December 04, 2013
The 2013 Cadillac ATS is about to leave our long-term road test fleet after a year of service. November saw over 2,000 miles added to the odometer, and although no new highs or lows were recorded, the needle did move up a bit thanks to some time on the open highway.
October 3, 2013
After last month's 3,000 miles, September was relatively quiet for our 2013 Cadillac ATS. We added fewer than half that, about 1,300 miles. For those miles, we averaged 20.7 mpg. That's a few mpg below the EPA's 24 mpg estimate for combined driving.
September 5, 2013
Our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS saw quite a bit of action in August, adding nearly 3,000 miles to its odometer. After all those miles, lifetime fuel economy on our four-cylinder ATS stands at 22 mpg. This is, of course, 2 mpg short of the ATS 2.0T's combined EPA estimate. And if you've read Dan Edmunds' piece, "MPG Is Stupid," you know we're actually 8.3 percent off the pace.
August 2, 2013
In July, our 2013 Cadillac ATS returned to service after a two-week stay in the body shop. We responded with 2,100 miles, an oil change and a tire rotation. Editor Travis put half of those miles on the ATS during a road trip to Nevada City, while Editor Brent contributed his share through two weeks of combing Central California roads.
July 18, 2013
California Gold Rush miners were settling in Nevada City as early as 1849, fifteen years before Nevada became a state. As a result of this relatively lengthy history, there are some great landmarks in the area. I've already been to the Empire Mine National Park (where nearly 6 million ounces of gold was unearthed), but as I was on my way out of town in our long-term 2013 Cadillac ATS, the local cemetery caught my eye.
July 15, 2013
When our 2013 Cadillac ATS finally came out of the body shop, it went straight to work. My brother and I had a 1,000-mile road trip planned for the holiday weekend.
Out of Los Angeles before noon, my brother Tyler and I were keen on arriving at our father's house for dinner. It's 450 miles away. Apparently, the ATS's seats are super comfortable for passengers because my brother was sleeping before 30 minutes passed. After a few hours on the road, I couldn't drown out the snoring with podcasts any longer. I stopped for burgers.
July 3, 2013
Calling the month of June uneventful for our 2013 Cadillac ATS would be kind. After it was damaged, it took a few weeks to repair so we didn't hit any new milestones. More on the repair process soon, but if you want to see the mpg we logged before the ATS went to the body shop, click through the jump.
June 3, 2013
We added 1,200 miles to our 2013 Cadillac ATS's odometer in May, and some aggressive driving brought our average mpg down slightly to 20.8.
May 2, 2013
We added 1,000 miles to our Cadillac ATS's odometer in April, mostly at the hands of Road Test Editor Mike Monticello.
Monticello complained about the Cadillac's seats, but not about its fuel economy, as most of his fill-ups averaged 20 mpg or better.
April 2, 2013
For the month of March our long-term Cadillac ATS put on about 1,225 miles. We averaged 23.8 mpg for the month almost matching the EPA combined rating for this car.
March 18, 2013
Living within driving distance of Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the benefits of working in Southern California. Many of our long-term cars get to make this run. Most recently our 2013 Cadillac ATS was called to duty.
March 5, 2013
We've put a 1,000 miles on our 2013 Cadillac ATS since its last fuel economy report.
You'd think that might change our overall averages, but in fact, they didn't budge a bit.
February 4, 2013
The 2013 Cadillac ATS has been with us since the beginning of December, and there's no doubt it's a staff favorite. Dark and sporty, the ATS looks good, drives well, and turns the heads of diehard German sedan owners.
Now with 4,000 miles on the odo, the ATS is proving itself relatively economical as well. Our best tank so far was 28.6 mpg with Editor in Chief Scott Oldham behind the wheel for a quick weekend road trip to Arizona.
Only one other tank eclipsed the ATS's combined EPA rating of 27 mpg, leaving us with a lifetime average of 21.2 mpg.
Kelly Toepke, News Editor @ 4,101 miles
Worst Fill MPG: 18.3
Best Fill MPG: 28.6
Average Lifetime MPG: 21.2
EPA MPG Rating (City/Highway Combined): 27
Best Range: 383 miles
Current Odometer: 4,101 miles