2017 Cadillac XT5 vs 2017 Lincoln MKX

With so many vehicles to choose from in the SUV segment, shopping for a new one is not always easy. Your choices are refined a little more if you’re looking for something in the luxury market, but there are still many things you’ll have to consider before you buy. To help you out, we are comparing two models that are probably near the top of your list when it comes to luxury SUVs: the 2017 Cadillac XT5 vs the 2017 Lincoln MKX.

Both vehicles certainly deliver a healthy dose of luxury to the SUV class, but which one is best for your driving needs? Let’s first consider their versatility. Believe it or not, all SUVs are definitely not created equal when it comes to cargo versatility, though it can sometimes seem that way. For example, the XT5 is equipped with 40/20/40-split rear seats, unlike the traditional 60/40-split that the MKX has. This gives you an additional seating configuration when you are trying to optimize vehicle space for passenger and cargo needs. If you need more cargo space, the XT5 also has you covered with an impressive 3,500-pound max trailer weight.

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2017 Cadillac XT5 VS 2017 Lincoln MKX
310 hp, 271 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 303 hp, 278 lb-ft of torque
Up to 19 city/27 hwy MPG Up to 17 city/26 hwy
40/20/40 split rear seats Cargo Versatility 60/40-split rear seats
3,500 pounds Maximum Trailer Weight 2,000 pounds

Differences Between the 2017 XT5 and the 2017 MKX

Under the hood, most drivers won’t find too much to separate these two vehicles, but there are some differences to keep in mind. For one, when comparing standard engines, the XT5 puts out more horsepower while the MKX’s standard engine put out slightly more torque. That being said, the 2017 Cadillac XT5 takes the cake when comparing fuel economy numbers, capable of achieving up to 19 city and 27 highway mpg.

As this comparison between the 2017 Cadillac XT5 vs the 2017 Lincoln MKX has shown, the XT5 is certainly worthy of being at the top of your list when shopping for a new luxury SUV. Since we can’t compare every feature and detail here, we recommend you check out the XT5 for yourself by scheduling a test drive here at Holiday Automotive. We look forward to meeting you and getting you behind the wheel.

2017 Cadillac XT5 rear design
overhead view of the 2017 Cadillac XT5
steering wheel wood trim in cadillac xt5
2017 Cadillac XT5 dashboard layout and design