From CTS to ATS - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: From CTS to ATS

February 4, 2014

2013 Cadillac ATS

Our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS has a pair of new owners: Karren, chief human resources officer for Edmunds and her friend, Kenneth. Kenneth previously owned a 2005 Cadillac CTS, and as it was beginning to show some signs of age, was looking for a replacement with more modern features.

Karren and Kenneth took the ATS for a test-drive and were impressed by its handling and also its safety technology. The Edmunds Editors had listed it as a "Top Recommended Sedan" for 2013, which was a plus in their eyes.

Since our Cadillac ATS was the "Premium" trim level, it came with a ton of features, such as the driver-awareness package, side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic alert and more. It was a lot of car for the money. Here's how the numbers broke down.

Edmunds employees pay private party TMV, which in this case was $36,285. For reference, this car had a sticker price of $51,510 and we paid $48,567 (before tax and title) when we bought it last year. This was a depreciation of about 25 percent, which is in line with our average of 22 percent, given that we kept the car a couple months past the one-year mark.

We wish Karren and Kenneth well and hope they enjoy the 2013 Cadillac ATS as much as we did.

Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 21,566 miles


  • janet_k janet_k Posts:

    I find this statement odd in its inclusion, "Karren, chief human resources officer for Edmunds and her friend, Kenneth" because of the description of Karren and Kenneth's relationship. It's almost invasively TMI.

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