CARS.COM — Cadillac dumped the ATS sports sedan's 2.5-liter engine for the 2017 model year, leaving the turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder as the base engine. Other new additions this year include the Carbon Black Package with a black-chrome grille, black side-window trim, 18-inch dark-finish wheels, a rear V-Series spoiler, carbon-fiber cabin trim and Recaro sport front seats, along with a standard Cadillac User Experience multimedia system.
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The rear-wheel-drive luxury sedan's base engine provides 272 horsepower and is mated to either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive and a 335-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 are optional. The Phantom Gray Metallic tester we used in Cars.com's 2017 Luxury Sedan Challenge — for which we recently put seven market rivals through a battery of tests over the course of several days outside Atlanta — had the base engine, eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-drive along with the Carbon Black Package, which accounted for $2,950 of the sedan's $45,830 price tag, including a $995 destination charge.
Optional equipment on our test car included V-Sport red brake calipers and a power sunroof. Interior features included a handcrafted interior, leather seating surfaces, heated eight-way power adjustable front seats with lumbar support, a 5.7-inch full-color gauge cluster, 8-inch multimedia display and a backup camera.
So how did the ATS fare against competitors? Check back in July to get the results of the Luxury Sedan Challenge. In the meantime, check out the ATS photo gallery above.
Editor’s note: This story was updated on June 16, 2017, to clarify that the 2017 Cadillac ATS’ available six-speed transmission is a manual.