See the Difference: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus & 2019 Cadillac XT5

2019 Lincoln Nautilus
People looking for a luxury SUV often come to South Bay Lincoln asking for advice. With the changing brand lineups, one thing that keeps coming up is how the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus compares to the 2019 Cadillac XT5. For many shoppers, the two seem very much alike. While they have similarities, understanding what makes them different helps in selecting which to buy.

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Even though luxury SUVs aren’t cheap, their cost does matter. After all, maximizing your budget is a good way to manage money. The Lincoln Nautilus has a base MSRP which is lower than for the Cadillac XT5. It’s another way to help you save on the purchase of an SUV.


Another way to save money on a vehicle is to choose something more efficient. Spending less money at the pump adds up over time, and that means more money in your checking account. Not only that, better fuel economy translates into less air pollution, benefitting everyone.

You should know the Lincoln Nautilus edges out the Cadillac XT5 in this area as well, achieving superior fuel economy estimates.


One of the big draws to a luxury vehicle of any kind is the more advanced conveniences which are usually included or available. Of course, exactly what those are varies from one model to another, and that’s certainly the case with the Lincoln Nautilus and Cadillac XT5.

Adaptive cruise control, which automatically senses when a car is traveling slower in front of you and adjusts to maintain a safe following distance, is standard in every Lincoln Nautilus. This same technology isn’t even available as an option in certain Cadillac XT5 models.

In addition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror is standard for all Lincoln Nautilus trims. It’s a great feature, since bright lights from cars behind you won’t cause a blinding glare, so you can focus on the road better. For the Cadillac XT5, you must manually dim the mirror on the lower trims.

Also, there’s a hands-free auto-opening liftgate included on every version of the Lincoln Nautilus. When your arms are full of things, like if you’re carrying a heavy box, this is a really nice feature to have. It doesn’t come on all trims for the Cadillac XT5, making it so you have to put whatever you’re carrying down, then unlock and open the liftgate.


People buy SUVs because they provide more space for passengers and cargo when compared to sedans. This is a highly important area you should notice when shopping for a vehicle. It turns out there are some differences between the Lincoln Nautilus and Cadillac XT5 in this area, too.

Overall, the Lincoln Nautilus contains more passenger volume versus the Cadillac XT5. That’s not surprising, considering the Lincoln comes with more front legroom, front headroom, front hip room, front shoulder room, rear legroom, rear headroom, rear hip room, and rear shoulder room. That means you and your passengers can stretch out and stay more comfortable in the Lincoln Nautilus.

Cargo space is also ampler in the Lincoln Nautilus. This is true whether you’re looking at the area behind the rear seats, or with the backseat folded down.

Now that you clearly know the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus beats out the 2019 Cadillac XT5 in several areas, it’s time to act. Contact South Bay Lincoln to schedule your test drive.
2019 Lincoln Nautilus
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