Cadillac CTS vs Lincoln Continental

2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
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2017 Lincoln Continental
2017 Lincoln Continental
$44,720MSRP
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2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
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2017 Lincoln Continental
$44,720MSRP
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MSRP

$45,560

MSRP

$44,720

Average price

$14,182

Average price

$27,726

Listings

1357

Listings

505
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.5 out of 10

Reviews Summary

Every brand needs to undergo occasional makeovers to keep its product portfolio relevant. Brands like Lexus and Jaguar have been doing this the last 5 to 10 years, but the brand that took it upon itself to reinvent its image, and the car that started it all, was the CTS. It arrived in 2002 and was the first truly modern Cadillac. Unlike its big land-barge predecessors, the CTS was taut and featured angular styling and forward-looking engines and technology.

Each successive generation of the CTS has seen an evolution of the angles, the powertrains, and the tech, culminating with this car: the 2016 Cadillac CTS. The third generation of the CTS is the largest, most refined, and most high-tech version of the car to date. The third generation of the CTS debuted for the 2015 model year, and is largely carried over to 2016, save for a few key updates.

Reviews Summary

Lincoln was a legend. The Continental, which carried enormous V12 engines in the ‘40s and several U.S. presidents in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was a masterpiece. Today, Lincoln is lucky to be in business after years of cost-cutting and intense foreign competition. But today, there are new Lincolns like the 2017 Continental, which alongside the Navigator SUV is the brand’s most critical—and possibly its last—chance at success.
Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 268 hp I4

Engine

3.7L 305 hp V6

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

305 hp @ 6500 rpm

MPG City

21

MPG City

17

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

26
2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2017 Lincoln Continental
2017 Lincoln Continental
$44,720MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2017 Lincoln Continental
$44,720MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$45,560
$44,720
Average price
$14,182
$27,726
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.5
Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

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6.5 out of 10

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Summary

Every brand needs to undergo occasional makeovers to keep its product portfolio relevant. Brands like Lexus and Jaguar have been doing this the last 5 to 10 years, but the brand that took it upon itself to reinvent its image, and the car that started it all, was the CTS. It arrived in 2002 and was the first truly modern Cadillac. Unlike its big land-barge predecessors, the CTS was taut and featured angular styling and forward-looking engines and technology.

Each successive generation of the CTS has seen an evolution of the angles, the powertrains, and the tech, culminating with this car: the 2016 Cadillac CTS. The third generation of the CTS is the largest, most refined, and most high-tech version of the car to date. The third generation of the CTS debuted for the 2015 model year, and is largely carried over to 2016, save for a few key updates.

Lincoln was a legend. The Continental, which carried enormous V12 engines in the ‘40s and several U.S. presidents in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was a masterpiece. Today, Lincoln is lucky to be in business after years of cost-cutting and intense foreign competition. But today, there are new Lincolns like the 2017 Continental, which alongside the Navigator SUV is the brand’s most critical—and possibly its last—chance at success.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 268 hp I4
3.7L 305 hp V6
Drive Train
RWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
305 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG City
21
17
MPG Highway
31
26
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