Poll: Lincoln Continental or Cadillac CT6?

Poll: Lincoln Continental or Cadillac CT6?

 Cadillac CT6 or Lincoln Continental

Which all-American luxury car would YOU rather own, the fresh-faced Lincoln Continental or Cadillac’s light-and-tight CT6?

Both of these large sedans should provide a more-than-premium experience, with tons of soft leather and premium wood trim, but their philosophies are quite different.

The CT6 is rides on a lightweight, mixed-material architecture that’s largely comprised of aluminum. This gives it incredible stiffness and a curb weight that undercuts rivals.

As for powertrains, three are offered in this Cadillac. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but you can also get 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 as well as a 3.0-liter twin-turbo six-shooter.

And that range-topping offering is the one to get. It delivers a musclecar-like 404 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of twist. It’s matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and standard all-wheel drive.

SEE ALSO: 2016 Cadillac CT6 Review

As for the Conti, it’s more focused on comfort and serenity than Nürburgring lap times. Based on a modified Ford platform, it lacks the exotic materials and fancy engineering found in its cross-town rival.

But these shortcomings don’t mean it’s a bad car. Like the CT6, three engines are offered, all of which are of the V6 persuasion. There’s an entry-level naturally aspirated unit, a 2.7-liter twin-turbo and a 3.0-liter that also features a pair of exhaust-driven blowers.

SEE ALSO: 2017 Lincoln Continental Review

The top engine serves up 400 horses and an equal measure of torque. Giving up two ratios to the Cadillac, Lincoln’s Continental only comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. At least all-wheel drive is standard with the 3.0-liter V6.

The Lincoln may lack some of the Cadillac’s advanced features but it does have one significant advantage. When it comes to pricing the Lincoln is more affordable. Check every single box and plan on spending about 80 grand for a Black Label Continental. That’s A LOT of money to be sure, but a maxed-out CT6 tops out beyond $91,000. Base price for the Lincoln is around 46 large; an entry-level Caddy costs about $9,000 more.

Which of these American luxury cars do YOU like more? Well, for more information you can compare them here and please, vote in our poll!

  • smartacus

    i dunno, that CT6 is RWD

    and even AWD version is below 4,000 lb
    which is lighter than the 4300-4500 lb AUDI A8

  • craigcole

    The CT6 is a damn-impressive car, and priced accordingly…

  • Winnie Jenkems

    I actually like the styling of the Lincoln quite a bit more than Cadillac’s aging “Art & Science” language. But in today’s flagship luxury sedan market, the Lincoln’s FWD platform is a deal-breaker. The Cadillac is also perfectly proportioned (pay close attention to the dash-to-axle ratio on both cars), and with its lightweight, RWD-based architecture, will be the superior driver’s car. For these reasons, I’d pay a bit more to get the CT6.

  • Trent

    It’s a real luxury car vs. a 60K Fusion.

  • vbondjr1

    The CT6 is far superior to the Continental. The continental is more on the level of Chevy Malibu/Impala, Chrysler 200, Nissan Altima or Hyundai Azera. In size, yes it is a much larger car but it’s still a crappy FWD based sedan. The styling isn’t even that great on the Continental, it’s mediocre at best. Now if they made it RWD based, put in the 450hp Raptor-Version of the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 or a 5.0L V8, added a 10-speed automatic, magnetic ride, brembo brakes, etc and gave it more of the 1975 Continental Mark IV styling, then yeah, it’d be a nice car. But what they have now is crap.