Comparing the 2018 Lincoln MKX against Cadillac XT5


When it's time to buy a new car in 2018, a popular choice to research is the mid-size, luxury SUV. This emerging class of vehicle provides storage and power without the gas-guzzling, parking-space-packingbulkiness of a full-sized SUV. Because of the popularity of mid-size SUVs there are as many options as there are auto brands. How is one to choose? Fortunately, when looking at hard facts, there is a clear front runner-- a true best in class-- the Lincoln MKX.

The Lincoln MKX has some tough competition. The Lexus RX350, Cadillac XT5, and BMW X5 35i are all popular vehicles that play in the same space. While the Lincoln MKX overshadows them all, we at Dave Sinclair Lincoln St. Peters wanted to take a much closer look at how the Lincoln MKX stacks up against the Cadillac XT5.

Storage Space:

The Cadillac XT5, which replaced the SRX last year, has added significantly more leg room and storage space over its past model, however the Lincoln MKX boasts a staggering 106 cubic feet of total storage space compared to the 93 offered by the XT5.

Driver Assist:

The Cadillac XT5 claims to offer an extensive safety and driver assist package, but the Lincoln MKX offers all the below:

  • Lane Keeping System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Adaptive Steering
  • Pre-collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection

The Lincoln MKX includes all this standard, but the XT5 requires an upgrade to the "Premium Luxury Trim," which brings with it a $51,000 price tag.


While neck and neck for most of the performance statistics below, the Lincoln MKX's twin turbocharged 2.7L V6 option ultimately beats the XT5 for horsepower and torque.

Still not convinced? Even with all the above advantages considered, the Lincoln MKX is still more affordable than the XT5 across all configurations!

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