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Cadillac XTS continues its reign as king of full-size luxury sedans

By Bill Jacobs Auto | 10/30/2013 at 10:02 AM
2014 Lincoln MKS

2014 Lincoln MKS

2014 Cadillac XTS

2014 Cadillac XTS

2014 Cadillac XTS vs. 2014 Lincoln MKS

Purchasing a luxury car is not an inexpensive venture, although it can be one well worth your money if you make savvy decisions. Although most luxury vehicles are equipped with powerful engines and the latest interior tech, not all luxury sedans are made equal. When you stack any of the models in the 2014 Cadillac lineup against their counterparts, you’ll understand why Cadillac is making such a rapid comeback. One of the most telling examples of Cadillac overwhelming the competition is the comparison of the 2014 Cadillac XTS vs. 2014 Lincoln MKS.

While the performance capabilities of the base models of both the Cadillac XTS and the Lincoln MKS are similar, the XTS also offers a turbocharged version of its 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates 410 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. While there is a slight fuel-economy hit with the turbocharged engine, it’s a great option for drivers seeking more power as it offers more than a 100 horsepower increase from the base model. The Lincoln MKS also offers a turbocharged V6, however it caps out at 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

Cadillac XTS Interior

The CUE interface and the well-thought-out design of the XTS’ interior make it one of the most comfortable and convenient cabins in its class.

Inside, the most significant difference between the 2014 Cadillac XTS and the Lincoln MKS lies within their infotainment systems. The MyLincoln interface, which is based off the MyFord Touch system, is prone to freezing while other drivers have had issues with reliability and connectivity. The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) interface, on the other hand, is widely regarded as the most robust and intuitive system in the automotive industry. With familiar touchscreen navigation functions and Natural Voice Recognition, the CUE system makes it feel like you have a helpful passenger, even when you’re riding solo.

As is the case with any vehicle, the best way to experience the luxurious ride and impressively equipped interior is to test drive the 2014 Cadillac XTS in Joliet IL. If you have questions about financing, maintenance, or the equipment inside the XTS, you can ask any of our knowledgeable associates and we’ll ensure you feel comfortable before making a final decision.

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