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2015 Cadillac CTS vs. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Cadillac CTS offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Lincoln MKZ with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lincoln MKZ.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CTS as you will with the Lincoln MKZ, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Cadillac CTS will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lincoln MKZ, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Cadillac CTS is much higher than that for the Lincoln MKZ.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CTS is a little narrower than the Lincoln MKZ, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CTS takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lincoln MKZ.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lincoln MKZ.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln MKZ, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Cadillac CTS has less horsepower than the Lincoln MKZ, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CTS and the Lincoln MKZ. The Cadillac CTS has less cargo capacity than the Lincoln MKZ, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Cadillac CTS comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln MKZ.

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2015 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $45,345 - $69,340

2014 Lincoln
MKZ

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MSRP*: $35,190 - $37,080
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
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City MPG: 16 - 20 22
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 31 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Invoice*: $42,851 - $64,833 $33,431 - $35,226

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