In comparing the Cadillac XTS's and the Lincoln Continental's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac XTS has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. The Lincoln Continental has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac XTS's and the Lincoln Continental's specifications and ratings, the Lincoln Continental is a better car than the Cadillac XTS.
Cadillac XTS vs. Lincoln Continental Pricing
A used 2019 Cadillac XTS ranges from $20,535 to $34,964 while a used 2019 Lincoln Continental is priced between $23,995 to $45,792.
Cadillac XTS vs. Lincoln Continental Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Cadillac XTS loses 59.5 percent of its value and the Lincoln Continental loses 55 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln Continental retains 4.6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Cadillac XTS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac XTS’s base engine makes 304 horsepower, and the Lincoln Continental base engine makes 305 horsepower. The XTS is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. The Continental is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. This gives the Cadillac XTS the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lincoln Continental. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are large cars, the Lincoln Continental has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room and rear leg room. The Cadillac XTS has the advantage in the areas of rear head room, rear shoulder room and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Lincoln Continental has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.