Useful Combo of HUD and Gauge Cluster Display - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Useful Combo of HUD and Gauge Cluster Display

October 1, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

We've written about our 2013 Cadillac ATS's head-up display and configurable gauge cluster display before. But it's also worth mentioning how well they work together.

Normally, I'm not all that keen on head-up displays (HUD), as a nice set of gauges is all I want or need. But I've found the ATS's gauges to be a little hard to read, and sometimes the top of the steering wheel blocks my view of the top of the speedo depending on my seating position. As such, the HUD comes in handy.

I've found that with the HUD and the configurable display in the gauge cluster, I can have everything I really want displayed in a way that's very easy and quick to see. (It's also less distracting than looking over to the main central touchscreen display.)

I'll set the HUD to show speed and the road's speed limit, and then the configurable cluster display to some variation, but usually fuel economy/audio information/fuel range.

If I were buying an ATS, I'd very likely spring to get the optional HUD.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 15,891 miles

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