Lincoln MKZ vs the Cadillac CTS in Dayton

See How the New Lincoln MKZ Stacks Up Against the New Cadillac CTS in Vandalia, OH

If you're looking for a midsize luxury car, passenger and trunk space is important. Vandalia, OH drivers also want all the latest tech features to keep them entertained and safe on the road. The new Lincoln MKZ is roomy, comfortable, and loaded with useful technology. Another midsize luxury sedan to consider is the new Cadillac CTS. While it also has a premium interior, we think you'll agree that it doesn't quite match the comfort, safety, and fuel economy of the Lincoln MKZ.

Lincoln MKZ Performance

  • The Lincoln MKZ Has a More Comfortable Ride: Both the Cadillac CTS and Lincoln MKZ have smooth rides, but the MKZ's is better. The CTS has a somewhat stiff ride with certain tires, while the MKZ has silky, gentle handling on its well-tuned suspension.
  • The Lincoln MKZ Gets Better Available Fuel Economy: The Cadillac CTS gets slightly better gas mileage in the city with its base engine - 22 mpg in the city/30 mpg on the highway compared for the CTS compared to 20 mpg in the city/31 mpg on the highway for the MKZ. However, Beavercreek drivers who want especially good fuel efficiency will prefer the MKZ's available hybrid powertrain, which gets 42 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway.


  • The Lincoln MKZ Has a Roomier Back Seat: Both the Lincoln MKZ and the Cadillac CTS have spacious front seats with plenty of head- and legroom. But taller passengers in Dayton will prefer the MKZ's back seat accommodations. It has more second-row hip room, shoulder room, and legroom so you can stretch out more easily in the back.
  • The Lincoln MKZ Has a Larger Trunk: The Cadillac CTS has a 13.7-cubic-foot trunk, which is small for a midsize luxury car. People in Beavercreek, OH will like that the MKZ has 15.4 cubic feet of space in its trunk to put their suitcases or groceries.
  • The Lincoln MKZ's Infotainment System Is More User-Friendly: The Cadillac CTS's CUE infotainment system has a responsive touch screen, but it’s overly sensitive, and the lack of physical controls can make it hard to operate some functions. Vandalia drivers will appreciate that the MKZ's system is more user-friendly, with buttons and knobs that control many tasks on it.
  • The Lincoln MKZ Has More Standard Safety Features: The Cadillac CTS comes standard with Teen Driver, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera. Safety-conscious people in Dayton will like that the MKZ comes with eight standard driver assistance features, including forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

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Price and Warranty Coverage

  • The Lincoln MKZ's Top-Level Trim Costs Less: The Cadillac CTS base model actually costs slightly less than the Lincoln MKZ's entry-level offering. However, people in Vandalia will like that the top-of-the-line Lincoln MKZ Reserve II trim costs nearly $30,000 less than the highest CTS model.
  • The Lincoln MKZ Has a Longer Hybrid Warranty: The Cadillac CTS comes with a four-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty and a six-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty. Likewise, the Lincoln MKZ is covered by a basic warranty lasting four years or 50,000 miles and a powertrain warranty lasting six years or 70,000 miles. But Lincoln covers the components on Hybrid MKZ models with an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

Find Your Ideal MKZ Model at Beau Townsend Lincoln of Dayton

The Lincoln MKZ has a coddling ride, a spacious interior, and convenient technology that Dayton drivers will love for daily driving. The Cadillac CTS is also refined and luxurious, but it comes up short of the MKZ when it comes to cargo space, fuel economy, and safety features. Beau Townsend Lincoln of Dayton has a full line of MKZ models for sale at reasonable prices. Come see us and test drive one today.

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  1. Beau Townsend Lincoln of Dayton

    1020 West National Road
    Vandalia, OH 45377

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