2018 Cadillac ATS Buyer's Guide
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.
The Cadillac ATS is powered by either a 272-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 or a 335-horsepower V6; for 2018, all models receive an updated version of the CUE infotainment system.
From our 2018 Cadillac ATS full review: "While you may equate Cadillac with comfort, the ATS' suspension is stiffer, befitting its sporty ambitions. The Cadillac's 8-speed automatic transmission is fluid and fast, and though its steering isn't quite as precise as that of a BMW's, its feedback is still credible."
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The 2018 Cadillac ATS starts at above $36,000 and rises to more than $65,000 with the V6, all-wheel drive and all the rest of the premium trimmings. Build and price your own 2018 Cadillac ATS right here at KBB.com to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
At the top of the ATS lineup is the 2018 Cadillac ATS-V. With a 464-horsepower twin-turbo engine and prices starting above $62,000 for the sedan, the ATS-V coupe and sedan are Cadillac's answer to the famed BMW M3/M4.
KBB.com reader and ATS owner RedneckDad had this to say about the ATS: "The biggest pros for me are the handling, the magnetic suspension, and the beauty of this car. The biggest cons are the cramped interior, a back seat that is pretty unusable for American adults, and the premium price tag that these carry." Read more Cadillac ATS consumer reviews.
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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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