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Vehicle Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Review It's important to understand what this car is and is not. If you think a Crown Victoria is a good car, the ATS is not the car for you. On the other hand if you think a BMW 3 series is a good car, test drive an ATS, you will be surprised. The ATS is a complete departure from the "livingroom recliner on wheels" approach of days gone by for Cadillac. Its a drivers car cut from the cloth of European sports sedans. (Think Audi A4, BMW 3 series) That means crisp handling, quick accelleration, relatively small size and a firm ride. If you think these things are desirable, it's hard to beat an ATS, but if you want a numb isolated ride and don't care about handling, then please, buy something else. For perspective, I traded my wonderful BMW 5 series for the ATS and in most ways, the ATS is as good or better. I've not driven the base 2.5 engine. My ATS has the 3.6 V6 and for comparisson I have spent a few days driving the 2.0T and both perform similarly in terms of brute power... the 3.6 sounds more pleasant to me but both engines deliver lots of power. If driven in traffic, the cars don't feel real fast because the throttle is easy to modulate in stop and go traffic... but if you stomp on it, you will see 60MPH in between 5 and 6 seconds. If you enjoy driving fast on twisty roads, it doesn't get a lot better than the ATS for four seats. Definitely not Crown Victoria like. For more perspective, I'm in my 50's, 5'8 and fit fine in the front and back seats comfortably. The up optioned seats are terrific even if 6 footers aren't going to be happy in the back seat, but they aren't going to be happy in the back of an A4 or 3 series either. I have read some reviews on line about the ATS and draw the conclusion that some ATS buyers had no idea what they were buying. They would be happier with an early 90's Crown Victoria. That's fine, but you have to come to terms with what the car is and what it's intended to do. The alternatives to my ATS are the Mercedes C250, Audi A4, and BMW 328. If you think an alternative to the ATS is a Toyota Avalon, you should consider something else. As for me, I love my ATS.
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The 2015 Cadillac Ats earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 2.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
Available Cadillac ATS 2015 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: Luxury, Standard, Base, Performance, Premium
Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Radiant Silver Metallic, White Diamond Tricoat, Phantom Gray Metallic, Red Obsession Tintcoat, Silver Coast Metallic, Crystal White Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic, Black Diamond Tricoat, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Moonstone Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Thunder Gray ChromaFlair, Bronze Dune Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Opulent Blue Metallic (Late Availability), Silver Moonlight Metallic, Glacier Blue Metallic, Cocoa Bronze Metallic, Summer Gold Metallic
Interior Colors: Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents leatherette, Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents leather, Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents leather, Light Platinum w/Brownstone Accents premium leather, Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Caramel w/Jet Black Accents leatherette, Light Neutral w/Jet Black Accents leather, Morello Red w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents leatherette, Light Neutral w/Medium Cashmere Accents leather, Caramel w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents leather/sueded microfiber, Kona Brown w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents leather/sueded microfiber
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Back-up camera, Heated seats, Alarm, Remote Start, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Navigation, AWD/4WD, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Upgraded Stereo, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Headlights, Heads up display, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system