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2013 Cadillac ATS Premium

2013 Cadillac ATS Review

(0 Stars)  Taking aim at the BMW 3 Series.

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New For 2013
Cadillac engineered the ATS sport sedan from the ground up, starting with extensive work on its new Alpha rear-wheel-drive platform, a luxurious interior with the touch-capacitive CUE infotainment system, and a handsome exterior. Smaller than the CTS, the ATS takes direct aim at the heart of the luxury sport sedan market—the Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Infiniti G37, and Mercedes-Benz C-class.
Overview
General Motors put all of its engineering know-how into the new Alpha platform on which the rear-wheel-drive ATS is built, and, in fact, the new lightweight vehicle architecture will go on to underpin the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro and Cadillac CTS. To bring home the message that the ATS will be a driver’s car, Germany’s famed Nürburgring served as a key development ground. Powering the ATS are three available engines. The base powerplant, which is quite smooth, is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder rated at 200 hp. The most powerful is the same 3.6-liter V-6 found in the CTS and other GM products that is known for its strong and smooth power delivery; here it is rated at 320 hp. The third engine is all-new and was specifically developed for the ATS: a 2.0-liter turbocharged in-line four-cylinder that produces a BMW 328i–besting 270 hp. Manual and automatic transmissions are offered, both with six speeds. Rear-wheel drive is standard, as befitting a performance-oriented sedan; all-wheel drive is an option. As far as styling goes, Cadillac’s Art & Science design language has been toned down here with fewer angles and more traditional proportions, but the ATS is still unmistakably a Cadillac—and one that proves to be very entertaining to drive, as well.

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2013 ATS Premium Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.6L V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 14 MPG city, 21 MPG highway, 16 MPG combined and 256 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
16.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 321 hp @ 6,800 rpm; 274 ft lb of torque @ 4,800 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

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'13 Cadillac Premium Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Air Filtration System
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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