2014 Cadillac ATS

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Cadillac ATS. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    21-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    202-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Excellent handling
  • 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder
  • Cabin materials
  • Respectable mileage

The Bad

  • Snug backseat
  • Small trunk
  • Imitation leather standard
  • Folding backseat optional
  • Stick-shift disappoints

Notable Features of the 2014 Cadillac ATS

  • Sport sedan slots under CTS
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Four-cylinder, turbocharged four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic transmission
  • Available touch-sensitive CUE multifunction control center

2014 Cadillac ATS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Cadillac's compact ATS sedan gives GM's luxury brand a direct competitor to the BMW 3 Series. Cadillac boasts that the ATS has 50/50 weight distribution, front to rear, and one of the lowest curb weights in its class. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the five-seat ATS is offered with a choice of three engines: two four-cylinders and a V-6.
New for 2014
Headlights that automatically turn the high beams on and off as needed are now part of the Driver Awareness Package and Driver Assist Package, and a 110-volt power outlet has been added to the rear of the center console on models with Cadillac User Experience and the navigation system. Models with steering wheel paddle shifters get a sport steering wheel. Several new dealer-installed accessories are available, too, including a range of 19-inch aluminum wheels, summer performance tires and a black-chrome sport grille.
Exterior Highlights

  • Compact dimensions with an overall length of 182.8 inches
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels; 18- or 19-inch aluminum wheels available 
  • Available adaptive high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED accents
  • Heated side mirrors 
  • Available power sunroof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Choice of Bose stereos, include an available surround-sound system
  • Push-button start
  • Available CUE multifunction control center with 8-inch touch-screen, th...
Vehicle Overview

Cadillac's compact ATS sedan gives GM's luxury brand a direct competitor to the BMW 3 Series. Cadillac boasts that the ATS has 50/50 weight distribution, front to rear, and one of the lowest curb weights in its class. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, the five-seat ATS is offered with a choice of three engines: two four-cylinders and a V-6.
New for 2014
Headlights that automatically turn the high beams on and off as needed are now part of the Driver Awareness Package and Driver Assist Package, and a 110-volt power outlet has been added to the rear of the center console on models with Cadillac User Experience and the navigation system. Models with steering wheel paddle shifters get a sport steering wheel. Several new dealer-installed accessories are available, too, including a range of 19-inch aluminum wheels, summer performance tires and a black-chrome sport grille.
Exterior Highlights

  • Compact dimensions with an overall length of 182.8 inches
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels; 18- or 19-inch aluminum wheels available 
  • Available adaptive high-intensity-discharge headlights and LED accents
  • Heated side mirrors 
  • Available power sunroof
  • Available rain-sensing windshield wipers

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather upholstery; real leather available
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Choice of Bose stereos, include an available surround-sound system
  • Push-button start
  • Available CUE multifunction control center with 8-inch touch-screen, three USB ports, an SD card slot and an MP3 jack
  • Available navigation system
  • 10.4-cubic-foot trunk

Under the Hood

  • 202-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that runs on regular gas
  • Available 272-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that runs on regular gas but prefers premium for maximum performance
  • Available 321-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 that runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Six-speed manual available for turbo four-cylinder
  • Available adaptive performance suspension with Magnetic Ride Control
  • Available limited-slip differential

Safety Features

  • Eight standard airbags
  • All-disc antilock brakes; Brembo-brand brakes available
  • Electronic stability system with traction control 
  • Available rear-seat side-impact airbags 
  • Available front and rear automatic braking
  • Available lane departure warning
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available forward collision alert
  • Available rear cross-traffic alert
  • Available Safety Alert Seat is a driver's seat that vibrates to warn of an impending safety issue 
  • Available backup camera

Latest 2014 ATS Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

So modern and smooth driving!

by Lindskaye from Charlotte, NC on July 17, 2018

I love my Cadillac! It is by far the smoothest driving car I have ever owned. And the technology in it is so modern! The seats are comfortable as well! Read full review

(5.0)

Excellent value for entry-level luxury sedan

by SeanCaddy from Minneapolis MN on June 14, 2018

The only knock on this vehicle is rear cabin and trunk space. Other than that it knocks it out of the park. 2.0T pckg has plenty of zip. It handles like a dream, steering/brakes silky smooth. Interior ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Cadillac ATS currently has 4 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Cadillac ATS 2.5L

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
5 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Cadillac

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, 24-hour consumer relations center hot line, Free OnStar service for six months and Vehicle history report

  • Limited Warranty

    6 years / 100,000 miles

    Every certified Pre-Owned Cadillac comes with a 6 year or 100,000 mile Certified limited warranty coverage
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 60,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The ATS received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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