Think Lincoln Continental and you immediately conjure the image of a large luxury sedan confidently making its way past ordinary cars. The Lincoln Continental lives in your mind as the status symbol of a generation. The Continental has been around for nearly eighty years, turning heads and becoming the car of dreams.

The 2019 Lincoln Continental is no exception. Its updated brand of style and elegance is unsurpassed in the automotive world. One of the Continental's competitors, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 has been turning some heads lately as well. So, at Vic Bailey Lincoln in Spartanburg, South Carolina, we put these two luxury sedans head to head to see which is better. Here is what we found out.

Warranty Offerings - 2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Cadillac CT6

Beginning with the warranties offered by Lincoln and General Motors, we find two very similar offerings. The Cadillac CT6 has a New Vehicle Warranty of 48 months/50,000 miles. The Lincoln Continental has the same48 months/50,000 miles New Vehicle Warranty. The Cadillac has a Powertrain Warranty lasting 72 months/70,000 miles. Lincoln has the same Powertrain Warranty time and mileage limits. The 2019 Cadillac CT6 gives Roadside Assistance of 72 months/70,000 miles. On the other hand, the 2019 Lincoln Continental's Roadside Assistance is unlimited months/unlimited mileage. With the Lincoln Continental, you have Roadside Assistance for as long as you own it.   

You basically get lifetime Roadside Assistance with the 2019 Lincoln Continental. Now, that's owner support you can smile about!  

2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Cadillac CT6 - Starting Prices

How much do Lincoln and GM charge for these paragons of luxury? The 2019 Lincoln Continental starts at $46,145. The starting price for the Cadillac CT6 is $62,595, a wallet-draining $16,450 more than the Lincoln Continental.  

Engine Choices - 2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Cadillac CT6

In a contest of engines, the base engine of the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is a 3.6L V6, producing 335 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Continental's base engine is a 3.7L V6, generating 305 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. While the Cadillac base engine does have 30 more horsepower, the torque figures for all practical purposes are the same. And remember, the Cadillac CT6 starts $16,450 more than the Lincoln Continental.   

The story of the engine upgrade is a little different. Both are 3.0L twin turbocharged V6 motors. Both produce exactly the same amount of torque, 400 lb-ft. and the horsepower figures are virtually identical. For transparency purposes, the CT6 has 404 horsepower and the Continental generates 400 horsepower.   

At the Finish Line - 2019 Lincoln Continental vs. 2019 Cadillac CT6

 
The story of the battle between the 2019 Lincoln Continental and the 2019 Cadillac CT6 is that the differences between the two, stat for stat, are very small. Until you calculate that huge difference in price. Again, the 2019 Cadillac CT6 starts $16,450 higher than the 2019 Lincoln Continental. And the price difference only increases with each additional option.   
 
Seriously, who would pay so much more money for a car that's practically the same   
 
Also, the difference in Roadside Assistance cannot be ignored. With the Lincoln Continental, you have Roadside Assistance as long as you own the car. With the Cadillac CT6, you're limited to 6 years.   

A car like the Cadillac CT6 won't go down in automotive history as a classic. However, the Lincoln Continental is already a classic and is synonymous with automotive elegance, style, and class. If you want to see what Lincoln luxury means in 2019, please contact us at Vic Bailey Lincoln for a test drive. We'll reintroduce you to the Continental that's written the book on luxury design and continues to lead the red-carpet parade today!