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

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Cadillac ATS in VA is:

$180 per month*
* Explanation