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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