Cadillac ATS

2018 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: The 2018 Cadillac ATS has a new generation of Cadillac’s Cue operating system that is said to be more intuitive. There is also an available heated front seat and steering wheel combination that can automatically turn on and off the heat based on interior temperature. ATS is a premium compact car offered in sedan and coupe bodystyles. Available features include autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot alert, wireless cell-phone charging, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, and Magnetic Ride Control. The ATS is a dynamically impressive 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 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) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe
Passenger Count 5 in sedan, 4 in coupe
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Cadillac
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2.0L Base sedan: $36,490
AWD 2.0L Base sedan: $38,490
2.0L Base coupe: $39,490
AWD 2.0L Base coupe: $41,890
2.0L Luxury sedan: $40,290
AWD 2.0L Luxury sedan: $42,290
2.0L Luxury coupe: $43,290
AWD 2.0L Luxury coupe: $45,290
3.6L Premium Luxury sedan: $45,890
AWD 3.6L Premium Luxury sedan: $47,890
3.6L Premium Luxury coupe: $48,890
AWD 3.6L Premium Luxury coupe: $50,890
3.6L Premium Performance sedan: $48,890
3.6L Premium Performance coupe: $51,390
ATS-V sedan: $62,590
ATS-V coupe: $64,790

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (2.0L)
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 (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)

2018 Cadillac ATS Coupe
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
2018 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan
Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
2018 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 5

For complete ratings click here.