2019 Lincoln Nautilus vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 Comparison

If you're in the market for a luxury SUV near Dearborn, MI, you've probably come across the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus versus the 2019 Cadillac XT5 comparison. The mid-size Lincoln Nautilus crossover is new in the 2019 Lincoln lineup and serves as a replacement for the outgoing Lincoln MKX, so it has been completely re-engineered with all-new technology. The Cadillac XT5 was first introduced in 2017 as a replacement for the SRX and is currently Cadillac's best selling compact SUV model.

Though they are commonly compared, there are many areas where the Lincoln Nautilus wins over the Cadillac XT5, including performance, technology, and safety.

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 Performance

The Lincoln Nautilus has a wider range of engine options to help customize your driving experience. While the XT5 offers a single 310-horsepower V6 engine, the Nautilus gives two options: an efficient 2.0L four-cylinder engine producing 250 horsepower and the twin-turbo V6 putting out 335 horsepower.

While both SUVs are paired with an eight-speed transmission and a towing capacity up to 3,500 lbs, the Nautilus features more torque (278 to 380 lb-ft) versus the more sluggish XT5 (258 to 271 lb-ft). This makes a big difference not only while towing but while driving a full passenger load or extra cargo.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the Nautilus offers above class-average mileage at 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway on the base engine and 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway on the V6 upgrade. The XT5 lags behind with 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway.

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The high performance 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

2019 Lincoln Nautilus vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 Exterior

The sleek exterior of the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

The general size and shape of the Nautilus and the XT5 are identical with 112” wheelbases and 190” lengths, though the Nautilus is about six inches taller. The main aesthetic differences include the tail lights, with the Nautilus utilizing a wide strip of tail lights versus the traditional separate tail lights on the XT5. The grille is also different, with the Cadillac sticking to its classic horizontal stripes versus the Lincoln's contemporary mesh style.

Perhaps most noticeable in-person is the “welcome” the Nautilus exterior provides. Upon approaching with the key, the Nautilus's LED lights surrounding the headlights and tail lights begin to glow, and the Lincoln logo is projected below the driver's door.

The exterior color options for these SUVs are similar, with both models providing nine options encompassing shades of silver, gray, black, white, bronze, champagne, and bright red. The Nautilus offers a brighter, sportier blue shade as well as an elegant “Burgundy Velvet” and a saturated “Ochre Brown.”

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 Interior

Both the Nautilus and the XT5 seat five passengers and offer standard leatherette fabrication. However, only the Nautilus comes standard with heated front seats—heated seats will cost you extra on the XT5. The XT5 also offers an upgrade to real leather seats, but the Nautilus ups the ante by offering not only a leather upholstery upgrade but also an extra premium Venetian leather option as well as available massaging front seats.

If you need to haul cargo, even only occasionally, you'll prefer the Lincoln Nautilus with its 37.2 cubic feet of cargo space. This expands to 68.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Cadillac offers only 30 cubic feet with up to 63 cubic feet with seats folded. You'll also notice the difference when loading your cargo, as the Lincoln comes standard with a hands-free power liftgate, which is an additional cost of upgrade on the Cadillac.

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The luxurious interior of the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

2019 Lincoln Nautilus vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 Technology

The 2019 Lincoln Nautilus comes packed with the latest technology features

The Nautilus and the XT5 both offer an 8-inch touchscreen. Each vehicle also comes standard with satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth.

If music and sound are important to you, you'll want to choose the Lincoln. The Nautilus takes the edge on standard sound system with a 10-speaker system compared to the XT5's eight. Even the available upgrades give the point to the Nautilus, with its 13- and 19-speaker Revel audio systems versus the XT5's 14-speaker maximum.

The Nautilus also offers a few other technology perks not found on the Cadillac, including wireless charging and a rear seat entertainment system. Reviews also indicate the duplicate touchscreen and physical buttons on the Lincoln SUV's interface are preferred over the touch-sensitive buttons on the Cadillac.

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2019 Lincoln Nautilus vs 2019 Cadillac XT5 Safety

When looking at overall safety, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus comes out ahead. It received perfect 5-star overall, frontal, and side ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2019 Cadillac XT5 received only a 4-star overall with points docked for its 4-star frontal crash rating.

Standard advanced safety features in common between both models include rearview camera and rear parking sensors. However, that's where it ends on standard features for the XT5. The Nautilus includes standard automatic high beams, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. While some of these are available on the XT5, they'll cost extra.

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Why Buy from Jack Demmer Lincoln In Dearborn, MI?

Jack Demmer's automotive group has been family owned for three generations. Our Lincoln dealership has served the Dearborn, MI area for 20 years, with a lasting legacy of highly satisfied customers. We are consistently a top-rated dealership thanks to our commitment to providing VIP customer service to each and every guest. From your first interaction with our friendly, knowledgeable sales team to your years of ongoing maintenance with our expert service center, you'll always receive the attention only a luxury brand provides.

Our luxury Lincoln vehicles provide the ultimate experience of comfort, performance, and style. Every aspect, from engine to technology and even advanced safety, is engineered to be the best in class. You can really have it all when you choose Jack Demmer Lincoln.

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