The Kid Came to Play

The ATS, the smallest, most affordable Cadillac, has been met with positive reviews as a legitimate contender to the BMW 3 Series and other small luxury sport sedans. Key ATS strengths include its sharp, distinctive styling, comfortable and tech-laden interior, and driving dynamics that will surprise and impress European sport sedan aficionados. Just-okay resale values and a particularly tight rear seat are a couple potential shortcomings to be aware of.

For 2017, the Cadillac ATS is powered by either a 272-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 or a 333-horsepower V6; last year's base engine has been dropped from the lineup. In addition, all models receive an updated version of the CUE infotainment system.

Driving It

From our 2017 Cadillac ATS full review: "There is no “soft” suspension with the 2017 Cadillac ATS Sedan and Coupe, just varying degrees of firmness. The ATS corners and accelerates as well as any BMW, although the steering feel isn’t as precise."

Super ATS
 

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At the top of the ATS lineup is the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V. With a 464-horsepower twin-turbo engine and prices starting around $62,000 for the sedan, the ATS-V coupe and sedan are Cadillac's answer to the famed BMW M3/M4.

Build and Price Your Own

The 2017 Cadillac ATS starts at above $35,000 and rises to more than $55,000 with the V6, all-wheel drive and all the rest of the premium trimmings. Build and price your own 2017 Cadillac ATS right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

ATS in Action

Here's how we sum it up in the video below: "Based on our experience, we doubt it'll remain an outsider for long."
 


Owners' Opinions

KBB.com reader and ATS owner AJ had this to say about the ATS: "ATS really competes with its sisters. Great performance, great brakes (Brembo), great acceleration. Mileage is not that great, 20mpg. The drawbacks are: small trunk, small rear compartment, but doesn't bother me as I use the car for commuting. Cue is a little annoying." Read more Cadillac ATS consumer reviews.

More Fun Luxury

The Cadillac ATS is up against some seriously strong competition. Check out our Small Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide to see what Europe and Japan have to offer.
 


 

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