|2016 Lincoln MKC||2016 Cadillac SRX|
|20 mpg city/29 hwy||Fuel Economy||17 mpg city/24 hwy|
|Heated, power-adjustable driver & passenger||Seats||Power-adjustable driver only|
Shoppers looking at small American-made luxury crossovers have some excellent options to choose from, including the 2016 Lincoln MKC and the 2016 Cadillac SRX. In this guide, we’ll tell you why buying the Lincoln MKC is a choice you can make with absolute confidence. Start with the most important factor: the sticker shock. The Lincoln is more than $4,000 cheaper than the SRX. Why would anyone pay more for the Cadillac?
The SRX has a bigger, more powerful engine and a little more room for passengers and cargo, but that comes at a price, in more ways than one. The smaller engine in the MKC merely sips gasoline, giving much better fuel economy. But because it’s turbocharged, it has a torque advantage. Combined with the fact that the Lincoln weighs over 500 pounds less than the Cadillac, the result is that the MKC is just as quick and responsive on the road. And if you’re planning to be on the road for a long time, the Lincoln is where you’ll want to be sitting. Its heated and ventilated seats are power-adjustable for both driver and passenger. The Cadillac only offers a power seat for the driver, and no heating.
More comfortable seats are not the only luxury feature that the Lincoln has and the Cadillac doesn’t. The MKC has advanced equipment that drivers have come to expect in vehicles costing more than 30 grand. Like intelligent keyless access with push-button start, and active park assist that gets you into — and out of — tight parking spaces automatically. Why would anyone pay more for the Cadillac when it can’t even park itself? The MKC also has the Sync 3 infotainment system, widely considered to be the industry gold-standard. No more fussing with a dim-witted in-dash control unit.
In terms of driver and passenger comfort, the Cadillac offers triple sealed doors and acoustic glass for an impressively quiet ride. But Lincoln goes one step further with its active noise control, using technology to eliminate road noises. Not to mention Lincoln’s Drive Control, which provides continuously controlled damping to smooth out bumps in the road. The MKC also has a built-in cabin air filtration system, a vital feature these days and one you’ll pay extra for in the SRX. Other little comforts in the MKC but not in the SRX include an auto-dimming rearview mirror and speed-sensitive steering to prevent driver fatigue.
We’ll ask just one more time: Why would anyone pay so much more for a Cadillac SRX when you can get so much more from a Lincoln MKC? Come and experience the difference at Lidtke Motors in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.