2013 Cadillac ATS Long Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Steering Wheel Audio Controls

May 6, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

File this under the Minor Gripes category. But I don't find the steering wheel audio controls on the 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T intuitive.

Two problems: First, having the up/down radio volume buttons on opposite sides of the cumbersome SEL button is just odd. To me it would make more sense to have the up/down buttons on the same side of SEL, with my first choice being below it as that's easier to get to.

Turns out, I adjust the stereo volume quite a bit (who knew?) so this non-intuitive setup stands out to me.

Second, the overly protruding SEL button is just odd in general, as you have to raise your thumb to reach over it.

Again, in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal. But still odd nonetheless.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 7,510 miles

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