2013 Cadillac ATS: The Gauges are Fine
December 7, 2012
There was much hand wringing over the dated look of the gauges in the ATS when the car was introduced to our fleet. I was kind of surprised, mostly because I had driven the car and didn't find their look all that objectionable.
Maybe it was the photos, or high expectations for a car trying to unseat the 3 Series as the de facto sport sedan of record. Either way, the reaction was all kinds of not good.
Now don't get me wrong, I prefer a far simpler setup, one with equal parts speedometer and tachometer and not much else. But this setup is readable, not overly cluttered and far from the worst I've seen.
Then again, maybe I'm saying that because the rest of the car is so good. Really, it's impressive. From the engine to the brakes to the suspension, it's dialed in very well in nearly every respect.
Ed Hellwig, Editor @ 1,950 miles