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Cadillac ATS

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
Offered in rear- or all-wheel drive and coupe or sedan body styles, the ATS has nimble, capable handling and sharp steering that make it a treat to drive. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine is quick, but it doesn't feel all that powerful and got just 23 mpg overall when we tested it with the old six-speed automatic transmission, which has been supplanted by a better eight-speed unit. A smooth, refined 3.6-liter V6 is also available. The ride is taut, and braking is excellent. However, the Cue infotainment system, with its flush buttons, is very convoluted and frustrating to use. The interior is well-finished but very snug, particularly in the back. The high-performance ATS-V gets a 464-hp, twin-turbo V6.
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2013-2017
2013 Redesign Year
Cadillac ATS 2017
As part of its new image as a performance oriented luxury brand, Cadillac's ATS is nimble. In fact, the car's capable handling outdoes many of its European rivals and makes it a treat to drive. Three engines are offered: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a 3.6-liter V6, and a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder. Rear- and all-wheel drive powertrains are offered. The turbo is quick, but doesn't feel powerful in everyday driving and got just 23 mpg overall. The six-speed automatic is a step behind the seven- and eight-speeds of most competitors, but a manual is also available. The ride is taut and braking is excellent. However, the touch-based CUE infotainment system, with its flush buttons, is very convoluted and frustrating to use. The interior is well finished, but very snug with a small rear seat and trunk.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $22,425 - $42,575 $18,770 - $37,710
2015 $17,100 - $27,950 $13,660 - $23,860
2014 $14,075 - $20,625 $10,770 - $16,870
2013 $13,200 - $15,725 $9,870 - $12,170