2013 Cadillac ATS Turbo Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Cadillac ATS - Road Test Specs

2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Cadillac ATS Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeRWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$44,895
Options on test vehicleSix-Speed Manual Transmission (-$1,180 -- includes six-speed manual transmission, hill start assist, electronic parking brake, limited-slip differential)
As-tested MSRP$44,315 (manual transmission discount)


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front midengine, rear-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998/122
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.2
Redline, indicated (rpm)7,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)272 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 1,700
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.92; II=2.62; III=1.81; IV=1.3; V=1.0; VI=.80
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.27
Differential(s)Mechanical limited slip


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts with dual lower ball joints, coil springs, driver-adjustable 2-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink (double wishbone + toe link), coil springs, driver-adjustable 2-mode magnetorheological dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.3
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size, frontP225/40R18 88W
Tire size, rearP255/35R18 90W
Wheel size, front18-by-8 inches
Wheel size, rear18-by-9 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front12.6-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with 4-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear12.4-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.2
0-45 mph (sec.)4.0
0-60 mph (sec.)6.3
0-75 mph (sec.)9.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.5 @ 95.9
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.9
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.1 @ 95.0
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)113
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)69.1
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON65.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.90
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.90
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.3
@ Full throttle (dB)74.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.9
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,500

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsImpossible to select a consistent engine speed for launch with wildly erratic electronic throttle calibration. Pedal position and engine speed seem virtually unrelated in this car before the clutch is engaged. Also, hard to produce consistent accel runs. Times dropped until run four, then began to slow dramatically. Shifter rejects quick gearchanges at high engine speeds. Clutch effort changes at high engine speeds. Sounds like a mess, but it drives well until you ask for 10/10ths acceleration.
Braking commentsSolid, consistent pedal. Good distance. No worries here.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Very good balance and communication as limits approach. Steering effort is appropriate. More power would make this car awesome. As is, it can be driven with the throttle, but its personality comes more from handling than power. Slalom: good turn-in, but can be tricky during rapid transitions -- especially in "Sport" mode. I found more confidence and speed in "Tour." Still, very rapid here -- more so than the BMW 328i.

Testing Conditions

Test date9/18/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)85.0
Relative humidity (%)30.8
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.8
Wind (mph, direction)1.4, cross
Odometer (mi.)1,319
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)32/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Not available
Edmunds observed (mpg)21.2
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)16.0
Driving range (mi.)0

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionBose 10-speaker single CD, HD Radio
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack , aux jack
Satellite radioStandard
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemStandard (on Premium trim) with traffic 8-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard 12 months trial subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition, doors, trunk/hatch
Parking aidsStandard rear crosss traffic alert + back-up camera system
Blind-spot detectionStandard
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringStandard departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,403
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,451
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)50/50
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
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,000


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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