In comparing the Cadillac XTS's and the Lincoln MKZ'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, interior volume and base engine power. The Lincoln MKZ has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and resale value. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac XTS's and the Lincoln MKZ's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac XTS is a better car than the Lincoln MKZ.
Cadillac XTS vs. Lincoln MKZ Pricing
A used 2019 Cadillac XTS ranges from $20,535 to $34,964 while a used 2019 Lincoln MKZ is priced between $22,498 to $33,991.
Cadillac XTS vs. Lincoln MKZ 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 MKZ loses 53.6 percent of its value. This means the Lincoln MKZ retains 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 MKZ base engine makes 245 horsepower. The XTS is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 532 miles. The MKZ is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles.This gives the Lincoln MKZ the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Cadillac XTS the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Cadillac XTS, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Lincoln MKZ, a midsize car, has the advantage in the area of front leg 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.