2018 Lincoln MKX vs. 2018 Cadillac XT5

2018 Lincoln MKX vs 2018 Cadillac XT5

Lincoln combines luxury and comfort with its 2018 Lincoln MKX models. The 2018 Lincoln MKX is a luxurious five-seat mid-size vehicle. It's been designed to provide high-performance, reliability, comfort and value for your money. There are many reasons to consider the 2018 Lincoln MKX for your next mid-size vehicle purchase.

Lincoln MKX offers a large number of features that are not available on the Cadillac XT5 including:

  • Sync 3 Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link®
  • More in-car entertainment with 6 months of provided Satellite Radio Service
  • Blind-Spot Monitoring (unavailable on XT5 base trim)

Interior Comfort

Comparing the 2018 Lincoln MKX to 2018 Cadillac XT5

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 offer features to enhance your driving experience, such as front and rear park assist, BOSE ® 14-speaker studio surround sound system, and rear cross traffic alert.  However, these features are not available on the base model. Adding these features is a much higher cost. With the Lincoln MKX, our standard interior features include a total of 10 speakers, high gloss brown-swirl wood-trim, privacy glass in rear doors, and SOS Post-Crash Alert System. The Lincoln MKX additionally offers 7.2 cu. ft. more cargo capacity with all seats in place.

Competitive Perception:

2018 Cadillac features interior space optimized for five passengers, with a quiet, well-packed interior.

Lincoln Reality

Lincoln MKX delivers the following advantages over XT5:

  • Front head room (+1.5 inches)
  • Front leg room (+1.6 inches)
  • Rear head room (+3.2 inches)
  • Rear shoulder room (+2.8 inches)


Competitive Perception:

Under the XT5's hood is an upgraded nad more powerful 3.6L V6

  • Horsepower: 310 @ 6,700 rpm
  • Lb.-ft of torque: 270 @ 4,900 rpm

Lincoln Reality:

Lincoln MKX engine provides two option choices, with one engine significantly more powerful than the XT5's

3.7L Ti-VCT V6

  • Horsepower: 303 @ 6,500 rpm
  • Lb.-ft of torque: 278 @ 4,000 rpm

2.7L Twin Turbo V6:

  • Horsepower: 335 @ 5,500 rpm
  • Lb.-ft of torque; 380 @ 3,000 rpm


Competitive Perception:

Cadillac XT5 costs less than most other luxury vehicles while still offering a high-class look and great standard features.

Lincoln Reality:

Actually, while the Lincoln MKX is a little pricier, it offers more at the standard level. To achieve similar technology and equipment in the XT5 you would have to go up a trim level, for substantially more money. Consider the following:

  • A rearview camera is standard on the base premiere trim and isn't available on any of the four-wheel drives for XT5.
  • A 10-speaker audio system is standard on the Lincoln MKX; an 8-speaker sound system is standard on the XT5.
  • Heated 10-way power adjustable front seats are standard on the Lincoln MKX and are not available on the base trim for the XT5.
  • Rear Parking Sensors - the Rear Cross Traffic Alert for the XT5 isn't even available until the more pricier trims.