The 2020 Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CT4 are two of the biggest names in American luxury, making it tough for even discerning Michigan drivers to choose just one. On top of their smooth, swift performance, both upscale sedans shower you with modern comforts and tech features. If you live in Perry or Owosso and you’re wondering which to choose, our comparison guide will help you decide which sedan is your best bet.
Classy Space and Comfort: 2020 Lincoln MKZ
Inside the MKZ, you’ll feel like a superstar. We love its posh interior design and plush, supportive seats. And, as a midsize sedan, the MKZ is automatically roomier than the compact CT4. If you’re looking to make the most of the rear-seat legroom, Lincoln’s luxury sedan is your best option.
Like the MKZ, the Cadillac CT4 puts an emphasis on high-end style and cushy cabin materials. But, since it’s a compact model, the cabin feels a bit more cramped, especially in the backseat.
First-Rate Technology: It’s a Tie!
When it comes to first-rate infotainment, both the 2020 Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CT4 have a lot to offer. Lincoln’s Sync 3 infotainment system is standard on every trim level, bringing drivers a sharp, easy-to-use touchscreen interface and smartphone integration with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay technology. And every MKZ features the Co-Pilot360 suite of safety aids, which includes lifesavers like automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
For 2020, the compact Cadillac CT4 gets a brand new infotainment interface and a configurable driver data display behind the steering wheel, bringing you all the infotainment features you’d expect from a luxury cruiser. The CT4 doesn’t come standard with high-tech safety aids, like automatic emergency braking, but they are optional.
Premium Power: 2020 Lincoln MKZ
The MKZ offers a range of powertrains, giving luxury shoppers the option of everything from supreme power to a greener, hybrid performance (more on that below). At the top of the MKZ engine hierarchy is the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine, a powerhouse that makes up to 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. If you’ve got a need for speed, this is the powertrain for you.
The all-new Cadillac CT4 model also offers an engine upgrade, though it isn’t quite as powerful. The top-trim model, the CT4-V, features a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 325 horses and 380 pound-feet of torque. Though it’s fast, it’s not quite as fast as the Lincoln MKZ.
Fuel Economy: 2020 Lincoln MKZ
Choose the MKZ’s hybrid engine option for maximum fuel economy. The hybrid powertrain helps this luxury midsize sedan earn up to 41 mpg combined (42 city/39 highway mpg), so you can cruise around the Lakes Region with impressive efficiency. The MKZ’s thriftiest gasoline engine is the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder, which delivers 24 mpg combined (20/31 mpg).
As the smaller car, the CT4 earns pretty good fuel economy in its own right. With the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, this compact Cadillac earns up to 27 mpg combined (23 city/34 highway mpg).
Although the all-new Cadillac CT4 supplies some impressive tech features and a thrifty performance, the midsize 2020 Lincoln MKZ is the most luxurious of the pair. It treats you and your family to more passenger space, upscale style, and a smooth, quick performance. To see exactly what we mean, swing by Signature Ford, your friendly Lakes Region Lincoln MKZ dealer.