Lincoln MKZ vs Cadillac CTS


Compare the Lincoln MKZ and the Cadillac CTS

Finding a great new luxury car is something that shouldn't be considered a hassle for our Cleveland, Mentor, Beachwood and Middleburg Heights customers. This is why we have put together a quick comparison of the Lincoln MKZ and the Cadillac CTS so you can see where it stacks up in performance, safety, and interior features. Have a look and contact us with questions, to set up a test drive, or simply stop by the next time you're in the Mayfield Heights area.

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Interior Features

  • Automatic parking is a beautiful thing when you have a fear of parallel spots, so the Lincoln MKZ comes out ahead of the Cadillac CTS in this area because it's offered standard.
  • The Lincoln MKZ has more rear leg room and hip room than the Cadillac CTS does.
  • If you love the look of a moonroof, the Lincoln MKZ has this option available, but the Cadillac CTS does not.
  • Leather seats are standard in the Lincoln MKZ, however you will have to pay extra if you want your new Cadillac CTS to have them.
  • The same goes for heated front and rear seats, because you will find them in the Lincoln MKZ, but not the Cadillac CTS.


  • Adaptive Cruise Control is a standard feature on the Lincoln MKZ, but isn't available on the Cadillac CTS.
  • The Lincoln MKZ offers Brake Assist on its base level trim, while the Cadillac CTS doesn't have it available.
  • Blind Spot Monitor is available on the Lincoln MKZ, but not the Cadillac CTS.
  • Lane Keeping Assist is available on the Lincoln MKZ, but the Cadillac CTS does not have it available on the base trim.
  • Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Departure Warning are not offered on the base trim Cadillac CTS, but are available on the Lincoln MKZ.


  • The Lincoln MKZ is a FWD car, while the Cadillac CTS is a RWD car, and both offer AWD as an option. Regardless of which drive type you choose, you'll spend more for the Cadillac CTS than the Lincoln MKZ.
  • Choosing AWD will cost you more in the RWD Cadillac CTS, while the FWD Lincoln MKZ is available at a lower cost whether you opt for AWD or not.
  • A V6 engine is available on the Lincoln MKZ base trim, but not on the Cadilllac CTS base model.