Hey, It's Like a 3 Series - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Hey, It's Like a 3 Series

June 11, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Every time I walk out to my dark garage to get in our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS, I feel happy. I could end up taking a really good drive today, I think. The world is my oyster. My mania has everything to do with the approach lighting on the ATS.

Stealing from BMW is almost always a good idea. And the lighting scheme on our ATS reminds me of walking up to our E90 sedans, first a 2006 330i, then a 2009 M3.

The LEDs on the door handles are an especially nice touch. Whereas BMW located the LEDs on the underside of each handle, Cadillac has them on the outside. The effect is the same, though I suppose the LEDs on the ATS might be slightly more vulnerable to damage from flying debris. Whatever. This car looks great and my hope is renewed.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor

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