The Cadillac has been busy reinventing itself in recent years and its latest offering is a reflection of that goal, the 2013 Cadillac ATS compact luxury sedan. The 2013 Cadillac ATS was designed to go right to the king of this segment, the BMW 3 Series, which is a difficult task. From the outside, the 2013 Cadillac ATS takes a design that is similar to the larger CTS sedan; the front grille is big and bold, dominated by the large Cadillac logo located right in the centre. The vertically stacked headlights are a nice touch is the large rear brake light that sits atop the trunk lid. In short, this is an attractive package without breaking anything new style, makes no missteps and remains attractive.
GM has put a lot of work into making the 2013 Cadillac ATS with their German counterparts when it comes to two important factors in this segment: management and speed. The 2013 Cadillac ATS is a lightweight car with less than competitors like the Audi A4, Acura TSX, and of course, the BMW 328i sedan weight, and beyond that has nearly 50/50 weight distribution makes ATS well balanced and responsive. The Brembo brakes and limited slip rear differential are optional, like the Magnetic Ride Control, which reads the road 1thousand times per second and adjusts the suspension accordingly.
2013 Cadillac ATS Engine
Under the hood, there are three engine options, a pair of four-cylinder and V-6. The base engine is a 200-horsepower, 2.5 liter 4-cylinder, followed by a 270-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo models. Finally it is a 318-horsepower, which is obtained from the CTS 3.6-liter V-6. A six-speed automatic is standard, while a six-speed manual is also available in some ornaments. All-wheel drive is available on all models.
2013 Cadillac ATS Interior
The interior is also up to snuff, with wood and metal or carbon fiber finish pieces depending on whether you are opting for a sportier or more luxurious look. Inside, the dashboard is a customizable LCD screen 5.7 inch relays information to the driver about the audio system, navigation, fuel economy, or by telephone. Standard features include surfaces faux leather seats, the dual zone automatic climate control, The Bose audio system and Bluetooth/USB connectivity. Options include HD/Satellite radio, the real leather upholstery, the heated front seats, and a packet memory. Entertainment system with Cadillac CUE, which adds an 8-inch touchscreen in center console and to mobile and other devices are connected, either via Bluetooth, USB or SD card is also available. Accept voice commands and touch input.
2013 Cadillac ATS Safety
Standard safety features include eight airbags, anti-lock brakes and an electronic stability system. On par with the luxury vehicles, there is also a long list of security options such as high-tech radar automatic braking, lane departure systems, the adaptive cruise control and blind spot warning, and adaptive headlights. The 2013 Cadillac ATS clearly can not dethrone the 3 Series that is in the conversation for the best compact luxury sedan is a great compliment.