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2013 Cadillac ATS

Saturday, July 27th 2013. | Cadillac

2013 Cadillac ATS Sedan

Entering the luxury sedan segment might be a difficult feat, as the Audi A4, Mercedez C350, and the BMW 328 has established quite a name for itself in this area. But this didn’t stop Cadillac from entering what is the bestselling segment in the luxury auto arena. But did Cadillac’s gamble pay off? Does Cadillac put up a good fight? With its superb engineering and design—the answer is, quite clearly, yes.

2013 Cadillac ATS side

Diverse Options for the Powertrain

The 2013 ATS Sedan is offered in three engine choices. The first one is a conservative, fuel-efficient 2.5 liter engine with 202-horsepower, which doesn’t quite measure up to the competition.However, its two other engine types pack  solid punch: a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 272 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque that runs at full force from 0 to 60 mph. the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine has 321 horsepower and a highly responsive automatic transmission. There are three configurations for the second engine type: a manual with rear-wheel drive, an automatic with rear-wheel drive, and an automatic with an all-wheel drive. The third and most powerful engine, however, doesn’t come with a manual gearbox.

As for fuel economy, the 2013 ATS 2.5 has 22 mpg in the city and 33 mpg in the highway, with a combined rating of 26 mpg. The V6, on the other hand, has a 26 mpg combined rating, with 19 mg in the city and 28 mpg in the highway.

2013 Cadillac ATS front

This five-passenger luxury sports sedan comes in four body styles: base, Luxury, Performance, and Premium. There area also optional packages that will add extra features, such as a Driver Assistance package, Awareness package, a Cold Weather Package, and a Track Performance Package.

Interior and Exterior that Define Luxury

The entry-level interior features of Cadillac’s flagship luxury sports sedan is made of high-grade materials, with wood and metallic finishes that accentuate style and luxury. Finding a comfortable seating position is quite easy, thanks to the power-adjustable bolsters. At the back, the headroom provides more than enough space for any type of passenger. There’s also 10.2 cubic feet of capacity in the trunk—not bad at all.

2013 Cadillac ATS interior

The exterior lives up to its luxury sports sedan label. If there’s one thing the ATS can boast about, that would be its premium luxury exterior.

Special Interior Tech and Safety Features

The Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system has large icons that you can tap and swipe with gusto—it’s not difficult to control at all, as it’s very much like operating a smartphone. It also comes with a few other functions, including a proximity sensor that can detect if your hand is near the screen. You can also change the map size easily, enlarging and squeezing it at will.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS sedan scrimps on anything but its safety features. There are traction control, stability control, stability control, active front head restraint, and airbags for the front seats, knees, and full-length side curtains. It also comes with the OnStar crash notification system, along with an on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, turn-by-turn navigation, and stolen vehicle assistance.

2013 Cadillac ATS back


The prices for the Cadillac ATS Sedan depend on what engine you’re getting. The 2.5 retails at $33,990, the 2.0T at $35,795, and the 3.6 at $42,090.

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