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2013 Cadillac ATS Consumer Reviews

4.0
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Thank you Cadillac !

by from on September 26, 2013

Thank you Cadillac for finally showing what great American engineering can create. I have been waiting for a car that can compete with the ultimate driving machine, and the ATS jumps ahead in many cat...
Thank you Cadillac for finally showing what great American engineering can create. I have been waiting for a car that can compete with the ultimate driving machine, and the ATS jumps ahead in many categories. Pros: Style and great details, technology packed, fun to drive, and it feels like a Caddy too. Cons: back seat is a little small, CUE has a learning curve.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Not Your Fathers Caddy

by from Naples Florida on July 14, 2013

This Cadillac ATS is not your father`s Caddilac. Gone is the cavernous interior and mashmellow suspension. This car has taught and tight steering and suspension. A sports car feel on every turn and co...
This Cadillac ATS is not your father`s Caddilac. Gone is the cavernous interior and mashmellow suspension. This car has taught and tight steering and suspension. A sports car feel on every turn and corner. The 2.0 turbo is powerful and smooth as it sips regular gasoline. The two tone interior looks as though desinged by Italian auto maker Ferrari, hand stiched and very luxurious.The on board controls "CUE" are all touch screen and takes practice on their usage. The ATS looks far superior to the competition, both inside and out, then the BMW3 series,Audi 4 series and the Lexus I 250. A fantastic car to drive, and a Caddy Man from now on.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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fun to drive

by from Savannah, GA on May 7, 2013

I haven't had this much fun driving a car since my Miata many years ago. But, the styling as well as the fit and finish are far superior in the ATS. Even the gas mileage is much better than the old Mi...
I haven't had this much fun driving a car since my Miata many years ago. But, the styling as well as the fit and finish are far superior in the ATS. Even the gas mileage is much better than the old Miata even though there's much more room inside. I bought the 2.5L and am very happy with the acceleration. Averaging overt 26mpg with mostly short trips back and forth to work. The CUE definitely has a learning curve but I love it and now it seems very logical. Yes, the backseat doesn't have much legroom but then this isn't supposed to be a family car. My first Cadillac and I'm impressed!
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great all around car

by from Madison, WI on September 19, 2013

This is just a great all around car. It is quick, handles great, and looks even better. I have averaged 28mpg with my 2.0T Luxury, 6 speed manual (35% city/65% hwy). The ride is firm, but not harsh. T...
This is just a great all around car. It is quick, handles great, and looks even better. I have averaged 28mpg with my 2.0T Luxury, 6 speed manual (35% city/65% hwy). The ride is firm, but not harsh. The interior looks and feels great. CUE has a learning curve, but once you know it, its easy. I haven't had any lag or crashing issues with CUE either. Space is tight in the back for taller than average passengers. The trunk is also a bit small, but it has enough space for my needs. Upfront accomodations are great for any passenger. The car is very quiet when cruising, but engine has a nice growl under power. My main complaint is that my elbow bumps my coffee mug in the morning on my shifts. They should have sunk the cup down farther for the manual transmission. The fact tht this is my biggest complaint should tell you how good I think the car is. Highly recommended!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Just OK after 6 mos of ownership

by from Pittston, PA on April 22, 2014

I've had the 2013 ATS, turbo, AWD, with nearly all the bells and whistles for about 6 months now. I love it and hate it. The car is stunningly beautiful! Interior is also beautiful and looks and feel...
I've had the 2013 ATS, turbo, AWD, with nearly all the bells and whistles for about 6 months now. I love it and hate it. The car is stunningly beautiful! Interior is also beautiful and looks and feels "rich". Most times I look at it I still usually say out loud how pretty she is! I love the little things - heated seats and steering wheel, dual climate control, AWD, sound system is great, the vibrating seat when I accidentally cross a line, the back-up camera, the vibrating when I'm too close to something, etc. Those are the little things that I love. However, I feel this car may be a dud mechanically. In under 6 mos I've had this car at the dealer for multiple issues. That's no good, especially for the price I paid. I expected better. -Car idles rough and shakes. -Car stalls sometimes at low RPM's and in hot weather -Check-engine light has been on -Ride is uncomfortable, hits bumps entirely too hard. Not what I expect of a Cadillac. -From a start or slow speed, car jerks and engine screams when I try to floor it. Then I smell sulfur. -Sunroof sometimes won't close no matter what I do, even though nothing is stuck. Seems these items are being experienced by a lot of others too, which tells me it's the car not me. This is my first Cadillac, and I'm not too sure I'd buy another one.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Great Car Great Value

by from Los Angeles on August 3, 2013

My lease on my vw gti ended and I was looking for something that handles well but a bit more refined than my gti. I ended up leasing a 2.0T ats with QUE. I got it for a little under $300/month and for...
My lease on my vw gti ended and I was looking for something that handles well but a bit more refined than my gti. I ended up leasing a 2.0T ats with QUE. I got it for a little under $300/month and for that price nothing comes close to it. I'll admit the QUE system is a little annoying at first but once I got use to it it stopped bothering me and it looks great. this car drives like nothing else in it's price range especially if you're looking to lease.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Excellent Car!!!

by from Freehold, NJ on September 7, 2016

By far my favorite care that I have owned. Performance and styling are incredible! Love driving this car. I have the 3.6L Performance edition. The look and power are fantastic! I am a Cadillac custome...
By far my favorite care that I have owned. Performance and styling are incredible! Love driving this car. I have the 3.6L Performance edition. The look and power are fantastic! I am a Cadillac customer for life!
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Uses car for Work

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Heck of a ride

by from Hickory Hills, IL on January 26, 2014

I purchased a new ATS. It is a fun, stylish, and beautiful car. I am in my early 30s and feel like a king in this ride. The gadgets in the car are nice and fun to play with. Cons: Glove compartment i...
I purchased a new ATS. It is a fun, stylish, and beautiful car. I am in my early 30s and feel like a king in this ride. The gadgets in the car are nice and fun to play with. Cons: Glove compartment is tiny. Trunk space is small. I bought a base model and the back seats don't fold down either. So my trunk space is very limited.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Caddy ATS

by from South Amboy, NJ on March 10, 2013

This is a very nice,sporty car. Biggest down side is very little storage space in the driver's area. No place to put a simple garage door opener. Rides great otherwise.
This is a very nice,sporty car. Biggest down side is very little storage space in the driver's area. No place to put a simple garage door opener. Rides great otherwise.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Worst Investment Ever

by from Tucson, AZ on December 9, 2015

Okay so at first when I got this car I had finally wanted a "luxury" car. The only thing I bought was the words "Cadillac". After owning this car I will never buy another Cadillac as long as I live. I...
Okay so at first when I got this car I had finally wanted a "luxury" car. The only thing I bought was the words "Cadillac". After owning this car I will never buy another Cadillac as long as I live. I have had so many mechanical issues with this car, the interior is cheap. I got the 2.5L lux version. Yeah it will take off but hopefully off a cliff sometime soon. I have to move overseas and was trying to sell it and i'm $20K upside down because it depreciated value so fast. Never an accident in it not even a scratch. I hate this car with a passion. I went from a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to this and it was the worst most expensive mistake of my life.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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