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Cadillac ATS

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3.2 (Good)

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Despite a generally favorable reception, the Cadillac ATS has historically suffered from mediocre sales. It returns in coupe-only form for this year, but expect the 2019 Cadillac ATS to be the last of the badge – the CT3 will take over in 2020.

2013 - 2019 Cadillac ATS

3/4 Front Glamour 2019 Cadillac ATS

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Cadillac has gotten close in the past, but the 2013 Cadillac ATS is the first truly viable American alternative to the small European import sport sedans that have dominated the market for decades. And with a variety of trim levels and options, it can be tailored for the price conscious or those wanting all the... Read more »

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