2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V  0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

The 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V is a Rear-wheel drive Coupe. It can accommodate up to 4 passengers. It has 2 Doors and is powered by a 3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve engine which outputs 450 hp @ 5750 rpm and is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode gearbox. The 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V has cargo capacity of 295 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1678 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers Ultrasonic rear park assist and Rear view camera. Safety features also include Driver side front airbag and Passenger side front airbag. The front suspension is Independent front suspension while the rear suspension is Independent rear suspension. The car also features a Tire low-pressure warning system It has 18 inches painted aluminium wheels as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has Yes. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 492 N.m of torque and a top speed of 282 km/h. The 2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and hits quarter mile at 12.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is 14.7 L/100km in the city and 9.8 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 68,305

Name V
Price $ 68,305
Body Coupe
Doors 2 Doors
Engine 3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve
Power 450 hp @ 5750 rpm
Number of Seats 4 Seats
Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Cargo Space 295.0 L
Maximum Cargo Space 295.0 L
Wheel Type 18 inches painted aluminium wheels
Series ATS Coupe
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Horsepower 450 HP
Torque 492 N.m
Top Speed 282 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) 4.7 s
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel Consumption (City) 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption (Highway) 9.8 L/100km
Gear Type auto
Weight 1,678 KG
Brand Cadillac
Model ATS
0-400m (Quarter Mile) 12.6 s
0-400m (Quarter Mile) - Speed 183.2 km/h
0-800m (Half Mile) 20.8 s
0-800m (Half Mile) - Speed 206.2 km/h
Modifications (MODS)
Modifications Cost $ 0

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2016 Cadillac ATS Used Price Estimates

Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
Used Condition Trade In Price Private Party Price Dealer Retail Price
Outstanding $ 19,933 $ 21,960 $ 24,019
Clean $ 19,170 $ 21,105 $ 23,064
Average $ 17,642 $ 19,397 $ 21,152
Rough $ 16,115 $ 17,688 $ 19,240

The 2016 Cadillac ATS is an enjoyable entry-level luxury sport sedan that's competitive with more established German rivals.

Cadillac's attempts to break into the compact luxury sedan market have historically been unsuccessful. The Catera, for example, was a poorly disguised Opel Omega, while the infamous Cimarron's Chevy Cavalier roots make it an ever-popular choice for "Worst Cars Ever" lists (including our own). But the 2016 Cadillac ATS impressively distances itself from its underwhelming predecessors. Boasting crisp, angular sheet metal, an attractive cabin and excellent handling, it's America's best answer yet to the BMW 3 Series.

The angular exterior design of the 2016 ATS stands in sharp contrast to conservatively styled competitors.

The 2016 model year brings a slew of improvements to the ATS. An eight-speed automatic transmission replaces last year's six-speed unit, while the all-new 3.6-liter V6 engine adds 12 horsepower and 11 pound-feet of torque compared to the outgoing V6, along with an extra 2 mpg on the highway. On the inside, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration have been added to models equipped with the CUE infotainment system. The CUE interface also receives a more powerful processor and redesigned menus intended to make it more bearable, though the finicky touch-sensitive center stack remains a potential source of frustration on the road.

You might be less annoyed by CUE than we are, however, in which case the ATS's exceptionally athletic chassis could give it an edge over the competition. Of course, the BMW 3 Series remains the poster child for the class, providing sporty handling of its own along with diverse and stellar engine options. The recently redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class, meanwhile, offers an elegant cabin awash in jaw-dropping wood, soft-touch and metallic accents. The Audi A4 and Lexus IS are also attractive alternatives, and it's worth noting that all four rivals have roomier backseats and trunks. Yet even in such illustrious company, the 2016 Cadillac ATS is a strong contender that's well worth sampling before you make your decision.

The 2016 Cadillac ATS is a compact luxury sport sedan offered in four trim levels: base, Luxury, Performance and Premium. The ATS Coupe is reviewed separately, as is the high-performance ATS-V.

Standard features on the base trim include 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, keyless ignition and entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 5.7-inch driver information screen, six-way power front seats with power lumbar, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, OnStar, 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth phone connectivity and a seven-speaker Bose audio system with satellite radio, two USB ports and an auxiliary audio jack.

Optional on the base ATS is the Cadillac User Experience (CUE) infotainment system with voice controls, an 8-inch touchscreen, wireless cell phone charging, Bluetooth audio, Android Auto (late availability) and Apple CarPlay functionality, a rearview camera, three USB ports and HD radio. A 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system is also included when CUE is specified.

The 2016 ATS gets dual exhaust tips on the Luxury trim and above.

The Luxury trim adds the above CUE bundle as standard (minus the stereo upgrade), as well as dual exhaust tips, front and rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rearview and driver side mirrors, remote engine start (automatic transmission only), eight-way power front seats, driver memory settings, leather upholstery and 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks. The 10-speaker Bose audio system is optional, and it comes bundled with a navigation system and a 110-volt power outlet. A Safety and Security package adds automatic high beams, automatic wipers and several safety technologies (see Safety section, below).

The Performance trim adds adaptive xenon headlights, LED running lights, the 10-speaker Bose audio system, front sport seats (with manual cushion length adjustment and power driver-side bolster adjustment), aluminum-trimmed pedals, steering wheel-mounted shift paddles (automatic transmission only) and the Driver Awareness package (essentially the same as the Safety and Security package). The navigation system and 110-volt power outlet are optional.

Stepping up to the Premium trim adds 18-inch wheels, the navigation system and power outlet, a color head-up display and a power-adjustable steering wheel. Rear-wheel-drive ATS Premium models also come with summer performance tires, a sport-tuned suspension, adaptive suspension dampers and a limited-slip rear differential.

The navigation system is standard on the 2016 Cadillac ATS Premium and optional on the Luxury and Performance trims.

Many of the upper trims' standard features are optional on the lower trims. There are several option packages. The Driver Assist package (Performance and Premium only) adds the color head-up display to the Performance trim as well as advanced safety features (see Safety section, below), while the Cold Weather package (all trims but base) includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Available only on rear-drive V6 Premium models, the Track Performance package adds a heavy-duty cooling fan and upgraded brake pads. All rear-wheel-drive models can be ordered with a V-Sport Performance Suspension Upgrade package, which adds the sport-tuned suspension from the RWD Premium trim, along with 18-inch wheels and summer tires. Other options include different wheels, a sunroof and a trunk cargo organizer.

Three engines are available for the 2016 Cadillac ATS. All ATS engines come standard with rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2.5 models come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 202 hp and 191 pound-feet of torque. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the base ATS 2.5 is 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway).

The 2.0T models come with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 272 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional, as is a six-speed manual transmission (but only with rear-wheel drive). Equipped with the automatic, the ATS 2.0T returns an estimated 26 mpg combined (22 city/31 highway) in rear-drive configuration and 25 mpg combined (22 city/30 highway) with AWD. With the manual gearbox, the 2.0T is rated at 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway).

The 3.6 models come with a 3.6-liter V6 that cranks out 333 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is optional. The ATS 3.6 is rated at 24 mpg combined (20 city/30 highway) with rear-wheel drive and 22 mpg combined (19 city/28 highway) with AWD.

Standard safety features for the 2016 Cadillac ATS include antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, active front head restraints, front-seat side and knee airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. A rearview camera is standard on all trims except the base model, in which case it is optional.

The Safety and Security package and the Driver Awareness package both add a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure prevention, a forward collision warning system and the Safety Alert seat that buzzes the driver seat bottom as an additional form of warning. Also included is a lane-change alert system which detects quickly approaching vehicles in adjacent lanes when the turn signal is activated.

The Driver Assist package bolsters that content with adaptive cruise control and a forward and rearward collision mitigation system with automatic emergency braking.

In brake testing, an ATS 2.0T with summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 112 feet, an average distance for this segment. Impressively, an ATS 3.6 stopped in 113 feet despite wearing slipperier all-season tires.

In government crash testing, the ATS received an overall score of five stars out of five, with five stars for overall frontal crash protection and five stars for overall side crash protection.

The 2016 Cadillac ATS is an impressive all-around performer, thanks to its poised ride, sure-footed handling, quick steering and responsive brakes. The term "sport" gets used so much in automotive marketing these days that it sort of loses its meaning, but the ATS certainly fits the description of a "luxury sport sedan." Get the summer tires and sport-tuned suspension and you'll likely find all sorts of excuses to exercise your ATS on twisting roads. We're less fond of the ride quality with the sport suspension, though, as its firmness can get pretty intense when driving over rough pavement.

The 2016 Cadillac ATS tackles corners with more confidence than many of its rivals.

The base 2.5-liter engine is well-mannered, but it delivers meager acceleration compared with other entry-level powertrains in this class. Fortunately, both the 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6 provide energetic thrust that's more in keeping with this Cadillac's athletic personality. Of these two, the V6 would be our choice, as the 2.0T gets noisy under hard acceleration and isn't as refined or fuel-efficient as the turbo-4s in rival sedans. The V6's fuel-economy deficit is minimal, and its smoother power delivery is worth the upgrade.

Inside, the 2016 Cadillac ATS boasts a variety of high-quality materials, including tasteful wood and metallic accents. The cabin feels solidly put together, but we've noted a few more fit and finish issues in the ATS than in similarly priced competitors.

The available CUE infotainment interface features an attractive 8-inch touchscreen and operates by tapping, swiping or spreading your fingers — making it vaguely familiar for smartphone users. Furthermore, "haptic" feedback lets you know when you've pressed a virtual button by pulsing when you touch it.

When the car is turned off, the sleek, buttonless center stack looks clean and futuristic. In practice, however, some of CUE's features, such as the slide bar for volume adjustment, turn out to be more troublesome than conventional controls. Until you get used to the system, expect to glance at the touch areas frequently any time you make a minor adjustment to the fan or radio settings. In this class, we prefer the Audi MMI, BMW iDrive and Mercedes COMAND systems, all of which use a multidirectional dial-type controller.

While the center stack offers a sleek, attractive design, the lack of knobs and buttons complicates simple tasks like adjusting the fan speed.

Up front, most drivers will find it easy to get into a comfortable driving position, and in our experience, the firm front seats provide ample support on longer drives. Oddly, the optional sport seats don't provide much more lateral support than the standard seats, even with the addition of power-adjustable bolsters.

The backseat is smaller than those of most other entry-level luxury sport sedans. It's not necessarily a deal-breaker, but know that taller adults will find headroom, shoulder room and legroom in short supply. The trunk is similarly lacking in space. In spite of its wide opening, it offers just 10.4 cubic feet of capacity, and the base trim does not have folding rear seatbacks.

The standard Cadillac ATS has three distinct personalities depending on engine. The 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in base sedans gets the job done with 202 horsepower, but isn't for enthusiasts. At the higher end is the new 3.6-liter V6 with 333 horsepower. A V6-powered ATS has ample power, but it’s up against a tough alternative within its own lineup: the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. That smaller engine has terrific balance of power and efficiency. It enables the ATS to hit 60 mph in the mid-5-second range while offering better fuel economy. In corners the ATS is lithe, though its steering feel isn't as spot-on as a BMW's. The 464-horsepower Cadillac ATS-V is a whole other beast. We found the car thrilling on a track. In real-world driving we like the ATS-V more than the M3, at least in automatic-transmission form. Whereas the BMW's 7-speed dual clutch can feel rough, the ATS-V's 8-speed is silky-smooth.

FIRST-CLASS HANDLING DYNAMICSThis is the premise behind the ATS: Can an American manufacturer build a sports sedan that matches the best of the fabled European and ascending Japanese models? The answer is yes. The new ATS-V takes that challenge further, staying in step or even ahead of the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG.MANUAL TRANSMISSIONSome enthusiasts still want the engagement only a 3-pedal car can bring. The ATS offers one and it’s a joy to use. The ATS-V is even more special. It has no-lift shifting, allowing you to keep your foot planted on the accelerator as you operate the clutch pedal and gear shifter.

Whether in sedan or coupe form, the 2016 ATS has a sophisticated, well-appointed interior. Leather seating is standard in most models, while base trims use Leatherette. Available wood or carbon-fiber trim also makes the ATS look and feel the part of a luxury car. Front-seat legroom is adult-sized, but headroom can get cramped with the sunroof. Rear-seat legroom is tight in the 5-passenger sedan, and even more so in the 4-passenger coupe. The available CUE touch-screen infotainment center isn't perfect, but it's better than some systems out there. Rear visibility, especially in the coupe, is compromised from the ATS-V's sloping roof.

Angular bodywork set off with Cadillac's signature LED-infused vertical lighting elements gives the ATS an edge. Posed curbside, Cadillac's compact-sports sedan shows a confident, well-planted stance. The 2-door ATS Coupe has the same 109.3-inch wheelbase as the sedan, but is slightly wider, lower and longer. Models labeled ATS4 signify all-wheel drive vs. the standard rear-drive. The all-new ATS-V is noticeably more muscular. An aerodynamic front splitter, side body panels and rear spoiler help keep the car planted at high velocities. Rounding out every ATS-V are quad tailpipes and 18-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in specialized Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

Standard equipment on the 2016 Cadillac ATS sedan and coupe expands as you move from the base (Standard) models up through the Luxury, Performance and Premium grades. Spend the least and you'll still get dual-zone climate control, keyless entry, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and 7-speaker Bose premium audio with USB/SD/Auxiliary ports). Base ATS Coupes include a turbocharged engine, rearview camera, Brembo performance front brakes and 18-inch wheels. ATS-V models have magnetic ride-control suspension, Brembo brakes and a 5-mode traction-management system with launch control for the best possible off-the-line acceleration. All models include a trial of GM's OnStar communications system with emergency assistance.

The ATS Luxury trim brings leather interior, power front seats and rearview camera, while Performance trims come with the CUE infotainment system, 10-speaker Bose sound and Driver Awareness Package that includes lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert. Premium trims add navigation, split-folding rear seat and head-up display. Other options include blind-spot monitoring, automatic front and rear emergency braking, wireless phone-charging and magnetic ride suspension. All-wheel drive (AWD) is available in lieu of the standard rear-drive (RWD) for models with the 2.0-liter turbo engine and the V6. The ATS-V can be had with an 8-speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddle shifters.

The 2016 Cadillac ATS offers a choice of three engines, with the Standard sedan getting a 202-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. The Turbo versions have the impressive 272-horsepower turbocharged four, which is the base engine in the ATS Coupe. Top-line models get a 333-horsepower V6. Except for the RWD ATS turbo that is available with a 6-speed manual transmission, all other versions come with the new 8-speed automatic. AWD is optional on models with the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or the 3.6-liter V6. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V sedan and coupe use a twin-turbocharged 3.6-liter V6 that generates 464 horsepower. The ATS-V high-performance cars are RWD only and come with a 6-speed manual transmission or optional 8-speed automatic. Standard ATS models use regular unleaded gasoline; the ATS-V desires premium.2.5-liter inline-4202 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm191 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/32 mpg2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4272 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm295 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000-4,600 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/31 mpg (RWD, automatic), 22/30 mpg (AWD, automatic), 20/29 mpg (RWD, manual)3.6-liter V6333 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm285 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/30 mpg (RWD), 19/28 mpg (AWD)3.6-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (ATS-V)464 horsepower @ 5,850 rpm445 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpmEPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/23 mpg (manual), 16/24 mpg (automatic)

With a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) just over $ 34,200, the 2016 ATS luxury sedan is the least expensive Cadillac. The coupe starts just under $ 39,000. Like its rivals, the ATS's price range is broad. Loaded versions can pass $ 50,000. The brawny Cadillac ATS-V is even higher, with an MSRP of $ 61,460 for the sedan and $ 63,660 for the coupe. With options, the 2016 ATS-V can pass the mid-$ 70,000 mark. A base ATS Sedan is in line with the starting prices of the BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60, and higher than the Acura TLX. It is below most other rivals. The ATS-V sedan starts a few hundred shy of the BMW M3. Check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying. The ATS's resale value is expected to be in line with the 3 Series and A4 but trail that of the Lexus IS.

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V Exterior Colors

Black Raven
Cocoa bronze metallic
Crystal White Tricoat
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
Moonstone metallic
Phantom Grey Metallic
Radiant Silver Metallic
Red Obsession Tintcoat
Silver Coast Metallic
Stellar black metallic
Radiant Silver Metallic
Vector blue metallic
Velocity red

2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V Interior Colors

Jet Black
Light platinum
Light Neutral
Kona Brown/Jet Black Accents
Morello Red
Jet black/saffron
Light Platinum w/jet black accents
Morello Red

2016 Cadillac ATS Engines

Engine Standard in Trim Power Torque Fuel Consumption - City Fuel Consumption - Highway 0-100 km/h Quarter Mile Half Mile
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.6L Premium performance 335 hp @ 6800 rpm 492 N.m 11.6 L/100km 8.0 L/100km 5.3 s 13.3 s 22.1 s
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve AWD 3.6L Premium luxury 335 hp @ 6800 rpm 492 N.m 12.2 L/100km 8.6 L/100km 5.2 s 11.8 s 22.1 s
3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve V 464 hp @ 5850 rpm 492 N.m 13.9 L/100km 9.4 L/100km 4.2 s 11.9 s 19.8 s
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.6L Premium performance 255 hp @ 6200 rpm 492 N.m 11.6 L/100km 8.0 L/100km 6.9 s 14.9 s 24.8 s
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve AWD 3.6L Premium luxury 255 hp @ 6200 rpm 492 N.m 12.2 L/100km 8.6 L/100km 6.9 s 13.5 s 25.1 s
3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve V 450 hp @ 5750 rpm 492 N.m 13.9 L/100km 9.4 L/100km 4.8 s 12.7 s 21.0 s
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.6L Performance 335 hp @ 6800 rpm 492 N.m 11.6 L/100km 7.9 L/100km 5.3 s 13.3 s 22.1 s
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve 3.6L Premium 335 hp @ 6800 rpm 492 N.m 11.9 L/100km 7.9 L/100km 5.3 s 13.3 s 22.1 s
3.6L V6 DOHC 24-valve AWD 3.6L Premium 335 hp @ 6800 rpm 492 N.m 12.2 L/100km 8.5 L/100km 5.2 s 11.8 s 22.1 s
3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve V 450 hp @ 5750 rpm 492 N.m 14.7 L/100km 9.8 L/100km 4.3 s 12.1 s 20.0 s

2016 Cadillac ATS Trims

2016 Cadillac ATS Previous Generations

2016 Cadillac ATS Future Generations

Cadillac ATS Overview and History

Cadillac today introduced the 2013 ATS, an all-new compact luxury sports sedan intended to challenge the world’s best premium cars.
Cadillac's history can be traced back to the beginning of the 18th century. Although coaches, horse riding or walking were the favorite means of locomotion during those times and no cars had been yet made, it's important to trace the brand to its origins. The genesis of Cadillac as it is widely known today began in 1701, when a group of French explorers led by Le Sieur Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac traveled to the northern parts of the US and established Ville d'Etroit. The settling would ultimately come to be known as Detroit, a flourishing industrial city, teeming with car plants and foundries.

However, Sir Cadillac would not have any connection to the future of the Cadillac car workshops. Its actual beginnings can be traced to the mid 19th century, when a boy named Henry Martyn Leland was born. Leland grew up on a farm near Barton, Vermont, where he received a solid working-education that taught him the importance of doing a job properly, regardless of its importance.

The farm-training he received, combined with his penchant for improving working methods, led to his growth as an engineer. However, Cadillac would not yet emerge as an automobile brand. By 1890, Leland had founded his own company in partnership with Robert C. Faulconer and Norton, after having convinced the former of the city's need for machine shops. The company's area of expertise was gear grinding and the development of special tools.

Soon after the company received general credit for the quality of the products it marketed and Leland had asserted himself as a talented engineer, the shift from steam-powered vehicles to gasoline-powered ones was made. Following the work of the visionary Daimler and Benz in Europe, a man named Ransom Eli Olds from Michigan teamed up with a group of investors under a firm called Olds Gasoline Engine Works. Their main objective was to  build a gasoline-powered engine to be fitted on the chassis of a vehicle.

The project was a success but the resulting product was flawed: the gears in the transmission were too loud. Olds turned to Leland and Faulconer for help. The two entered a straight competition against the Dodge brothers who were also supplying engines for Olds. Although Leland's ultimately developed 10.25 Hp engine was better than that of Dodge, Olds turned it down due to the high car sales his company registered at the time. Basically, there was no need for a new engine.

Still, Leland's engine would soon come to use. Shortly after Olds' refusal of using the newly designed engine, Leland was looked up by two men concerning the liquidation of a company that had previously built cars. Its name was the Detroit Automobile Company and had been initially reorganized by Henry Ford, who left shortly after the company began crumbling again. Leland persuaded the investors to stay in business, convincing them of the utility and importance of the automobile industry in the near future.

With an engine already designed, Leland and Faulconer were brought in and the company adopted the name of Cadillac, that of the explorer that had founded the city over two centuries ago. The Cadillac coat of arms was adopted as the company's new logo and the baby-firm would still receive international recognition for its automobiles.

Leland's engines had already garnered appreciation and were some of the most accurately built units of the time. In fact, not only the engines were reliable and built with pinpoint precision, but they were also highly versatile, successfully catering for the need of interchangeability. This feature has earned Cadillac the Dewer Trophy, being the first time when such an award was handed to an American automobile manufacturer.

Later on, Cadillac would be part of a larger entity, the General Motors company, then run by William Crapo Durant - who paid $ 4.5M in cash for Leland's company to merge with GM. From that point on, several models would be developed and enter production by Leland's departure in 1917.

The Brougham, Fleetwood, Deville and the Eldorado are some of the most famous models build by the GM's prodigious branch. Its accomplishments vary from speed breaking records on American territory to engineering improvements that were a premiere for the automotive world. For example, Cadillac introduced the revolutionary electrical lighting and ignition Delco system as standard equipment on their cars, as well as boasting the world's first independent front suspension on its entire line of automobiles in 1934.

Closed cooling systems, electronic injection systems and catalytic converters are also among the long list of first-to-have-done things introduced by Cadillac in the US. Despite the low reception of the brand in Europe, Cadillac remains one of the great classics overseas, still boasting a privileged status among American car producers. After all, it's a brand deeply rooted in nobility grounds.

2016 Cadillac ATS Consumer Reviews

dimmerhamilton, 06/15/2017
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
An overlooked gem of a car
2016 Cadillac ATS 2.0 turbo luxury AWD trim is a great handling car. As many others have mentioned already, the vehicle is slick, drives extremely well, handles confidently, and overall a great driving car. When the sport mode is selected, the wheel and suspension gets noticeably tightened and gear changes at higher RPMs to allow for a quicker acceleration, which all makes it a very nice sporty experience. One feature I do not like is that the luxury trim does not have the HID lights (higher trims do have it). Halogen lights does the job, but it is nowhere near the brightness of HID. Backseat is cramped, but for small to normal sized people, it isn't uncomfortable. If ATS makes HID standard and add a couple more inches to the backseat legroom, in my mind, it would clearly beat BMW 3 series. Until then, it is so close, yet so far from the 3 series benchmark. At the same time, when I'm in the car by myself driving in sport mode on the highway, these couple of minor inconveniences are an afterthought. At 272 hp and 295 lb-sqft, the 2.0 turbo is the real steal among the trim offerings in my opinion. If you are looking for an entry level luxury sport sedan, I highly recommend you test drive the ATS 2.0 turbo and test out the acceleration and handling. You won't be disappointed. Update: After 19k miles, the car is still great. No issues. Runs and handles excellent. Still loving the nimbleness, acceleration and instant power. Update 2: After 32,000 miles, no issues. Now we know that Cadillac is replacing the ATS with the new CT4 (www.caranddriver.com/news/amp23599322/cadillac-ct4-sedan-future-cars/), this may place the last gen ATS as the best compact performance car Cadillac will have built for awhile, because the CT4 will have less power and torque. I may sound like a broken record to mention its outstanding sportiness, but the last gen ATS 2.0T competes with a very select few high performance 2.0T compacts: 3 series, Audi A4, MB CLA, and AR Giulia. This is an outstanding group to be part of from performance perspective. Not sure the new CT4 can be part of this discussion. The old ATS’s performance reputation will be preserved in the historical context. Some complain about its boxier look, but I find it classy and set apart from the competition. Local Cadillac dealership experience has been quality.
billfemur, 07/18/2017
Standard 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Had a CTS and now driving an ATS
Biggest downside, car is it's a large compact. After that watch out it is a fun drive. Great cornering and excellent acceleration provide an excellent feel behind the wheel. The car is 5 star safety in every category making the overall experience that much better. Had previous experience with 2.0 turbo and it was problem free although I only drove it for 50k miles. If you are not looking for a large sedan this could be your car. Drive it and you will like it.
servicesdicing, 11/13/2016
Luxury 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
The nod goes to Cadillac
I traded in a BMW 320 for the Cadillac ATS all wheel drive. The BMW is the segment leader and has been for many years for a good reason BUT, the Cadillac is better. It is more comfortable, much quieter, quicker and a pure joy to drive. It doesn't sound as sporty or feel as sporty, but it is overall an excellent car. It is, after all, a Cadillac. After 22,000 miles I still feel the same about the ATS, it’s a great car. After almost two years of ownership and 29,500 miles, I still feel the same. The ATS is a good-looking, well-designed machine and is a joy to drive. I now have 39,000 miles on the odometer and the ATS is a joy to drive. My ATS currently has 43700 miles and is still a good-looking joy to drive.
barleyendowment, 11/30/2016
Performance 4dr Sedan AWD (3.6L 6cyl 8A)
Makes you grin every time you drive it.
This car in my opinion is a driver's car. The 3.6 liter V6 is very responsive, it makes nice noises. The chassis corners flat, the transmission bangs shifts off with authority, the steering is great and with the V Sport brake option I can keep out of trouble.. When you want to be sedate and laid back the ATS accommodates so nicely. Drove the car out west for vacation. Interstate highways were gobbled up with 32 mpg. Twisty mountain roads are where this little sedan shines baby! In sport mode I was hitting apexes at twice the limit and asking for more.
trophybakery, 10/23/2019
2013 Cadillac ATS
"Not worth the name"
My ATS was purchased used with 50,000 miles. I drove it another 30,000. Right at 80,000 miles, things started to go terribly wrong. The airbag warning appeared every time I started the car. A few times I saw the "Steering lock" warning appear. The gas mileage is abysmal (but it's a cadillac soooooo). I had the AWD Luxury model. The car weighed about 2 million pounds but it was great on the snow and ice of Illinois. My complaint is reliability. It never broke down but having various warning lights pop up is disheartening. Only one negative to the design of the vehicle. Cadillac thought it would be cool to use digital up and down arrows for climate controls. They're terrible! Just stick with a knob that you can turn to your desired temperature.
rubbishlibrary, 09/25/2019
2014 Cadillac ATS
"My Favorite Cadillac ATS By Far"
The 2014 Cadillac ATS was by Far My Most Favorite Vehicle. Never Broke Down, Never Had Any Issues! I was complimented daily on this vehicle. My vehicle was Red, however I wish I had a Black ATS. If I could find another one with low mileage, I would consider buying it again for a second car!
sornerflow, 08/25/2019
2018 Cadillac ATS
"Quite a bit of car, for an "entry level" Cadillac"
This is my first Cadillac. I bought it primarily because it had a manual transmission option. The 275 horsepower four-cylinder engine is astounding. Very comfortable, very responsive, very nimble. Some of the electronic controls are confusing, took me a long time to learn them. The wireless charge compartment is to small for my Galaxy S-9. Sometimes I miss the Chrysler 300 SRT that I traded in, but it's great to have the only stick shift Cadillac anyone has ever seen.

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2016 Cadillac ATS Coupe V Specifications

V Comfort and Convenience

AM/FM stereo radioAM/FM stereo radio with RDS
Air ConditionningDual-zone automatic air conditioning
AntennaWindow grid antenna
Audio AmplifierAmplifier
Audio Audio StorageCadillac CUE external memory control
Audio Monitor2 1st row LCD monitors
Audio VolumeSpeed-sensitive volume control
Auxiliary input jackYes
Auxiliary input jack (Option)Yes
Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyYes
Cargo CoverCargo concealed storage
Cargo MatCargo floor trim - carpeted
Cargo OrganizerCargo concealed storage
Communication SystemOnStar communication system with 12-month service
Communication System (Option)Radio: Cadillac CUE info/media control system with embedded navigation
Courtesy Dome LightCourtesy lights with fade-out
Cruise ControlYes
Driver Vanity MirrorIlluminated driver vanity mirror
Front WipersVariable intermittent windshield wipers
Garage Door OpenerHomelink garage door opener
Garage Door Opener (Option)Universal home remote
Graphic EqualizerAutomatic equalizer
Heated Steering WheelHeated steering wheel
Illuminated EntryYes
Interior Air FilterCabin air filter
InternetInternet acces
Navigation SystemYes
Number of Speakers9 Bose speakers
Passenger Vanity MirrorFront passenger-side illuminated vanity mirror
Power Door LocksYes
Power Outlet2 12-volt power outlets
Power Outlet (Option)110-volt power receptacle
Power WindowsPower windows with auto up/down feature
Premium Sound System (Option)Bose premium surround sound 10-speaker system
Reading LightFront and rear map lights
Rear HeatingRear-seat ventilation ducts
Rear View MirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Remote Audio ControlsSteering wheel-mounted audio controls
Remote Keyless EntryYes
Remote StarterYes
SD Memory CardSD card slot
Sirius XM satellite radioYes
Sirius XM satellite radio (Option)SiriusXM satellite radio and HD radio with 3 month no-charge susbscription
Steering Wheel AdjustmentManual tilt steering wheel adjust
Trunk LightCargo light
Trunk/Hatch OperationRemote trunk release
Trunk Cargo Cargo Area Tie Down HooksCargo area tie-down hooks
USB ConnectorYes
Voice Recognition SystemYes

V Dimensions

Cargo Capacity295 L
Curb Weight1678 kg
Front Headroom955 mm
Front Legroom1074 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity62 L
Height1384 mm
Length4691 mm
Maximum Cargo Capacity295 L
Rear Headroom892 mm
Rear Legroom851 mm
Wheelbase2776 mm
Width1842 mm

V Exterior Details

Automatic HeadlightsYes
Bumper ColourBody-color bumpers
Driving LightsDaytime running lights
ExhaustPolished exhaust chrome
Exterior Mirrors Auto DimmingAutodimming driver-side outside mirror
Exterior Mirrors MemoryOutside mirrors with memory
Front Air Deflector (Option)No splitter
GrilleChrome grille
Grille (Option)Black chrome & dark accented grilles
Headlight TypeHigh intensity headlights
Headlight Type (Option)High intensity discharge headlamps
Heated Exterior MirrorsYes
License Plateholder (Option)Front license plate mount AB/NL/NS/NT/PE/QC/SK/YT
Lower Side-Body Extension (Option)Composite non-carbon black rocker extensions
Power Exterior MirrorsPower-adjustable outside mirrors
Rear Spoiler (Option)Body-color rear spoiler
Rear Window DefrosterYes
Sunroof (Option)Power sliding sunroof
Tinted GlassLight tinted glass
Vehicle Cover (Option)Vehicle cover with V-Series Cadillac logo

V Interior Details

Door TrimLeatherette door trim
Driver Info CenterDriver information center
Floor ConsoleFloor console with storage
Floor CoveringCarpet floor covering
Floor Covering (Option)Carpet front and rear floor mats delete
Floor MatsFront and rear carpeted floor mats
Floor Mats (Option)Premium all-weather floor mats
Folding Rear Seats (Option)Folding rear seat
Front Center ArmrestYes
Front Seats Driver HeadrestFront driver's head restraints- adjustable
Front Seats Driver LombarDriver's seat lumbar support
Front Seats Driver Power Seats10-way power driver's seat
Front Seats Driver Seat MemoryPosition memory feature for driver's seat
Front Seats Front Seat Back StorageFront seatback storage
Front Seats Front Seat TypeSport bucket front seats
Front Seats HeatedHeated front seats
Front Seats Passenger HeadrestFront passenger head restraints - ajustable
Front Seats Passenger LombarFront passenger's seat lumbar support
Front Seats Passenger Power Seats10-way power front passenger seat
Glove BoxLocking glovebox
Head-Up DisplayYes
Head-Up Display (Option)Yes
HeadlinerSimulated suede headliner
Instrumentation TypeAnalog and digital instrumentation
Interior AccentsLeatherette door trim
Low Fuel WarningYes
Luxury Dashboard TrimCarbon-fiber trim
Maintenance Interval ReminderMaintenance reminder system
Number of Cup Holders4 cup holders
Oil Pressure GaugeYes
Outside Temperature GaugeOutside temperature display
Overhead ConsoleMini overhead console
Pedal Trim (Option)Sport alloy pedals
Rear Seat TypeRear bench seat
Seat TrimSimulated suede/leather seat trim
Seat Trim (Option)Recaro performance seats
Shifter Knob TrimLeather-wrapped shift knob
Steering Wheel TrimLeather-wrapped steering wheel
Steering Wheel Trim (Option)Sueded microfibre steering wheel
Trip ComputerYes
Water Temperature GaugeYes

V Mechanical

Drive TrainRear-wheel drive
Engine Name3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve
Stability ControlYes
Traction ControlYes
Transmission6-speed manuel transmission
Transmission (Option)8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Transmission Paddle ShiftYes

V Overview

Engine3.6L V6 twin turbo DOHC 24-valve
Fuel Consumption14.7 (Automatic City)9.8 (Automatic Highway)14.2 (Manual City)10.2 (Manual Highway)
Power450 hp @ 5750 rpm
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
WarrantiesBumper-to-Bumper80000/km, 48/Months Powertrain110000/km, 72/Months Roadside Assistance110000/km, 72/Months Rust-throughUnlimited/km, 72/Months

V Safety

Anti-Lock Brakes4-wheel ABS
Anti-Theft AlarmAnti-theft alarm system
Brake AssistBrake assist
Brake Type4-wheel disc
Brakes Brake Caliper FinishPainted
CameraPerformance data and video recorder
Driver AirbagDriver side front airbag
Forward collision warningDriver awareness package
Front Seat Beltspre-tensioner
Ignition DisableIgnition disable- Pass Key III+
Panic AlarmPanic alarm
Parking Distance SensorUltrasonic rear park assist
Passenger AirbagPassenger side front airbag
Rear View CameraRear view camera
Roof Side CurtainFront and rear side head curtain airbags
Side AirbagFront side airbags
Stolen Vehicle RecoveryStolen vehicle recovery assistance
Tire Inflator KitTire inflator kit delete
Tool KitTire mobility kit

V Suspension and Steering

Active SuspensionAdaptive suspension
Front Anti-Roll BarYes
Front SuspensionIndependent front suspension
Front TiresP255/35ZR18 tires
Power SteeringSpeed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering
Rear Anti-Roll BarYes
Rear SuspensionIndependent rear suspension
Rear TiresP275/35ZR18 tires
SuspensionMagnetic ride control
Suspension CategorySport suspension
Suspension Self-LevellingAutomatic rear suspension levelling
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire low-pressure warning system
Turning Circle10.9-meter turning circle diameter
Wheel Type18 inches painted aluminium wheels
Wheel Type (Option)18-inch polished finish wheels

Critics Reviews

Motor Trend reviews the 2016 Cadillac ATS where consumers can find detailed information on specs, fuel economy, transmission and safety. Find local 2016 Cadillac ATS prices online.
2016 Cadillac ATS Review by Blair Travers | March 11, 2019 The 2016 Cadillac ATS sits in the middle of the luxury small car class. Its top-flight engines and perfect safety score are offset by a low reliability rating and an interior that – while good – is bested by rivals.
Instrumented test of the Cadillac ATS sedan with its updated 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, eight-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive. Read more about Cadillac's sports sedan and see pictures at ...

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