When we compare the 2020 Cadillac CT5's and the 2020 Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The 2020 Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, resale value and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 Cadillac CT5's and the 2020 Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is a better car than the 2020 Cadillac CT5.
2020 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Pricing
A used 2020 Cadillac CT5 ranges from $29,899 to $42,582 while a used 2020 Lincoln MKZ is priced between $22,994 to $36,791.
2020 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2020 Lincoln MKZ Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 loses 54.8 percent of its value and the 2020 Lincoln MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value. This means the 2020 Lincoln MKZ retains 1.2 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Cadillac CT5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 Cadillac CT5’s base engine makes 237 horsepower, and the 2020 Lincoln MKZ base engine makes 245 horsepower. The CT5 is rated to deliver an average of 26 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 557 miles. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. This gives the 2020 Cadillac CT5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 Lincoln MKZ. The CT5 uses premium unleaded, and the MKZ uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2020 Cadillac CT5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, rear shoulder room and rear leg room. The 2020 Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room, front leg room and cargo space. The 2020 Cadillac CT5 and 2020 Lincoln MKZ are comparable in regards to rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2020 Cadillac CT5 and the 2020 Lincoln MKZ have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.