft at speed for my liking. Sport mode offers the best responsiveness without much tradeoff in ride quality, reining in much of the body movement and waking up the steering a bit, which makes the Nautilus feel more confident at speed."
-- Antuan Goodwin, Roadshow by CNET