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2014 Cadillac ATS

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$12,089 — $24,245 USED
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Sedan
5 Seats
21-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2014 Cadillac ATS exterior side view

What to Know

about 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

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Our Take

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What Is the 2014 Cadillac ATS?

The 2014 Cadillac ATS is a five-seat luxury sedan offered in four main trim levels: Base, Luxury, Performance and Premium. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available for most trims. The car's most notable competitor is the BMW 3 Series.

What's New on the 2014 Cadillac ATS?

For 2014, the ATS can have headlights with automatic high beams as part of the Driver Awareness and Driver Assist packages. Models with the Cadillac User Experience multimedia system and navigation get a 110-volt power outlet at the rear of the center console, while models with steering-wheel paddle shifters now feature a sport steering wheel. Dealer-installed accessories include a variety of 19-inch aluminum wheels, summer performance tires and a black-chrome sport grille.

How Does the 2014 Cadillac ATS Compare to Other Luxury Sedans?

Compared to the BMW 3 Series, the Cadillac ATS delivers similar power levels and efficiency, and even better weight distribution. The ATS' impressive driving dynamics and interior quality and features give Cadillac some cred in the compact sports sedan class.

What Features in the 2014 Cadillac ATS Are Most important?

Under the hood of the 2014 ATS, you'll find a 202-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that runs on regular gas, with a six-speed automatic transmission. Two additional engines are available: a 272-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that runs on regular gas (premium for maximum performance) and a 321-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 that runs on regular gas or E85 ethanol. A six-speed manual is available with the turbo four-cylinder. A limited-slip differential and adaptive performance suspension with Magnetic Ride Control are optional.

The ATS is compact, with an overall length of 182.8 inches. Significant standard features include 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated side mirrors, simulated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a 10.4-cubic-foot trunk and a choice of Bose stereos. Notable options include 18- or 19-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive high-intensity-discharge headlights with LED accents, a power sunroof, rain-sensing windshield wipers, leather upholstery, a surround-sound stereo system, navigation, and Cadillac's CUE multimedia system with an 8-inch touchscreen, three USB ports, an SD card slot and an MP3 jack.

Eight standard airbags, all-disc antilock brakes and an electronic stability system with traction control are standard. Available safety features include rear-seat side-impact airbags, front and rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, forward collision alert and rear cross-traffic alert.

Should I Buy the 2014 Cadillac ATS?

The 2014 Cadillac ATS delivers notable performance from its turbo four-cylinder engine, as well as excellent handling and good mileage. The backseat is snug and the trunk is small, and you won't get a folding backseat standard. However, with the exception of the standard imitation leather, the cabin feels high-quality.

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2014 Cadillac ATS Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
86 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

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(5.0)

Just bought, so far love it.

by Brittany from Shelby, NC on November 19, 2018

Awesome car, the backseat does not have a lot of leg room. The interior is really nice. The car is very quiet, rides very smooth. Read full review

(4.0)

Problems within days of purchase

by Gundisalvus from Wichita, KS on November 19, 2018

Just bought this a month ago. Car is beautiful inside and out but seems Cadillac fell short on mechanical quality. Already have found it is leaking oil by timing belt cover and it is idling very rough ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Cadillac ATS currently has 4 recalls


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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Cadillac

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper (2012-2017 models)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles (2012-2017 models)

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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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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