2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Narrow Trunk

May 1, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

The 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T's trunk is generously wide at the opening, but things get tight further back in the cargo area.

I found out just how narrow it gets at the wheel wells when I folded down the rear seats and tried to put a mountain bike in through the trunk.

The pass-through is plenty tall enough for this maneuver, but definitely not wide enough. I had to lower the seat post all the way down to get the bike in (besides taking off the front wheel, of course). And even then it was a total squeeze-fest.

I was so frustrated I forgot to take a photo.

While stuffing a mountain bike into the ATS isn't exactly normal duty, the ATS's 10.2 cubic-foot trunk is on the small side for the class. The BMW 3 Series offers 11.0 cu.-ft. of space, the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class measure 12.4 cu.-ft.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,348 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$161 per month*
* Explanation