Cadillac ATS

2016 Cadillac ATS Sedan

Pros: Fantastic ride and handling balance; nimble, fun-to-drive character; interior materials and build quality are among the best in class; brisk acceleration with both 2.0T 4-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6 engines; available all-wheel drive; world-class performance of ATS-V model

Cons: Mediocre acceleration with sedan’s base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine; cramped rear-seat space

CG Says: Cadillac’s ATS lineup gets an 8-speed automatic transmission, a new V6 engine and a high-performance ATS-V model for 2016. The new 8-speed replaces the previous 6-speed automatic. The new V6 is the same displacement as the V6 it replaces—3.6 liters—but is more powerful and fuel-efficient. The ATS-V is a ferocious, race-track-ready machine that packs a twin-turbocharged, 464-horsepower 3.6 V6, performance suspension and brakes, and functional styling touches inside and out. The ATS-V is rated at 16 mpg city/23 highway with its 6-speed manual transmission and 16/24 with the 8-speed automatic. Other 2016 ATS updates include a fuel-saving stop/start feature for the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine and an updated CUE touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay capability. The ATS is a dynamically impressive premium compact car that stacks up very well against its main rivals—namely the BMW 3-Series and 4-Series. It has excellent steering feel, plenty of grip, and pleasing power from the turbocharged 4-cylinder and V6 engines. We’re not so impressed with the base 2.5-liter engine and the small rear seat. We also wish the excellent Magnetic Ride Control suspension wasn’t only available on the pricey Premium and ATS-V models. The ATS-V is a welcome addition to the line; it costs a pretty penny, but it can run with some of the best high-performance cars in the world.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 4 in coupe, 5 in sedan
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2WD 2.5L Sedan: $33,215
2WD 2.5L Luxury Sedan: $37,340
2WD 2.0L Sedan: $35,245
AWD 2.0L Sedan: $37,245
2WD 2.0L Coupe: $37,995
AWD 2.0L Coupe: $40,445
2WD 2.0L Luxury Sedan: $39,340
AWD 2.0L Luxury Sedan: $41,340
2WD 2.0L Luxury Coupe: $41,920
AWD 2.0L Luxury Coupe: $44,520
2WD 2.0L Performance Sedan: $43,155
AWD 2.0L Performance Sedan: $45,155
2WD 2.0L Performance Coupe: $45,445
AWD 2.0L Performance Coupe: $47,445
2WD 2.0L Premium Sedan: $46,110
AWD 2.0L Premium Sedan: $47,210
2WD 2.0L Premium Coupe: $47,605
AWD 2.0L Premium Coupe: $48,715
2WD 3.6L Luxury Sedan: $41,340
AWD 3.6L Luxury Sedan: $43,340
2WD 3.6L Luxury Coupe: $45,150
AWD 3.6L Luxury Coupe: $47,750
2WD 3.6L Performance Sedan: $45,155
AWD 3.6L Performance Sedan: $47,155
2WD 3.6L Performance Coupe: $48,675
AWD 3.6L Peformance Coupe: $50,675
2WD 3.6L Premium Sedan: $48,110
AWD 3.6L Premium Sedan: $49,210
2WD 3.6L Premium Coupe: $50,835
AWD 3.6L Premium Coupe: $51,945
ATS-V Sedan: $60,465
ATS-V Coupe: $62,665

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (2WD only)
Avail. Transmission
8-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe