|2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid||2016 Cadillac ELR|
|188 hp||Hybrid System Net Power||233 hp|
|Five, all heated||Passenger Seating||Four|
|About 540 miles||Maximum Range||About 380 miles|
2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid vs 2016 Cadillac ELR
Competition is increasing in the crowded luxury hybrid sedan market. There are lots of different drivetrains and trim levels available for people who want the benefits of a hybrid vehicle with sophisticated features. Two great models to compare are the 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Label vs 2016 Cadillac ELR, a couple of high-end American cars built with a greener future in mind. The first and biggest consideration to look at is the price difference. Even though we’ve specced the MKZ as the more expensive Black Label edition, it still comes in nearly 20 grand lower than the Cadillac. That means you’ll get the benefits of the personalized Black Label ownership experience while still achieving a huge price discount.
What do you get when you buy an MKZ Hybrid? The answer is a lot more car. That’s because the MKZ is larger in every dimension than the ELR. So it has more leg room, more head room, more hip room, more shoulder room and more luggage space. A lot more. Now, even though it’s the bigger car by far, its use of aluminum construction means it’s still over 200 pounds lighter than the ELR. That means even with less power, you get comparable performance and gas mileage. And way more range. The big fuel tank in the Lincoln will have you travelling over 150 miles farther between fill-ups.
Differences between the 2016 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Label and 2016 Cadillac ELR
The big advantage of all the extra space inside the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid is that it has room to comfortably seat one more adult than the ELR can. And those five seats are all heated, and optionally cooled, a feature the ELR doesn’t offer. Passengers in the MKZ can also enjoy the booming sound system. With 700W of power, the THX II certified stereo fills the cabin with 14 speakers, making the ELR’s 10-speaker Bose system sound weak by comparison. The MKZ also has advanced features like directionally adaptive headlights that turn with the steering wheel, and an available panoramic sunroof.
We have a hard time thinking of any reason why someone would choose the Cadillac ELR over the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid Black Label, especially when considering the vast amount of money that can be saved by going with the Lincoln. And that includes Lincoln’s Black Label experience. There’s really no comparison. Choose the Lincoln, and we’ll be standing by to put you in the driver’s seat at Lidtke Motors.