2013 Cadillac ATS: Mountain Car
August 9, 2013
Sure it looks out of place at the trailhead, next to mud-caked Jeeps and dusty Subarus, but our 2013 Cadillac ATS handled the high country like a mountain goat. Of course, we're not talking about anything off the pavement. However, we did make the climb from Lone Pine to the Whitney Portal, elevation 8,430 feet. The paddle shifters helped hold the lower gears to keep our speed down without heating up the brakes. And then there was another feature we really enjoyed.
It was a beautiful morning and we opened the sunroof to get a better view of the splendor around us. There was a lot of wind noise from the pop up screen, but it was well worth it to be able to see America's tallest mountain (in the lower 48 states, anyway).
Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 12,244 miles