2013 Cadillac ATS Premium Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Cadillac ATS - Road Test Specs

2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan

(3.6L V6 FFV 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Cadillac ATS Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$43,985
Options on test vehicle3.6-Liter V6 Powertrain Upgrade ($3,605); Cold Weather Package ($600 -- includes heated driver and front passenger seats, heated steering wheel rim).
As-tested MSRP$48,190
Assembly locationLansing, Michigan


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected V6, flex-fuel
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,564/217
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,000
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)7,200
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)321 @ 6,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)275 @ 4,800
Fuel typeFlex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-wheel-mounted paddles
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.06; II = 2.37; III = 1.55; IV = 1.16; V = 0.85; VI = 0.67; R = 3.20
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.27
Differential(s)Mechanical limited-slip


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, driver-adjustable two-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.3
Tire make and modelBridgestone Potenza RE050A RFT
Tire typeSummer, performance
Tire size, frontP225/40RF18 (88W)
Tire size, rearP255/35RF18 (90W)
Wheel size, front18-by-8 inches
Wheel size, rear18-by-9 inches
Wheel materialForged aluminum
Brakes, front12.6-inch two-piece ventilated discs with four-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear12.4-inch ventilated discs with two-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.3
0-45 mph (sec.)3.8
0-60 mph (sec.)5.7
0-75 mph (sec.)8.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)13.9 @ 101.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.4
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.5
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.0
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.6
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.1 @ 101.2
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)5.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)27
60-0 mph (ft.)108
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.92
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.92
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,050

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest run came via power braking to 1,500 rpm, with a bit of rear wheelspin and the tranny left in Drive. Reasonably quick upshifts. Manual shifting was a tenth or so slower -- not bad, actually. Engine revs pretty quick and sounds mean at higher rpm. Manual shifting is via console lever (pull back for downshifts) or steering-wheel-mounted paddles. Holds gears to 7,000-rpm limiter. Blips throttle on manual downshifts.
Braking commentsVery firm pedal, although travel was on the longish side. Stopped with zero commotion whatsoever, little dive and no side-to-side wiggle. First stop was longest at 110 feet. Shortest stop was the sixth (and final) stop at 108 feet.
Handling commentsDecent grip from the tires, but hard to say whether the skid pad at Road Atlanta was less or more grippy than our usual test site. The ATS is pretty amenable to changes in throttle to keep understeer at bay. Chassis is responsive and balanced enough that it's easy to switch from under- to oversteer, especially with a bit of juice from the throttle.

Testing Conditions

Test date6/27/2012
Test locationRoad Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
Elevation (ft.)915 feet
Temperature (°F)80.6
Relative humidity (%)28.0
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)29.05
Wind (mph, direction)3.5, East
Odometer (mi.)1,013
Fuel used for test93-octane gasoline

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)19 city/28 highway (manufacturer estimate)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.0
Driving range (mi.)448 (estimated)

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionAM/FM/CD/MP3/satellite radio Bose 7-speaker surround sound audio system
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via dual USB ports, aux-in jack and SD card
Satellite radioStandard SiriusXM with three-month trial subscription
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard with 12-month trial subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition
Parking aidsStandard back-up camera
Blind-spot detectionStandard
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringStandard departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard forward collision alert
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,461
Length (in.)182.8
Width (in.)71.1
Height (in.)55.9
Wheelbase (in.)109.3
Track, front (in.)59.5
Track, rear (in.)60.9
Turning circle (ft.)36.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.5
Legroom, rear (in.)33.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.6
Headroom, rear (in.)36.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.2
Shoulder room, rear (in.)53.9
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)10.2
GVWR (lbs.)4,443
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,000
Ground clearance (in.)5.9


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years/50,000 miles

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