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2017 2.0L Turbo Base 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $34,595
2017 2.0L Turbo Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $36,595
2017 2.0L Turbo Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $37,595
2017 2.0L Turbo Luxury 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $38,395
2017 2.0L Turbo Base 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $39,995
2017 2.0L Turbo Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $40,395
2017 2.0L Turbo Luxury 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $41,395
2017 2.0L Turbo Luxury 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $43,395
2017 3.6L Premium Luxury 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $43,995
2017 3.6L Premium Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $45,995
2017 3.6L Premium Luxury 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $46,995
2017 3.6L Premium Performance 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $46,995
2017 3.6L Premium Luxury 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $48,995
2017 3.6L Premium Performance 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $49,495

Overview

Anyone with a pair of eyes can probably guess that the compact ATS is lighter and more efficient than the average Cadillac. What really counts in this case isn’t size, but character. The ATS comes off as a true sport sedan (or coupe), capable of entertaining high-spirited drivers without complaint.

What's New for 2017

Cadillac's CUE infotainment is now standard across the board, along with new teen driver technology. Trim levels have been revised to better reflect buying habits. A Carbon Black appearance package joins the option list. Last year's base 2.5-liter engine is gone from the lineup.

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Choosing Your Cadillac ATS

Both the sedan and coupe now come standard with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 272 horsepower, matched to a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission. The optional 3.6-liter V6 achieves 333 horsepower and comes with the automatic only. All-wheel drive is available on all automatic-equipped cars.

Engine availability varies by trim level:

Cadillac ATS

ATS

Gets 2-liter engine and features such as power front seats (leatherette), a rearview camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a 10-speaker Bose sound system with satellite and HD radio. The new Teen Driver feature records driving data and allows parents to set performance limits.

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Luxury

Adds a navigation system, leather upholstery, heated front seats with additional adjustments and driver memory, remote start, front and rear parking sensors, run-flat tires, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a split-folding rear seat. The V6 engine is available at extra cost.

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Premium Luxury

Comes standard with the V6 and a Driver Awareness package with lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic monitoring, and forward collision alert. Other perks include a sunroof, front sport seats, adaptive xenon headlights with automatic high beams, shift paddles, and LED running lights. The optional Driver Assist package tacks on adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking.

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Premium Performance

Adds an adaptive sport-tuned suspension, a limited slip differential, standard 18-inch wheels, summer performance tires, and a color head-up display. The Premium Performance comes in rear-drive, V6 form only. Exclusive to this trim is the available Track Performance package with a heavy-duty cooling system and performance brake pads. The Driver Assist package remains available.

The Luxury and above can get the new Carbon Black package featuring Recaro sport seats, 18-inch wheels, and unique black trim throughout. The upgraded suspension found on the Premium Performance can be added to other rear-drive models as a standalone upgrade.

CarsDirect Tip

This year's restructuring of trim levels has made the V6 engine and certain safety features far more affordable. The added value is especially evident in the Premium Luxury model, so it's our pick of the bunch.

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Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Since debuting in 2013 as a sharply styled alternative to the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the Cadillac ATS has remained relatively unchanged. For 2017, its looks remain the same, but Cadillac has finally axed the 2.5-liter base engine, leaving its 272-horsepower engine as the base powerplant.

Is this change in base engines enough to overcome the aging looks of the ATS?

Pricing and Equipment

Because the 2017 Cadillac ATS has dumped its old base engine in favor of the peppier 2-liter turbo, we also see a price hike of $1,380 to $35,590. But with this higher price comes plenty of standard features, including:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Dual-zone auto climate control
  • Six-way power front seats
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • 10-speaker audio system

For buyers looking for even more luxurious features, there are plenty of trims to choose from that run as higher as $50,490. For buyers seeking a more exclusive look and feel, there's a Black Sport package available for $3,213.

Performance Pros

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The elimination of the wheezy 2.5-liter engine means that the 272-horsepower 2-liter four-cylinder turbo is now the base powerplant. This engine finally puts the base model in a position where it outmuscles most of its competitors, at least on paper. On top of being potent, the ATS is very comfortable in the corners.

  • No more underpowered models
  • Potent V6 available
  • Great in the twisties

Performance Cons

While the optional V6 engine has plenty of horsepower, it lacks the initial torque provided by BMW’s six-cylinder engines. Some prefer the growing torque of this naturally aspirated engine, but it does suffer a bit in performance. We also noted that the four-cylinder engine, while easy on fuel, falls a few mpg short of its rivals.

  • V6 lacks the torque of BMW’s six-cylinder
  • Four-cylinder engine’s fuel economy falls short of some of rivals

Interior Pros

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We were shocked to see just how much equipment came in the base ATS. It's seriously well equipped and rivals any base luxury car. We were particularly impressed by its standard 8-inch touchscreen.

  • Base model very well equipped
  • Standard 8-inch touchscreen
  • Very comfortable and quiet

Interior Cons

The ATS definitely isn’t all rainbows on the inside. It does have a very tight rear seat that our editors took issue with. We also found that its trunk is unreasonably small at 10.3 cubic feet.

  • Tights rear seats
  • Inadequate trunk space
  • Finicky touch-sensitive buttons

The Most Pleasant Surprise

The quality of the cabin caught us completely off-guard. Sure, we expected premium features and materials, but it was well above our expectations. What’s more, the improvements in insulation make the ATS quieter than ever before.

The Least Pleasant Surprise

As a four-seater in the luxury segment, we expected more rear-seat legroom and space in the trunk. All of the ATS's rivals excel in these areas, but the Caddy comes up way too short for our liking.

The Bottom Line

The ATS is an amazing luxury sports sedan that is on the same performance playing field as any of its German competitors. With this model, however, you are giving up a little in terms of roominess, and you’re getting a design that is getting stale at this point. On the flip-side, you’re also saving a lot of cash by going with the Caddy. The choice is yours.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 272 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 8-spd Driver Shift Control w/OD
Available: 6-spd man w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 272 HP / 295 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
22 / 31 / 26 Mpg
Brakes
Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
16.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$61
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
10.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
91 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
182.8 "
Exterior Width
71.1 "
Exterior Height
55.9 "
Front Headroom
38.6 "
Rear Headroom
36.8 "
Front Legroom
42.5 "
Rear Legroom
33.5 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.2 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.9 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,373 Lbs.
Wheel Base
109 "
Turning Radius
18.2 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Painted Aluminum / 17.0 " Polished Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 19.0 " Painted Aluminum / 19.0 " Polished Aluminum / 18.0 " Painted Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 Bose Surround Sound
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii+
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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