Cadillac ATS

2017 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: Cramped rear-seat space, trunk small for the class

CG Says: For 2017, Cadillac ATS drops its base 2.5-liter engine and revises model names. Cadillac’s Cue operating system is now standard on all ATS models. There is also a new Carbon Black appearance package. 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. 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. We’re not so impressed with the small rear seat. We also wish the excellent Magnetic Ride Control suspension wasn’t only available on the pricey Premium Performance 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
2WD 2.0L Sedan: $34,595
AWD 2.0L Sedan: $36,595
2WD 2.0L Coupe: $37,595
AWD 2.0L Coupe: $39,995
2WD 2.0L Luxury Sedan: $38,395
AWD 2.0L Luxury Sedan: $40,395
2WD 2.0L Luxury Coupe: $41,395
AWD 2.0L Luxury Coupe: $43,395
2WD 3.6L Premium Luxury Sedan: $43,995
AWD 3.6L Premium Luxury Sedan: $45,995
2WD 3.6L Premium Luxury Coupe: $46,995
AWD 3.6L Premium Luxury Coupe: $48,995
2WD 3.6L Premium Performance Sedan: $46,995
2WD 3.6L Premium Performance Coupe: $49,495
ATS-V Sedan: $60,695
ATS-V Coupe: $62,895

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

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

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

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