2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: My Favorite Design Flourish

March 20, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

The Cadillac ATS abounds with little stylistic flourishes and clever details. It's one of the things that truly set it apart from the staid Germans that might include some LED lights up front and perhaps a smidgen of alloy trim inside if you tick the right options box.

Just a quick glimpse of the ATS will reveal what I'm talking about. Yet, when I saw the ATS in the flesh for the first time, the detail that impressed me most was the door handles.

"No way. Tell me they light up, that would be rad," I said approaching the car. "They do light up! That's fantastic. And the button to unlock the car is like a modern version of those old button-push Cadillac door handles that used to be on the Fleetwood and others. Just brilliant."

I'm still impressed every time I see the ATS.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 6,038 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