The compact luxury sport sedan category is extremely competitive, so Cadillac makes the 2018 ATS enticing for those who prefer aggressive design and sporty handling. The 2018 Cadillac ATS is offered in four trim levels: the base ATS, Luxury, Premium Luxury and Premium Performance. Two engines are available: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (272 hp) or a 3.6-liter V6 (335 hp).
Most of the technology equipment that is standard on the ATS is optional on its imported competitors. For example, the ATS includes a 4G LTE data modem that lets you create an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot. It also comes with an 8-inch touchscreen center display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system.
One trim above the standard ATS, the Luxury, adds power-adjustable leather seats, heated front seats and steering wheel, driver-position memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and a navigation system. A 60/40-split folding rear seat, a 110-volt outlet, and front and rear parking sensors further increase the ATS' functionality.
The Premium Luxury trim takes performance and safety up a notch and should match up well with premium versions of sport sedans from Germany. The smoother and more powerful V6 engine is standard, as is a Driver Awareness package that includes lane keeping and lane departure assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert and automatic windshield wipers. The Premium Luxury also adds a sunroof, adaptive xenon headlamps and illuminating exterior door handles.
Finally, the Premium Performance adds performance-enhancing functions such as adaptive suspension dampers, summer tires, mechanical limited-slip differential, an external oil cooler and larger engine cooler. A color head-up display and power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel round out the additional features.
If you like the low starting price, the long list of standard features or the sporty options, let Edmunds help you find and buy the right 2018 Cadillac ATS compact sport sedan for you.
2018 Cadillac ATS Overview
The 2018 Cadillac ATS is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). ATS models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 ATS comes with rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 ATS comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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What options are available on the 2018 Cadillac ATS?
Available Cadillac ATS 2018 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Cadillac ATS 2018 Trims: Luxury, Standard, Premium, Performance, Base
Exterior Colors: Black Raven, Radiant Silver Metallic, Phantom Gray Metallic, Silver Coast Metallic, Red Obsession Tintcoat, Crystal White Tricoat, White Diamond Tricoat, Black Diamond Tricoat, Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic, Majestic Plum Metallic, Stellar Black Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, Crystal Red Tintcoat, Summer Gold Metallic, Thunder Gray ChromaFlair, Glacier Blue Metallic, Mocha Steel Metallic, Opulent Blue Metallic, Opulent Blue Metallic (Late Availability), Bronze Dune Metallic, Silver Moonlight 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/Jet Black Accents leatherette, Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Light Neutral w/Medium Cashmere Accents leather, Morello Red w/Jet Black Accents premium leather, Light Platinum w/Brownstone Accents premium leather, Caramel w/Jet Black Accents leatherette, Light Neutral w/Jet Black 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, Morello Red w/Jet Black Accents premium leather/alcantara
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, Remote Start, Alarm, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Sunroof/Moonroof, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Navigation, AWD/4WD, Keyless Entry/Start, Mobile Internet, Upgraded Stereo, Lane Departure Warning, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Upgraded Headlights, Blind Spot Monitoring, Heads up display, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system