Lincoln vs. Cadillac

Lincoln vs. Cadillac: Lincoln has a tradition of winning

Lincoln and Cadillac have been competing since the two luxury brands were born. In fact, Lincoln and Cadillac were both founded by the same man: Henry Leland. Mr. Leland started Cadillac back in 1902, then sold the company to General Motors. He started Lincoln with his son and the first Lincoln model rolled out of their humble factory in 1920. The two brands have faced off ever since. Here's why we believe Lincoln has now taken the lead.

The Lincoln Navigator vs. the Cadillac Escalade

The Lincoln Navigator pulls ahead immediately when it comes to performance. While the Cadillac Escalade does its best with an engine that produces 420 horsepower, the comparable Lincoln Navigator leaves Cadillac behind with an engine that delivers 450 horsepower. In terms of torque, the Cadillac Escalade is certainly respectable with 460 lb-ft. But that's no match for the 510 lb-ft of torque generated by the Lincoln Navigator.

Inside, both vehicles give upscale buyers in East Tehama County and Yuba City, CA the luxury of genuine leather upholstery. But once again, the Lincoln Navigator takes better care of the people inside with amazing 30-way adjustable seats that include a massage feature not matched by Cadillac. Maybe Cadillac designers should spend time in the Lincoln Navigator's comfortable seats so they can relax and come up with something better.

The Lincoln Aviator vs. the Cadillac XT6

These two three-row SUVs are both competing for your attention in their luxury performance category, so let's start with the engines. The Lincoln Aviator has a V6 engine with 400 horsepower, leaving the Cadillac XT6 in the dust at 310 horsepower. When it comes to torque, the competition gets downright unfair in favor of Lincoln. While Cadillac seems content with 217 lb-ft of torque, the Lincoln Aviator makes this one-sided with 415 lb-ft of torque.

Of course, engine specs are one thing. Actual performance is something else. And when it comes to pure speed, the new Lincoln Aviator really is something else. The new Lincoln Aviator easily beats the Cadillac XT6 with its blistering zero-to-60 time: 5.4 seconds for Lincoln vs. an uninspiring 6.8 seconds for Cadillac. Lincoln does the quarter-mile in 14.1 seconds at 97.7 mph while Cadillac settles for 15.1 seconds at a less-than-stellar 93.1 mph.

The Lincoln Corsair vs. the Cadillac XT4

The Lincoln Corsair is a compact SUV with an abundance of quality packed into every cubic inch. Even the base model sets a high bar with a 10-speaker stereo and smartphone compatibility. The Corsair comes with a standard turbo-four that creates 250 horsepower while the best the Cadillac XT4 can come up with is 235 horsepower. The Lincoln Corsair can also out-torque the Cadillac XT4 with 310 lb-ft for Lincoln Corsair vs. 258 lb-ft for Cadillac.

The Lincoln Corsair keeps beating its Cadillac competition in the small things that make a significant difference in your driving experience. The Lincoln Corsair can stop more effectively and more safely than the Cadillac XT4. At 70-to-zero, Lincoln stops in 165 feet while Cadillac requires 172 feet. That extra seven feet can be the difference between hitting the vehicle that suddenly stopped in front of you vs. avoiding the accident altogether.

Let Lincoln win you over with a test drive at Wittmeier Lincoln

We invite you to shop our Lincoln models online, including the new Lincoln Corsair as well as our entire new and pre-owned Cadillac inventory. When you see the new Lincoln that best fires your imagination, contact us, set up a test drive and make the short trip from Oroville, CA to Wittmeier Lincoln in Chico, CA.