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Premium Sedans

Sleek, bold, and dynamic are just a few words that accurately describe the 2020 Lincoln MKZ and 2019 Cadillac CTS. Although both sedans have the premium upgrades, advanced technology, and inspiring performance you desire, only one is best for your specific needs. Consider their similarities and differences with the information the Franklin Park Lincoln team has compiled. Should you have any questions, contact our Lincoln dealership online or by calling (419) 882-7171. You can also browse the new vehicle inventory for available models.

We'll be looking at the 2020 Lincoln MKZ Reserve, starting at $42,500 MSRP, and 2019 Cadillac CTS base model, starting at $47,990 MSRP.


On the 2020 Lincoln MKZ and 2019 Cadillac CTS, you'll find a 2.0L turbocharged engine under the hood, as well as standard FWD with the option of AWD. Additionally, the Lincoln MKZ is equipped with a six-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with paddle shifters. This particular transmission offers seamless transitioning between gears.

An additional unique performance feature on the Lincoln MKZ is its adaptive suspension system. It contains a suite of sensors that monitor and adjust the suspension. It also includes three operating modes so you can customize your ride.


The Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CTS share quite a few interior features, guaranteeing your contentment. Ambient lighting and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are just the beginning of the features you can expect. Below, you can view key differences between the Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CTS.

  • Genuine wood trim on the doors, steering wheel, and instrument panels is standard on the MKZ and only optional on the Cadillac CTS.
  • Ten-way perforated leather heated front seats are exclusive to the Lincoln MKZ. Front bucket seats with leatherette seating are standard on the Cadillac CTS.
  • Illuminated scuff plates exclusive with the MKZ add elegance to your driving experience.

2020 Lincoln MKZ interior

Exterior Design

Everyone has a style, so what's yours? The Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CTS have singular design elements, a few of which you can view below.

  • You'll find 19-in. satin finished seven-spoke wheels on the Lincoln MKZ and 17-in. ten-spoke painted alloy wheels on the Cadillac CTS.
  • LED headlights are standard on both models, but the Lincoln MKZ also includes LED tail lamps.
  • Unique styling on the Lincoln MKZ includes a satin aluminum grille and dual integrated chrome exhaust tips.


While you'll find SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, voice-activated technology, and intelligent access in both models, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ and 2019 Cadillac CTS have a couple of differences when it comes to advanced technology.

While we appreciate the functionality of the infotainment system on the Cadillac, we think the SYNC® 3 infotainment system on the 2020 MKZ is more intuitive and easier to navigate. Additionally, the 2020 Lincoln MKZ is available with the Revel Ultima Audio System™ with 20 speakers. The Bose® system on the Cadillac CTS only has up to 13 speakers.

2020 Lincoln MKZ technology

Safety Features

In the 2020 MKZ and 2019 CTS, expect advanced safety features like a comprehensive airbag system, post-crash alert system, and tire pressure monitoring. However, driver assistance is a category in which the 2020 Lincoln MKZ truly shines.

Lincoln Co-Pilot360™ safety technology features include:

  • Lane-keeping system
  • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot detection with cross-traffic alert
  • Auto high-beam headlamps

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