Poll: Lincoln Continental or Cadillac CT6?

Craig Cole
by Craig Cole

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!

Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Born and raised in metro Detroit, Craig was steeped in mechanics from childhood. He feels as much at home with a wrench or welding gun in his hand as he does behind the wheel or in front of a camera. Putting his Bachelor's Degree in Journalism to good use, he's always pumping out videos, reviews, and features for AutoGuide.com. When the workday is over, he can be found out driving his fully restored 1936 Ford V8 sedan. Craig has covered the automotive industry full time for more than 10 years and is a member of the Automotive Press Association (APA) and Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA).

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  • Vbondjr1 Vbondjr1 on Jan 18, 2017

    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.

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