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Cadillac CTS vs. Lincoln MKZ Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Cadillac CTS or Lincoln MKZ reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Cadillac CTS and the Lincoln MKZ truly differ in reliability.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2012 Cadillac CTS   24 CTSs, 9.0 months of data per CTS, average 20600 miles

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2012 Lincoln MKZ 72 MKZs, 9.1 months of data per MKZ, average 23800 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Cadillac CTS   19 CTSs, 8.5 months of data per CTS, average 27300 miles

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2011 Lincoln MKZ 59 MKZs, 9.7 months of data per MKZ, average 45400 miles17
10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Cadillac CTS   19 CTSs, 10.2 months of data per CTS, average 43800 miles

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2010 Lincoln MKZ   16 MKZs, 8.5 months of data per MKZ, average 42600 miles

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2009 Cadillac CTS   18 CTSs, 9.3 months of data per CTS, average 52200 miles

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2009 Lincoln MKZ 27 MKZs, 10.6 months of data per MKZ, average 65900 miles38
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Cadillac CTS 29 CTSs, 8.1 months of data per CTS, average 67600 miles

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70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Lincoln MKZ 55 MKZs, 10.3 months of data per MKZ, average 76900 miles36
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Cadillac CTS   11 CTSs, 9.1 months of data per CTS, average 77000 miles

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2007 Lincoln MKZ 59 MKZs, 9.3 months of data per MKZ, average 100300 miles61
40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Cadillac CTS   14 CTSs, 7.9 months of data per CTS, average 101100 miles

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2005 Cadillac CTS   16 CTSs, 9.0 months of data per CTS, average 98600 miles

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2004 Cadillac CTS   12 CTSs, 9.3 months of data per CTS, average 119100 miles

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2003 Cadillac CTS   11 CTSs, 9.1 months of data per CTS, average 93800 miles

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Cadillac CTS

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Better than the germans.
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Needed very little in the first 40k other then just oil and filters.
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
This car has been very reliable. I have never had any problems with it - none at all. It is still even on its original brake pads and rotors! Cadillac builds quality and reliability.
Cadillac CTS Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Replaced water pump, rt front strut and upper strut mount at 24,000 miles. Car always idled rough.
2004 4dr Sedan 400-horsepower 5.7L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Rear end failures started popping up early on this model. I knew it when I bought it, so I nver do hard launches off the line. You are a begging for a blown rear end if you do. FACT: GM knowingly under-engineered the materials for the torque output.
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Look up any CTS owner sites and you will see a large amount of problems for every uear of this car.The name Cadillac does not indicate aquality car today.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln MKZ Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid
CVT FWD
Very reliable was also a plus
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
No problems after 20,000 miles.