|2017 Cadillac XT5||2017 Lincoln MKC|
|3.6-L, V-6||Engine||2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Eight-speed Auto.||Transmission||Six-speed Auto.|
|63 cu.-ft.||Max Cargo||53.1 cu.-ft.|
2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2017 Lincoln MKC
Luxury crossover SUVs like the all-new Cadillac XT5 are some of the most popular vehicles in the Don Wheaton inventory. Cadillac specifically-built the new XT5 to pickup where the now discontinued Cadillac SRX, one of the brands bestselling models of all time, left off. Part of bringing a new model to market is getting to tangle with the competition. Comparing the 2017 Cadillac XT5 vs. 2017 Lincoln MKC shows how Cadillac has made more than enough changes to its new crossover SUV to keep the brand at the top of the class. Don Wheaton customers looking at the 2017 XT5 will quickly know they are getting a crossover SUV with more power, newer technology and more cargo space than what is available with the 2017 MKC.
Offering leading technology is one of the most prevalent traits among new Cadillac vehicles. Buyers considering either vehicle will be able to connect Android or Apple smartphones to each respective infotainment system. However, Cadillac has been offering this feature for much longer and has developed the Cadillac Suite of apps so owners can get the very most our of their 2017 XT5 purchase. The luxury automaker goes a step farther and offers the high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Up to seven devices can be connected to the signal at once. The 2017 Lincoln MKC simply doesn’t offer this level of connectivity. Cargo space is an important factor for crossover SUV shoppers. Don Wheaton visitors examining the 2017 XT5 can get up to 63 cubic-feet of cargo space to use when the rear row of seats of properly stowed. By comparison the aging 2017 MKC tops out at just over 53 cubic-feet.
Performance of the 2017 XT5
Under the hood of each of the four trim grades of the 2017 Cadillac XT5 available at Don Wheaton, sits the same powerful and efficient engine. All XT5 owners will be using a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making 310 horsepower and 271 pound-feet of torque. The standard powertrain set up is to have the eight-speed automatic transmission send power to the front wheels; although all-wheel drive is also available. As for the 2017 Lincoln MKC, potential buyers going that route will have only a pair of four-cylinder engines to work with. The standard option is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder making 240 and a 2.3-liter making 285 horsepower. Independent reviews have criticized both power plants of the MKC for lack of acceleration prowess.