In comparing the Cadillac ATS's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac ATS has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac ATS's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac ATS is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ.
Cadillac ATS vs. Lincoln MKZ Pricing
A used 2018 Cadillac ATS ranges from $18,397 to $28,974 while a used 2018 Lincoln MKZ is priced between $19,109 to $29,988.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac ATS’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the Lincoln MKZ base engine makes 245 horsepower. The ATS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles.This gives the Cadillac ATS the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Lincoln MKZ the advantage in maximum range. The ATS uses premium unleaded, and the MKZ uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Cadillac ATS, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lincoln MKZ has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.