2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

 
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
  • 2016
  • Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

  • Estimated CarQuotes Target Price
  •  What do these prices mean?
  • includes selected options and fees.
  • Starting MSRP : $63,660
 
2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
 

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

MSRP 
$63,660
Invoice 
$60,840
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 23 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.6L Turbo Gas V6, 464 HP
  • Transmission: Manual (standard)
  • Drive Train: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 4
  • Doors: 2

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What You Will Like

The Cadillac ATS competes with other compact luxury cars from BMW, Audi, Mercedes and Lexus. While previous efforts had focused on comfort over performance, the ATS represents a firm departure, with Cadillac opting to compete with BMW on performance, emphasizing rear-wheel-drive handling and a lightweight body structure. Improved torque from the turbocharged engine and a sporty new coupe only add to the Cadillac's appeal.

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What's New For 2016

2016 sees the launch of the high performance variant of the ATS, dubbed the ATS-V. With a twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing well over 400 horsepower, the ATS-V should be able to go head to head with the BMW M3 and the Audi RS4. In addition to its firecracker of an engine, the ATS-V gets uprated suspension, new body work and much stickier tires. Available in two or 4-door variants, the ATS-V provides an American alternative to the classic high performance European sports sedan.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Est Target Price With Options

$63,660

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Additional Equipment
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Unselected includes (Y26) Cadillac CUE and Navigation, (A45) Memory Package, (VV4) OnStar with 4G LTE, (JF5) sport alloy pedals, (UG1) Universal Home Remote and (T4F) high intensity headlamps
(Included With (Pci) Crystal White Frost Limited Edition Package. Not Available With (Y4q) Track Performance Package.)
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$1,848 $2,100
Unselected $4,400 $5,000
Unselected includes contents of (Y61) Advanced Security Package and (Y65) Driver Awareness Package (Includes (UV6) Head-Up Display.
Requires (Y91) Luxury Package. Not Available With (Y4q) Track Performance Package.)
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$1,320 $1,500
Unselected includes (B34) carpeted front floor mats, (B35) carpeted rear floor mats, (KTI) tire inflation kit and (V76) tow hooks
(Requires (Y4q) Track Performance Package.)
$268 $305
Unselected includes (UTR) additional shielded theft-deterrent alarm system, (UTU) vehicle inclination tilt sensor, (N08) locking fuel door, (ULS) steering column lock and (PB4) locking wheel lugs
(Included And Only Available When (Pcw) Safety And Security Package Is Ordered. Requires (Y65) Driver Awareness Package And (Y91) Luxury Package.)
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$0 $0
Unselected includes Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, (UEU) Forward Collision Alert, (UHX) Lane Keep Assist, (UFG) Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, (UKC) Side Blind Zone Alert, (TQ5) IntelliBeam headlamps and (CE1) Rainsense intermittent wipers
(Included And Only Available When (Pcw) Safety And Security Package Is Ordered. Requires (Uv6) Head-Up Display, (Y61) Advanced Security Package And (Y91) Luxury Package.)
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Unselected includes (CFZ) Carbon Fiber Package and (UQT) performance data and video recorder
(Requires (Y26) Cadillac Cue And Navigation.
$5,452 $6,195
Unselected includes (IO6) Cadillac CUE with Embedded Navigation, (UQS) Bose premium surround sound 10-speaker system (12-speaker system on V-Coupe) and (KI6) 110V power receptacle
(Included With (Y91) Luxury Package.)
$955 $1,085
Unselected recalls 2 driver and exit position "presets" for power driver seat, and outside mirrors
(Included And Only Available When (Y91) Luxury Package Is Ordered.)
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Unselected SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM
(Included And Only Available When (Io6) Cadillac Cue Information And Media Control System With Embedded Navigation Is Ordered.
$0 $0
Unselected and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first)
(Included And Only Available When (Y91) Luxury Package Is Ordered.
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Unselected includes garage door opener, 3-channel programmable
(Included And Only Available When (Y91) Luxury Package Is Ordered.)
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Unselected alerts driver of an inadvertent lane departure
(Included And Only Available When (Pcw) Safety And Security Package Is Ordered.)
$0 $0
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Unselected alerts driver when a sensed vehicle is approaching fast from the rear
(Included And Only Available When (Pcw) Safety And Security Package Is Ordered.)
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Unselected $114 $130
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Axle Ratio
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Emissions
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Unselected (allows a dealer in states that require California emissions - California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington - to order Federal emissions for a vehicle that will be registered in a state that has Federal emission requirements). Do not use for vehicles that will be registered in California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island or Washington $0 $0
Excluded (for dealers ordering vehicles in (YF5) or (NE1) emission states - California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington)
(Allows A California Dealer (Yf5 Emissions) To Order (Ne1) Emissions With (Nb9) Emissions Override Code For Registration In (Ne1) States; Or, A Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont And Washington Dealer (Ne1 Emissions) To Order (Yf5) Emissions With (Nb9) Emissions Override Code For Registration In California.)
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Excluded (for vehicles ordered by dealers in Federal emission states with (YF5) or (NE1) emissions - Not required for vehicles being shipped to California, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont or Washington)
(Requires (Yf5) California State Emissions Requirements Or (Ne1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont Or Washington State Emissions Requirements.)
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Engine
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Paint
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Paint Scheme
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Preferred Equipment Group
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Radio
Selected AM/FM stereo with 8" diagonal color information display, three USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone (STD) $0 $0
Unselected AM/FM stereo with embedded navigation, 8" diagonal color information display, three USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone
(Included And Only Available When (Y26) Cadillac Cue And Navigation Is Ordered.
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Seat Trim
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Excluded (With V Carbon Fiber interior trim.)
(Requires (Y91) Luxury Package.)
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(Requires (Y91) Luxury Package.)
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Seat Type
Selected includes (AHE) driver power-adjustable seat back bolster and (AHH) front passenger power-adjustable seat back bolster and manual cushion length adjustment (STD)
(Upgradeable To (W2e) Recaro Performance Seats. Requires Interior Color (Hh0) Jet Black. Late Model Year Availability.)
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Excluded $2,024 $2,300
Transmission
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Unselected $1,760 $2,000
Wheel Type
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(Upgradeable To (R38) 18" X 9" Front, 18" X 9.5" Rear Wheels. Not Available With (Pci) Crystal White Frost Limited Edition Package.
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Unselected $528 $600
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Specifications for 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system
    • Daytime running lamps
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal front and rear side-impact, and driver and front passenger knee (No rear side-impact air bags. Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar Guidance plan for 1 year including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.ca for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification
    • Front and Rear Park Assist
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all seating positions includes front seat belt pretensioners
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions (Outboard seating positions only.)
    • Child seat restraint system, rear facing
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Entertainment Features
    • Antenna, integral front and rear
    • Active Noise Cancellation
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system
    • Cadillac CUE Information and Media Control System AM/FM stereo with 8" diagonal color information display, three USB ports, auxiliary input jack, Natural Voice Recognition and Phone Integration for Apple CarPlay capability for compatible phone (Late model year availability for Apple CarPlay.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" x 9" (45.7 cm x 22.9 cm) front, 18" x 9.5" rear (45.7 cm x 24.1 cm) premium painted (Upgradeable to (R38) 18" x 9" front, 18" x 9.5" rear wheels. Not available with (PCI) Crystal White Frost Limited Edition Package. Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information go to cadillac.com/owners/accessories.html or see your dealer.)
    • Tires, P255/35ZR18 front, P275/35ZR18 rear, performance, summer-only (Do not use summer-only tires in winter conditions, as it would adversely affect vehicle safety, performance and durability. Use only GM-Approved tire and wheel combinations. Unapproved combinations may change the vehicle's performance characteristics. For important tire and wheel information, go to cadillac.com/owners/accessories.html or see your dealer.)
    • Tire inflation kit (Deleted when (Y4Q) Track Performance Package is ordered. Included with (WPQ) Protection Package.)
    • Fascias, front and rear body-color
    • Moldings, rocker panel, body-color
    • Grille, performance
    • Headlamps, halogen composite, includes flash-to-pass and twilight sentinel
    • Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable and driver-side auto-dimming body-color, manual folding with integrated turn signal indicators
    • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
    • Glass, windshield, solar absorbing
    • Moldings, side glass, gloss Black
    • Wipers, front intermittent
    • Door handles, body-color
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket, 18-way performance driver and front passenger includes (AHE) driver power-adjustable seat back bolster and (AHH) front passenger power-adjustable seat back bolster and manual cushion length adjustment (Upgradeable to (W2E) Recaro performance seats. Requires interior color (HH0) Jet Black. Late model year availability.)
    • Leather Seats with sueded microfiber inserts and seatbacks
    • Seat adjusters, driver and front passenger 12-way power, plus 2-way power lumbar
    • Seat adjusters, driver, includes manual cushion length adjustment and power side bolster adjustment ((W2E) Recaro performance seats do not include manual thigh support.)
    • Seat adjusters, front passenger, includes manual cushion length adjustment and power side bolster adjustment ((W2E) Recaro performance seats do not include manual thigh support.)
    • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
    • Seat, rear, 2-position, split-folding
    • Console, floor with floor shifter, integral armrest and dual storage compartment
    • Armrest, front center
    • Floor mats, carpeted front (Deleted when (Y4Q) Track Performance Package is ordered. Included with (WPQ) Protection Package.)
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear (Deleted when (Y4Q) Track Performance Package is ordered. Included with (WPQ) Protection Package.)
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls, cruise and Bluetooth
    • Steering column, power tilt and telescoping
    • Indicator, engine oil life
    • Driver Information Center, 5.7" color display includes driver personalization, warning messages and vehicle information
    • Compass display
    • Fuel gauge, analog
    • Windows, power with front express-up and down, rear express-down with rear passenger lockout (Not available with rear express-down with rear passenger lockout.)
    • Retained accessory power power windows, audio system and sunroof (where applicable) remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Keyless Access, passive entry
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed and with 1 mph and 5 mph increment adjustment
    • Trunk release, power
    • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
    • Climate control, dual-zone automatic
    • Defogger, rear-window
    • Air filtration system
    • Wireless Charging
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming, frameless
    • Console, overhead
    • Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear
    • Visors, driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
    • Lighting, ambient, reading lights front and rear and lamp in cargo area
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 3.6L V6 Twin Turbo SIDI, DOHC, VVT (464 hp [343.3 kW] @ 5850 rpm, 445 lb-ft of torque [603.3 N-m] @ 3500 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed manual
    • Rear axle, 3.73 ratio (Included with (MG9) 6-speed manual transmission.)
    • Differential, electronic limited slip
    • Drivetrain, rear-wheel drive
    • Cooling system, extra capacity
    • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection
    • Keyless ignition, push button start
    • Tow hooks (Deleted when (Y4Q) Track Performance Package is ordered. Included with (WPQ) Protection Package.)
    • Magnetic Ride Control
    • Suspension, Special Ride and Handling
    • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc (Vehicles equipped with these brakes have high performance brake linings that will experience faster accumulation of brake dust on wheel surfaces and may produce more noise than with standard linings.)
    • Calipers, Gray Brembo (Upgradeable to (J6F) Red Brembo calipers or (J6J) Dark Gold Brembo calipers.)
    • Brake linings, performance (Vehicles equipped with these linings will experience faster accumulation of brake dust on wheel surfaces and may produce more noise than with standard linings.)
    • Brake, electronic parking
    • Exhaust, dual stainless-steel, quad

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 14.5 x 1.34
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.3 x 1.02
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.4
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LF4
    • Engine Type - Turbocharged Gas V6
    • Displacement - 3.6L/217
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 464 @ 5850
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 445 @ 3500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 109.30
    • Length, Overall (in) - 184.70
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.50
    • Height, Overall (in) - 54.50
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 60.50
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61.40
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.0
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 4
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 83.9
    • Front Head Room (in) - 37.60
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.30
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 54.10
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.10
    • Second Head Room (in) - 35.10
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 33.50
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 51.10
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 44.50
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 17
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 23
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Electric Rack & Pinion
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 11.1 - 15.54
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.35
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.38
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Cadillac ATS-V Coupe
    • Body Style - Coupe
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Independent Five-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Magnetic Ride Control
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Magnetic Ride Control
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - R65
    • Rear Tire Order Code - R65
    • Front Tire Size - P255/35ZR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P275/35ZR18
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Rear Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MG9
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Manual
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.01
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.07
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.43
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.00
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.57
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.28
    • Clutch Size (in) - - TBD -
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.73
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact
    • Number of Passenger Doors - 2
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 9.3
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3803
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 9.0
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 9.5
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Black Raven Crystal White Tricoat Phantom Gray Metallic Radiant Silver Metallic Red Obsession Tintcoat Vector Blue Metallic Velocity Red
  • Black Raven
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Phantom Gray Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Obsession Tintcoat
  • Vector Blue Metallic
  • Velocity Red

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Introduction

The Cadillac ATS holds its own against the world’s best sports sedans and coupes. Competitors to the ATS include the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, and Infiniti G37.

The Cadillac ATS comes with four doors or two. The two-door coupe is slightly smaller than the four-door sedan, with a wider track for better cornering, and it looks the same but actually has different sheetmetal.

There are three engines: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (sedan only); a 272-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; and a 333-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 re-engineered for 2016 for better fuel mileage. You can further choose between a 6-speed manual gearbox or 8-speed automatic, and rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The ATS sedan with the 2.5-liter engine gets an EPA-rated 26 miles per gallon Combined city and highway, the 2.0 turbo gets 26 mpg Combined, and the V6 is rated 24 mpg Combined.

The ATS-V is another animal altogether. Available as a coupe or sedan, its 3.6-liter V6 is turbocharged to make 464 horsepower and 445 pound-feet of torque, which blast it to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and beyond to 189 mph. It has a presence that says modern muscle car, with wide flared fenders and aggressive aerodynamics to go with the iconic wedge-shaped Cadillac grille. The interior features Recaro seats, available faux carbon trim, and touches of dark suede. The stiff chassis is aluminum and steel, the suspension uses magnetic dampers, and it comes with the excellent Performance Traction Management (PTM) system. The result is a hugely powerful car that’s easy to drive either around town or on the track near the limit. ATS-V competes with BMW M3, Audi S4.

The 2016 ATS has eight airbags including front knee airbags, with rear side airbags optional. Other safety options include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and a rearview camera. The ATS earns a Superior rating for frontal crash testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for cars equipped with the available Driver Awareness Package, which includes Forward Collision Alert.

Lineup

The 2016 Cadillac ATS comes in sedan and coupe versions, with a choice of engines, transmissions, front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V comes in sedan ($60,465) and coupe ($62,665) versions.

Walkaround

The ATS is striking and crisp, you might even say dramatic and chiseled. It’s also universally accepted as beautiful, not easy for a design this bold. It stakes out unique ground that the Germans and Japanese competitors only strive to gain, and exudes confidence from its sculpted flanks. Cadillac calls this theme Art & Science, words that fit the fine details and focal points.

The coupe is softer at the edges and smoother at the corners than the sedan.

Interior

The ATS cabin is stunning, even on the base model, with soothing materials and exceptional fit and finish, in a modern layout. It’s warmer than the German cars and more upscale than the Japanese luxury cars. Now add the premium trims, with fancy wood and slick metal and cool carbon fiber, and it all becomes awesome.

There’s good headroom and legroom in front, while the sport bucket seats provide comfort for long distances and support for hard cornering. The trunk is small and the back seat is snug, but after all it’s not really a big car. The dash feels a bit like it wraps around the driver, an attempt to be ergonomic.

Cadillac calls its infotainment system CUE, and it’s been updated for 2016 with Apple CarPlay, to go along with its navigation, Bluetooth, and WiFi hotspot capability. It’s located front and center on the dashboard, and provides touch control for things including the sound and climate system. There’s a wireless charging mat behind the screen. Cadillac claims to have improved CUE for 2016, but so far we have found the system slow to respond and stubborn to voice command.

Driving Impressions

The ATS sedan comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder. This naturally aspirated engine is not available for the Coupe because it’s about making the ATS affordable, not exciting; it rates an EPA-estimated 21/33/25 mpg City/Highway/Combined.

The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is arguably the bread-and-butter engine, available for coupe and sedan, with its healthy 272 horsepower and strong 295 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly more torque than the V6. It rates 19/30/23 mpg.

The 3.6-liter V6 has direct fuel-injection, stop-start technology, and active fuel management (cutting from six to four cylinders during cruising), which helps it achieve an EPA-rated at 20/30/24 mpg City/Highway/Combined, or 20/29/23 mpg without the stop-start system. The V6 is rated 333 horsepower and 285 pound-feet of torque.

The sportiest model is a Coupe with the 2.0-liter turbo with 6-speed manual transmission and rear-wheel drive. It’ll do zero to sixty in 5.6 seconds, right quick. The V6 with the eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive might be more capable overall, but it’s also more of a Cadillac cruiser.

With any powertrain, the handling of the ATS is composed and precise, giving the driver confidence. The ZF electric power steering is part of it; we like the lightness in normal mode. In sport mode it’s heavier but not quicker, which we also like, for the predictability.

The multi-link rear suspension works well on all road surfaces. The front uses short and longer links with MacPherson struts to form a virtual axis; shorter links flex less, improving precision and response. The ATS corners flat, without body roll. Cadillac has learned a ton from its impressive racing program. The ATS feel more taut than a Mercedes-Benz C-Class or Audi A4, and it handles rough roads much better than an Infiniti G37.

The ATS with the optional FE3 sports suspension uses magnetically charged fluid-filled dampers similar to the Magnetic Ride Control in the Corvette. The FE3 package includes wider 18-inch wheels and tires, and Brembo brake calipers with upgraded pad material. It’s available with the 2.0 turbo.

The ATS-V is ready for the track, armed to take on a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, with stiffened shock towers, a stronger rocker bulkhead, stronger rear cradle-to-rocker braces, V-braces for the engine compartment, and an aluminum shear panel at the front of the chassis. The electronic limited-slip differential applies power progressively, while helping adjust the car’s rotational attitude.

The ATS-V feels wonderful at turn-in toward an apex, or at the edge in a fast sweeper. The 6-speed manual transmission feels a bit ropy, but it does rev-matched downshifts on its own. The 8-speed automatic accelerates quicker, and in manual mode it’s actually better on the track thanks to perfect gear spacing. With 14.5-inch rotors and Brembo calipers in front, and 13.3-inch rotors in the rear, the brakes can sure slow the car down from high speed, although it feels a bit squirmy under the weight of 3700 pounds on somewhat narrow 255-mm front tires.

One fun and useful option for the ATS-V is the Performance Data Recorder, which does video and audio, in addition to gathering data including acceleration, grip, steering angle, braking pressure, throttle input, and more. It can overlay laps from each session to study and improve. It’s what all the professional teams do.

Summary

The Cadillac ATS is a breakthrough car, showing the Europeans that, when it tries hard enough, Detroit can build distinctive and gorgeous cars that blow them out of the water.

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