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2018 2.0L Turbo Base 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan
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Price:   -  From $35,495
2018 2.0L Turbo Base 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $37,495
2018 2.0L Turbo Base 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $38,495
2018 2.0L Turbo Luxury 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $39,295
2018 2.0L Turbo Base 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $40,895
2018 2.0L Turbo Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $41,295
2018 2.0L Turbo Luxury 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $42,295
2018 2.0L Turbo Luxury 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $44,295
2018 3.6L Premium Luxury 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $44,895
2018 3.6L Premium Luxury 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $46,895
2018 3.6L Premium Luxury 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $47,895
2018 3.6L Premium Performance 4dr Rear-Wheel Drive Sedan Price:   -  From $47,895
2018 3.6L Premium Luxury 2dr All-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $49,895
2018 3.6L Premium Performance 2dr Rear-Wheel Drive Coupe Price:   -  From $50,395

Overview

The 2018 Cadillac ATS is a compact, luxury model offered in coupe and sedan body styles. Rear-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is available, and customers can choose between a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine or a V6.

What's New for 2018

For 2018, the ATS gains Apple Watch integration, an updated Cadillac User Experience (CUE) interface, and now standard automatic heated front seats with a heated steering wheel.

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Choosing Your Cadillac ATS

Cadillac offers the 2018 ATS in ATS, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Premium Performance grades. Cadillac markets an ATS-V model separately.

The standard engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four generating 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Cadillac pairs this engine with a TREMEC six-speed manual gearbox on rear-wheel drive models or to an eight-speed automatic transmission for no additional cost. Also available is a 3.5-liter V6 engine generating 335 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard.

The 2018 ATS makes an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg on the highway with the turbo engine and the automatic transmission or 20/29 mpg city/highway with the manual gearbox. The ATS V6 earns 20/30 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive or 19/27 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive.

The ATS is available in two standard no-extra-cost exterior colors. An additional six metallic and two tri-coat finishes are also available, adding $625/coupe or $595/sedan and $1,225/coupe or $1,195/sedan, respectively. The ATS offers two standard interior colors with up to three available for $495 or $1,295. Wheel upgrades range from $850 to $2,695. Add $1,650 for the cat-back exhaust system and $1,945 for the V-Sport Red Brake Caliper, Slotted Rotor, and Pad Upgrade Package (sedan only).

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Base

The base ATS Coupe starts at $39,490 (prices include the $995 destination charge), while sedan pricing begins at $36,490. Standard features include the turbo engine, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, a fully independent sport suspension, Brembo brakes, keyless entry with push button start, a leather interior, OnStar 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth CUE telematics, a Bose audio system, a rearview camera, and power front seats with lumbar support.

Available coupe packages include a Performance Exhaust and Engine Cover Package ($2,065, with a cutback exhaust system and a red painted engine cover); a Slotted Brake Rotor and Pad Upgrade Package ($1,190); and a Sky and Shine Package ($1,900, with 18-inch polished alloy wheels and a power sunroof). Available sedan packages include a Black Sport Appearance Package ($3,750, with upgraded exterior paint, a black chrome grille, 19-inch black premium painted alloy wheels, and a rear spoiler) and a V-Sport Performance Suspension Upgrade Package ($2,265, performance suspension and 18-inch alloy wheels set within summer/performance tires).

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Luxury

The ATS Luxury sedan is priced from $40,290, while the sedan starts at $43,290. This trim builds on the base model, adding HID headlights with adaptive forward lighting and LED lights, 18-inch painted aluminum wheels, upgraded leather seats, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, navigation, and a 110-volt power outlet.

Package choices include a Safety and Security Package ($1,500 coupe, $1,850 sedan, with a safety alert seat, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, a following distance indicator, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist with lane departure warning, automatic high beams, and an alarm system). The sedan also offers a Carbon Black Package ($2,950, with a black chrome grille, rear spoiler, dark 18-inch alloy wheels, special paint and Recaro performance seats).

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Premium Luxury

The Premium Luxury coupe begins $48,890 and the sedan starts at $45,890. Standard features include the V6 engine, automatic high beams, illuminated door handles, a sunroof with a sunshade, magnesium paddle shifters, a suite of driver-assist features, including forward collision warning, and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels set with run-flat tires.

A Driver Assist Package ($1,900 coupe, $1,300 sedan) adds automatic safety belt tightening, adaptive cruise control, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, an electronic parking brake, power tilt and telescopic steering column (coupe only), and a head-up display (coupe only).

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Premium Performance

Pricing for the top-of-the-line Premium Performance trim starts at $48,890 on sedan models and $51,390 on coupe models. This rear-wheel-drive-only model adds 18-inch forged alloy wheels set within performance run-flat tires, a performance suspension, a limited-slip differential, a head-up display, and a power tilt and telescopic steering column.

Package choices include a V-Sport Performance Suspension Upgrade Package ($945) for both the coupe and the sedan.

CarsDirect Tip

Your most significant decision begins with your choice of body style, followed by four trims. We think the Luxury trim with rear-wheel drive and the Safety and Security Package offers an ideal place to start your search.

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Expert Review

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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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Outside the Seville, Cadillac’s previous efforts with a small car failed to help GM’s luxury brand. The 2018 Cadillac ATS changes everything, supplying a classy look inside and out, and backing that with strong engines and excellent handling.

Best Value

Cadillac offers the 2018 ATS in Base, Luxury, Premium Luxury, and Premium Performance trims. Cadillac markets an ATS-V coupe and ATS-V sedan separately. The first two trims have a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine; the two top trims offer a V6 engine.

The driving purist within us has our eye on the standard engine with the six-speed manual transmission. We like the looks of the coupe, but think the sedan is more practical from a passenger-carrying standpoint. This model starts at $36,490 (including the $995 destination charge). Standard features include 17-inch polished alloy wheels, leather seats, a 10-speaker Bose audio system, CUE telematics, and OnStar.

  • Model: 2018 Cadillac ATS Luxury Sedan
  • Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • Output: 272 hp/295 lb-ft
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual transmission
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
  • MPG: 20 city/29 highway
  • Options: Performance Exhaust and Engine Cover Package ($2,065, catback exhaust system, V-Sport logo engine cover).
  • Base Price: $36,490 for the base ATS sedan, $39,490 for the base ATS coupe (including the $995 destination charge)
  • Best Value Price:$42,355

Performance

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The 2018 ATS offers two engine choices. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is standard, generating 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It comes paired with a six-speed manual in rear-wheel drive models or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Another choice is a 3.6-liter V6, generating 335 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. Paired exclusively with an eight-speed automatic transmission, this engine benefits from cylinder deactivation technology whereby two cylinders shut down under certain driving situations. As a result, the V6 nearly matches the smaller engine’s fuel economy.

The base engine’s turbo spools up quickly, delivering ample power when you need it. The ATS corners with authority and has a grippy chassis. Models equipped with our recommended performance suspension and exhaust systems when combined with the short-throw manual gearbox makes this truly a driver’s car.

Style

Cadillacs of old were big on size and chrome embellishments. The ATS takes a simple approach with a neat and clean exterior. That said, it doesn’t match competitors like Audi and INFINITI in the “wow” styling factor.

But we’re pleased by the attention to detail Cadillac took overall, especially inside. The low-sitting dashboard aids visibility and supplies a subdued cockpit feel. The front seats are supportive, yet plush. The rear seat is tight, especially in the coupe.

One of the shining features for the ATS is its CUE tech interface. It offers a haptic-feedback setup that delivers a buzz to the finger. It takes some getting used to, but once you’re familiar with the way it works, it becomes second nature. We also like the wireless charging port hidden behind the center panel

The Best and Worst Things

Strong engine choices and an available manual transmission enhance the ATS’ solid driving characteristics. But if you’re looking for a roomy back seat, space is disappointingly limited, especially in the coupe.

Right For? Wrong For?

Cadillac ATS

Anyone looking for an alternative to the pack leaders, including the BMW 3 or 4 Series and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. If you want compact American luxury, Cadillac is your choice – Lincoln doesn’t offer a Euro-centric model.

The shopper who hasn’t owned a Cadillac since the Sedan de Ville and is expecting a sedan that floats on air and has loose steering. With the ATS, Cadillac ripped a page from the European luxury car playbook to deliver a thoroughly fun-to-drive entry-level model.

The Bottom Line

It's a pity the ATS showed up late in the game and just as consumer preferences are shifting toward utility vehicles. Earlier Cadillac small models like the Cimarron and Catera are forgettable, while the ATS hits the mark. That said, negotiating a favorable deal shouldn’t prove difficult.

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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 / 18.0 " Painted Aluminum / 19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 19.0 " Polished Aluminum / 19.0 " Painted Aluminum / 19.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Tri-coat Monotone / Metallic 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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