Lincoln vs. Cadillac: Head to Head

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The Winner Is …


Based on the scores in our new car rankings, Cadillac is the top American luxury brand. It beats Lincoln in many of the categories that luxury car buyers value, including performance, interior quality and comfort, and safety.

Cadillac models score higher in most market segments where the brands compete. Models from Cadillac outscore Lincoln in the luxury midsize car, luxury large car, and luxury large SUV segments. Lincoln does not have a competitor for the Cadillac ATS in the luxury small car category.

If you’re looking for a lower price, higher reliability, or a luxury midsize SUV, Lincoln might be a better choice. In our luxury compact SUV rankings, Cadillac does not have a model to compete with the Lincoln MKC.

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