2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test


2013 Cadillac ATS: And So, It Begins

December 5, 2012

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My suspicion: The 2013 Cadillac ATS's ambitious CUE infotainment system was fast-tracked into production and side-stepped usability engineering. It makes MyFordTouch look comparatively excellent. My prediction: CUE will be deservedly skewered here and elsewhere for its slow response to touch, poor indexing (correspondence to where it is touched), intermittent outright crashing (pictured), illogical menus, pagination and interface, and so on. Just one night in the car and I experienced all of these. Sorry to start the blog like this for such a highly anticipated and needed vehicle, but boy, this feels so beta that it should never have made it to market in this state. It just might be a deal-breaker for many. There are a few other problems (already), but I'll leave it right here for now.

Chief Road Test Editor, Chris Walton @ 1,734 miles

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