Driver's Seat Lacks Comfort - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T: Driver's Seat Lacks Comfort

April 30, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

Look, I know this 2013 Cadillac ATS is supposed to be a sport sedan and all. And without question, it is one terrific-handling machine.

But it's also a Cadillac. Therefore, it should have a more comfortable front seat.

I've spent several days in the ATS now, and I just can't seem to find a position that's truly comfortable for me. The stuffing, in both the seat cushion and the seatback, is just too dang hard for those long-haul days in the saddle.

What's more, we know it can be done. Hop in any BMW 3 Series or the new Lexus IS for a lesson on how to do front seats right.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,146 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Maybe those other seats are right for you, but not others. Everyone has different seat preferences. I could spend all day in my Miata's tight seats, but get very uncomfortable after a few hours in our Taurus wagon. My wife on the other hand loves the Taurus seats and hates my Miata seats. Maybe we should be like F1 drivers and have a personal, custom designed seat insert to go in whatever seat in whatever car you're in at the time.

  • lmbvette lmbvette Posts:

    I have a base ATS as a rental right now (non-turbo 4 cyl) and it is a fantastic car. I'm very impressed. The car is light and tossable and stops well. Love the overall design. Now, onto the seats. Honestly, I sat down the first time, adjusted the seat perfectly in seconds and I haven't needed to touch the settings since. The seats are very comfy and they keep me in place during hard cornering. FYI, I'm 5'6" and 155 pounds, so this may have a lot to do with it. I think you may be having one of those "It's not you, it's me" sort of moments. ;-)

  • erics_z06 erics_z06 Posts:

    I don't care what anyone says, the 2.0 is the king!!! I need a 6sp to enjoy driving as well. I did a little homework, the 2.0 not only has the record for the Worlds Fastest ATS, it is also a hugely popular platform overseas and has been perfected. You can't beat the ATS with the 2.0. Don't believe me, check this out (at least look at the ladies next to the car hehee) Pfadt Cadillac ATS Turbo Kit

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