Lincoln MKX vs Cadillac XT5


Compare the Lincoln MKX to the Cadillac XT5

When shopping for a quality SUV or Crossover, there are many areas in which you need to consider, such as performance, safety, and features. With the Lincoln MKX and Cadillac XT5 we have gone ahead and done the research for our Mayfield Heights, Cleveland, Mentor, Beachwood and Middleburg Heights customers so you don't have to. Take a look.


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Lincoln of Mayfield

6180 Mayfield Road
Directions Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

  • Sales: (440) 442-8000
  • Service: (440) 442-8000
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Interior Features

  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls is a standard feature on the Lincoln MKX, but it isn't available on the Cadillac XT5.
  • Bluetooth hands-free phone system is a way to safely stay in touch with your incoming calls and music, but the Lincoln MKX offers it on the base model, while the Cadillac XT5 doesn't have it available on the base trim.
  • The Lincoln MKX offers hands-free power lift gate, but not the Cadillac XT5.
  • Inside the Lincoln MKX you will be able to stretch out comfortably thanks to its generous leg, hip, and headroom, while the Cadillac XT5 comes up a little short in these areas.
  • Leg room is one thing, but what about cargo volume? With the Lincoln MKX you are going to get more space whether you have the seats up or down, while the Cadillac XT5 once again falls short in this department.
  • Roadside Assistance and Corrosion Miles coverage is unlimited with the Lincoln MKX, but in the Cadillac XT5 you are going to lose those backups once you reach a certain mileage or number of years.
  • Leather seats are available standard in the Lincoln MKX, but with the Cadillac XT5 you will be expected to pay extra.
  • If you love the look of a moonroof, the Lincoln MKX is your pick, because the base trim of the Cadillac XT5 doesn't have it available.


The base prices for the Cadillac XT5 and the Lincoln MKX are different, with the Lincoln MKX being a less expensive option for FWD and AWD drive types. How else do these models compare for performance? Here are a few talking points:

  • The Lincoln MKX offers a generous 303 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque, while the Cadillac XT5 only offers 271 pound-feet of torque.
  • A turbocharged engine is available on the Lincoln MKX, but not on the Cadillac XT5.


  • Brake Assist is a standard feature on the Lincoln MKX, but with the Cadillac XT5 you will have to pay extra.
  • Stability control is standard on the Lincoln MKX, but it is not available on the base trim Cadillac XT5.
  • The Lincoln MKX has a slightly lower risk of rollover than the Cadillac XT5.

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