When comparing the Cadillac CTS's and the Lincoln MKS's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Lincoln MKS has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac CTS's and the Lincoln MKS's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln MKS is a better car than the Cadillac CTS.
Cadillac CTS vs. Lincoln MKS Pricing
A used 2016 Cadillac CTS ranges from $15,985 to $36,812 while a used 2016 Lincoln MKS is priced between $9,859 to $21,998.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac CTS’s base engine makes 268 horsepower, and the Lincoln MKS base engine makes 305 horsepower. The CTS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 589 miles. The MKS is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. This gives the Cadillac CTS the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln MKS. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lincoln MKS has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Cadillac CTS, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Cadillac CTS has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.