2016 Cadillac CTS vs 2016 Lincoln MKZ

2016 Cadillac CTS 2016 Lincoln MKZ
268 HP Horsepower 231 HP
3,655 lbs. Curb Weight 3,719 lbs.
7.6 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 7.1 l/100km
19.0 gal Fuel Tank Capacity 16.5 gal.

2016 Cadillac CTS vs 2016 Lincoln MKZ

2016 Cadillac CTS vs 2016 Lincoln MKZ

Until the introduction of the brand-new Cadillac CT6, which is scheduled to arrive a little over two months from now, the CTS was the most talked-about car on the lineup. It was the flagship, as that designation belonged to the full-size XTS, but it was certainly the most popular. We’ll see if its success will continue after the initial excitement about the brand-new CT6 sedan subsides, and to be honest we believe it will. We thought we would show you why we’re so confident by comparing it against another extremely popular sedan in its segment, so we took a closer look at the 2016 Cadillac CTS vs 2016 Lincoln MKZ.

Advantages of the 2016 Cadillac CTS

As you can tell by taking a look at the table above, the two vehicles are quite similar, but the Cadillac CTS manages to get a slight nod in several categories that are important in its segment. Starting from the top, the CTS trumps the MKZ in horsepower by 37 horsepower, which is a pretty big advantage when it comes to power. But taking it a step further, the MKZ also weight 64 lbs. less which makes the advantage even bigger.

The Lincoln does have one advantage, and that’s where Highway Fuel Efficiency is concerned. The advantage isn’t big enough to be a game changer however, as it only utilizes a half-litre less per 100 kilometres. While it might save you a bit of change at the gas pump, you’ll still have to stop at the gas station more often than in the CTS thanks to the Cadillac sedan’s larger fuel tank, which can accommodate an extra 2.5 gallons of gasoline.

If you’re interested in a 2016 Cadillac CTS of your own, be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving the Don Wheaton General Motors sales team a call. Either way, we’d be happy to get you into the showroom and behind the wheel of your dream car.


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