Chosen for Its Air-Conditioner - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Chosen for Its Air-Conditioner

September 16, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

You've probably been hearing us whine about the hot weather here in L.A. For about three weeks each year, our temps rise into the 90s, and even higher in the inland counties.

Living in a beach community, our weather is usually mid-70s with a cool ocean breeze. But my air-conditionless house has been sweltering.

So, when I chose my car for the past weekend, I picked the 2013 Cadillac ATS solely based on its air-cooling abilities. GM knows how to make a rockin' air conditioner that an American can love. It blasts cold air with ease. Despite the fussiness of the CUE system, the A/C controls are front and center and easy to use.

Of course, the car has other benefits. But when you're hot, you're hot.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 14,978 miles


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Beachfront of not, I don't see how you can live in SoCal without A/C. I live right on the Great Lakes, which certainly moderate temps also with regards to other parts of the northeast, but that doesn't mean I could get by without central heating.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    We were having issues with the AC in our Taurus, looks like a small refrigerant leak, but now that we got that sorted out it really reminds you that American cars are basically air conditioners on wheels. Even in yesterday's 95+ degree temps, we had the AC on normal (not max) with the fan on the second or third speed, and were more than cool enough. The Taurus lacks rear vents so we angled ours up towards the ceiling to send some back to the kiddo in the rear-facing child seat, and we were still feeling a cool breeze.

  • kirkhilles_ kirkhilles_ Posts:

    I guess that's I frequently see "Ice Cold A/C" listed first when people sell their cars on AutoTrader...

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