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Review of the 2015 Cadillac ATS

  • The 2015 Cadillac ATS should remain an enjoyable entry-level sport/luxury sedan on par with more established German rivals. For 2015, a coupe model joins the lineup, while the sedan gets a subtle redesign up front, along with a new badge.

  • Safety | Reliability
  • Pros

    Uniquely Cadillac styling; should provide the same spirited performance as the current model, which delivers excellent driving dynamics.

  • Cons

    Form-over-function infotainment interface; small trunk.

  • What's New for 2015

    The Cadillac ATS sedan gets only minor updates for 2015, chief among them Cadillac's new crest and a revised front fascia. The coupe is a new model.

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Awesome car

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Vehicle: 2014 Cadillac ATS

Love this car. Bought it in March. Looks sharp and people notice it. It has serious pick up and speed and excellent handling. The CUE is a little cumbersome but overall not that difficult to use. Definitely a smaller car, you're not going to be able to fit a lot of people in it, but overall it gets the job done.




Goodbye bmw

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Vehicle: 2014 Cadillac ATS

After owning a 2010 BMW 3 lease was up and went with 2014 ATS AWD. If your looking for back seat room this is not your car . Just me and my lady and occasional family member for any short rides. I have already done some foolish things with this car that I would not even tried with the BMW. 3 modes of travel sport, touring , snow ,all three have there moments and all work great . Love this car in aspects of travel , Cue radio very touchy would rather have knobs. No problems over 9 months 10 k miles Turns heads




Come on gm

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Vehicle: 2014 Cadillac ATS

I had Cadillacs my whole life. I had a skid with Infinti from 2011 to 13. Probably my best 3 years of driving, I went back to Cadi because i believed they were making a better car and the deal was also inviting. But the continuing problems surface every month. The quality is sub par to those imports. Craftmanshift is very poor. The look of the ATS performance is outstanding as the handling. I made a mistake of getting the 2.0. It has no punch from the gate. Aside all the fun this CAR has to offer. Its in the shop once a month for something. I lost the power steering once, not a good experiance. I even lost the dashboard lights,gauges.Going in now 4 mildew smell in AC, its killing me.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Shrinks

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Vehicle: 2014 Cadillac ATS

I fell in love with the car during the test drive because of the technology and the styling of the interior. Unfortunately, that ended the first time I tried to have a friend ride in the back seat. If you're over 5'-9", there's no way an adult can ride behind you. If they had added 4 inches of leg room, I'd love this car. I don't know why they didn't just make this a 2-seater. I may end up trading it in for something larger.



7 of 7 people found this review helpful

Update after 5,000 miles

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Vehicle: 2014 Cadillac ATS

I previously posted my initial impressions of the ATS and here are some thoughts after another 5K miles on the odometer: Now that the engine has some miles on it, the fuel economy has improved to meeting or exceeding EPA numbers. Expect 30-33 MPG on the highway and 20-22 in town. This car needs premium gas. Lower grades will dull performance and increase fuel consumption considerably. I still miss real buttons and knobs on the CUE system but its no reason not to buy the car. The small 10cu feet trunk is enough for a road trip for two but no more than that.



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Exceeds my expectation

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Vehicle: 2014 Cadillac ATS

I have had the a t s Luxury 4wheel drive 3.6 for nearly 3 weeks now, it is amazingly fast. Very tight and sporty, the steering wheel is a little small compared to the 2006 Lexus 330 i traded for it and a totally different ride, but a great ride just the same a lot of fun to drive. i like the safety of Onstar, assistance systems for parking and backing. The Cue system does not work 100% well with my iPod..but it does work most of the time, by plugging into the usb port which tucked into the storage area in the dash board, which opens by gently swiping your finger on the bottom of the compartment. the downside of the C U E system is of course finger prints.



Full 2015 Cadillac ATS Review

What's New for 2015

The Cadillac ATS sedan gets only minor updates for 2015, chief among them Cadillac's new crest and a revised front fascia. The coupe is a new model.

Introduction

In just two years, the ATS has become Cadillac's breakout hit. It was the brand's second best-selling model last year, and why not? It looks sharp, packs cutting-edge (if frustrating) technology and drives as well as its BMW and Audi rivals. The 2015 Cadillac ATS evolves further with the addition of a new coupe model and subtle changes to the sedan.

The coupe wasn't hard to see coming. It offers another entry point for buyers for whom sedans lack style, regardless of practicality. Cadillac has resisted infusing the ATS coupe with the over-the-top (but no less awesome) styling treatment given the two-door version of the larger CTS. While the CTS two-door appealed to enthusiasts with its thick haunches, broad C-pillars and center-mounted exhaust, most people left the dealer in a sedan. Cadillac instead adopted the more reasonable strategy of simply lengthening the door openings and tapering the roof line, not unlike on the new 2014 BMW 4 Series, the ATS coupe's chief intended rival.

Sumptuous coupe style won't come without compromise, however. Compared to the sedan, the ATS coupe sacrifices an inch of front passenger headroom and slightly more than 1.5 inches in the rear seat. Shoulder room is also more pinched in the coupe. Overall interior volume is also down by 7 cubic feet, while the two models share the same 10.4-cubic-foot trunk dimensions.

We don't expect Cadillac to alter the formula too drastically for the sedan's update. Keen observers will notice a single lower air intake grille spanning the length of the front end, instead of three separate intake ports as before. More important is Cadillac's new badge, placed squarely in the middle of the upper grille. The classic Caddy crest last changed in 2000, and the new design -- modernized, widened and shed of its wreaths -- is Cadillac's loudest appeal to young money. The new crest will first show up on the coupe, then the sedan.

The 2015 ATS will offer base, Luxury, Performance and Premium trim levels and a choice of either a turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 272 horsepower or a 3.6-liter V6 that delivers 321 hp. The four-cylinder is available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 gets only the six-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive should be optional for either engine, but matched only to the automatic transmission.

You can get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine in the current ATS sedan, but it won't be offered in the new coupe. Caddy could keep the engine around to make the sedan's starting price more affordable, but we wouldn't be surprised to see the anemic 202-hp engine disappear from the spec sheet altogether.

The new ATS sedan should carry the latest -- and, dare we hope, improved -- version of the CUE infotainment system, complete with a snazzy 8-inch swipe-and-tap touchscreen. The new CUE will offer 4G LTE cellular connectivity to turn the ATS sedan into a Wi-Fi hotspot. It will also offer the CUE Collection, what Cadillac calls a "new in-car app marketplace."

Available safety features should include automatic brake drying to help in wet and snowy conditions, automatic braking to mitigate front and rear collisions, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and a head-up display.

The 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe should arrive at dealerships by late summer, with the sedan to follow in the fall. Expect both models to be priced within the same broad range -- low $30,000s to mid $40,000s -- as the current sedan. Check back for a full review of the 2015 ATS sedan, including driving impressions, specs and buying advice as it becomes available.

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