Cadillac CTS vs Lincoln MKZ

2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
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2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
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2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
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2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$45,560

MSRP

$35,170

Average price

$13,873

Average price

$15,761

Listings

1292

Listings

1374
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

7.3 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

It’s not easy carving away loyalists from the German/Japanese luxury sedan segment, but a good way to start is with a 400-hp engine and a long list of standards that would cost you more from the competition. The Lincoln MKZ has been with us just 10 years, but has struggled due to its foundational and conceptual relation to the Ford Fusion and, according to Ford, resistance to the split-wing grille that has dominated the Lincoln brand in recent years. But with sales successes coming from the MKX and the Navigator, Lincoln has redesigned the MKZ with a new direction in mind, hoping it can continue the upward swing and finally cement itself as a luxury stalwart. To that end, Lincoln has given the MKZ a new front end, an exclusive new 3.0-liter V6 with class-leading power, and the new Sync 3 infotainment system, a big upgrade over the outgoing version.
Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 268 hp I4

Engine

2.0L 245 hp I4

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

FWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

245 hp @ 5500 rpm

MPG City

21

MPG City

21

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

31
2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2017 Lincoln MKZ
$35,170MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$45,560
$35,170
Average price
$13,873
$15,761
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.4
Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Read full review

7.3 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.

It’s not easy carving away loyalists from the German/Japanese luxury sedan segment, but a good way to start is with a 400-hp engine and a long list of standards that would cost you more from the competition. The Lincoln MKZ has been with us just 10 years, but has struggled due to its foundational and conceptual relation to the Ford Fusion and, according to Ford, resistance to the split-wing grille that has dominated the Lincoln brand in recent years. But with sales successes coming from the MKX and the Navigator, Lincoln has redesigned the MKZ with a new direction in mind, hoping it can continue the upward swing and finally cement itself as a luxury stalwart. To that end, Lincoln has given the MKZ a new front end, an exclusive new 3.0-liter V6 with class-leading power, and the new Sync 3 infotainment system, a big upgrade over the outgoing version.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 268 hp I4
2.0L 245 hp I4
Drive Train
RWD
FWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
245 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG City
21
21
MPG Highway
31
31
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