2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Rubbing Me the Wrong Way

July 31, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

I noticed that every time I opened the lid on the center console bin of our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS, it was a little slow and it seemed to be rubbing on something. It wasn't until I checked from the passenger seat that I noticed what the problem was. It is rubbing on the side of the driver seat, every time it opens or closes.

Not so on the passenger seat. If you look very carefully at the picture, you can see that there's air between the passenger seat and the bin lid, which is not the case on the driver side. Perhaps if I adjusted the driver seat back more, it might improve this, but I can't drive that way.

I like the shape of the lid, at least. When it's closed, it's visually interesting, and when it's open, from behind it looks like some kind of strange, padded horned animal with no neck.

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$180 per month*
* Explanation