Heads Up! - 2013 Cadillac ATS Long-Term Road Test

2013 Cadillac ATS: Heads Up!

August 19, 2013

2013 Cadillac ATS

Once you train yourself to look for the Heads Up Display (HUD) in the 2013 Cadillac ATS, your eyes will rarely leave the road. The HUD displays a variety of information including upcoming navigation turns. More importantly, it can be set to show your current speed along with the posted speed limit. This is crucial information when passing through small towns. The speed limit is sometimes kept unexpectedly low until you are miles from nowhere. I know because I got a ticket this way last year.

The heads up display was one of two safety features I really liked in the Cadillac.

I was constantly backing out of tight parking spaces in casino parking lots during a trip to Las Vegas. I relied on the side traffic alert system, and vibrating seat, to show me when cars, completely invisible to me, were coming. It wasn't a matter of assisting me; I was completely dependent on it.

I found these two safety features, along with adaptive cruise control, strong reasons to consider buying the ATS.

Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 12,983 miles

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