2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test


2013 Cadillac ATS: Dual Detent Cruise

January 8, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

GM installed a well thought-out cruise control system in the 2013 Cadillac ATS. When you want to set the speed in one mph increments, you bump the thumb rocker to its first detent. Push it further to the second detent and your speed increases in 5 mph chunks.

BMWs in particular have had this functionality for a long, long time, but this is first time I can recall an American car with it. It's a great feature. I wish more/all cars had it. I could do without the constantly-illuminated steering wheel text as shown above, but that's picking nits.

Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

Comments

  • prndlol prndlol Posts:

    Hrm, I wonder if the Canadian cars will adjust speed in straight-translated 1.6km and 8km increments, or if it will be software adjusted to say 2 and 10km/h.

  • ahightower ahightower Posts:

    When are all LT updates going back to blog format? We're lazy, too much clicking required.

  • hondacura5 hondacura5 Posts:

    I really like this car as the chassis is near perfection. The only things that I didn't care for we're the (lack) of refinement from the 2.0t (compared to turbo engines from Audi/BMW), the performance numbers from the 3.6 are lacking and the gauge cluster looks like its from a Cobalt. Easy fixes for a pretty damn good car.

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