Cadillac ATS

Price $36,110 – $54,915
Fuel consumption 7.2 – 12.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 80%(view ratings)
The ATS family got a little bigger this year with the arrival of a two-door coupe. The available colours have also been modified for 2015. The base trim’s engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while a brawnier version with a 2.0L 272-hp turbo and either a manual or automatic gearbox is also available. For some versions, there’s a 3.6L V6. AWD available, but the base version is a rear-wheel drive.

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BlogCadillac Performance Data Recorder
Cadillac has raised the performance level of its V-series cars for 2016, first by introducing the smaller, more nimble ATS-V, and then by redesigning the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V , which is the fastest, most powerful car ever built by the American luxury car maker. To emphasize this newfound performance, both …
First Drives2016 Cadillac ATS-V: A Track-Ready Cadillac? You Bet!
Cadillac introduced its first high-performance V-series car in 2004, based on the 2003 CTS sedan. The CTS-V eventually became available in station wagon and coupe versions, but until now, however, the only other Cadillacs to have brandished the elusive “V” badge were the also-elusive XLR-V and STS-V. That changes this …
Spotlight on2016 Cadillac ATS-V: We're Driving It This Week
When Cadillac tags a V onto the end of one of its models, you know it’s going to be hot. And fast. The latest Cadillac to be adorned with this letter is the ATS-V, and contributor Costa Mouzouris is on his way to Austin, Texas, to drive this twin-turbocharged, …
TechnologyCadillac: New Eight-Speed Gearboxes For 2016
Everybody knows that if you want to make the most of a good engine, you need a great transmission. In 2016, Cadillac will be debuting two new V6 engines in its ATS, CTS and CT6 models. And to leverage the sophistication of these mills, the engineers from the Hydra-Matic division …
Test Drives2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: The Anti-U-Boat
Cadillac’s coupes keep getting smaller. After the demise of the Eldorado (or ESC) in 2002 and the recent retirement of its not-quite-as-large replacement, the Cadillac CTS Coupe, we have been given the all-new 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe as the latest, and only, bearer of two-door style in the luxury brand’s …
First Drives2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: The Second Front
When one door closes another one opens - at least that's how things seem to be shaking out at Cadillac, which is introducing the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe hot on the heels of the CTS Coupe riding off into the sunset. The entry-level ATS Coupe plays a different role than …
Spotlight on2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe: We're Driving It This Week
This week we're heading to Toronto, Ontario, to drive the 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe. As its name might suggest, the Cadillac ATS coupe is the two-door version of the recently-introduced entry-level ATS sedan, and it's designed to go head-to-head with models like the BMW 4 Series and the Audi A5.


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NewsThe Cadillac ATS Retires from the Canadian Market
Last week, news started circulating about the demise of the ATS sedan, but GM Canada has just confirmed that the ATS coupe will be axed as well. In order to get its assembly plants ready for a new generation of Cadillac sedans, the compact ATS won’t be back for 2019.
NewsCadillac adds Carbon Black Sport Package to 2017 ATS and CTS
A new trim package called Carbon Black will be available on select versions of the 2017 Cadillac ATS, in both coupe and sedan body styles, as well as the 2017 Cadillac CTS. On the ATS Luxury and Premium Luxury editions, the Carbon Black sport package adds a black chrome grille, …
Technology/Autonomous VehiclesWardsAuto Announce 10 Best Engines Of 2016
Each year, WardsAuto compiles its list of 10 significant engines; the 2016 selection has just been unveiled. To be part of the candidates, there were a few criteria: the engine had to be new or significantly improved for 2016 OR have received a nomination from WardsAuto last year. The vehicle …
NewsCadillac Crystal White Frost: A Pair Of Frozen Cadillacs
Cadillac’s CTS-V and ATS-V have surprised more than a few people; both models proved not only that the brand could produce a credible sports car, but also that it could provide a valid alternative to Germany's sports sedans. If you want a more unique Cadillac V, the manufacturer will offer …
TorontoCadillac ATS-V: Canadian Premiere In Toronto
Since the latest version of the Cadillac CTS is longer and larger, the Germans thought they could go back to resting on their laurels: there was no way the big sedan could be lean enough to challenge their new, lighter M3 and M4 on a racetrack. And they were right.
Montreal2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe In Montreal
Unveiled in Detroit last year, the Cadillac ATS coupe is finally available. This coupe boasts a well designed chassis clothed in classic bodywork. With a near 50/50 weight distribution, the elegant coupe can hold its own against its European counterparts on any road. The powertrain however misses the mark set …
Los AngelesCadillac ATS-V: America's Answer To The BMW M3/M4
Since the latest version of the Cadillac CTS is longer and larger, the Germans thought they could go back to resting on their laurels: there was no way the big sedan could be lean enough to challenge their new, lighter M3/M4 on a racetrack. And they were right. Which is …


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Test Drive: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
"Cadillac is a brand in transition," says Graeme Fletcher, "and nowhere is that more evident than in its V cars." The latest is the 2016 ATS-V , a car that takes square aim at the BMW M4 coupe and M3 sedan. With its twin-turbocharged 3.6-litre V6 making 464 horsepower and …
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Review 2 Minute Test Drive: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
The Cadillac ATS-V was Motoring TV's overall Car of the Year for 2016 so yes we are impressed. However, Cadillac is taking on some of the world's leading manufacturers on the racetracks across North America. So Russ thought, let's head to the track with the ATS-V . (This segment originally …
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Motoring TV 2016 Car of the Year
The rules for Motoring TV's Car of the Year are simple: Winners from each individual category—of which there were 11 for 2016—are eligible. That mean the Mercedes-AMG GT ; Honda Civic ; Maxda CX-3 ; Chevrolet Volt ; Cadillac ATS-V ; Chevrolet Malibu ; Kia Optima ; Kia Sorento ; …
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Motoring TV 2016 Performance Car of the Year
Next to Motoring TV's Money-No-Object Performance Car of the Year category, Performance Car of the Year ranks pretty highly in terms of fun factor. The first nominee, the Mercedes-AMG C 63 , "is the epitome of everything the company holds dear," according to Graeme Fletcher. From aggressive looks to a …
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Kenzie's Korner: Can Cadillac compete with the Germans?
With Jim Kenzie attending the launch of the all-new BMW-hunting Cadillac ATS-V in Texas, he got to thinking: Can Cadillac compete with the Germans? It will be an uphill battle for Cadillac to be sure, with the brand generally associated with an older demographic, but, after spending some time behind …
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Review: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V
With Cadillac taking aim at its German adversaries with the all-new 2016 ATS-V, the Motoring TV team thought it would be fun to see how it stacks up, particularly against competitors from segment crown-holder BMW. Sure, it's not a head-to-head—though you never know what the future holds—but we thought we'd …
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Test Drive: 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe
As Cadillac continues its push into the performance luxury segment, with the exclamation point being the new 640-horsepower CTS-V, it still recognizes the needs of car buyers seeking something with more emphasis on the luxury. Meet the 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe, a car that, thanks to its sporty suspension and …
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Cadillac unveils ATS-V
Whereas Lexus is slightly more bashful about who it’s chasing with the launch of the RC F, Cadillac makes no mistake: The automaker has its sights set on BMW with the redesigned ATS-V. If our test drive of the 2015 BMW M4 proved anything, it’s that catching the descendant of …