Cadillac engineers developed the ATS's driving dynamics on Germany’s famed Nürburgring with the BMW 3 Series in their sights. By most accounts, their hard work paid off—many journalists say the ATS handles better than a new, softer 3 Series.
What's New for 2014
Introduced as an all-new model in 2013, the ATS has few changes this year, limited to new colors and content changes in option packages.
Later in the year, we expect a 2015 coupe to join the sedan in Cadillac showrooms.
Choosing Your Cadillac ATS
The first choice you'll make is drive type:
Next up is a decision between three engines:
- The base motor is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 202 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque hooked to a 6-speed automatic. With rear-wheel drive you can expect 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.
- The turbocharged 2-liter inline-four puts out a decent 272 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy in rear-wheel drive is 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
- The top-tier 3.6-liter V6 generates 321 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Look for mileage of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
Then there are four trim levels:
Our choice of the ATS lineup is a rear-wheel drive 2.0L Turbo Performance—the right mix of performance, features and price.